No worries about the decals Carlos, if the other guy is willing to pay for them, by all means, he deserves them. I don't even know when I'd be able to use them with all I have planned to build in the near future.
I've been taking the past couple days to catalog and photograph my haul from the Nationals in Las Vegas. Now I'm done. Here they are...
Let's start with my raffle prizes...
Some tools donated by Rhino's Hobby Tools:
Focke Wulf Fw-200 Transport. Different from the bomber version:
Revell SS United States. I've wanted this for decades:
Tamiya Vosper Torpedo Boat:
Lastly, some of these were raffle prizes, (three) the rest were purchases:
I also won five other raffle prizes, but one prize I let a little girl pick for herself and four others (including three mega prizes) I let my friend Steve Witherspoon pick for himself. One of the mega prizes he got was a 1/350 scale Fletcher Class destroyer that he'd been trying to find for the past five or six years. I'm glad he got it!
Now these are my purchases.
Scale Colors washes and thinner from my friend Jeff Herne who sells these and acrylic paints:
Tamiya glue, Tamiya putty, Testor's Model Master paints, and Testor's spray on decal film. I had the rock in the background already:
I purchased a "Mediocre Modeler" T-Shirt from Andy's Hobby Headquarters and got this cutting mat for free:
I got these HQ-72 bases and accessories from Steve Munsen at his Value Gear booth, along with about ten of the packages of Value Gear stowage seen above:
Since I have at least eight 1/72 scale UH-1 helicopters missing tail rotors, I bought these replacements:
If they'd had more, I would have gotten them since I have at least four more to replace tail rotors on...
I purchased both of these because I was to graft the Russian carrier's parts to the Graf Zeppelin to create a "what-if" Russian carrier:
These are some brand new 3-D printed resin WWI-era vehicles done by a new guy named Jose Vargas. He does them in 1/72 scale (which I have here) as well as in 1/48 scale and 1/35th scale:
Bought this because the original Duck I started is missing so many pieces. This one might also be missing pieces too since I found some that fell out of the end-opening box:
I just hope this one has all the missing pieces from the original kit I started!
Got this from Rare Plane Detective:
It's a heavy chunk of plaster!
I have the early, so now I have the Late:
Just had top have another Trimotor:
I love the "Southern Cross" on this!
Found this at one of the booths. Been trying to buy this for a couple years! Finally I have one:
Now I can cancel the one that's been "sitting" in my Hobbylink Japan Private Warehouse for two years!
Never had a Marine AV-8B in my collection. Now I can rectify that:
Saw this and realized that I didn't have a Soviet one in my collection:
Back in the distant past I had built the USS Forrestal and the USS Saratoga in the 1950's fit when Revell first released them. I'd always wanted to complete the class by getting the USS Independence and the USS Ranger. Now I can:
Oh to enjoy the childhood memories again!
These latest armor will also be added to the collection eventually:
UM Su-100. I'll be adding this to my Egyptian Army:
I know I just built these, but I want to make this Chieftain an Iranian one:
These two were at the top of my list to get as well:
Next was this Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto. I already have the Roma, so I had to get this. The Italians really built them pretty:
Finally, another purchase from Rare Plane Detective. I already have the Tu-142 Bear, but I've always wanted the Tu-95 Bear. Now I have one:
To be honest, I also picked up a hardcover book about C-130 Hercules and a couple airbrushes, but they seem to have been lost in transit or something. I think I had left them in the model room when it was closed so I hope someone is holding them for me. One of the airbrushes was for a friend. Oh well.
Anyway, that is my Haul from Las Vegas. Thanks all for looking in.