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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #4471 by Nosferatu
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Nosferatu wrote: The most I have spent on a kit so far!
But what a kit!

Holy s**t, I just saw the price :pinch:


Yeah...I coughed a little! But was better than the full price by about $130 B)

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4 months 3 weeks ago #4472 by Terry
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:lol: or "whoops went out to buy soup, and came home with 3 boxes of soup"

Hadley wrote: Whoops

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4 months 1 week ago #4473 by Viperbuilder
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Took a punt on one of these kits a few weeks back. An aftermarket cockpit and wheels look to be in order some time in the future. Beautiful decal sheet but not the options I want to put on it. It certainly occupies a fair chunk of real estate.

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4 months 1 week ago #4474 by IAN
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Steve that's going to be a 'vast' build, good luck sir.

Been chatting with a modelling buddy from Brazil recently and discussing potential Luftwaffe builds. I was very impressed with an 1:48 ICM Hs126 he recently finished and seriously considered investing in one... in the end and after a shed-load of reading reviews and watching YT builds, I decided to buy this instead:





Kit schemes are all 70/71/65 with variations in yellow theatre marks, I also have a Kagero sheet with a beautiful North Africa scheme so as yet... undecided. There's so much quality in the (sturdy) ICM box that the only AM needed is a set of belts and masks which I've bought. This'll be my BIG Spring project like the BAC Lightning was last year.


Best from the 'Naki.


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4 months 1 week ago #4475 by Nosferatu
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Nice Steve and Ian. From what I understand some of those ICM kits are pretty good! Apparently their MiG 25 Is the business

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4 months 1 week ago #4476 by Viperbuilder
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Cheers Corran and Ian. I have to agree that ICM are turning out some really nice kits these days and I've purchased accordingly. I have the Mig-25 RBT in 1-72 and 1-48 scales and they look good. Have still to acquire any of their Ju88 kits but will look forward to your build Ian.

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4 months 1 week ago #4477 by KitModellerNZ
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No kitset purchases to report, but I have been wanting to get these Molotow chrome markers for ages now and they're on special at Gordon Harris at the mo.

I bought the 1mm & 2mm pens which I think are going to come in handy for painting small details, undercarriage oleos etc

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4 months 1 week ago #4478 by CyNaKyL
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Thanks for the tip Si, I just grabbed a couple too.

In Soviet Russia, Iron Curtain GB builds you!

People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....

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4 months 1 week ago #4479 by RossMack
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I bought the 1mm & 2mm pens which I think are going to come in handy for painting small details, undercarriage oleos etc


That's an awesome find, KB.
Never occurred to investigate fine-tip pens in chrome.

I have silver ink pens and marker but they're not shiny enough.

Will have to invest in some chrome things.

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D

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4 months 5 days ago #4480 by Gary
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Can't remember who it was that posted these cutting guides but they looked interesting so I thought I'd get some, along with yet another book on modelling and some sanding pads.
The sanding pads are by the same company that makes the cutting guides and I have some of their other pads which I just love to use.
The book is good, not quite what I thought it would be as it deals primarly with building the miniart buildings, it is still a good reference guide which I'm sure I'll be using at some point as I have a number of these buildings in the stash.




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4 months 3 days ago - 4 months 3 days ago #4481 by KitModellerNZ
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Just dropped $50 at BNA and ebay on various diameter braided line, lead wire, plastic rod and midge tubing. 1/32 Merlin wiring and additional pipe work here I come :cheer:
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3 months 4 weeks ago #4482 by CyNaKyL
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Been after something like these 2 for a while and the molding is pretty crisp and detailed. Also looking forward to Takom doing the russian Kashtan CIWS soon too.

In Soviet Russia, Iron Curtain GB builds you!

People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....
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3 months 4 weeks ago - 3 months 4 weeks ago #4483 by Phil
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I have fond memories of watching CIWS firing at night from the flight deck, making sure we stood in the blind spot for the flight deck camera since we weren't meant to be there.

BRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrp

I have a sectioned 20mm discarding sabot round mounted on my leaving plaque from when I left Whenuapai.
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3 months 4 weeks ago #4484 by Fritz
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Wow those are cool Gary! Would love to see it built up

I finally got my hands on one of these kits. I have been waiting for stock to come back into NZ, which looks like it won't be for a while, so I ended up getting it from Hobbyeasy.


