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11 hours ago, Phas3e said:

First time finding a stash at a second hand shop, They weren't "free" but they cost me close to half of local retail.

 

There were about 40 kits all up all 48th WW2 all Tamiya, Eduard, Hasegawa, Accurate Miniature reboxings, and many were 2023 releases.

 

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Nice haul. I've donated kits to a charity shop in the past but never had the good fortune to stumble across any among the Catherine Cooksons, jigsaws and chipped sherry glasses. 

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My trusty old Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH has seen better days after over a decade of being my go to airbrush so I decided it's time to relegate it to second line usage and get myself a new one. After spitting my coffee all over the computer screen when seeing that they have more than doubled in price since my last purchase (now £315!) I decided to broaden my search and found that Mr Hobby produce some very nice airbrushes at very reasonable prices. 

I have gone for the (rather oddly named) Mr Procon Boy FWA Platinum 0.2mm which is proving to be an excellent choice as a replacement and I'm very pleased with it. It's replacing a 0.3mm airbrush but so far that hasn't been an issue, even on my current build which is about as big as I go (1/48 Su-27UBM). If it does become an issue then the parts to convert it to 0.3mm are readily available and won't break the bank either.

 

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A few paints, bottle of TET and masking tape from Jadlam Racing

 

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Colours l to r Glossy Blue, Intermediate Blue, Interior Green, Semi gloss Grey and Flat Aluminium,, apart from the "Ali" the rest are for my next build in the near future.

 

Simon

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On 2/19/2024 at 6:31 AM, Duncan B said:

It's replacing a 0.3mm airbrush but so far that hasn't been an issue, even on my current build which is about as big as I go (1/48 Su-27UBM).

 

Ah nice, Duncan!

Have we got a build thread were to go snoop on this one?

 

2 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Colours left to right: Glossy Blue, Intermediate Blue, Interior Green, Semi gloss Grey.  

 

Hi Simon,

Jadlam Racing, huh? How much is each jar of Mr Color paint?

Cheers,

 

Igna

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11 hours ago, Pajarito said:

 

Ah nice, Duncan!

Have we got a build thread were to go snoop on this one?

 

Igna

No WIP but here's a couple of photos. The light grey and dark blue areas were sprayed with my new toy.

 

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Duncan B

 

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Not a purchase per se but a sale that went wrong. jsut lost a few quid on ebay sale, ended up with an old third hand laptop, looked in good nick so wiped it and sold it, arrived only to find the battery doesn't hold a charge and it was upgraded to windows 10 for which I don't have the product key . Given a full refund. What a plonker, a few more minutes checking it and would have seen the issues. 

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7 hours ago, Duncan B said:

No WIP but here's a couple of photos. The light grey and dark blue areas were sprayed with my new toy.

 

Hi Duncan,

I really dig how the paint work looks like; very smooth and neat. Well done!

 

8 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

About £2.00 Sterling

 

Hi Simon,

Ah, that's dirty cheap. I get mine through a vendor in the Czech Republic; no less than 4 quid each.

Cheers,

 

Igna

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7 hours ago, airfixpeter said:

Made a mess of the last one so found a cheap one and Time for another go

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Well thats a big’n isn't it ? 

 

2 hours ago, Andy H said:

Yet more o' that fancy book-learnin'...

 

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Andy could I ask the name of the printer of the RN Destroyer escorts book ? I see it was written by Les Brown so may be able to find it this way ? 
 

Dennis

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38 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:


Andy could I ask the name of the printer of the RN Destroyer escorts book ? I see it was written by Les Brown so may be able to find it this way ? 
 

Dennis

 

Hi, Dennis -

They're from the 'ShipCraft' series by Seaforth publishing. If you find them on Amazon, you can sample a few pages and get some reviews. The're informative and very nicely illustrated with period photographs, completed models and colour illustrations, plus an illustrated section on models and after-market available at the time of publishing, although a little out of date in some cases. 

 

Of course, there's no colour plate of HMS Dorsetshire in the cruisers book - the curse of Andy's stash strihes again. 🙄

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Not a huge amount of money, but all very useful. My daughter got a set, and I asked how much for all that. $4.04! TEMU. So I got the wife to order one for me.

A cute little glass mixing jar, a nail polish remover dispenser, several types of nice paint brushes, burnishers used for painting small dots, a cute little prop to keep your wet brushes off the table. Probably the best $4 I’ve ever spent on modelling supplies ever, and the savings translate into an Airfix Fairey Rotodyne…mwahaha.

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Jeff

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1 hour ago, Andy H said:

 

Hi, Dennis -

They're from the 'ShipCraft' series by Seaforth publishing. If you find them on Amazon, you can sample a few pages and get some reviews. The're informative and very nicely illustrated with period photographs, completed models and colour illustrations, plus an illustrated section on models and after-market available at the time of publishing, although a little out of date in some cases. 

