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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 01:43 AM UTC
While at the tyneside show on Sunday picked up a few bargins for some of the campaignes that are up and running.For my GATOR NAVY

For Camoflaged Ship

and a couple of other bargins from under the display tables
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What with my S100 and some other kits under way it will be a busy year
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 03:00 AM UTC
Nice haul Keith.
Clanky44
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 02:31 PM UTC
I must thank Simon at Vanwell Publishing for keeping me in mind. I've been asking him for this out of print title for a few years now.

MartinJQuinn
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 07:43 AM UTC
A box with the Admiralty Modelworks 1/700 Repulse Upgrade set showed up this week. Very sweet! Here's what I posted on MW.com earlier today:


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Received my Repulse Upgrade Set from Admiralty the other day. The set contains turrets (with brass barrels!), funnels (with searchlight platform for one), ships boats and the correctly shaped aft deckhouses to represent Repulse "as sunk". There is also a resin ships badge, PE for the ships boats and anchor chains! Oh, and they included a sample USN 5"/38 cal turrets in the box as well.

The casting is superb, especially on the funnels - the steam pipes really "pop" out. Overall, the entire set is very, very well done. I'm tempted to drop everything and start working on the Repulse immediately - it's that nice. Pavel and crew continue to set a new standard for other resin manufacturers to meet.

I have no relation, either personal or business, with Admiralty Model Works. I'm just a very happy customer, who is looking forward to future releases from the Admiralty!



I also got a few HP kits right before vacation (just got back from a week at Walt Disney World with the family) - 1/700 RN cruisers Columbo and Delhi and the French cruiser Emile Bertin.
Karybdis
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 04:03 PM UTC
Keith, awesome haul. You've got the large scale stuff really going!

Frank, I'm envious of your book score and I hate you.

Martin, awesome about the Repulse set! So how about those instructions! BTW, you should've told me you were doing Disney. We could have maybe had a mini MSW meet since I (and Pavel, for that matter) live in the Orlando area.
MartinJQuinn
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 03:33 AM UTC

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Martin, awesome about the Repulse set! So how about those instructions! BTW, you should've told me you were doing Disney. We could have maybe had a mini MSW meet since I (and Pavel, for that matter) live in the Orlando area.



The directions aren't half bad. Any idea who did them?

We were there from Saturday 2/28 through Sat 3/7 - stayed at Disney's Port Orleans Resort. And we rented a car too, so I had the ability to be mobile. Though I think my wife may have frowned on modeling side trips!
Karybdis
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 04:35 AM UTC
Yeah, too bad, as no vacation is a true vacation without a trip to the LHS (ours is pretty nice).
DaveCox
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 10:43 AM UTC
Ordered WEM 1/350 dogboat, love coastal forces and it may be small but I wanna Fairmile!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:59 AM UTC
I just got the Hasegawa 1/350 Soya 1st corps today. Looks like fun.

Clanky44
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 01:35 PM UTC
Great kit Kenny,... but good luck with the white plastic!!

Frank
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:47 PM UTC
This tidbit arrived the other day:
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 01:02 PM UTC
After being inspired by Rui's LST dio, this arrived in the mail today.



Pit-Road's LST kit will be following soon.
goldenpony
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:48 AM UTC
Here are a few things I picked up after my nice little tax refund check came in.








Yes, I bought a 1/350 kit. It looked so nice and was on sale.


Like plenty of us know, these are great references.

Yes, they have them and they are nice.



goldenpony
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 12:14 PM UTC
Well, the Naval Expansion Act of 2009 is almost complete. I picked up some over at Freetime Hobbies today and soem others came from Hobby World Japan.




I looked high and low for this one. I need it for my project I am planning for the Water Line Campaign.













It was a fun day going to a real hobby sotre. I am glad they are not too close, I would be in major problems.

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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 09:53 AM UTC
That's quite a haul JIm.
goldenpony
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 02:25 AM UTC
Just doing my best to stimulate the economy!! Of course after I get my recent lists all bought I will have a spending freeze.

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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 01:22 PM UTC
OK, I just could not pass up the bargin I got on this book. This one rocks! It is is mint condition.



DaveCox
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 09:20 AM UTC
Just received Revell 1/72 scale Flower class Corvette.

Budget build so I'll be trying to improve what's in the box instead of adding cost. Karl Zingheim ( CaptSonghouse) has sent me scans from the original Matchbox instructions for HMS Bluebell so that'll be my subject, apparently all the parts are still in the box.
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 08:44 AM UTC
Well, would you take a look at that goofy smirk on his face ... perhaps ven mildly insane ..... boy was I the happy buyer

CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 12:31 PM UTC
This just in....Fujimi's 1:350 Shokaku pulled into port--sweeeeet!

--Karl
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 05:05 PM UTC

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Karl.... nice pick up, can the sub be built waterline?

Rui.... thanks to you, I now have the Isles Class Trawler on order.

Frank



Well, any full hull could be built into a waterline if one is daring enough, I suppose. But, the problem with 1:72 submarine kits is that in most instances, producing a waterline model requires throwing away about 2/3's of the kit.

In this instance, my Type II project will be a cube-of-the-sea diorama, so I can keep the model intact.

--Karl


Hi, All:
For those interested waterline subs without loosing 2/3 of the kit maybe an A/B waterline representation is an attractive option. See it here: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=38399
Happy modelling,
rea00cy
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 08:02 AM UTC

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This just in....Fujimi's 1:350 Shokaku pulled into port--sweeeeet!

--Karl



Mine should be arrving Monday I think. I also have a box of zeros and 2 Kates coming as well.
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 10:12 PM UTC

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This just in....Fujimi's 1:350 Shokaku pulled into port--sweeeeet!

--Karl



Mine should be arrving Monday I think. I also have a box of zeros and 2 Kates coming as well.



Hi Steve!

You should be delighted with the Shokaku. I'll probably get a second later this year. With the Flattop Campaign next year, we'll have plenty of excellent subjects.

--Karl
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 10:35 PM UTC

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Karl.... nice pick up, can the sub be built waterline?

Rui.... thanks to you, I now have the Isles Class Trawler on order.

Frank



Well, any full hull could be built into a waterline if one is daring enough, I suppose. But, the problem with 1:72 submarine kits is that in most instances, producing a waterline model requires throwing away about 2/3's of the kit.

In this instance, my Type II project will be a cube-of-the-sea diorama, so I can keep the model intact.

--Karl


Hi, All:
For those interested waterline subs without loosing 2/3 of the kit maybe an A/B waterline representation is an attractive option. See it here: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=38399
Happy modelling,
rea00cy



Hi Augusto!

Yes, A/B and Cube of the Sea are the same thing. So, apart from a drydock or a building slipway scene, the only way to depict a sub in a diorama without tossing most of the kit away is such a method.

--Karl
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 01:00 AM UTC
Just happend to do a good deal at a hobby show - have built one before, so I will have to consider what to do with this one - prewar, waterline, extend it and do a B ??