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Dave J

Soo.... What did you just get???

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:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  yep indeed.

 

I think i will need to take my time :construction: road-block is set, and i contacted Asterix & Obelix for their power elixir. :stirthepot:

 

Tomorrow is a whole day reserved for re-organisation of my modeling studio.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Well first part is done today, with the addition of a second workbench. Here i will store my spray-boot and airbrush compressor and other stuff, so i will have a permanently place to airbrush my models.

 

Tomorrow i will start on the hobbyzone modules.

 

Here's a pic of the first part today.

 

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I will make a seperate topic of the whole progress

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Made a few more purchases ...

I was hoping to have some Fly Hurricanes in this post but my order from 24/11 has apparently not arrived in the country yet from the Czech Republic ...

Meanwhile ... on my Dragon-Magic-Track-Edition searches I snaffled this one ... I have a few other Leningrad Panzers to use with it ...

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... and it comes with the usual 'in-box-AM' ...

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King Tiger ... Not worried about the markings, as I'll have plenty of left overs from other kits ... It was cheap and had Magic Track :)

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Rog :)

I grabbed one of these a while ago ... but another one with Magic Track showed up, so ...

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... the mind still boggles at what is included in the box ...

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... Plus the guy had this set to go with it ...

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... Another Legend Productions dress up set ... this time for a Pz.IV

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Oh ... and I picked this up from the post office this morning :D ...

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Hey rog, I can't wait to see your B-17 when you get it built. How many tiger's have you got in your battalion?

 

I won't be attempting the 17 for donkeys yet ... Work is just too busy, and the stash room too disorganised to even think about it!

... and to that end ... One of my many tasks over the holiday I'll be having between Christmas and New Year will be to clear out the room and re-organise ... while culling the stash, making a list of AM and other hobby bits and pieces to acquire in 2017.

 

I have a few Tigers in the stash now - You'll see how many when I post photos of the completed stash room organisation ... I have a few of the earlier Panzers with individual tracks too ... One of my reasons for listing AM will be to work out which ones will require tracks to replace the crappy DS stuff.

 

Happy times Oz! :D

 

Rog :)

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Thanks rog, can I ask how much is the B17 worth in "oz dollarz" ? I want one, but I'd prefer the B29 if they ever make one. Cheers Oz

 

Got mine for $399.99 at Metro Hobbies, Melbourne ... Originally advertised at $429.99, but the kits came in fractionally cheaper.

Free Postage to WA :D

 

Rog :)

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I was able to find a pair of kits I'd always wanted. One since I was a kid, the second an updated version in newer dress. The B-52, in 1/72 - two different versions.

 

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I plan to build one in Vietnam-era dress, from the Linebacker II campaign. The second will be updated for the '92 Gulf War.

 

These give me something to look forward to, down the road.

 

Unfortunately, aftermarket support for these is long absent - though I was able to get metal landing gear for them both. Sadly, such bits and pieces as were made for them seem to have disappeared even from eBay... that said, I have time to look, as it promises to be some time before I can do but look at these on the shelf. Even so, knowing they're there waiting makes me happy.

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Hi crazypoet,

 

nice pair luckily not in 1/32 :) 

If you have issues with size or aftermarket parts, I have an alternative idea for a different setting.

 

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Cheers Rob

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I've thought of that approach for a future project - would be quite the challenge! Lots of fun for interior detail, too!

 

I would *love* someday to see these in 1/48... 1/32 is impractical for anything other than a museum setting, but I could find wall space for one in 1/48... or hung from the ceiling in my workshop...

 

This is a magnificent beast of a bird

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Just got this batch of goodies from Resin2Detail...

 

For the HK B17 G, resin seats with cushions, radio set, wishbone antenna, control yokes and oxygen bottles

 

For the HK B25 Strafer, radios, oxygen bottles and a batch of parafrag clusters (which make me *very* happy!)

 

Plus, for future diorama use, a pair of Weaver bomb-loading carts

 

There's a bit of cleanup to do from casting, but I am overall *delighted* both by the quality and the responsiveness of the good folk at Resin2Detail

 

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Well ...

This one is a bitter-sweet post for a number of reasons ...

Originally I was going to wait until the Mk.I kits were released before buying all the Hurricanes from Fly ...
Then, thanks to Dean ... I got the heads up that the original Mk.IIc's were out of stock at Fly and from Jiri that they were now OOP.
So I grabbed a couple from Hannants ... a bit more expensive than from Fly direct ... and then there was the additional shipping cost ... bummer!

On the 23rd of November last year (8 weeks ago!) ... I placed an order, with Fly, for the remaining Hurricanes ... thinking I'd had a decent win, thanks to the free postage ...
Unlike the Arado's before them - where I got them within 2 weeks, instead of the expected 3 ... They didn't arrive before Christmas.
A few emails have passed between Jiri and I over the last couple of months ... To his credit he was going to replace them if they hadn't arrived before months end.
Yesterday I was advised via a card that they had arrived at the post office and were awaiting collection ... and so here they are ...

