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  1. I am not sure what I’ve gone and done, or more to that matter, why I’ve done it. I have built one Tank in all my years of Model Making, a 1/35 Tamiya Challenger 2. A long time ago at that. I know a little about Tanks in general, enough to be dangerous, though little to nothing about Armour Modeling techniques. This one will be a long job, probably a between Plane kits build, a bit here and a bit there. I stumbled on a build of the H version on YouTube and I decided I quite liked it and the size was impressive. I think that’s what sold it to be honest. Already gone and placed a Pre-Order for the Das Werk Stug III too. Oops.
  2. Thanks for the offer Martin, but the kit became a paint mule and was far more useful in that guise, what with 4 fuselage halves and all. I may one day tackle another of the large 109 kits but that’s a big maybe. I’d probably go for the G-2 or the G-6 Early should I ever find one of those. I’m also trying to stick to the one scale for display space reasons, though the 109 in 1/24 isn’t that large.
  3. Imagine my confusion when I logged in to see a notification on a 1/24 Bf 109-6 Late. ‘I don’t remember commenting on anything to do with one of those’ thinks I. The horrors of that kit have long been sent to the deepest darkest corners of my memory. Martin, I gave up on it. I got to doing the Galland Panzer Armour which for some reason Trumpeter moulded as a solid piece. So I had to remove the solid chunk that should be the armoured glass, and replace with some clear plastic, but I just gave up. Could never quite get the shape correct. Maybe now with 3D printing I could look in to having someone make the parts. This one however just stalled out and ended its days as a paint mule. I have thought about trying to do another, I cant find the Early version anywhere which doesn’t come with head armour at all if I remember correctly so would need that making. I did like the big scale though.
  4. Bump for lower prices and sold kits removed.
  5. Bump for new stuff added.
  6. Bump for New kits added.
  7. Bump for the added Harrier kit.
  8. Indeed Ernest. I only purchase Stateside now when the item is available nowhere else. Usually Spruebrothers or Zactoman.
  9. Unfortunately shipping prices pretty much kill any deal outside of Europe. The MiG-19 box is relatively light but still comes in at the same price as the kit for a Transatlantic deal. There are probably cheaper options to explore but they are often with less reliable couriers. Someone on another forum enquired about the Hornet package and they were based in the States, Oregon if I remember correctly and it came in at £50 with FedEx. I also only ship insured for the full cost of the package so that I'm covered should it go AWOL as has happened once in the past and left me significantly out of pocket, this usually bumps the cost up but only by £5 or so. And I usually eat the cost of the insurance as its my insistence it ships with that cover, not the buyers.
  10. I’ve seen that lot somewhere before. I can’t think where though. The F-16 was just picked up 5 minutes ago, should be with you soon.
  11. Sold. Please delete.
  12. I’m on a jet kit buying spree of late with a majority of my props set for sale. So far it’s 3 Tamiya F-4’s a C/D, J and E on the way, Tamiya F-16, Trumpeter MiG-29A, Trumpeter F-18E, Trumpeter A-4F and a Tamiya F-15J (to be built as a C, the J has the MSIP instrument panel) and in various shopping carts across the interwebs awaiting next pay day are an Italeri F-104G/S, Trumpeter F-8E and maybe a Kittyhawk Mirage need to see a few builds on that before I reach my final decision. To balance the jets out I did buy a ZM Do335 A-12 because just an oddball.
  13. After my 1/48th Odyssey I felt it was time to get back to bigger kits as I was struggling with the smaller parts in smaller scale. So sold off what 1/48th kits I had left and used the proceeds for this little lot. Even managed to have them arrive on my day off, usually the plan doesn’t come off that way and I spend the next couple of days after the missed delivery traipsing from the post office or courier depot tracking my packages down. You’d be surprised how many times after a missed delivery you arrange to pick it up next day at the depot and they acknowledge that but still put it on the van to go back out in the morning for a second attempt and you turn up at the depot expecting to pick it up there and it’s gone out for the second attempt. Some courier companies I just avoid.
