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BlackWidow
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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
BlackWidow
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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 ....
thegirl
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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



jimb
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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
Jessie_C
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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.
jimb
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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

Littorio
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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.


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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
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC
This arrived today - a few days shy of my " Medicare Birthday "



Looks like another winner from FineMolds !
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 05:48 PM UTC
Hi Rowan,
I was chatting with Sovereign Hobbies on Face Book about thinner and they have a "Naptha thinner" developed for Colourcoats. I'm interested in trying it out
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
2 parcels arrived today

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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 02:13 AM UTC
Hi all

I must post a shout-out for Sovereign Hobbies. I've just bought a few items for my latest project (reviews will follow), but I think I should also highlight their "boutique" service too. The whole package arrived bang on schedule and was carefully packaged - this was mostly paint, so spills could have been messy - plus, they'd included a user guide and even a little packet of sweets! A very nice touch.



As you can see, I bought some ColourCoats (previously WEM) - my favourite enamels - plus some Infini Model Super Fine rigging thread, which really lives up to its name.

All the best

Rowan
BlackWidow
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 04:21 PM UTC
A parcel arrived yesterday from Bohemia ....
The Finnish Army know that they have always an easy game with me. Recently I ordered their brand new self-propelled howitzer "Moukari" at my LHS and when I had a look at Eduard's online shop just a few days ago I saw this ....

In a matter of seconds my finger clicked the "Buy" button.
In the box are 2 comlete kits of a Bf 109 G-2 and G-6 with PE parts and masks and 10 decal versions, 8 war time and 2 post war, including this gaudy looking "Utti Air Racer" from 1950, which I surely will build. From war time "Mersu", there can be build machines of famous aces Ilmari Juutilainen, Lauri Nissinen or Olavi Puro, beside some others, including one Mersu in finnish camo Olive Green/Black/Light Blue, the so called sotamaalaus. The Hakaristi are all double (in one piece and devided), so if I count correct there are insignias for 5 Mersu. Now I need some overtrees ....

And as a free gift, they have included the 2018 catalogue. Thank you Eduard for this great kit ....

Have a nice Easter!
Torsten




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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
Hi again

A couple of nice treats arrived today, timed perfectly for my birthday! Many thanks to Andy for passing these on from Eduard.





Look out for reviews soon - and, yes, the Brassin wheels are a timely reminder that I must get back to my poor neglected Delfin!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:54 PM UTC
Torsten,
those kits should keep you busy for at least a little while.

John,
That's some haul you've got there. I guess your a Russian aircraft enthusiast.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:51 PM UTC

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Hi Charlie,

I would suggest that you search out an IPMS branch in your vicinity (try this list) to find welcoming modellers to hang around with. Please be cautious with posting your contact information online; it can be dangerous.



Charlie,
Jessica is 100% right on both. I'd edit your post and remove your contact number. You never know who would use it for what.

Joel
BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 03:16 PM UTC
That's pretty much for early 2018, John!

I was at the Stetten Expo last weekend (about 180 km from my home) and found these kits suitable for my stash ....
Hanomag SS 100 Heavy Tractor (new from Tamiya)
Spitfire Vb from Airfix
Hawker Sea Fury FB 11 from Airfix (all in 1/48)

I like the camo scheme of the Malta Spit in Dark Earth and Sea Grey in combination with the Vokes Filter. And the Hanomag should be done for my next Expo in Thun/Switzerland in 5 weeks ....

Have a nice week!
Torsten

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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 07:38 PM UTC
And last month,








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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 07:33 PM UTC
forgot these..


Nito74
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Got these in January..




Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:59 PM UTC
Hi Charlie,

I would suggest that you search out an IPMS branch in your vicinity (try this list) to find welcoming modellers to hang around with. Please be cautious with posting your contact information online; it can be dangerous.