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Che Guava

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  1. Sounds like a challenge! Like RWG, I didn't know about the conversion kit, and I too will not be buying the conversion that's nearly the same cost as the kit. Too rich for me, but the drawing AIM shows the fact that its possible, and the areas needed to be modded will be very handy. I'll give Mach2 a year or so to see if they bring their own kit out - they can copy the AIM mods! - I'll get the hacksaw out if they don't. I must tell RWG about the Airways vacform kit. 🤔
  2. Drat. Rumbled. Nobody believes revolutionaries any more. Viva Zapateria!
  3. You mean you have 1/700 scale warship versions as well? I really did think about buying that tin of Humbrol enamel, honest.
  4. Having seen that @Grunhertz and @RWG686 got their grubby hands on a @BlackMike Models mug I kicked up a fuss until he sent me one. I think he may have got mixed up with 1/144 scale model order. Still, appreciate the thought...anyone fancy a wee cup of tea?
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    1/72 VC-10.

    VC10 is pretty long. I was given a reason that Mach2 wouldn't do a Belfast or a Canadair CL-44 ( both with variations of Britannia wings) because their moulding machine couldn't do the size. That knocks that on the head then!
  6. I think, right here, we should own up - show and shame - to what we took home from this show, from the irredeemably cheapskate with two tins of Humbrol enamel (olive drab and neutral grey please, for my re-purposed USAAF Dak), to the fiscally incontinent with a 1/200 scale HMS Elizabeth-class Carrier or anything by Hasegawa tucked under an arm. Photos of the box if possible - and lets compete with what we think was the bargain of the day - so someone else can say they got it cheaper off ebay or a man in a pub. Any takers?
  7. Have you thought of putting it next to the heater?
  8. I think Scott's Models sells it in hundredweight bags in their DIY section. Let me know when you are going, I'll bring the van - its rated to carry 15cwt
  9. I signed up for multi-tasking lessons and a course in prevarication techniques, but I haven't got round to the multi-taking course yet, and I gave up on the prevarication class because I just can't manage two thing at once. Mind you, the assertiveness training course is going well, when the wife lets me go to it
  10. Did this on a Heron 45ish years ago. The heat from the curing resin melted the plastic around the windows a bit. Modern thin-wall moulded polystyrene might be a bit tricky - I sure wouldn't use it on a vacform!
  11. Rivet counter................Kiosk at the back of a model shop over which one can buy expensive model enhancements. Decals sheet..................Brief review of poor transfer quality by Mexican modeller. Austerity........................An aeroplane that looks a bit like an Auster
  12. Missed one..... 1/144 scale...................Standing a bit further away from 1/72 scale.
  13. Che Guava

    Bell 212.

    Damn fine job, especially the interior. Have you ever thought of furnishing doll's houses?
  14. We still going on with this? OK...... Sprue...........................The seventh fireman in Trumpton, replaced by Pugh's brother Pugh as it was Sprue's day off. Wingnuts...................Grounds for divorce in 27 countries. Mould..........................What's likely to have formed on a Wingnuts kit by the time you get up the nerve to make a start. Plunge mould...........Found round the bath MIB...............................After Eight confectionary Balsa.............................Made a complete mess of Display Case.............psychological study of habitual model show exhibitor. Vacformed................The shape of the bits of your favourite kit after its been Hoovered up by the cleaning lady Whittle........................prototype jet engine hand-carved out of an old rockin' chair by a hillbilly in the Ozarks
  15. Some other definitions... Pigment.......................a kind of pinkish colour that smells of bacon. Super Glue.................Marvell's least-successful comic hero. Research......................Have another look for that bit that shot off the sprue when you cut it. Transfer.......................A decal that can only be applied during that window as specified by the Football Association Stash............................A short moustache. Kraft Knife..................Modelling tool with a blade made of cheese. Spare Part..................That feeling when you've bought a kit at a show, and you find it cheaper at the very next dealer. Bi-plane......................An aeroplane that swings both ways. Rigging........................See 'election' SPAD............................government SPecial ADvisor (see 'rigging') 1/72..............................Bookie's odds on a kit being completed 1/600............................Chances of finding somwhere for all the bits on a battleship kit. What If..........................An excuse for sticking some random bits on some other random bits. Aeroclub.......................For violent use on any 'what if' displayed with all seriousness at a model show. Nose weight...............An Austrailian saying 'No sweat'
  16. Do I see a trend here? Airfix regularly announce 'immanently to go out of business', we all buy stash stuff on maxed credit card/remortgage family home/sale of Granny's house,. There's a mythical sale of all remaining stock, but when you get there they only have SPADs, RE8s and Bristol Fighters left, which you buy anyway at half price, even though the sticker price reveals them to have been in stock pre-decimalisation. Airfix then announce 11th hour refinancing and continue trading. The realisation that WE are the 'refinancing package' makes no difference as an addict neads a dealer. Why do you think we call it a 'stash'?
  17. Yup.....SPADS, Harry Tates and Bristol Fighters. Handy source of wheels, struts and props (wings too - RE8 and Brisfit wings for scratch-built BE2s). Probably why I never needed to buy Aeroclub parts in the early years - sorry John.
  18. Got it in one! There's an excellent model (big) of it in Dundee's McManus museum in the town centre.
  19. Strictly speaking its two kits, and would be eligible in the way nothing else is, strictly speaking, for the Group Build 'Floatplanes and flying boats' over on the other place. "Can ya tell wat it ees yit?" (can we still do Rolf Harris impressions without risking placement on a register?)
  20. Funnily enough, I just bought my most expensive kit at £69 off ebay - its an old vacform, one I always wanted, and to justify it to myself, I raided my 40-year-old stash for 3 kits I no longer want, put them on ebay, and as luck would have it, they sold for a couple of quid more than the 'unwise' purchase. I think there's a lesson there for the stashily over-endowed: How long do you plan to live, how many kits do you have, what rate do you have to build them all to finish them? If its more that three a day, time to divest!
  21. No, You're thinking of New Jam, capital of the Confiture States of America where General Robert E Numbers battled against the forces stirring in Alajama. The island of Jamaica was of course named after the Bob Marley song.
  22. Walrus is quite right about Prestonpans as that is where the remains of a Jumo engine were recovered by a fishing boat a few years ago. I was mistakenly thinking of the Battle of the Froth where a jelly pan full of strawberries boiled over and triggered the Hundred Jars War when the 19th Robertson's Preserve Regiment of the Lime attacked the Mamelade regiment of Napoleon's Mint Imperial Guard in the Orangery.
  23. No mention of Preston Pans in the index. Walrus might be thinking of the Battle of Preston Pans, 1745 where at a quarter to six, a highland charge (17 groats for a fish tea) defeated government forces who retreated to Sunderland Flying Boat and flew back to Southampton for a full English Brexit.
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