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So, what kits did you get for Christmas?
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2006 - 07:39 PM UTC
Elsewhere I said that I didn't expect to get any kits for Christmas but my eldest daughter came up trumps(ish). She bought me Trumpeter's 1/48 Westland Wyvern. She didn't realise it but this was a perfect choice. The Wyvern is out of my normal era of interest so I would not of bought it for myself. It's not that I don't like the subject, just that, given the choice, on spending my own modelling tokens, I would not have chosen this. I would happily have the Wyvern in my collection, but it wouldn't get bought by me (unless I built everything in my stash). I now have it and I'm pleased that I have and I intend to build it soon. So, in a way, the perfect gift
So what kit's/excessories did you get for Christmas? I will have to buy my own Trumpeter Wellington and Classic Airframes Avro Anson
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2006 - 09:21 PM UTC
Santa bought me a couple of kits,
The Revell Wright Flyer and the Hobbyboss P47
Mothers always know whats best for their sons,and mine bought me 2 Spitfire DVDs
I treated myself on Ebay last night and bought 2 Eduard Flyboys kits.The Fokker DR1 and the Nieuport 17,both in 1:72.
Plenty to be going on with there,when I finally get back building again
Nige
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2006 - 10:47 PM UTC
No models. A couple of books but the wife is giving me money for the sales so I am sure I'll get something. What is the Wyvern like Mal?

Ross
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 04:40 AM UTC
No kits or related items of the family but Sam came up trumps She got me:

Daco's Book "Uncovering the Grumman F-14 Tomcat"
Flacon's Vacform triple conversion (1/72) set for the C-2 Greyhound, FJ-3 Fury and AD-5W Skyraider (only wanted it so i can convert Hellers E-2C to the C-2)
Friulmodel's metal trank links for the Centurion (to use on the AFV Australian Cent i picked up at Newark)
Tamiya's Kubelwagen type 82 Africa Corps "Rommel Field Command Post" (but the wheels may get changed and the car used for a Europe diorama i'm working on)

I also picked up for myself (as a pressie) the Testors 1/48 Gee Bee Racer and Revell's 1/72nd Lavochkin La-5FN

So all in all a good haul for me this year and plenty of project s for the next.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 05:16 AM UTC
I got a lovely figure in a festive brown envelope from Dragon. :-)
We won't go into my usual self gratification on buying myself kits. :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 02:02 PM UTC

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What is the Wyvern like Mal?


Ross,
It looks to be very good, with some good engineering, the location of the cockpit into fuselage halves looks very positive. The only down side that I've spotted, so far, is that the red centres of the roundels are out of centre. The rest of the decals look pretty good though. One thing that I'm not sure about is that the painting instructions suggest dark gull grey for the cockpit, I would have assumed black. I know nothing about this aircraft so I'm just about to start researching it.

Now I know what I haven't got I will be buying what I was hoping for, a Trumpeter Wellington and a Classic Airframes Avro Anson

Allen, how lucky you are to have someone who is into the hobby as well

Dave, that was very nice of Dragon

Nige,
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Plenty to be going on with there,when I finally get back building again


The Wright Flyer is something that I will, eventually, get. I, finally, got back to modelling last night, drilling out the hub on the tail wheel to my AM IL2 Stormovik. This was the sticking point for me on this kit. The wheel was moulded integrally with the yolk, so I tried, unsuccessfully, to drill the yolk, to clear the wheel. In the end I cut the wheel free from the yolk, this meant building the yolk back up to thickness. The wheel was damaged and it needed re-fixing to the yolk. Anyway I hope to have pics and further progress reports, now that I have got started again

Mal
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM UTC
no actual models for me, but i did get a cyberman action figure! from my brother and sister-in-law, it seems to be roughly the same scale as my dalek i took to telford,so they'll look pretty good displayed together (and no i haven't run around the house with it shouting "prepare to be deleted"........not yet anyway!)
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 02:41 PM UTC
I didnt get anything modelling related from the family but Allen got me:

Tamiya Bradley (which has the interior)
AFV Clubs Gun Cargo Truck
Andrea Miniatures Alice In Wonderland
Dragon's 1/144 Tiger 1 tank with a Super Tank
A new A3 cutting Mat
and some new paintbrushes

Got some money from relatives which is going towards some Mig Pigments.