 

Of course, there's no colour plate of HMS Dorsetshire in the cruisers book - the curse of Andy's stash strihes again. 🙄

Thank you Andy, someday I hope to do a 1/350 Hunt class (OTP Kujawiak) that my uncle served on in the early years of the war. I will check out the series as I really do want to do more ships. 
 

Dennis

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18 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thank you Andy, someday I hope to do a 1/350 Hunt class (OTP Kujawiak) that my uncle served on in the early years of the war. I will check out the series as I really do want to do more ships. 
 

Dennis

 

You're welcome. 🙂

 

I'm looking at IBG's 1/700 Kujawiak - some ridiculously small parts, but especially considering they come with photo-etch, their destroyer kits are very reasonably priced. I've got a few of them in the stash - some variations on a theme of Hunt class, but they all appear ever so slightly different, with a small sprue of parts specific to each ship.

 

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47 minutes ago, Andy H said:

 

You're welcome. 🙂

 

I'm looking at IBG's 1/700 Kujawiak - some ridiculously small parts, but especially considering they come with photo-etch, their destroyer kits are very reasonably priced. I've got a few of them in the stash - some variations on a theme of Hunt class, but they all appear ever so slightly different, with a small sprue of parts specific to each ship.

 

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I built the kit two years ago and it’s a pretty good kit. I agree it’s the tiny parts that are hard to deal with. The big reason I want to eventually move up in scale. Build log is at the bottom of the RFI. 
 

Dennis

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Caught up with a few items for a variety of projects and compared with some other recent overseas purchases fantastic delivery with 7 days from ordering from Australia and 10 from Ukraine

 

From We Buy Books

The Squadrons Of The Fleet Air Arm book , by Ray Sturtivant , second-hand copy of the 1984 first edition published by Air Britain.      Was wondering if anyone has both editions and could comment on whether there is much difference in the photographic content between this and the revised 1994 edition - are there any/many changes from those in the 1984 book or merely additional images supporting the new text covering the decade between them?

 

From Amazon

2 x Humbrol Acrylic 123 Extra Dark Sea Grey paint

 

From Hobby Lines on eBay

EMA Plastic Weld Liquid Cement , 3 x 57 ml. Bottles which with postage worked out at £4.65 per bottle which was a lot cheaper than many other on-line sources.

 

From Clear Prop! In Ukraine

Clear Prop! CP4801 1/48 A2D-1 Skyshark kit , newly released injection moulded with etch production variant following on from their XA2D-1 prototype from 2021.

Clear Prop! CPA48040 1/48 XA2D-1/A2D-1 Skyshark Main Undercarriage Legs in brass for the above.

Clear Prop! CPA48006 1/48 XA2D-1/A2D-1 Skyshark Pitot Tubes and Guns in brass for the above.

 

From Wells Prop Models

Wells Prop Models WPM48011 Harrier Intake Fan for the 1/48 Hasegawa/Hobby 200/Revell Kit , 3D Printed replacement part x 3 , maybe replace those in my Kinetic kits next month.

Wells Props Models WP48009 Fairey Gannet Feathered Hub for the 1/48 Airfix Kit , 3D Printed three part replacement hub for feathered propellers x 2.

 

From Military Books York on eBay

Authentic Decals 48-20 1/48 MiG-31 Foxhound decal sheet

Hi-Decal Decals 48-011 1/48 Sukhoi Su-17/22 M4 decal sheet

 

From DEKL’S in Australia

DEKL’S DZ-UK051 Decals For Aspiring Modellers – UK Version (no set scale) decal sheet , mix of national markings , sharkmouths , skulls , snake eyes , tiger’s heads etc. etc.  along with full colour UK roundels and flags (other options have Australian or US in place of the latter).       From a wide range of mainly Australian subjects in various scales this set comes as two A5 sheets and while no scale stated I would place the larger sharkmouths at least at 1/48 Fighter size.

 

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My latest arrival is Zvezda's 1/48 Yak-3, and some Vector resin upgrades are on their way from Neomega (thanks, Gordon!).

 

I've also taken advantage of Arma's offer and pre-ordered one of their 1/48 Hurricane bundles, so I'm looking forward to the arrival of a Mk.IIB, a Mk.IIC and a Sea Hurri Mk.IIC as well!

 

Cheers,

Mark

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Amazing! Wife let me buy a kit today( as its my birthday) . We went out and there happened to be a Hobbycraft close by which caused me to pay a visit. So, as I wanted  something a bit different,  I got myself the Airfix 1/43 Land Rover.   Looks to be nice kit. But I think I will go with a different colour like the green maybe. I' open to suggestions.

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16 minutes ago, Paul J said:

I got myself the Airfix 1/43 Land Rover.   Looks to be nice kit. But I think I will go with a different colour like the green maybe. I'm not open to suggestions.

It must be green.. It's an old Land Rover 😁

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Nothing exciting for me ..... just some Tamiya Extra thin, Ammo liquid putty and some sanding sticks to top up supplies.... 

 

Keith 😁

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