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Here's what I got some time ago. It had come from a friend on another Forums and I was so busy that I placed it in my Hobby Room and promptly forgot it was there. Just a couple days ago, I went in to try and organize the room a little better and found it again. Opening it up, I found these:

 

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That was a completely unexpected and very welcome surprise.

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Finally picked up the Hasegawa Val kit I've been wanting for a while. Was always too expensive. Also picked up the Airfix 48th Sea Vixen, Sword 72nd AD-4W Skyraider and a gift from a friend....the DoraWings 72nd P-43.

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Keith, those are some really good scores! I’m really liking those two quarter scale kits, but that P-43 is sure a fine score as well!

Well I’ve been slowly adding to the flyboys section of my stash over the past few weeks, so now it’s time to share…

first up, some decals for the Hind in my stash that I had been wondering how to mark

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I took a chance and ordered them from Ukraine in early April, and they actually arrived within a few weeks. 
Next up is this gorgeous set for late career USMC Skyhawks. I can make at least two Scooters off this sheet, and possibly might acquire one more, as they have an F in the TPS grays!

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then I picked up this old decal set since I’m feeling the urge to model some Yellow Wings stuff… I haven’t done that since I was a kid

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and lastly this just arrived in todays mail, purchased off eBay for a fine price. It’s the old Hobbycraft molds, which arent bad at all, but it has a fabulous Cartograph decal sheet with about eight markings options.

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That’s all for now ;)

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Well this is gonna be a long one. Not because I bought a lot but thanks to the extreme generosity of someone on another Forums who surprised me with them.

 

Here's the one I bought. I got it with an Amazon Gift card given to me for my birthday:

 

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I already did get that started. 

 

A few days before that T-62 came in, I got a message letting me know to BOLO, because a box was heading my way filled with small scale treats that he knew he was never going to build. He wasn't kidding. Here they are, armor first, than aircraft, then ships:

 

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That is one I'd wanted for awhile, but never figured I'd ever get because I had too many others I wanted more badly for my limited funds to stretch to this. It's been started.

 

Next is this one still sealed:

 

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This one I hope to make an air ambulance:

 

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Now a few Airfix kits, starting with this one:

 

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And now for the ships:

 

This one, as you can see, came with no instructions. No worries, I can download them from Scalemates:

 

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I wrote that on the box top so I wasn't frantically trying to find them once I decide to build this.

 

Now for all these Tamiya ships:

 

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And finally  another one I'd wanted for a long time:

 

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And that one is started as well. All those details and more can be seen on my next tour of my plant. 

 

 

Enjoy!

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Nice stuff Mark.

Even though I swore I would never build another Roden kit again I picked up the Desert version of the armored car at Hobby Island in Vegas when I was there for their Grand Opening.  Just had to show my support.

The Battle needs a nose job to look more like the real thing.  There are/were 1 or 2 conversion sets on the market.

The Mossie is still a great kit and the only Mk XVIII in kit form (the one with the 6 ldr gun).

The He-111 is not a great kit but I think it is still the only one on the market with the dorsal turret to make a H-20 or H-22.

The ships are all nice kits.

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Mark, those are some outstanding kits that you were gifted! I love all of those cruisers! And of course, all the Airfix aircraft are old school building fun…. and the armor kits, from early to fairly modern, so a nice spread with those. Those should all take you what?  about a month or so to complete? 😉

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So I’ve gotten in a few aircraft kits over the past couple of weeks. A couple off of eBay, and one from consignment at Andy’s Hobby HQ shop

First up, an old ESCI Mirage 5 that was the consignment find. 

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then off of eBay, these two, where each one had the seller offer them up at discounted prices

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now for me to get an aircraft project finished up this year… 

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I’m working on it Mark 😉

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So… two more acquisitions for my flight line from IPMS meeting the other night

First up a large scale Yellow Wings beauty….

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and then my first SMER kit, a beautiful little float plane racer…. now the kit itself is quite basic, looking about the same as old Hawk kits from childhood

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 Mark, there’s always something fun coming down the line. 😉 The only real question is when will the next one get finished… 🤔

 

So Ive gotten a few new aircraft items in over the past couple of weeks.

