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More o' that fancy book learnin'...

 

That's the complete set acquired in preparation for my new career as a maritime modeller.

 

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...and I've been meaning to pick this one up for a while to help with a delayed rather than abandoned project.

 

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A copy of the epic Shacklady/Morgan tome on the Spitfire, which impressed the missus no end, as she isn't a fan of my habit of buying books and stashing them for reference - In my defence, it was a good price.

 

And an Airfix Brewster Buffalo, I was given one as a birthday present as a small child which I handed to my dad to build, as I didn't think I'd be able to do it.

 

I'm 57 now, hoping to manage it on my own this time.

 

IanJ

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I've had a bit of a spending spree in recent weeks, everything from a Dragon StuG III G that, while nice, isn't, on reflection, what I actually wanted, to a Bronco StuG III E (that was intended for the diorama that the Dragon Ausf G was bought for, but is much too nice for that fate, so now I'll need to find a cheap Dragon or Tamiya E or F), to one of those dinky little battery powered compressor / airbrush combination gadgets.

 

I don't need another airbrush (or compressor), but... shiny. Thus far, I've been quite impressed. The airbrush is OK, and the compressor happily runs my Iwata HP-C if I want to to. It will allow me to be mobile with my hobby, and take models out to work with me to spray while I'm away. 

 

There's been much else, as well, but these are the highlights.

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This arrived today ...... 

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A spot of research before the Tiger Group Build! 😁

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Latest purchase was a set of ergonomic Canadian crutches. They come with built in shocks, adjustable height, and lamps in the grips to light your path. They are the biggest models that I can find. They're big enough to support my frame I’m 6’7” and weigh approximately 370 Lbs. Sadly with tax & shipping they cost a little over $300.00. 
 

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Well worth it though as Im sooo tired of using my walker. 

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From Aero Research

Aero Research No.1118 Museum & Display Aircraft No.5 PDF Download , 153 High Definition images of aircraft on display in both well known and remote locations around the world.

 

Ali Express

Yufan Model MQ-02 1/35 US Army M-16 cast resin weapons , ordered a pack of four but  got twice as many which was nice but does not quite make up for the  1/48 Trumpeter Su-24 kit that has gone missing in transit which Ali Express are proving absolutely useless in trying to track down . . . . . we have found it , it is on its way . . . . .  no , it has not moved for ten days (now fourteen) since apparently arriving in Europe . . . . . here is the number for our courier in England . . . . .  tracking number not on their system but last two letters suggest the Netherlands . . . . .  we have found it , it is on its way , try ParcelForce . . . . .  number means nothing to them but again last two letters show a connection with the Netherlands . . . . .   and on , and on and on  , so give me my money back . . . . . we have found it , it is on its way . . . . .  

 

From Amazon

E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Trader Illustrated book , by Lou Drendel , latest release in the Aviation Art Inc. series published by Amazon , usual format with a mix of images , technical manual excerpts and author’s original artwork although with scant three-page coverage of overseas users.

 

From Guideline Publications

Warpaint No.141 – Vickers Viking , Valetta and Varsity In Military Service book , by Adrian M. Balch , latest addition to the series in the usual format with 165 (mainly colour) images , 42 colour sideview profiles and 1/144 scale planes.

 

From Historex

Archer Fine Transfers AR35020Y 1/35 USMC Vehicle Registration Codes in Yellow decals

ABER S23 Hexagonal Mesh etch sheet.

 

From Airfix

2024 Airfix Club Pack with Typhoon Mk.1B/Spitfire PR.XIX kit , with Club Discount and Hobby Reward Points worked out at £6.99.

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A Detail & Wonder 3D printed undercarriage set for a future 1/48 Su-27 Flanker build (really looking forward to using this), a Quinta Studios cockpit decal set for a future 1/48 Su-30SM Flanker build (can you see a pattern here?). Various Master metal pitot probes for stash kits, including for the aforementioned Flankers.

Can't remember the last time I acquired a full kit though, like almost everyone else I'm working through the stash at the moment.

 

Duncan B

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No models this time but from Jadlams Racing..

 

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I was out of primer and XF 85, very low on X 18, XF 21 , I have a lot of that to spray....

Tape, no spares in the draw.

Should keep me going for a while.

 

Simon.

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A Dragon 1/35 Sdkfz.234/2 for a bit of a bargain price from ebay.

 

Been after one for a fair while so chuffed with that!

