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    Artful69 reacted to LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    It took quite a while, but I’ve finally managed to grab another Tamiya F-4E to replace the one that I sold off a few years back. Thanks a ton, Jerry, it’s very much appreciated.

     

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    Artful69 got a reaction from Uncarina in Make the others jealous   
    Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.
     

     
    First up a couple of books that I ordered from Amazon ...
     

     

     
    They kind of look like a Vol.1 and 2 set ... a few black and white pictures but mainly text.
     
    Then a parcel from BNA Modelworld ...
     
    Some battery operated paint stirrers ...
     

     
    A four air-brush holder stand ... 
     

     
    A cleaning pot ...
     

     
    A decent set of brushes for detail work ...
     

     

     
    and ... another piece of the RAAF puzzle ...
     

     
    Yesterday ... I got home to find a FedEx missed delivery notice ... with a tracking number I'd never seen.
     
    Now the only 2 FedEx numbers I DID have were from some orders from Amazon that are still showing "Shipping Label Created" from a month ago.
    Amazon refunded the money from these two orders - on the expected delivery date - because they were advised that they could not fulfil them.
    Each order contained 2 books ... the first was for a book on the A-20G and the He.219 ... the second order was for books on The B-25 and The Bf.110 and Me.210 and 410.
    While I was waiting for the refunds to clear I ordered the same four books again (plus another) through Booktopia (and I must say that the service and level of communication has been amazing with these guys) ... at every change in the process I get an email alert - much better.
    Meanwhile at some point a week or so ago ... a NEW label was created by Amazon and these items shipped to me ... somehow?? ...
     

     

     

     

     
    As you can see ... they are fairly chunky and about the same size as the Classics books.
    They weren't packaged very well ... no packing materials inside that destroyed box ...
    I'm pretty sure the ratty dust covers are the result of that sad effort.
    So I guess I have a couple of spares now ... some food for the e-Bay sales maybe??
     
    So ... like I said ... that's it for the incoming packages for now ... except for the Booktopia order ... but I have no idea when that will show up.
    There's a few random tools that I'll be needing (like a CA glue applicator) ... and some AM (like RAAF decals for the Super Hornet)
    ... but I'll get them organised when I organise the next round of kits.
    There is the upcoming Academy F/A-18A's on order ... plus the HS.129 stuff from ZM and a Lanc' (I'll decide WNW or HKM once the WNW kit hits the market)
    And now I hear that the RAAF have Growlers as well as the F's!! ... stay tuned!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 reacted to Winnie in Make the others jealous   
    Never did take pictures and now I'm at work so not able to, but got the Airfix Hellcat, and a Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V. Very stoked and can't wait to get home to fondle!
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    Artful69 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    Problem solved ... I rang Booktopia today to see if they can cancel and refund part of their order ... they did!!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from Gazzas in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from Gazzas in Make the others jealous   
    Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.
     

     
    First up a couple of books that I ordered from Amazon ...
     

     

     
    They kind of look like a Vol.1 and 2 set ... a few black and white pictures but mainly text.
     
    Then a parcel from BNA Modelworld ...
     
    Some battery operated paint stirrers ...
     

     
    A four air-brush holder stand ... 
     

     
    A cleaning pot ...
     

     
    A decent set of brushes for detail work ...
     

     

     
    and ... another piece of the RAAF puzzle ...
     

     
    Yesterday ... I got home to find a FedEx missed delivery notice ... with a tracking number I'd never seen.
     
    Now the only 2 FedEx numbers I DID have were from some orders from Amazon that are still showing "Shipping Label Created" from a month ago.
    Amazon refunded the money from these two orders - on the expected delivery date - because they were advised that they could not fulfil them.
    Each order contained 2 books ... the first was for a book on the A-20G and the He.219 ... the second order was for books on The B-25 and The Bf.110 and Me.210 and 410.
    While I was waiting for the refunds to clear I ordered the same four books again (plus another) through Booktopia (and I must say that the service and level of communication has been amazing with these guys) ... at every change in the process I get an email alert - much better.
    Meanwhile at some point a week or so ago ... a NEW label was created by Amazon and these items shipped to me ... somehow?? ...
     

