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Merlin
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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
rdt1953
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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

IMG_20180604_202948567
Merlin
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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
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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
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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..




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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.
Charlie1953
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:34 PM UTC

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum.
I got these models four days ago.
Tamiya 1/48 British Lancaster Dambusters Grand Slam Model Kit
and
Tamiya 1/350 Japanese Battleship Musashi Model Kit


Can't wait to get started on them. Would anyone know if there is any type of meet ups around my area to chit chat about models or work on a group project ?

Give me a ring or message at 07768952798 UK.

I'll let everyone know how these models turn out.
Thanks
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 05:25 AM UTC
I got this in the post yesterday picked it up on our local auction site for a truly great price.

IMG_2032 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Willard79
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
I saw this on a website going cheap, having built one before I knew it was good value and I was on the look out for a paint mule.


My thought process went something like this.
step 1: ooh, a good value paint mule.
step 2: be a shame to waste as a paint mule, maybe a no pressure ootb build.
step 3: 'lil bit of after market probably wouldn't hurt.
step 4: THIS WILL BE MY MAGNUM OPUS!!
step 5: sits in a stash for years. *edit for clarity*
tread_geek
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Been a while since I posted anything on the site but felt something might apply to this thread. It wasn't exactly delivered by the regular postman but by a chubby fellow in a red suit last week. I didn't really ask for it but nevertheless it appeared. It was IL-2 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

as you can see by Zvezda and as their vehicles it resides in a heavier internal corrugated cardboard box. DSC09109 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Seasons Greetings to all,
Jan
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 01:39 AM UTC
Nice one Mike

I don't know about the little Jake, but Hasegawa's big Hayate is a gorgeous kit!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 01:27 AM UTC
Well the postman didn't bring these and this really isnt how christmas shopping is suppose to work ....but the flea market had some offerings this Japanese aviation enthusiast couldnt just leave behind. Really brightened up my typically dull holiday shopping experience

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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 04:09 PM UTC
My last prey for 2017. Yesterdays club meeting brought me the new BP Defiant NF 1 from Airfix ....

.... and another "Flying Tank", the Il-2 as single seater from Revell, which is most likely the old Accurate Miniatures kit. There's a nice winter camo version, which I will build ....

Would both kits qualify for the "Hot Out Of The Moulds Campaign 2018" as they are brand new? Would love to build the Night Defiant for it.

Torsten
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 07:35 AM UTC
Nice haul! All of those have some great box art too, IMHO anyway. The Revell Mustang really speaks to me and if I only ever get to build one sopwith camel I hope "Wonga Bonga" is an option. Thankfully the stash has me covered at the moment, in 1/48.
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 05:46 AM UTC
Now the winter months are here it's time to start picking up a few kits to add to the growing stash .
WNW Sopwith Camel

Revells new tooled P-51D in 32 scale

Airfix's new tooled P-51D with Eduards PE set and Seatbelts .

Like the Airfix kit so much I pick up another one with Eduards resin sets . Cockpit , Wheels and prop/spinner .

















Terri
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 05:35 AM UTC

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It may be over by now, it was over a month ago.

Update: I just checked out of curiosity. All damaged aircraft kits appear sold out. They do have some of the water damaged WWI figure vignettes still at about $100 off retail. Check out shop.wingnutwings(dot)com. It has all the current offerings in a simple scroll down list



Darn it, I would like to try one of those WNW kits, but that really isn't my scale, and as such the price is way too high for me. Would have been the perfect opportunity to try one, oh well, maybe some other time.