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2 hours ago, Fanes said:

Isn't it nice to find a huge box (with the latest haul from evilbay in it) waiting at home?

 

 

Did you get these from "bluefire"? If yes, very good and reliable evilbayer! I've got an

excellent deal on a brandnew Tamiya from him.

 

Lothar

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38 minutes ago, Lothar said:

 

Did you get these from "bluefire"? If yes, very good and reliable evilbayer! I've got an

excellent deal on a brandnew Tamiya from him.

 

Lothar

Yes, indeed! I already got my Tamiya Spitfire VIII and the F4U-1 from him and I'm super happy.

He already has new stuff online that's feeding my addiction :innocent:
Which Tamiya kit did you get?

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2 hours ago, Fanes said:

Yes, indeed! I already got my Tamiya Spitfire VIII and the F4U-1 from him and I'm super happy.

He already has new stuff online that's feeding my addiction :innocent:
Which Tamiya kit did you get?

 

I've got a P-51D in 32nd for under € 80 and it was a brandnew kit. I have a few more

auctions ending on Sunday on my watch list (I promised SWMBO I wouldn't buy any 

more kits ;)) but hey...you know what I mean....she'll love me anyway!!

Lothar

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Today's haul from our annual show. Only one book this time though, an apparently new series from MMP/Stratus (Mushroom), on the Me 410, purchased from Scott Van Aken, who always seems to have something that I want.

 

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Bagged kit of the Revell Scorpion, gifted to me by a friend that knew I've been prowling the shows looking for one.

 

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11 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Wow, that Wessex manual is pretty cool

Indeed, i couldn't leave it. There's not much to find when it come's to Wessex reference.

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On 9/5/2019 at 3:31 AM, LSP_K2 said:

Nice books, Rog, real nice.

 

You ain't seen nothin' yet ... read on ;);) down below ...

 

Rog :)

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Ok so ... a couple more packages arrived during the last couple of weeks ...

I was forced to abandon any real modelling work for about 3 years ... the stash room just became storage ...

 

But now I'm gearing up again :)

 

First I grabbed an airbrush spray booth ...

 

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and then this box arrived the next day ...

 

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Containing a new LED driven magnification lamp, with some interchangeable lenses 3, 5 and 8 diopter and optional wheel stand :)...

 

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Along with a few tools ... I only bought this knife set because it was cheap and had the small Vernier ... I'll get a proper steel one later

 

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Then - a few days later - 3 packages arrive ...

 

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My new airbrush compressor with tank ... along with a couple of cheap airbrushes.

I have a Paasche V/L ... so I want to see how these compare ... but basically I wanted separate airbrushes - a lightweight one with a 0.2mm needle, a versatile one with 0.3mm - 0.5mm and gun with 0.8mm ... I haven't got the gun type yet ... but the Paasche has an 0.8mm suction action and some big a$$ jars ... ready for a couple of 4 engined heavies.

 

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Rog :)

 

 

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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!!

 

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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 :rolleyes:

 

So today this arrived:

 

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

 

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Happily ever after ...

 

Rog :)

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