  14. Apologies for my absence of late, I was off on a 1/48 journey thats now come to an end. So I'm looking for the above set, its long out of production and naturally I want one when its unobtainable, so if anyone has one they would be willing to part with I'm looking to buy. I'm based in the UK but will buy from anywhere so long as the shipping isn't something that demands the sale of a Kidney. Thanks for looking.
  15. A few kits for sale. Will post to anywhere the buyer is willing to pay. I’ll get accurate prices on asking. Payment by PayPal friends and family please. Thanks for looking. Hasegawa Bf 109F-4 ST31 boxing. All bagged and complete. Comes with Master barrel/Pitot set, Maketar mask set for box markings, Aims exhausts, Quickboost spinner, Quickboost Trop filter, Aires wheel bays, HGW belts, HGW fabric covering decals for flying surfaces. £60. Hasegawa Bf 109G-6 ST17 boxing . All bagged and complete. Comes with MDC treaded tyres, MDC shell ejection chutes, Eduard Brassin Look instrument panel which also has the newer ‘steel’ etched belts, Master barrel and Pitot set, Aims exhausts, Quickboost control sticks and HGW belts. £60. Revell 1/32 Tornado GR.1 Gulf War boxing. All complete and bagged. £30. Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.II C. All bagged and complete. Comes with Yahu instrument panel, Grey matter exhausts, AMS seat, AMS wheels, Master cannon barrels, Trumpeter complete etch set and HGW belts. £75. Trumpeter 1/24 A6M2 Type 21 Zero. All bagged and complete. Comes with Techmod decals sheet 24017 (Pearl Harbour attackers). Montex canopy mask, Yahu instrument panel, True details resin wheels. £60. Once again, thanks for looking. No swaps at the moment, looking at thinning the herd.
  16. Not done it, have an aunt who’s in to the family tree stuff and she’s traced us back to the same area of Wales, about a 40 mile radius, I think back to the 1600’s or something crazy like that, about as far back as reliable records will allow. I’d not do one of these DNA things myself as the science seems a little shaky in the way they group things together and remember seeing something in the TV and various magazine articles about it. I’d also be worried to find out I’m not the bone fide 100% hairy arsed barbarian Celt that history would suggest. No Anglo-Saxon in my line of the family though supposedly the Surname came over as Roland with the Norman invasion, the Normans being descendants of the Vikings I wouldn’t be to distraught to have the Celt bloodline tainted by that lineage either. That being said there’s probably many versions of how the family name came in to being. If I remember correctly the British Celtic tribes had an Iberian origin so there’d be a good amount of that in the mix but from the history of my little bit of Wales where the Roman invasion had limited success (they conquered the flat bits but left the mountains alone as they knew that fighting there probably wouldn’t go their way). The area was mainly garrisoned by auxiliaries from the Benelux areas of the Empire which was worked out from artefacts discovered at the excavations of the various forts and fortlets in the area. So you can add the possibility of some bored randy troops adding to my gene pool somewhere along the line. As for the Dark ages I have no idea who might have come along to contribute. The Saxons didn’t make it this far and were pretty much stopped at the modern English/Welsh border (those bloody mountains again). I haven’t read anything about Viking raids on our part of Wales, they were further south where the Monasteries were located, they probably thought there wasn’t much worth looting in our mud hut hovels at the time. We weren’t a very well travelled family either, hence the small radius of the gene pool my aunt discovered. About the only travel was Great Grandparents, and other great uncles and such going to France and Ireland for war service in the First World War, other relations doing service in the Second World War, one who was a conscientious Objector at the outbreak who agreed to serve in the Army Medical Corps was then killed in North Africa (Libya) when his Ambulance was Straffed believe he was the only family member to not come back from either war though one Great Grandfather was gassed in the First World War and died young from the resulting complications. Then both Grandfathers who were too young to serve during the Second World War doing their national service in Post War Germany and the other in Palestine and Cyprus. Sadly I don’t know a lot about my Mothers side of the family though again they seem to be contained to a small area of Wales, farming family on my Grandmothers side. Sadly nobody to ask about their histories now as both Grandparents have passed on.
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