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What the postman brought today ....
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC
Hi there

This wonderfully generous donation arrived today at my Oxfam Bookshop and I couldn't resist buying it as a slightly belated "birthday present to me". It wasn't cheap, but I've wanted a copy for years.


All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
Excellent find D! I rarely buy my source material new LOL.

And Torsten surrrrreeeee no idea at all! It must've jumped in while you weren't looking (yeah right!).

Bob my friend the mojo does come back you just need something to excite it. I've spent several months with very little desire to build paint decal or weather. I am now however back on track so to speak, all those kits with meatballs should provide inspiration they are mighty tasty!
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
No one's shopping?

Well, I do and when I came home today from an expo near my hometown I suddenly found this awesome dual combo in my bag. Don't know how it got there ....
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:50 PM UTC


Y Y Y Y Y E E E E E S S S S S !!!!!

Perfect for the Hot Out Of The Moulds Cammpaign 2019 ....

Damian, what a treasure find! That book is at least as old as my father ....
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:19 AM UTC
D, that's an awesome find. And the note, too.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Not a kit, and not exactly the postman, but worthy of a mention here. Scrounging around in an Op-Shop I came across this book. At $1 there was no way I was going to leave it there.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:26 AM UTC
These arrived yesterday - hopefully the mojo will return !
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 03:38 AM UTC
No plastic for me this time but some other drug. Thursday arrived the brandnew book "Mit der Kamera an der Front" ("with the camera at the front") from Luftfahrtverlag Start, published by well known historian Axel Urbanke. I pre-ordered the book already in November. As usual it's not cheap but worth every Cent. The books is again bi-lingual german/english with fantastic unknown photos, many of them in colour. For the profiles there will be a decal sheet in 1/48 soon and I'm on the waiting list here also. You just can't have enough 109's ....

If you're intered in the book here's the link to the english webside:
https://www.luftfahrtverlag-start.com/books/luftwaffe/

Happy reading!
Torsten


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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Well a little late but better late than never? A white bearded fellow in a red suit left these:

XMas 2018 A-1 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

These newer Airfix kits were a surprise to me as the quality is so improved on their older offerings (that I still have a few in the stash) or while I know from past build experience, nice. Please excuse the "Ground Crawler" in the background. Also received a few other belated gifts but they are not of subjects that pertain to Aeroscale.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 05:49 AM UTC
It's arrived!



And what a fantastic kit!
I definitely need to make the time to get these built this year. And work out a way to rig that works for me.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 04:00 AM UTC
Luciano, shame about the box damage, that's a fantastic looking kit.

No kits for me this Christmas, although a work friend did give me a flying rubber band powered foam biplane. Put together in few minutes and flew surprisingly well.
I have treated myself to a couple of kits I've wanted for ages. WNW Lanoe Hawker DH.2 and Special Hobbys Morane Saulnier. The Morane looks like it will be a challenge, but has a surprising low part count and simple rig. Well compared to the DH.2 anyway! Looking forward to starting that one soon.







I've also treated myself to the WNW Sopwith Dolphin which is still on it's way to me. Along with all the other usual Christmas expenses, I'm dreading seeing my bank statement!
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM UTC
Nice one Rowan, I must get one of those new Revell Beau’s, although I do have 10 of the Tamiya ones in the stash

Anyway a good friend brought me this for Christmas, although I think the sleigh hit turbulence as there is a bit of cosmetic damage to the box corner.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
Merry Christmas everyone

I hope Santa's left some exciting presents under your trees!

For me this year it was two kits - one aircraft and one most definitely not (shock, horror! ):





I blame Joel for leading me into temptation with his superb car modelling!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
This arrived today at my doorstep
Saab SK-37 E "Stör-Viggen"
Special Hobby 1/48

The kit price is beyond my limit and the only excuse I have is, it's a Saab. Sometimes I have to jump over my shadow ....



.... pretty full packed box. It looks like 500 parts or more ....



.... some nice decal choices for 4 versions and pre painted PE parts ....



.... I'll probably go for the first version, aircraft 73 from F21 in Lulea ....



.... but until I build this kit a lot of water will run down the river ....

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC
Yes, that's always the problem, Terri. It's not that you are looking for model kits, they look for you and in a moment of carelessness they jump in your bag. I know that problem too well ....
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 12:42 AM UTC
Funny thing happen at the hobby shop .... these followed me home ....







Terri
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:52 AM UTC
I swear , I had full intentions on just picking up my winter supply of paints and thinner . These ended up in my basket ....










Terri



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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:13 AM UTC
I've heard that the winglets were incorrect. I'll have to check out Bra.Z or Contrails as I do not have a DACO kit.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 08:17 AM UTC
Whatever you do, you need to replace the winglets; they're much too short and far too wide at the tip. You can rob them from a DACO kit or get a pair from Bra.Z or Contrails.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Picked this up over the weekend at the local IPMS show in Syracuse:


I really needed this like I need a hole in the head! Haven't decided if I want to leave it as Air Berlin, or make it Eastern Airlines. Will probably pick up the P/E set for it, though.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:18 PM UTC
I did that Su-39 a few years ago.
Good kit, zero issues.

Anyway, I got this last week

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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
Not been much in the way of aircraft arriving lately it’s mostly been cars and bikes but these arrived today.


Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 06:15 AM UTC
Hi all

Again, not something from Postie, but I picked up a neat vintage typeset drawer that should be ideal for organising things during a build:



It's big enough to hold plenty of parts and sub-assemblies (the scalpel gives an idea of the size). It was originally lined with card or thick paper, but most of that has long gone, so I may add some felt or thin foam.

You can probably find drawers like this pretty easily at car boot sales or charity shops (this one was among a donation of books to my Oxfam shop). I always think it's great to be able to give a fresh lease of life to an old object like this, instead of buying a modern plastic alternative which might do the job as well.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hi again

It was a Big Day today - I took a refresher driving lesson after not being behind the wheel for nearly 20 years! Happily, I emerged unscathed - as did other road users and pedestrians! The last time I was on the road, I was driving an old Morris Traveller (a classic Moggie! Wonderful!) and the only point the instructor stressed was that you don't need to work as hard driving a modern car... I did spot him wincing once or twice at the way I was using the gears as brakes... Still, I was declared safe to go - so watch out Isle of Wight!

And after that lengthy preamble, what's the only logical thing you can do to celebrate a Big Day? Disregarding rude suggestions, the correct answer is: head to your LHS! I bought an old friend:



It fits in with all the commissioned Luftwaffe stuff I'm building this year, but will offer a little respite as well as opening up a new possible side-topic.

One thing that did amaze me is that I compared the sprues against the shots I took for my review back in 2004 HERE, and there's not a hint of flash or other wear visible. True, with a LHS in a place like the Isle of Wight, the kit could have sat on the shelf for a couple of years, but it's still really remarkable for a kit that's been in constant production for 15 years and a credit to Tamiya.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:21 PM UTC
My latest delivery ...

Ever wanted to do the Zebra - Do-27 and have Revell's 1/32 "Grzimek" in my stash but yet was afraid painting the stripes properly. Even a 32 is not quite my scale. So I'm very happy that SH brought out their kit with this option! Bought it immediately.
You can check also Rowan's review of the Do-27 ‘Civilian Service’ here.

Same I was after HobbyBoss' Sepecat Jaguar and got it for the reasonable price of 16€.






Th mas