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Nothing too exciting, just some paint & glue from my localish model shop Wonderland Models, and since I'm fed up messing up clear parts snipping them from the sprues, a set of photo etch razor saw blades and a handle to hold them!

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Erm, since coming back to the hobby after many years, I've gone a bit crazy recently buying supplies, tools, equipment, models, decals, upgrade kits, books, reference material.... I really should complete some of them and rein in the card

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Not arrived yet but picked up a copy of

 

"Too Close For Comfort" by Eric Brown and paintings by Michael Turner.  

 

for £40 on flea bay.  Usually sells for a bit more so quite chuffed.

 

Bonus is it is a charity sale at auction for Age UK which at my age is a bit like paying myself :D

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On 28/01/2024 at 09:51, Duncan B said:

A Detail & Wonder 3D printed undercarriage set for a future 1/48 Su-27 Flanker build (really looking forward to using this), a Quinta Studios cockpit decal set for a future 1/48 Su-30SM Flanker build (can you see a pattern here?). Various Master metal pitot probes for stash kits, including for the aforementioned Flankers.

Can't remember the last time I acquired a full kit though, like almost everyone else I'm working through the stash at the moment.

 

Duncan B

 

Are you working a Flanker or just playing a Blinder Duncan?  :D

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From Ventura, some serials and codes for an upcoming build/s:

 

V3279: White 8” serials in 1/32nd scale. 12" 1/48th, 18" 1/72 (I'll use them in 1/72 scale)

V7293: 1/72 24 and 30 inch RAF and Commonwealth code letters, MEDIUM SEA GREY

 

I'll try and laser print the black serials and codes to save a bit.

 

and for the C-47 I have stashed:

 

V72101: RNZAF C-47 / DC-3 Dakotas. “Fern leaf” roundels

 

 

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6 hours ago, BrianI said:

since I'm fed up messing up clear parts snipping them from the sprues, a set of photo etch razor saw blades and a handle to hold them!

 

You'll never look back! The saw will also help extract fine, easily-breakable normal parts too (think struts, control columns, undercarriage etc.)

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A Zvezda Pe-2 in 1/72, from a NZ online hobby shop for an outrageously good price, NZ$33.00 plus post when all others were about NZ$60.00 +/- plus post. Their post was a few dollars more than some but still a very good nett price & it is one of those kits I've long felt I should have.

Steve.

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44 minutes ago, airfixpeter said:

A Last minute delivery from timeless hobbies 

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You will be exterminated!

Seriously, I love Sci-Fi and the kits are great fun.

 

Enjoy

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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On 1/30/2024 at 9:23 AM, BrianI said:

Nothing too exciting, just some paint & glue from my localish model shop Wonderland Models, and since I'm fed up messing up clear parts snipping them from the sprues, a set of photo etch razor saw blades and a handle to hold them!

I concur with @Karearea, I bought a few sets last year and I don’t know how I lived without them. Not only can you remove parts safely, but you can cut out doors, control surfaces etc. cleanly and precisely. They are also great for restoring fine recessed panel lines.

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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I've just received a Fujimi 1/24 Lotus Esprit S1 in the post, and gone to the LMS to get appropriate paints for both that and the Mini Cooper I'm building alongside my Twins GB He-111 because I can't just build one thing at a time.

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Placed an Airfix order on Sunday, arrived today, not too bad I think.

 

The 2024 Airfix club package, nice pair..... (ooo-er missus:drunk:!) and 1/48 S.2B Buccaneer, which will join its RN stablemate in the stash!

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A Kiwi mate from the UK arrived the other day, he'd been catching up with family in the North island since before Christmas & dutifully lugging around some stuff that I'd had sent to his address in the UK over the years, some going back 6 + years, an Airfix 1/32 17 pdr anti tank gun, on sale at the time for £4.99, post to NZ silly money, post to my mates £4.98, slower than Royal mail though <_<  Partly due to Covid, this trip was 'sposed to happen about 3 years ago. There was also an Aeroclub target winch as worn by meteor TT.20s, an ebay seller that didn't post to NZ, no probs mate. :) & an order from Hannants with an AML Kfir Tsniut PR nose, some Xtradecals for Yanks in Roundels Pt 6 Wildcats & a sheet of Aviattic decals for Fokker VIIs, not long to wait for the latter & way cheaper than tracked post to NZ which has got a bit potty of late, especially from the big H. Pity that SH have come out with a Meteor TT.20 kit now, I might have to have one of those too.  :unsure:

Steve.

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