I also got myself from Ebay a Tamiya King Tiger (Ardennes version) which came with full zimmerit set and a Interior Set which saved me over 50 if i wanted to buy them all seperatly

So I think i did well this year and lots more projects are now waiting to be started in the new year (wether they get finished is another matter :-) )

Also got a few Nightmare Before Christmas things. (It's a film)
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 03:48 PM UTC
sam

i saw your post over in armorama regarding the Ardennes, try and look for a book called "the battle of the bulge - then and now" by after the battle, as this is full of pictures of the battle including king tigers in zimm.

As always my other half doesn't buy me models for Xmas as she believes i have enough already :-) that i dont finish. So i treated my self to a challenger 2 :-)

cheers

keith
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 04:09 PM UTC
Thanks for that i'll keep my eyes out for the book. Managed to get some Echelon decals for it and it gives the option for two that did have zimmerit on them.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 04:58 PM UTC
I actually did quite well kit-wise this Xmas. 1/35 Trumpeter KV-1, 1/35 Academy M-51 Israeli Super Sherman, 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt (bubble-top), and my brother in-law picked me up on one of his house clearance jobs 3 Revell kits, 1/72 F-16,1/72 Mirage III and an Atomic Cruiser USS Long Beach (which Courtney is nicking). The Revell kits are old, both aircraft date back to 1976 and the ship is 1968 .
My brother is getting me a 1/48 Aeroclub RAF BE.2C when I finally get round to ordering it.
But the most useful model related pressie was the airbrush holder that Nige bought me, cheers mate.
So all in all I did quite well.
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 05:12 PM UTC
Well I got me some nice small kits for Christmas:
Extratech M4A3E2 Jumbo 1/72
PST KV-220 1/72
MAC Einheits-diesel truck 1/72
2 * Revell F-14A Tomcats 1/144
Revell F-14D Tomcat 1/144

I think I have just set myself a challenge
Can I complete all the Tomcats for SMW07 thats 7 x F-14D and 3 x F-14A a nice little carrier deck, Oh and add a Hawkeye to that display.
All Revell so thats a bonus!

Ciao
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 06:59 PM UTC
Subtle hints were dropped the way of my parents that i had more decals than i needed for the Mossie and Beaufighter in my stash, and they came up trumps with one of each. Looks like a US Beau and two of the Banff strike wing mossies will be built during 2007 to join the Aussie Beau already in construction.

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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 01:42 AM UTC
Mal - There is an article in MAI on the 1/72 Wyvenr. I can pop it to you if your interested. Got some good photos and color plates.

Ross
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 01:24 PM UTC
i just spent some of my xmas money on an iwata HP-sc airbrush, after hearing good things about them on the main site. my faithful aztec 470 struggled to do an intricate french WW2 camo scheme recently, so it might be time for a change.
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 03:43 PM UTC

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Mal - There is an article in MAI on the 1/72 Wyvenr.


Thanks Ross, I take the mag, so if you can just give me the volume number I should be able to lacate it

Phil, is it a double action gravity fed brush?

Mal
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2006 - 01:43 AM UTC
yeah mal its double action gravity fed, with a 2mm needle, im getting it from a seller on ebay,so i'm expecting it in about a week and a half. i used to have a badger 200 gravity fed airbrush and liked using it but the teflon bushes were a nightmare, when they go, and you replace them the airbrush is never the same, but it was a doddle to clean!
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2006 - 02:50 PM UTC
did i say a week and a half? its literally just been delivered by the postie at time of posting! never mind how it paints it certainly looks the buisness, and compared to my aztec feels like it weighs a ton! i'll give these guys a plug later because as well as a two day delivery time i got this considerbly cheaper than elswhere, but offhand i can't remember their ebay trading name!
now i'm just off to leave them a glowing feedback!
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 04:22 AM UTC
Nice one Phil, yep double action, gravity feed is certainly the way to go.

