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#31 Smitty44

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:48 PM

Fisher Panther, but Trumpy Tomcat with all the bells and whistles including Zacto Intakes is a significant investment


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:07 PM


The 1/72 Revell Memphis Belle bought in the Newcastle Arcade in 1966 for about 7s/6d - I made a complete pig's ear out of it.

In grown up now year money that's like spending £300 on an HKM 1/32 B-17F and screwing it up.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:12 PM

Good to hear you say "DC-3" and not "C-47" my friend. :)  I'm saying "DST" myself.
 

 

C- what ? :hmmm:

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:13 PM

C- what ? :hmmm:

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:19 PM

I made a complete pig's ear out of it.

Tony


Tony.. I am very impressed.

That is definitely a FIRST. How did you do THAT!!!!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:34 PM

The 1/72 Revell Memphis Belle bought in the Newcastle Arcade in 1966 for about 7s/6d - I made a complete pig's ear out of it.

In grown up now year money that's like spending £300 on an HKM 1/32 B-17F and screwing it up.

Tony

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:31 AM

1/32 Sunderland Vacuform.

This kit was long out of production. It was listed on eBay and I and another guy were in a bidding war over it. 

It went on and on and on. I was getting sleepy. When we were at $300 I said the hell with it. I had over $600 USD in my PayPal account. We were outbidding one another by $5 increments. 

So I called in all my artillery and air support and bid over $600 (which was all I had in my PayPal account at the time) and simply went to bed. My opponent kept bidding  $5 at a time until finally he gave up and I bought it for $350. Kind of like swatting a fly with a 16 pound sledge hammer. 

I awoke the next morning and as I expected I won it for $350. 

 

Since them Tigger bought out the molds and  has reissued the 1/32 Sunderland for less than what I paid for it. But when you add the shipping costs it is almost the same. 

 

Even if I should sell it I would probably lose $100. But that is not important. I won. That counts for a lot  in  one on one combat like that.  Keep in mind that men have natural competitive streaks. We get pleasure from it.

Now that we have moved back into my repaired house I will get back to making models and the Sunderland will be completed. I love float planes and flying boats. 

And I had the satisfaction of blowing an adversary out of the air and water at one time.  :wicked:

So I am not a nice guy all the time. So what else is new?


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:16 AM

I thought we were talking about kits....I win.
 
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Well, for a kit, yea. But I had to scratch build my '66 GT Fastback from the ground up with no instructions.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:23 AM

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:39 AM

Fisher Panther, but Trumpy Tomcat with all the bells and whistles including Zacto Intakes is a significant investment

 

I really, really wish that someone would do a proper IM F9F. I'd buy one in a New York minute.
 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:14 AM

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That is freakin awesome!!!!

In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpy 109E-4

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

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That's an awesome kit. I have a pair of them along with the Fine Molds version in the stash too.

Uncarina is building one on here in the Non LSP section.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:01 PM

HPH Catalina is my most expensive kit. But i though about it a long time before ordering it.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:02 PM

Will have to be the Airfix 1/24 Mosquito. I found out there were only 2 in the country, so I grabbed one. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:36 PM

The HobbyCraft 1/24 Spitfire Vb "Pin Up":

 

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It's still in the original box, etc.


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