     

     

     

     
    As you can see ... they are fairly chunky and about the same size as the Classics books.
    They weren't packaged very well ... no packing materials inside that destroyed box ...
    I'm pretty sure the ratty dust covers are the result of that sad effort.
    So I guess I have a couple of spares now ... some food for the e-Bay sales maybe??
     
    So ... like I said ... that's it for the incoming packages for now ... except for the Booktopia order ... but I have no idea when that will show up.
    There's a few random tools that I'll be needing (like a CA glue applicator) ... and some AM (like RAAF decals for the Super Hornet)
    ... but I'll get them organised when I organise the next round of kits.
    There is the upcoming Academy F/A-18A's on order ... plus the HS.129 stuff from ZM and a Lanc' (I'll decide WNW or HKM once the WNW kit hits the market)
    And now I hear that the RAAF have Growlers as well as the F's!! ... stay tuned!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from scvrobeson in Make the others jealous   
    Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.
     

     
    First up a couple of books that I ordered from Amazon ...
     

     

     
    They kind of look like a Vol.1 and 2 set ... a few black and white pictures but mainly text.
     
    Then a parcel from BNA Modelworld ...
     
    Some battery operated paint stirrers ...
     

     
    A four air-brush holder stand ... 
     

     
    A cleaning pot ...
     

     
    A decent set of brushes for detail work ...
     

     

     
    and ... another piece of the RAAF puzzle ...
     

     
    Yesterday ... I got home to find a FedEx missed delivery notice ... with a tracking number I'd never seen.
     
    Now the only 2 FedEx numbers I DID have were from some orders from Amazon that are still showing "Shipping Label Created" from a month ago.
    Amazon refunded the money from these two orders - on the expected delivery date - because they were advised that they could not fulfil them.
    Each order contained 2 books ... the first was for a book on the A-20G and the He.219 ... the second order was for books on The B-25 and The Bf.110 and Me.210 and 410.
    While I was waiting for the refunds to clear I ordered the same four books again (plus another) through Booktopia (and I must say that the service and level of communication has been amazing with these guys) ... at every change in the process I get an email alert - much better.
    Meanwhile at some point a week or so ago ... a NEW label was created by Amazon and these items shipped to me ... somehow?? ...
     

     

     

     

     
    As you can see ... they are fairly chunky and about the same size as the Classics books.
    They weren't packaged very well ... no packing materials inside that destroyed box ...
    I'm pretty sure the ratty dust covers are the result of that sad effort.
    So I guess I have a couple of spares now ... some food for the e-Bay sales maybe??
     
    So ... like I said ... that's it for the incoming packages for now ... except for the Booktopia order ... but I have no idea when that will show up.
    There's a few random tools that I'll be needing (like a CA glue applicator) ... and some AM (like RAAF decals for the Super Hornet)
    ... but I'll get them organised when I organise the next round of kits.
    There is the upcoming Academy F/A-18A's on order ... plus the HS.129 stuff from ZM and a Lanc' (I'll decide WNW or HKM once the WNW kit hits the market)
    And now I hear that the RAAF have Growlers as well as the F's!! ... stay tuned!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from BloorwestSiR in Make the others jealous   
    Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.
     

     
    First up a couple of books that I ordered from Amazon ...
     

     

     
    They kind of look like a Vol.1 and 2 set ... a few black and white pictures but mainly text.
     
    Then a parcel from BNA Modelworld ...
     
    Some battery operated paint stirrers ...
     

     
    A four air-brush holder stand ... 
     

     
    A cleaning pot ...
     

     
    A decent set of brushes for detail work ...
     

     

     
    and ... another piece of the RAAF puzzle ...
     

     
    Yesterday ... I got home to find a FedEx missed delivery notice ... with a tracking number I'd never seen.
     
    Now the only 2 FedEx numbers I DID have were from some orders from Amazon that are still showing "Shipping Label Created" from a month ago.
    Amazon refunded the money from these two orders - on the expected delivery date - because they were advised that they could not fulfil them.
    Each order contained 2 books ... the first was for a book on the A-20G and the He.219 ... the second order was for books on The B-25 and The Bf.110 and Me.210 and 410.
    While I was waiting for the refunds to clear I ordered the same four books again (plus another) through Booktopia (and I must say that the service and level of communication has been amazing with these guys) ... at every change in the process I get an email alert - much better.
    Meanwhile at some point a week or so ago ... a NEW label was created by Amazon and these items shipped to me ... somehow?? ...
     