Today I took a trip into Worksop and I actually managed to do everything that I went to do plus a bonus I got me a new DVD re-writer, a can of "Nissan Silver" spray paint from Hannants (all will become clear by the second MOQ, I hope plus the 3rd instalment of my, on going, pre-shading series ) Then it was over to the only model shop, worth the name, for miles around, Model Base, where I finally ordered my Trumpeter Wellington I stayed a couple of hours while Ray, the owner, and I talked modelling stuff. I was just about to go when this bloke turned up and Ray preceeded to help him unload his car, of about 30 models. I helped to put them in the back room. Most of the kits had been bought off Ray, one on Christmas Eve. He had done a deal with Ray and "swapped" these 30 kits for a vynil figure and some paints, because he had the shakes, caused by an accident when he was a kid. I asked Ray what he was going to do with them. He said that he would "grade" them and put a price on them. I picked up one of the kits and asked "how much"....15.....done The kit was Dragons 3in1 Tiger One of the kits was the Matchbox Corvette in 1/72 scale, which I almost got I was thinking about entering all the different MOM's. The Tiger will be a second entry

Anyway, I think that I can now safely say my Christmas is sorted

Mal
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 04:30 AM UTC

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I picked up one of the kits and asked "how much"....15.....done The kit was Dragons 3in1 Tiger

I beg of you, please, whatever you do keep this kit AWAY from Sam she's been after this one for the last six months.
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I picked up one of the kits and asked "how much"....15.....done The kit was Dragons 3in1 Tiger One of the kits was the Matchbox Corvette in 1/72 scale, which I almost got I was thinking about entering all the different MOM's. The Tiger will be a second entry
Mal


THUMP.............................Sorry, fell off my chair :-) .
Looking forward to seeing some progress on this Mal.
Will you be entering the Sci-fi MOM if it ever gets going ?
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 07:03 AM UTC

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The Revell kits are old, ....... the ship is 1968



what are you saying..??
1968 is a very good year I'll have you know..


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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 07:16 AM UTC

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The Revell kits are old, ....... the ship is 1968



what are you saying..??
1968 is a very good year I'll have you know..




I know, i was born :-) :-) .
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 10:45 AM UTC
Anyone mind if a Yank pops in on this Chat?
Mal, my better half just came back from Goodwill's(They're a donation-based retail store that helps folks get job training) Post-Xmas sale with a brand-new in the Plastic Monogram 1:48 B24J Liberator for 5.00USD. I know, Old kit, crappy detail, Raised Panel lines, etc, BUT the real point is that SHE BOUGHT ME A KIT OR THE STASH!!! This will have historic reverberations...
Plus the Fact that my Uncle Ben was 4F during WWII(born without fingernails-guess the draft board thoght it was contagiuos or something ) so he went to work for Consolidated building the D-J Libs. He said they called them "Ruptured Ducks"(because of the lack of the carry-through spar which made them fold up like origami whenever the wings took a hit), and that every time he heard of an entire crew being lost in a crash he'd go back to his company supplied trailer(Caravans, I think you call 'em on that side of the pond) And cry himself to sleep at night.
Anyway, It'll be some good family History for Me & Logan to build this one together (Straight OOB, I think)- This one's going to hang in his room.
You know, every once in a while, these chippies actually understand us...
(Apologies to the Fore for Samantha- You Are Awesome!)

That along with my elder Brother's 500+ piece Bachmann/Lifelike HO scale train set oughta keep me & the Boys busy for some time over the winter...

Oh, Yes-Mal- You simply MUST give us a quickie, tear-the wrappings-off-&-smell-the-styrene Review of the Wellie!!!!
PleasePleasePleasePleasePlease!!(Like especially- did they reproduce the Geodetic structure on the visible interior?)

Waiting & Hoping-
RobH(LogansDad)

P.S.- I also happen to feel that 1968 Was a GOOD year. It was the year Mel Gibson Left Peekskill, NY,USA, & I entered said location...
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 04:32 PM UTC
Mal - The MAI is the first one. August 2005 Issue 1. Still not got a model yet Hopefully the new year will get me something.

Ross