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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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3 months 4 weeks ago #4485 by RossMack
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Found thjs nice little addition at the LHS.

$51.00 is close to what I'd shell out for anything online.
I consider that a victory.


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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D
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3 months 3 weeks ago #4486 by Nosferatu
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New reference material..Second hand from Better World Books...Looks good..I have another one coming too..


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3 months 2 weeks ago #4487 by Admoto
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Gary wrote: Can't remember who it was that posted these cutting guides but they looked interesting so I thought I'd get some, along with yet another book on modelling and some sanding pads.
The sanding pads are by the same company that makes the cutting guides and I have some of their other pads which I just love to use.
The book is good, not quite what I thought it would be as it deals primarly with building the miniart buildings, it is still a good reference guide which I'm sure I'll be using at some point as I have a number of these buildings in the stash.


How to make buildings. I was interested in this and read a review. It said it was Miniart buildings so I didnt buy it. There is another book out that may be more what you are after. From AK Interactive. BNA don't have it yet. Available from AKs website.

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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #4488 by KitModellerNZ
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3 months 2 weeks ago #4489 by Fritz
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Nosferatu wrote: New reference material..Second hand from Better World Books...Looks good..I have another one coming too..



These are great books. I have an older version, which just has vehicles from the original trilogy.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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3 months 2 weeks ago #4490 by RossMack
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Finally.
33 yrs since I snagged a Matchbox SBD-5 ( 1:32nd ) the engine arrived.

Pulled the trigger on a Vector Resin Wright 1820-G, from Sprue Bros.



All found . . . NZ$75.00. And it arrived in 10 days.
A single engine. Pure resin jewellery, though.

But les Frères Sprue are giving away trinkets, so I scored a n-i-c-e 3000-grit sanding stick.

Still have a second SBD-5 needs some engine TLC.
Hoping to find another Vector s/what cheaper.

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r-mcarthur.wix.com/717squadron# !
There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

On the bench:
Esci A-1H, I.D. Models 1/72 Andover vac, Testors 1/72 Harrier, Hasegawa 1/72 F-15D
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3 months 2 weeks ago #4491 by Viperbuilder
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A sentimental favourite turned up today to join my Shack family. One of these days I'll have to do a group build of them all.

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Revell 1-72 Hunter FGA.9
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3 months 1 week ago #4492 by RossMack
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A rare addition.

Found it early this month, online for US$39.00.
That's NZ$51.00.



The vendor doesn't ship outside the Yew Ess, so I signed up for one of they "on-shipping" gigs.
All up, about US$23.00 S&H. As opposed to s/thing like $35.00 via USPS.

I'm sold. In a manner of speaking.

Blew me away, scoring a Classic Airframes. The FB 5/9 is currently US$85.00 minimum asking, Evilbay.

One is suitably content.

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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3 months 5 days ago #4493 by Nosferatu
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Latest additions for the stash..Titanic was on special.. Huey supplied by Simon..Cheers mate!



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3 months 4 days ago #4494 by PhantomPhreakII
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So... for my 50th birthday I got a 30 euro gift certificate (among other things).. which I decided to use on this:



Big box..LOTS of parts....
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3 months 3 days ago - 3 months 3 days ago #4495 by Craig Sargent
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Managed to get 1st in 1/48 single-engine prop at the Nats, and for my troubles landed this, Cyber Hobby 1/72 F6F-3 Hellcat 30th Anniversary of Dragon limited edition kit. Comes with extra photo etch interior set from Platz, and there was a nice surprise inside the box - a 10% discount voucher for HLJ as they sponsored some
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3 months 2 days ago #4496 by Henry
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This is my most recent perchance a BR86 loco from Trumpeter.

Thanks Henry
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2 months 1 week ago #4497 by KitModellerNZ
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2 months 1 day ago #4498 by KitModellerNZ
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This should be a bit of a challenge!

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2 months 1 day ago #4499 by Gary
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Nice, I must build up the courage to make one of my WnW's kits



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2 months 15 hours ago #4500 by grover
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Not a kit but it was on sale at Mighty Ape, and is something to build in front of the tv on Sunday while watching Bathurst.

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