     

     

     

     
    As you can see ... they are fairly chunky and about the same size as the Classics books.
    They weren't packaged very well ... no packing materials inside that destroyed box ...
    I'm pretty sure the ratty dust covers are the result of that sad effort.
    So I guess I have a couple of spares now ... some food for the e-Bay sales maybe??
     
    So ... like I said ... that's it for the incoming packages for now ... except for the Booktopia order ... but I have no idea when that will show up.
    There's a few random tools that I'll be needing (like a CA glue applicator) ... and some AM (like RAAF decals for the Super Hornet)
    ... but I'll get them organised when I organise the next round of kits.
    There is the upcoming Academy F/A-18A's on order ... plus the HS.129 stuff from ZM and a Lanc' (I'll decide WNW or HKM once the WNW kit hits the market)
    And now I hear that the RAAF have Growlers as well as the F's!! ... stay tuned!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from BloorwestSiR in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.
     

     
    First up a couple of books that I ordered from Amazon ...
     

     

     
    They kind of look like a Vol.1 and 2 set ... a few black and white pictures but mainly text.
     
    Then a parcel from BNA Modelworld ...
     
    Some battery operated paint stirrers ...
     

     
    A four air-brush holder stand ... 
     

     
    A cleaning pot ...
     

     
    A decent set of brushes for detail work ...
     

     

     
    and ... another piece of the RAAF puzzle ...
     

     
    Yesterday ... I got home to find a FedEx missed delivery notice ... with a tracking number I'd never seen.
     
    Now the only 2 FedEx numbers I DID have were from some orders from Amazon that are still showing "Shipping Label Created" from a month ago.
    Amazon refunded the money from these two orders - on the expected delivery date - because they were advised that they could not fulfil them.
    Each order contained 2 books ... the first was for a book on the A-20G and the He.219 ... the second order was for books on The B-25 and The Bf.110 and Me.210 and 410.
    While I was waiting for the refunds to clear I ordered the same four books again (plus another) through Booktopia (and I must say that the service and level of communication has been amazing with these guys) ... at every change in the process I get an email alert - much better.
    Meanwhile at some point a week or so ago ... a NEW label was created by Amazon and these items shipped to me ... somehow?? ...
     

     

     

     

     
    As you can see ... they are fairly chunky and about the same size as the Classics books.
    They weren't packaged very well ... no packing materials inside that destroyed box ...
    I'm pretty sure the ratty dust covers are the result of that sad effort.
    So I guess I have a couple of spares now ... some food for the e-Bay sales maybe??
     
    So ... like I said ... that's it for the incoming packages for now ... except for the Booktopia order ... but I have no idea when that will show up.
    There's a few random tools that I'll be needing (like a CA glue applicator) ... and some AM (like RAAF decals for the Super Hornet)
    ... but I'll get them organised when I organise the next round of kits.
    There is the upcoming Academy F/A-18A's on order ... plus the HS.129 stuff from ZM and a Lanc' (I'll decide WNW or HKM once the WNW kit hits the market)
    And now I hear that the RAAF have Growlers as well as the F's!! ... stay tuned!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from Fanes in Make the others jealous   
    Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.
     

     
    First up a couple of books that I ordered from Amazon ...
     

     

     
    They kind of look like a Vol.1 and 2 set ... a few black and white pictures but mainly text.
     
    Then a parcel from BNA Modelworld ...
     
    Some battery operated paint stirrers ...
     

     
    A four air-brush holder stand ... 
     

     
    A cleaning pot ...
     

     
    A decent set of brushes for detail work ...
     

     

     
    and ... another piece of the RAAF puzzle ...
     

     
    Yesterday ... I got home to find a FedEx missed delivery notice ... with a tracking number I'd never seen.
     
    Now the only 2 FedEx numbers I DID have were from some orders from Amazon that are still showing "Shipping Label Created" from a month ago.
    Amazon refunded the money from these two orders - on the expected delivery date - because they were advised that they could not fulfil them.
    Each order contained 2 books ... the first was for a book on the A-20G and the He.219 ... the second order was for books on The B-25 and The Bf.110 and Me.210 and 410.
    While I was waiting for the refunds to clear I ordered the same four books again (plus another) through Booktopia (and I must say that the service and level of communication has been amazing with these guys) ... at every change in the process I get an email alert - much better.
    Meanwhile at some point a week or so ago ... a NEW label was created by Amazon and these items shipped to me ... somehow?? ...
     