First up, some 1/48 Eduard BL.755 CBUs for a future project or two

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Then some Yellow Wings white number decals and Verlinden yellow stencil dry transfers, both of which will come in handy

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and lastly this Hobbycraft 1/48 Bf-109B, which I had been wanting for quite some time, and I was finally able to score at a decent price

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I must like 109s, because this is the third that I’ve picked up in the past year… 

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Well continuing my Yellow Wings purchases, these two came in the mail. This time some Army Air Corps types

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The P-6E on Tuesday

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And the P-26A on Thursday… happy birthday to me 😉
 

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Thanks for the belated birthday greetings Mark. I’ve picked up a few more goodies recently.

Some new acquisitions for my flyers. First up I picked up these PE rigging sets for my recent Yellow Wings kits- a set for the P-26, and a generic set that will work on the P-6E

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Then I picked up this kit, that I had been wanting for some time, but waited too long to get when they were in the shops

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With some of the extra parts on this D, and some resin seats in my spares bin, I can now backdate the older D that I have in my stash into a TARPS B variant. Now I need to score some B decals.

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Here I go again…. Last night at IPMS was our annual “swap meet” meeting. Folks clear out their stashes a bit. Anyways I found a couple of items for dirt cheap…

first up was the old Aurora Breguet 14B kit

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the kit decals are wasted, but there some Peddinghaus decals available that cost several times what I paid for this kit…

and then I found these decal sets- national insignia for B-24s, which will help out for the B-24 in my stash, (a 2 sheet set for dirt cheap again) and a partial set for Corsairs (for free due to its partial condition!)

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I particularly liked one Corsair on the sheet because one, it’s a Goodyear produced FG-1A, built right up the road here at the old Goodyear plant here, and two, it’s from the battle of Pelilieu, so will be a great option for a WWII USMC ground support Corsair for one in my stash…

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One more Yellow Wings acquisition…

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A couple weeks back, I had gotten paid for a job. A couple days after, I got a text from a friend telling me of an estate sale just down the raod from my house. The sale had tons of model kits, a few finished models and even more wargame supplies as well as boxes and boxes of well organized baseball cards. I never even knew another model builder was so close to my house!  Well, I felt I could spare a Ben Franklin to see what he had. This is what I got.

 

First off, I grabbed as many tools and accessories that I could find. It was interesting what he had on his workbench:

 

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The top right is a box of parafilm roll. Next to it on the left is a metal tim with all those metal tins inside. Each has a clear plastic lid. The glared out container in front of the parafilm is a hobby drop cloth from Testor's. Remember those? The bottle labeled "Super" is actually some airbrush lubricant. That will be a great help! There's the two tweezers in between the cloth and the lubricant, these have that claw end for holding parts better. Finally the rest is strip or tube styrene. I'm still not sure what the silver roll is; maybe soldering flux, or some kind of wire. For some reason I didn't want to leave that behind.

 

The next thing was these two German WWI aircraft in bags. I couldn't tell what company they were from, but they are still sealed:

 

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Then I found this Hasegawa weapons set number 3. I'm sure I have another box or two of these, but hey, can't have enough of these bad boys can you?

 

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This one was a model I'd been looking for for quite some time. I'm glad I finally got it and will be starting it soon:

 

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This is one I never knew was released! Since my favorite Marvel movies are the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Rocket is one of my top favorite members of said group, I just had to get this:

 

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Then at my IPMS meeting, I got a raffle ticket for entering models in our monthly contest and placed it in the tub for these decals. I won!

 

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They consist of three sheets of railroad decals in HO scale, including Amtrac; and one sheet of WWII German armor insignia along with company, battalion and divisional markings. Then a friend came up to me and sold me this Airfix Dogfight Doubles set, complete with the brush, paints and other accessories mentioned on the box. I told him I was out of cash, but he said, "Pay me when you can, I just want to see these built and I know you will do it". 

