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Arrived yesterday, Kinetic's 48th Pucara in RAF markings. Appears to be a lovely kit. It can go into the stash alongside its 72th brothers from Airfix and Special Hobby.

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Over the past month, all in 1/48: Tamiya  K2 Ambulance, Plus Models Cushman Model 32 Scooter, Verlinden Calliope conversion, and Special Hobby J-3

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Purchased this French NATO profiles book the other day for £3 thought it was a bargain when I looked up how much it goes for online.

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Then I picked this up as I just had to, Leo - Sudbury - B-24 obvious reasons!

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And the other day after waiting just over 2 & half weeks, this arrived from some place in the middle of China (Anyang).

Zeus Models 1/72 GTK Boxer with recovery module 3D printed.

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Something for a rainy day build!

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While researching markings for Desmond Scott’s 486 Sqn Typhoons, I discovered that Arma Hobby has a boxing of their 1/72 Hurricane IIC depicting BD868/QO-P. Scott shot down an unidentified aircraft in this Hurricane, so I’ve ordered a copy for the stash.

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From Ali Express

1/35 Resin Figure Full Body Model Kit, Yokoyama Mecha, Fireball Pilot GK resin kit , unbranded and without instructions the 25 part (not including the short piece of brass rod and a thin blade aerial - the black 'T' shaped arrangement on the head) Maschinen Krieger genre fighting suit and pilot figure cost around £12 including shipping and VAT and looks part for part very much like the Makoto Models New Fireball & Pilot kit which was selling for around £100 when released in 2020.     Alternative hatches are included along with a pilot's head to fit in the detailed partial cockpit for the 'open' option.

 

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The 1/48 Trumpeter Su-24 kit remains missing in action with no mention yet of resolving my complaint but despite claiming that it had arrived in the UK on 15th. January and giving me contact details for two different couriers who assured me that the tracking code was not in any format they used a second tracking string has appeared on their site late this week showing that it did not leave China until 14th. January , arrived in the UK yesterday and is due for delivery on Monday coming.

 

From KLP Publishing

Building the Airfix Sea King HU.5 in 1/48 Scale PDF Download , by Geoff Coughlin , latest release by KLP , 180 pages covering building straight out of the box and with 80 walkround images.

 

From Hannants

2 x Eduard D48115 1/48 Lockheed F-104A/C Stencil decals , intended for the Kinetic kits.

Eduard D00113 Multi-Scale Hexagonal Mesh etch.

 

From Tiger Hobbies

RAF Fighters 1950 – 60 UK Based Units – Part 1 ; Spitfire , Hornet , Mosquito and Meteor AND RAF Fighters 1950 – 60 UK Based Units – Part 2 ; Hunter , Javelin , Sabre , Swift , Vampire and Venom books - both written , illustrated and published by Mark Smith as volumes 2 (2020) and 3 (2024) of the Coastal Craft Aircraft History series with volume 4 on overseas based RAF Fighters of the same period to follow.     Interestingly the scale of each of the many colour side , plan and underside views is shown.

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Hi lads & lasses,

My bootlegger stewardess has just brought me one bottle of Tamiya Cement (white cap) #87003, and it looks sort of cloudy inside.

Here's a picture of it so that you'd know what I'm going on about better:

 

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Is it defective? I read in the label that it's got resin in it, but I don't know whether the particles suspended are that. Should I ask for a replacement?

Cheers,

 

Igna  

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1 minute ago, Pajarito said:

Hi lads & lasses,

My bootlegger stewardess has just brought me one bottle of Tamiya Cement (white cap) #87003, and it looks sort of cloudy inside.

Here's a picture of it so that you'd know what I'm going on about better:

 

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Is it defective? I read in the label that it's got resin in it, but I don't know whether the particles suspended are that. Should I ask for a replacement?

Cheers,

 

Igna  

How does it work? If it does the job then it's good to go.

 

Duncan B

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21 minutes ago, Pajarito said:

Hi lads & lasses,

My bootlegger stewardess has just brought me one bottle of Tamiya Cement (white cap) #87003, and it looks sort of cloudy inside.

Here's a picture of it so that you'd know what I'm going on about better:

 

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Is it defective? I read in the label that it's got resin in it, but I don't know whether the particles suspended are that. Should I ask for a replacement?

Cheers,

 

Igna  

It looks like someone used it and put it back on the rack ? Ive had that happen at one of my local “Hobby-shops”. The RC car guys that work there use the paint, then put them back. Ive sadly bought two bottles that were completely empty. I refuse to buy paints from his shop anymore. Now I need to drive 3 times the distance to the only other shop that is within a 30 mile radius. 

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36 minutes ago, Duncan B said:

How does it work? If it does the job then it's good to go.

 

Hi Duncan,

I've just glued a belly tank from the old ESCI 1/48 Kfir C-2 "Dog of a Kit" kit, and it seems to work okay.

 

15 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

It looks like someone used it and put it back on the rack ? Ive had that happen at one of my local “Hobby-shops”. The RC car guys that work there use the paint, then put them back. Ive sadly bought two bottles that were completely empty. I refuse to buy paints from his shop anymore. Now I need to drive 3 times the distance to the only other shop that is within a 30 mile radius. 

 

˄˄˄ This!

 

Hi Dennis,

Didn't want to say it myself, but this is what I also suspect it happened with this jar. :hmmm:

I've fished out some of the particles with a Q-tip, and it looks as though someone had used it to clean up some rescribed panels with the cement. The glass jar is not fully filled up either.

This cement came all the way down from Taiwan, stuffed in that sweet, hot stewardess' (bottom :rofl:) bra, so at first I thought it might have gone bad because of the excessive warmth.