     

     

     

     
    As you can see ... they are fairly chunky and about the same size as the Classics books.
    They weren't packaged very well ... no packing materials inside that destroyed box ...
    I'm pretty sure the ratty dust covers are the result of that sad effort.
    So I guess I have a couple of spares now ... some food for the e-Bay sales maybe??
     
    So ... like I said ... that's it for the incoming packages for now ... except for the Booktopia order ... but I have no idea when that will show up.
    There's a few random tools that I'll be needing (like a CA glue applicator) ... and some AM (like RAAF decals for the Super Hornet)
    ... but I'll get them organised when I organise the next round of kits.
    There is the upcoming Academy F/A-18A's on order ... plus the HS.129 stuff from ZM and a Lanc' (I'll decide WNW or HKM once the WNW kit hits the market)
    And now I hear that the RAAF have Growlers as well as the F's!! ... stay tuned!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from misha71 in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Make the others jealous   
    Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.
     

     
    First up a couple of books that I ordered from Amazon ...
     

     

     
    They kind of look like a Vol.1 and 2 set ... a few black and white pictures but mainly text.
     
    Then a parcel from BNA Modelworld ...
     
    Some battery operated paint stirrers ...
     

     
    A four air-brush holder stand ... 
     

     
    A cleaning pot ...
     

     
    A decent set of brushes for detail work ...
     

     

     
    and ... another piece of the RAAF puzzle ...
     

     
    Yesterday ... I got home to find a FedEx missed delivery notice ... with a tracking number I'd never seen.
     
    Now the only 2 FedEx numbers I DID have were from some orders from Amazon that are still showing "Shipping Label Created" from a month ago.
    Amazon refunded the money from these two orders - on the expected delivery date - because they were advised that they could not fulfil them.
    Each order contained 2 books ... the first was for a book on the A-20G and the He.219 ... the second order was for books on The B-25 and The Bf.110 and Me.210 and 410.
    While I was waiting for the refunds to clear I ordered the same four books again (plus another) through Booktopia (and I must say that the service and level of communication has been amazing with these guys) ... at every change in the process I get an email alert - much better.
    Meanwhile at some point a week or so ago ... a NEW label was created by Amazon and these items shipped to me ... somehow?? ...
     

     

     

     

     
    As you can see ... they are fairly chunky and about the same size as the Classics books.
    They weren't packaged very well ... no packing materials inside that destroyed box ...
    I'm pretty sure the ratty dust covers are the result of that sad effort.
    So I guess I have a couple of spares now ... some food for the e-Bay sales maybe??
     
    So ... like I said ... that's it for the incoming packages for now ... except for the Booktopia order ... but I have no idea when that will show up.
    There's a few random tools that I'll be needing (like a CA glue applicator) ... and some AM (like RAAF decals for the Super Hornet)
    ... but I'll get them organised when I organise the next round of kits.
    There is the upcoming Academy F/A-18A's on order ... plus the HS.129 stuff from ZM and a Lanc' (I'll decide WNW or HKM once the WNW kit hits the market)
    And now I hear that the RAAF have Growlers as well as the F's!! ... stay tuned!
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 reacted to Jan Bobek - HGW in HGW Models News   
    Hello Everybody,
     
    we're back to LSP after long time to announce that just a few weeks remain till our first kit release. 
     

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    Artful69 got a reaction from scvrobeson in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
  16. Like
    Artful69 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
  18. Like
    Artful69 got a reaction from coogrfan in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
  19. Like
    Artful69 got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
  20. Like
    Artful69 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
  21. Like
    Artful69 got a reaction from Phantom2 in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
  22. Like
    Artful69 got a reaction from Fanes in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from Lothar in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... so ... back to models ...
     
    Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...
     

     
    With a few kits inside
     
    First ... The rather decent Fw-190 ... "Sturmbock" edition ... I didn't get the Hasegawa version of this so it's the only Sturmbock in the stash.
     

     
    Then the (apparently) "better-than-Trumpeter" Me.262A ... we'll see ...
     

     
    Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period
    Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings
     

     
    ... and finally an F/A 18.F Super Hornet ... I need some RAAF markings for this one ... and some of that non-existent AM!!! ...
     