 

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During the meeting, we honored a member who had passed named Reed West. He was a prolific aircraft modeler, but also did cars adn a couple other things too. His preferred aircraft subject were WWII biplanes in 1/72 scale. He used to make hundreds of jigs for aligning the wings for these and gave a few hundred away. There were still about  a hundred more still in his stash that his friend Bob Penikas was giving away. Since I now had that Dogfight Double set, I requested one from Bob and got this, complete with one of his in progress projects that he didn't finish:

 

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That is a vacu-formed aircraft of a Martin-something Scout. I doubt I'll ever finish it as I haven't any other parts for this, so I don't know what I'll do with the plane. I will definitely hold onto it though. 

 

 

Finally, here is my last "official" purchase from a store (either online or street), this was pre-ordered through Kitlinx when I had some left over money from a job. Five months later, it finally came in. I had forgotten I'd ordered it, it had been so long:

 

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This is the second of the three Dragon Stryker variants that I've been wanting to get. Now to try and track down the last variant when my check from this last job comes in. He's already five days late paying me....

 

 

 

That's it for me. Don't know if or when I'll have more acquisitions so I'm going to enjoy all this!

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Great luck on that treasure trove. Supplies are always good to have. As to that Martin Scout, hard to tell the scale from the photo. Is it plastic, vacuform or resin? If 1/72 and resin it may be this kit. 

 

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Mark that’s a great haul! I’m with you on Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket. You lucky dog on getting that kit! And good for you on finally getting a Concorde. Such an elegant looking jet liner! I think that the Alabtross and Fokker are both Eduard kits by looking at that finishing diagram. That’s done in their style. 

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7 hours ago, Ron Bell said:

Great luck on that treasure trove. Supplies are always good to have. As to that Martin Scout, hard to tell the scale from the photo. Is it plastic, vacuform or resin? If 1/72 and resin it may be this kit. 

 

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Thank you Ron! Yes, given how fast and frequently I finish models; I need to always stock up; even if I don't need something I'll pick it up.

The Martin MS-1 that came on my jig is a vac formed kit. Reed had done an outstanding job in making it look perfect.

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7 hours ago, Stikpusher said:

Mark that’s a great haul! I’m with you on Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket. You lucky dog on getting that kit! And good for you on finally getting a Concorde. Such an elegant looking jet liner! I think that the Albatross and Fokker are both Eduard kits by looking at that finishing diagram. That’s done in their style. 

Thanks Carlos! Yeah, I was thrilled to get the Rocket kit, they had three of them! If I'd had enough cash I could have gotten one for you. I am thrilled to have that Concorde too. Thank you for the info on those biplane kits; you are probably right.

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Thanks Mark. I know how that goes on spare cash. Been there/done that far too often in the past. We have Modelzona coming up here in about six weeks, so perhaps another bargain Rocket will turn up there. 🤞🏼
 

So it’s been a bit since I posted an update on latest acquisitions…. I’ve been nickel and diming it here and there, plus a couple of lucky finds…
For my 1/48 aircraft I stumbled upon this F-5F the other day at a local shop for a great price (far lower than any of the eBay scalpers were asking), so I snatched it up ASAP.

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then at IPMS last week, a fellow chapter member was selling off this kit for cheap, and who am I to say no to a bargain. I also successfully haggled for a lower price on this Microscale decal set off the E, since I didn’t care for the kit markings…

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Then I  picked up this Verlinden transfer set to get the markings I want for a future project, as again I didn’t want the kit decals. Alongside are some F-86D decals obtained in trade for a different project of mine. Thanks John Eaton for answering my “looking for” plea.

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a second thank you to him for  graciously sweetening the deal by throwing in this P-40 that he apparently bought in bulk

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and my ground forces were not neglected either…. firstly with the recent announcement that Archer was closing up shop, I decided to pick up some of their marking sets I need for few different projects. It’s now or never…

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finally, at IPMS I had won a couple of gift certificates to Andy’s Hobby HQ from monthly chapter contests. Yesterday I went and came home with this baby… along with some mundane supplies that are really not worth taking a photo of but used up the rest of my certificates amount.

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Now to build some of these…

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