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Christmas goodies?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 11:17 PM UTC
What goodies (model related) did you receive for Christmas? Not that you bought for yourself but those that were bought for you.

My Daughter bought me the Revell 1/32 scale Beaufighter and the Trumpeter 1/48 scale Mig 3 (early). They were both purchased from my mate who has a model shop in Worksop (Model Base). The Beaufighter I had ordered but had asked if it was OK to pick it up later when I had the dosh. This is, of course, in antisapation of Dereks interior detail set, result I was in the shop just before Chrismas admiring the Mig 3, but bought a Tamiya Spitfire Mk V, to help out "Tanky" build the same, on Aeroscale (not seen him post for a while, this happens everytime I buy a model to help someone with it, on line ). This morning I was reading a review on the Trumpeter Mig 3 (early) in SAMI by, guess who

So what did you get?

Mal
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 12:43 AM UTC
The majority of my goodies were from Sam (exect the last two which were from Sam's parents) as my family never know what to get me anymore anyway here goes:

1. 1/48 Hasegawa Lancaster Mk I/III for me to convert to the MkII using the conversion set Littorio gave me.

2. 1/32 Dragon P-51 Mustang (I was surprised to see on the instructions "Technical assistance provided by Rowan Baylis" )

3. Revell Professional "Flexi" Double Action Airbush, this is pretty cool as it can be used as a gravity fed or it rotates round for you to attach a jar or colour cup. (down side is i have to learn to airbrush all over again )

4. Tamiya Turntable display

5. Trumpeter 3" Turnable display.

That's all I can remember at the moment.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 02:24 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

In a word 'None' unless I can count Derek's Seagulls

Al
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 03:37 AM UTC
I didn't get any modeling stuff this year. My gray army did a fair amount of recruiting at the Long Island Show in November. SWMBO does have a set of dental type picks and other tools on back order for me from Duluth Trading.

Why do I keep wanting to ask, "Is it safe?"

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 05:42 AM UTC
I didnt get much in the way of modelling bits this year as some of the kits ive wanted over the year ive been sent as review models (Early MIg 3 for one )
Allen bought me a a Revell HS 123 (im planning on doing it in Adolf Gallands markings as he flew one before transferring to fighters). He also managed to get hold of Adolf Gallands auto biography which ive been after for ages.
Allens parents got me some new paint brushes and my parents got me the small Trumpeter turntable (the same as allens).
That was about it for modelling related presents.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 07:22 AM UTC
Unfortuantly nothing but I did get some money so I will be buying a couple of bits in the new.

Hope everyone had a good christmas.

Ross
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 07:34 AM UTC
Friends and especially relations (SWMBO) don't seem to understand that if you have a hobby then gizzits for that hobby can never be a bad gift. Only my eldest daughter has cottoned on and she does what I tell them all to do, go into "Ray's (Model Base) and he will let you know what is good to get My youngest daughter is very good at choosing gizzits that you want but haven't bothered to buy for yourself, she gave me £20 to buy a Joystick, as my online flying has been curtailed by a well used and knackered one. I "must" buy a joystick with it though. She also bought me the DVD of the "Transformers" which looks like a cool film


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(I was surprised to see on the instructions "Technical assistance provided by Rowan Baylis" )



Yes Rowan has been a technical advisor for a while. Apparently Dragon turn a deaf ear when it suits them but this is how we got sponsorship for the MOM
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 08:16 AM UTC
Well the wife after some serious prodding and pointing, and leaving lots of hints around the house and on her email did manage the 1/35 Chinook, plus the big eduard P/e plus the WWP book on the chinook.

My sister on the other hand (who after all these years still doesn't understand me) brought me the revell 1/200 oilrig model kit

I hope you and yours all had a good christmas and i wish you all a happy new year

cheers

keith
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 08:53 PM UTC
i've had no actual models, but i did get an eagle transporter deluxe set which has a lab pod eagle, a spine booster set, a little moon buggy and a laser tank, and to bring it back to modelling, gerry anderson's designers used the airfix cheiftan tank as the base for this. i also got four ps2 games including tomb raider anniversary, so there goes more modelling time! and a sonic screwdriver with u/v pen!
*edit* how could i forget! i've got a brilliant modelling "gift" - two weeks off work! what, oh what can i do to fill in the time?
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007 - 01:29 AM UTC
While a model I did get this painting which will hopefully provide some inspiration.



Ross
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 10:43 AM UTC
My parents got given the idea of any Tamiya plane kit, and a 48 scale TF Mk X Beaufighter appeared. Swmbo managed to pick up on a hint about Brett Avants figure painting book, and this was left under the tree as well. Aside from that a 100 modelling tokens headed my way as well.

Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 11:30 PM UTC



I didn't get anything model related for christmas, which is quite normal, but I do have loads and loads of unbuilt kits, and I only bought a Dragon Stug III just before, so I don't get too dissapointed.

I'm about to start a moving round of my workroom, and I'm finally going to put some kind of flooring down, (a bit fed up with getting on my hands and knees digging out lost 'bits' from between the floor boards) so I wasn't going to be getting any modelling done over the holiday time anyway.
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 07:27 AM UTC
Daughter bought me the Revell Sea Venom and SWMBO bought me a new Loco for my Railway.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 12:16 AM UTC
Well now my computer is behaving (think it had a cold) I would just like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
On the modelling side a 1/72 German Armoured 3t AA Vehicle with Flak 38 by MAC was recieved from my brother and some model tokens from my dad which saw the Revell 1/144 Super Connie and an old LS 1/144 F-4F Luftwaffe Phantom come my way. Also found a stock of old ESCI 1/72 Armour in a shop (some without decals) some of which followed me home

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 01:09 AM UTC
I just picked this up with some of my christmas money.



Painting Miniatures by Danilo Cartacci. An excellent book by one of the top artists in the hobby.

Ross