     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from TAG in Make the others jealous   
    And now ... we get to the GOOD story.
    Every now and then ... you come across one of those bargains ...
    Where the seller either doesn't know the value of what he/she has ... or really just doesn't give a rats.
    ... And for whatever reason - No-one else has seen it!
     
    Well ... every week or two I jump onto e-Bay and run a couple of searches ... 
    Sometimes for kits or other stuff I'd like ... sometimes to see what some of my rarer kits will sell for ... other times looking for Classics books.
     
    For the last little while I've been monitoring several sellers with the Me.262 4 Volume set. Going rate is about $800-$1000 AUD plus postage.
    A couple have sold ... and a couple more sellers have listed theirs.
     
    Bear in mind ... these values are in AUD ... not USD.
     
    Then ... about 2 weeks ago I saw an auction lot on e-Bay ...
    The ad reads: "Assorted books on the Messerschmitt Me.262"
    The thumbnail picture shows a bundle of books - and there, buried at the bottom ... are the 4 Volumes of the Classics Pubs set!!
     

     
    No bids ... at opening $250 ... The seller is based near Sydney ...
    Listed as "Collection only" with less than 4 days to go ...
     
    I'm thinking ... it can't hurt to ask, right? ... So why is he not offering postage? ...
    Well - all of these books will add up to - like 9Kg - which will make postage costs HUGE! ... Calculated at about $36!!!
    Oh really? ... well ... If your prepared to pack 'em each individually in double bubble wrap and send a sturdy box to Perth ... I'm in for the cost.
    You only have to send the 4 Classics books too ... 
    I was really hoping to move the lot though, he says ... no worries - What will you accept?
    Well if I can just get the starting bid I'll be happy!
     
    Tell you what, I said ... How about I give you $300 exact ... you can keep the additional books and resell if you want ... and if the postage costs you less than $50 by the time you've packed everything you've made more than your original $250 asking.
     
    Deal!! ... But I'm sending you the lot ... Well ... okay then ... if you must 
     
    So today this arrived:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    And now ... they are happy sitting with the rest of the family
     

     
    Happily ever after ...
     
    Rog
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    Artful69 got a reaction from scvrobeson in Make the others jealous   
    And now ... we get to the GOOD story.
    Every now and then ... you come across one of those bargains ...
    Where the seller either doesn't know the value of what he/she has ... or really just doesn't give a rats.
    ... And for whatever reason - No-one else has seen it!
     
    Well ... every week or two I jump onto e-Bay and run a couple of searches ... 
    Sometimes for kits or other stuff I'd like ... sometimes to see what some of my rarer kits will sell for ... other times looking for Classics books.
     
    For the last little while I've been monitoring several sellers with the Me.262 4 Volume set. Going rate is about $800-$1000 AUD plus postage.
    A couple have sold ... and a couple more sellers have listed theirs.
     
    Bear in mind ... these values are in AUD ... not USD.
     
    Then ... about 2 weeks ago I saw an auction lot on e-Bay ...
    The ad reads: "Assorted books on the Messerschmitt Me.262"
    The thumbnail picture shows a bundle of books - and there, buried at the bottom ... are the 4 Volumes of the Classics Pubs set!!
     

     
    No bids ... at opening $250 ... The seller is based near Sydney ...
    Listed as "Collection only" with less than 4 days to go ...
     
    I'm thinking ... it can't hurt to ask, right? ... So why is he not offering postage? ...
    Well - all of these books will add up to - like 9Kg - which will make postage costs HUGE! ... Calculated at about $36!!!
    Oh really? ... well ... If your prepared to pack 'em each individually in double bubble wrap and send a sturdy box to Perth ... I'm in for the cost.
    You only have to send the 4 Classics books too ... 
    I was really hoping to move the lot though, he says ... no worries - What will you accept?
    Well if I can just get the starting bid I'll be happy!
     
    Tell you what, I said ... How about I give you $300 exact ... you can keep the additional books and resell if you want ... and if the postage costs you less than $50 by the time you've packed everything you've made more than your original $250 asking.
     
    Deal!! ... But I'm sending you the lot ... Well ... okay then ... if you must 
     
    So today this arrived:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    And now ... they are happy sitting with the rest of the family
     

     
    Happily ever after ...
     
    Rog
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