It's quite infuriating that something like this would happen for just 7.15 quid, huh?  

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8 minutes ago, Pajarito said:

 

Hi Duncan,

I've just glued a belly tank from the old ESCI 1/48 Kfir C-2 "Dog of a Kit" kit, and it seems to work okay.

 

 

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Hi Dennis,

Didn't want to say it myself, but this is what I also suspect it happened with this jar. :hmmm:

I've fished out some of the particles with a Q-tip, and it looks as though someone had used it to clean up some rescribed panels with the cement. The glass jar is not fully filled up either.

This cement came all the way down from Taiwan, stuffed in that sweet, hot stewardess' (bottom :rofl:) bra, so at first I thought it might have gone bad because of the excessive warmth.

It's quite infuriating that something like this would happen for just 7.15 quid, huh?  

Sorry to hear this, it is quite upsetting when you have a very limited budget and cant return it with no proof. You have a dedicated person that will transport items for you. Thats a major plus in any relationship if you ask me. 

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23 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

it is quite upsetting when you have a very limited budget and cant return it with no proof. 

 

Yeh, right now let's say that I've got a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very limited budget, Dennis. :fraidnot:

Actually, this cement, I was catering in advance for the upcoming South of Río Grande Group Build occurring in... May?

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6 hours ago, Pajarito said:

Yeh, right now let's say that I've got a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very limited budget, Dennis. :fraidnot:

Me too Im on disability and supporting a disabled wife still trying to get her disability. 

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I ordered a cutch of recent First to Fight releases back in December, all of which have now arrived:

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As I may have said before, these would not be everyone's cup of tea. But where else are you going to get such exotic items as the early-war Polish and French SPGs, the Tatra armoured car, or the Sd. Kfz. 247 Ausf. B? The level of detail in these kits has gradually improved over time. Better news is that the range is now being expanded to cover any theatre or campaign where the Poles fought, which is a lot of them. The Grille is proof of that, as it was only introduced in 1943. I already have the UM kit, and maybe an Attack kit as well. But this will be easier to build, while still having a fully detailed interior. Hopefully other variants based on the 38(t) chassis will follow, even though I already have many of the UM range. Finally, the text in the accompanying magazines is now bilingual.

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The Dora Wings Fairey Delta 2 arrived the other day for me. And also a french magazine with an article on the SNCASO "Dever" which should be useful when I get around to building the MikroMir kit I obtained over Christmas.

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Been wanting a taller, more robust storage drawer with more space (and with more top surface area for displaying builds) for a while, imagine my delit when I popped into B&M for some bubble wrap (currntly hwlping clearing my parents loft and sold a load of stuff) and came across this that has ticked all 4 boxes for only £22 quid, nearly left without the bubblewrap....

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Nothing new as such, but I have replaced my aging mobile.

The old one`s battery was knackered, so a trip to the second hand shop was worth it.

 

No w having to learn how to use it.

 

Simon.

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Just received this kit. 
 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/academy-minicraft-1694-consolidated-vultee-b-24j-liberator--122483
 

As well as two F-106 Decal sets, the Caracal sheet part #1. 
 

https://www.caracalmodels.com/cd72043.html

 

And xtradecal sheet part #2 

 

https://www.hyperscale.com/2016/reviews/decals/x72246reviewmd_1.htm

 

 

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It's my birthday today, not opening my presents until daughter comes up after school finishes for half term (she is a teacher living in Windsor), but I will be spending £420 at the garage. The Happy Birthday thread has the details. Just glad I took it in. 

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19 hours ago, Graham Boak said:

Good buying.  Check also Hobbycraft for similar multi-shelf units - also on castors for ease of movement.  Resulting in storage in front of other items with minimum pain. 

Unfortunately hobbycraft is a place I never go as my nearest is quite a distance away and indeed in a place I have no other reason to venture that way. 

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Via Ali Express

Trumpeter 02835 1/48 Su-24M Fencer-D kit , been meaning to buy one of these for a while so paid the price (in more ways than one) for delaying but on the plus side was the cheapest I could find by about £10 once shipping and VAT were added , contains a lot of plastic of which around half of the almost 700 parts is a veritable arsenal of Russian aircraft weaponry.

 

On the down side.     I have bought quite a few items through Ali Express over the years and while descriptions can sometimes be ‘interesting’ (to be kind) shipping times usually err on the side of caution but in this case delivery was three weeks beyond the latest due date and customer service was very poor      Tracking initially showed it arriving timeously in the UK but then it disappeared and after three weeks enquiries led to being given contact details for different UK couriers to whom the tracking number was meaningless.      Opened a grievance and then last week tracking changed to show it had entered the China Post system on the day before it allegedly had arrived in the UK and then had an extended break in the Netherlands.      However when it did eventually start to move again from mainland Europe it arrived from there within four days over a weekend during which ParcelForce do not deliver.

 

Modified Fireball Kit Model, Avatars of War 75025, S. F. C., Fireball Indoor resin kit , example of ‘interesting’ descriptions mentioned above , thought I was buying an upper body for a ‘fighting suit’ model for a total cost of around £5 but turned out to be replacement interior detail parts , however unlike the Su-24 it did arrive very quickly and a week earlier than expected , might find a use for the bits sometime/somewhere.

 

From Landguard Books on eBay

Marines in Vietnam – G.I. The Illustrated History of The American Soldier , His Uniforms And His Equipment book , by Christopher J. Anderson , published 2016 by Pen & Sword , 72 page photo album with 100 black & white and 17 colour well captioned images focusing on the troops at work and rest rather than the hardware , brand new copy , much reduced from RRP and very similar in style to the 1980s Arms & Armour Warbirds Series.

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