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2 hours ago, LSP_K2 said:

Excellent, Rog. I need to add the Aero Detail book on the Me 262 to my stash too, it's one of a few that I'm still missing.

 

Well ... I'm not a collector of these ones ... I was after the Classics books ... the rest are stocking filler as far as I'm concerned.

I'll have a flick through if it comes recommended though!! ... If I can't see any use for it I'll be open to a re-sale ;)

 

2 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Those 262 books are a massive score, Rog! I'm definitely jealous!

 

Kev

 

I couldn't believe it either ... I had to look twice and read the entire listing with all supplied photo's 1st ... AND they're all in pristine condition!! ... 

I had a slight panic when I saw that he had sleeved the dust jackets in plastic - after I'd bought the lot ... but it's been professionally done in a vey thin, malleable non-stick type.

I could remove it easily ... but there's not really any point.

 

Rog :)

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3 hours ago, Artful69 said:

I'll have a flick through if it comes recommended though!! ... If I can't see any use for it I'll be open to a re-sale ;)

 

Rog :)

 

I'd rather unhesitatingly recommend almost any of the Aero Detail series, Rog, though some have become somewhat dated over the years.

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Ok ... so ... back to models ...

 

Today a LARGE parcel arrived from Model Hobbies in UK ...

 

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With a few kits inside :D

 

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.

 

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

 

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Next ... another Mirage ... RAAF Decals - BUT different time period :D

Decals are from 1983, whereas the Italeri kit I bought earlier has the 1966 markings

 

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

 

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Rog :)

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Today ... I had the last two expected parcels turn up .... and one unexpected parcel - more on that later.

 

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

 

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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 ...

 

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A four air-brush holder stand ... 

 

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A cleaning pot ...

 

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A decent set of brushes for detail work ...

 

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

 

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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?? ...

 

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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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I'd be interested in both books, Rog, but I'm quite certain that shipping would kill that deal real fast. I think they're both on my own Amazon list.

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9 hours ago, LSP_K2 said:

I'd be interested in both books, Rog, but I'm quite certain that shipping would kill that deal real fast. I think they're both on my own Amazon list.

 

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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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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8 hours ago, Winnie said:

In a spate of very little money I sold mine too, with a PILE of aftermarket... Need to get one again too...

 

I already had/have some AM for it, but I'll for sure be adding more.

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Nothing here to make anybody jealous over, but I'm still very pleased to now have them. The P-38 wheels are just a wee bit too "low on air" for me, so I'll probably beef those up with some epoxy putty. Either way, they still look much better than any of the other Lightning wheels/tires that I've encountered. The Pavla cockpit for the Scorpion is my first experience with this company, but the overall quality looks quite excellent for this small scale, so I suspect I'll be buying more from them.

 

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Treated myself to these over the last 2-3 weeks. Sorry they aren't LSP's... 

 

I sold both my IL-76's to help fund my skydiving and when this one came up for sale I snapped it up as I regretted selling both, the A-50 is my second, been after a second for some time..  the Moss and Atlant I've wanted for years, the Moss was secondhand and 'cheap', the Atlant is now no longer produced so I bought that from Hannants.. 

 

and the hunt for another An-22 continues... 

 

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