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... but not quite! ... I make a habit of checking the kit boxes when unpacking.
Whoever packed the Mk.I kit forgot to include the bag with the instructions, decals etc ...
It's all good - I'm sure Jiri will be happy to send them ... and since I was wanting to get another Mk.I anyway, he can just double up in the next box I order.

Rog :)

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I was able to find a pair of kits I'd always wanted. One since I was a kid, the second an updated version in newer dress. The B-52, in 1/72 - two different versions.

 

58C1F318-D63F-4BD2-974B-2561FCC63B02.jpg

 

I plan to build one in Vietnam-era dress, from the Linebacker II campaign. The second will be updated for the '92 Gulf War.

 

These give me something to look forward to, down the road.

 

Unfortunately, aftermarket support for these is long absent - though I was able to get metal landing gear for them both. Sadly, such bits and pieces as were made for them seem to have disappeared even from eBay... that said, I have time to look, as it promises to be some time before I can do but look at these on the shelf. Even so, knowing they're there waiting makes me happy.

I built the Monogram 52 when first released in the late 60's early 70's.  My first build using an airbrush.  Took what seemed a lifetime to assemble and paint the external bombs.  Had display issues at home so my LHS offered to hang it in their shop.  Every year or two I would take it down and dust it then rehang.   Fun times for a renegade teen.

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Recently arrived...

 

Fw-190A Propeller set from Henri Daehne. Review to follow shortly once I figure out this image posting business.

 

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I had started the Fly Hurricane I but I got burned out on the flash and ill fitting parts so binned it.

Just got me a Hasegawa P-40E with Eduard interior set this afternoon. I need a quick easy build for once. Haven't

finished a kit in three years, about time.

Cees

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A while back I grabbed my second Ju.88A-4 so I could do an AIMS conversion or two.
A few emails back and forth between John (AIMS) and I had me sold on doing another variant ...
Even though A-1's are in plentiful supply and cheaper ... I needed another A-4 kit ... likely to be even more expensive as they get rarer ...

So, failing stock availability at local suppliers ... it's off to e-Bay!

Surprise of surprises ... I got this out of Germany, including postage, for about $102.00 AUD

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Rog :)

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Today was supposed to be a day of joy ... regardless of what had not arrived ... I had a parcel waiting for me at the Post Office for collection - and miracle of miracles, I was due to finish work at a reasonable time.

A new pair of headphones (wired because I go to certain places sometimes where bluetooth devices are considered to be "ignition sources") for my iPhone.
Well the headphones are great - feel more sturdy than my Beats Studios ... but the cover I have on my iPhone won't let the plug go in. New case required!

Then I went out the front door to check the mail after I got home ... and found a flimsy cardboard box waiting.

It was the package from Hannants that had gotten lost in Luxembourg ... Normally I'd be happy the thing finally got here ... except I got this - It's supposed to be brand new, mind!!

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Now we all know how notorious Revell are with their weird kit box packaging ... but if you are a major retailer ... and you know the package is going international ... wouldn't you package it accordingly??
I've seen paper with more structural integrity than box Hannants used ... Not happy!!

Rog :)

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Today's new arrival is the Signifer conversion kit which transforms their excellent Grumman Goose into the G21B seaplane flown by the Portuguese Navy

 

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This will be fun!!!!

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Ok ... so ... much more upbeat in this post :D

 

Firstly ... My second Fly Hurricane Mk.I arrived ... Complete with 2 'extras' bags (instructions, decals, photo etch etc) - the extra being for the first kit which didn't have it packed ..

 

It also arrived in decent time, taking only 3 and a half weeks to arrive - instead of the 2 months for the previous example!!

 

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Also ... The second Revell Me.262B kit arrived from Hannants ... A MUCH improved effort in packaging sees this kit box without damage.

 

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... and in reference to said, damaged kit ... a fellow modeller sent me the most amusing email ...

 

The email, in summary, alludes to the concept that I should have just 'put up' with the earlier mentioned damaged kit ... as the contents were probably ok.

I should "expect" items to get damaged in the mail - especially from overseas suppliers and I shouldn't "con" additional "freebies" from outlets when nothing was really wrong with the item anyway.

... apparently I'm the reason that kit prices increase at retail outlets and English retail outlets (in particular) go out of business :huh:

 

flabbergasted ... I just laughed and hit delete!

 

My take? ... I pay "new" money and shipping - I get "new" (read undamaged/unused) goods!

If you stuff up on packaging, not taking reasonable care and effort to ensure "safe" delivery - you replace!

 

Rog :)

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So, this is going to be the next project, although not the one I'd thought.

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The kit was a surprise Christmas present from my wife and she's keen to see it built. 

Having just finished one big grey jet I thought I'd go for something with a bit of colour and having the Maketar Israeli masks it seemed a Block 40 Barak 2 will be the plan.

Want to try something new with every build. The Isracast Barak conversion set now seems to be rarer than rocking horse poop so the plan is to scratch build the antennae, tail extension, etc from a copy of the Isracast instructions I have.

Looking forward to trying the Ammo paints as well. Have an Asuka M4A4 Sherman which might get built alongside this just for a change of pace.

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