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Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 02:08 AM UTC
Package arrived from North star.

HACS and Pompom directors.



Brighten up a couple of projects.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:03 AM UTC
Well i finally entered the darkside saw a deal on ebay i couldnt pass up. The Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck with the MK design enhancement set got it for $380 including shipping. Man is this baby big. To make matters worse i am seriously considering getting the 200 scale Iowa. Now i will have to admit i got a really super deal on the Arizona several years back $100 so that monster been sitting in the closet for a few years so i kinda entered the superscale club a while ago
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 11:21 PM UTC
Nice Damien,

Do like the Gearings, must get round to building one.

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:47 PM UTC
Postie dropped this one off a couple of days ago.


Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:54 PM UTC
Picked up a few things at Southern Expo last weekend.



The Defiant will be built as an air sea rescue version.



The Pontos upgrade set came from Sovergeign, timely of them to have one in stock, and excellent service too.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 11:57 PM UTC
Ahoy Dave

Don't quote me but I understand the Eduard and Nautilus sets compliment each nicely.

I have the Nautilus PE set and its comprehensive that is for sure.

I was planning on getting the Eduard Big Ed set plus the additional Nautilus sets and accessories.

And maybe some Shapeways figures as well who knows?


Cheers


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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:31 PM UTC
Sean,

I have been eyeing the upgrade items from Nautilus but haven't seen the figures from Shapeways.

I want to convert this tub into a later version Fletcher which would require some scratch building, not sure if my skill level can handle that though.

In any case, I am eager to get this into the shipyard.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:42 AM UTC
Ahoy Dave

A very handsome investment indeed.

I also have this one hidden away in the shipyard somewhere.

I think its worth looking at the Eduard Big Ed set for the 1/144 Fletcher.

Nautilus have a PE set plus resin turrets and boats.

Shapeways have 1/144th US Naval figures s well!


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:13 AM UTC
Hi all,

I was trolling Ebay when I found this gem for a great price..



I am looking forward to building this little beast. If anyone knows of any AM kits for this other than Nautilus Models please let me know.

thanks

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 01:12 AM UTC
Great additions to the stashes guys, a few there I would like to add to mine.



Si
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 09:11 AM UTC
Hi all,

I found a deal on Ebay that I just couldn't pass up. A couple more IJN Destroyers to add to the stash.



I think we need to have a destroyer campaign soon!!!

Dave
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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 02:27 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

Well the fleet continues to grow. I grabbed the IJN Mikuma at a great price through auction and the Shimkaze from a dealer.



Looking forward to building the Shimkaze and placing her next to one of the bigger builds.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 08:12 AM UTC
I got these in november thanks to Squadron and their Black Friday sale giveaway


Revell's 1/350 Bismarck

Trumpeter's USS Texas

The Ijn Mikasa

Trumpeters 1/200 Arizona.
I also got Trumpeter's HMS Roberts but didn't get the chance to snap some pics.


on a slightly related note anyone interested the arizona since I'm having second thoughts on my ability to actually build it.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 08:41 AM UTC
Well I had to organise my own Christmas giving and most of it arrived after the day but it was worth the wait.
I have waited for one of these for a while as I would like to build it as a 1921 version

along with some brass to give it detail


In fact it was a brassy Xmas because courtesy of Dave "Rolltide31" Foster I also have a set of Flyhawk's super super detail for Nagato. As Dave described above, it's very impressive, if not somewhat daunting.


And from RC Subs, and hopefully for the Silent Service campaign, lots of etch for IXc plus some resin.





As always just got to find the time now.

cheers
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 01:41 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

Snap, It is a little gem.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 01:57 AM UTC
Hi all,

Well a shipment of 1/700 warships and some tracky things arrived for the store and among those was this little gem.



Been wanting to increase my IJN Destroyer fleet. Now for the Shimkaze to be released.

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 06:59 AM UTC

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I think I have found my big project!!



I think that you have indeed found it! I look forward to this one.
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 02:33 AM UTC
Thanks Dave,

More on the X craft over on the Silent Service Campaign.

Some serious brass you have there, looking forward to seeing on the slipway..

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 01:29 AM UTC
Si - nice haul, I had three of the X-CRAFTF or sale in the store and they went pretty quickly. I know Eduard has either already released an upgrade kit or is pending release. Glad to see that it went straight to the bench. Looking forward to adding the Kagero to my growing fleet.

For me I have gotten in the habit of adding something for myself when I order inventory for the store. This time it was from Flyhawk. So along with the HMS Aurora kits that arrived for the store the IJN Nagara Upgrade Kit and the Gold Medal Edition Nagato Upgrade kit arrived.



The Nagato upgrade kit is very very nice.



All the little boxes are resin kits containing life boats, binoculars, generators,and other assortments. Underneath are a lot of baggies with all the brass barrels, masts, and other turned brass along with the wooden deck and the 18 sheets of photos etch.

I think I have found my big project!!

Dave
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 07:03 PM UTC
Picked up the X craft from Hannants Colindale shop today. That is going straight onto the bench for the silent service Campaign.

The also had the Tamiya 1/350th Kagero for 30, couldn't leave that behind.



Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 02:53 AM UTC
Another nice one Dave,

Fancy the Takao myself.

Looks a good read Luciano, haven't picked that up yet, but it is in my sights.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 11:21 PM UTC
Some nice looking kits everyone, recently I've been building armour so only tracked hulls passing this way of late. Still find time for ref material though.

New book just released

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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 04:56 AM UTC
Thanks Si,

Well here is another, caught this on ebay for a reasonable price. Now the Takao class Heavy Cruisers are all part of the stash. Granted one is already built but..



The IJN Heavy Cruiser Atago

Now to work on acquiring the Mogami Class.

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 01:47 AM UTC
Another nice one Dave.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:55 PM UTC
Thanks Si. They are pretty cool and have a significantly different line from the Agano Class Light Cruisers.

Well the Inventory of Aoshima kits arrived yesterday and well I had to pull one out and add it to my personal stash.

The IJN Heavy Cruiser Ashigara. According to Aoshima they will be opening the production of the IJN Nachi in January for a short period of time.

The Cruiser fleet grows.



Dave