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What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby Hoosier » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:44 am

I've been working to 'build-up' a stash of model kits to enjoy building sometime in the future.
Retirement isn't too far-off, and I've found a few super-deals with patience. I like 1/48 scale aircraft and 1/35 scale armor.

Here's what I've amassed so far...
AFV-Club 1/35 scale '67 War IDF Sho't Centurion
AFV-Club 1/35 '73 War IDF Sho't-Kal Centurion.-- This was an especially difficult kit to find!
Encore 1/48 F-102 Delta Dagger-- I nearly stole this one from Squadron. I've never built an F-102
Hobby Boss 1/48 Mig-17F Fresco C--really looking forward to building this one in North Vietnamese AF markings
Hobby boss 1/48 Republic F-105G Thunderchief "Wild Weasel" --another Vietnam -era Squadron steal!
Academy 1/48 F-16C Falcon (with FoxOne Indiana ANG "Terre Haute" decals) 40% off
Monogram/Revell 1/48 Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader 40% off
Revell (ex Monogram Pro-Modeler) 1/48 P-47N Thunderbolt--gift card-FREE
Dragon 1/35 SAS 4x4 Patrol Cmdr 'JEEP' (I paid retail for this little 'gem & have it half-built already!)
Monogram 1/48 Convair B-58 Hustler--a work in progress and currently shelved.

So, what's in YOUR stash?
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby SturmTiger » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:24 am

It would be easier for me to post pics.It's a bit extensive.Includes just about everything you can imagine.
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby Ricky » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:35 pm

I work in 1/72, which are cheaper and smaller, so my stash is therefore larger ;)

Mind you, Mrs Ricky has put her foot down and I may not buy any new models until I finish the old ones :shock:
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby The Toastinator » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:02 pm

I haven't had the time or space to do much model making for quite some time, but with the youngest going to primary next year (So I don't have to be so careful about making sure cleaning fluids, paints and knives are packed away out of reach) I may get the opportunity again. I've still got a 1/72 A-26 Invader and a Revell 1/48 Me262 in the attic, although IIRC the latter is missing the clear sprue.

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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby Hoosier » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:18 pm

SturmTiger wrote:It would be easier for me to post pics.It's a bit extensive.Includes just about everything you can imagine.

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I don't build cars or Sci-Fi subjects these days. While I enjoy ships--like your WW2 Italian ROMA kit--I find they can take up an enormous amount of space. (I hope you put your completed ROMA under-glass!) I like torpedo boats and subs so I have a few of them on display. I've built a great number of models in the course of my life... some of them were lost over the years in moves, thrown-out by my parents, etc. Right now, I'm trying to upgrade to the best kits of a given subject--such as the 1/48 Hobby Boss Mig-17--and replace anything on display not up to my current modeling skill.

I find it difficult to stash model-kits as most are subjects I've never built, so I'm usually hot to build them as soon as I can get them home. After nearly 60yrs, I'm finally learning... patience. Thinking back, I can remember being SO excited at Christmas knowing that I might find a 1/32 Renwall M-42 "Duster", a 1/350 scale Forrestal or a 1/96 scale "Old Ironsides" under the tree. I would generally go to work building them immediately.

I've finally got all the Grumman 'Cats' (prop-driven) in 1/48 scale. I'm also working on IDF armor subjects and the Vietnam air-war with distinctive SEA camo-patterns. I'm fascinated by Stirlings Raiders and the SAS in North Africa. (I REALLY want the Italian Camionetta AS 42 Sahariana in 1/35 scale!) I finally found and built the LRDG Chevy "Scorpion' with a 20mm Breda auto-cannon mounted in the bed.

PS: Ricky--I would love to build a collection of 1/72 scale multi-engined seaplanes and flying boats.
--Tim

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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby Ricky » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:28 am

Hoosier wrote:PS: Ricky--I would love to build a collection of 1/72 scale multi-engined seaplanes and flying boats.
--Tim


I have built a Sunderland, a Catalina and a Grumman J2F duck, along with Arado Ar 196 and Heinkel He-115 floatplanes.*
They sure are pretty (although as some of them were from my early days as a modeller, the build itself is not always!) but some of them are BIG!


* And a couple of Supermarine Walruses, on my 1/600 HMS Belfast!
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby JCalhoun » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:56 pm

The still in wrapper kits are a 1/48 scale Korean era Corsair, and small Gato class US submarine and battleship USS Alabama.
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby ebar » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:14 pm

Mostly ships.

HMS Dreadnought (1906) 1/350
Zara 1/350
HMS Hood 1/400 40% done for three years
HMS Victory can't remember scale
HMS Bounty dito
HMS Iron Duke in 1/600 okay that one is 99% done... and had been for four years now :oops:
German kubelwagen 1/32 80% done for three years
American Greyhound armoured car 1/32
cruiser prinz eugen 1/700 the last one I will purchase until I've finished something. I promise.

I think that's it. My wargame figure stash is not one I'm prepared to discuss because there are things that have been there a long, long time.

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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby SturmTiger » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:31 pm

Let's see some pics of this stuff.
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby Ricky » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:46 pm

ebar wrote: My wargame figure stash is not one I'm prepared to discuss because there are things that have been there a long, long time.


I have a stash od Warhammer 40K figures that are so old they have been replaced by newer versions in the shops. I even found a couple of rather dusty bags full of the original Orc/Gretchin figures, along with a few early Space Marine & Eldar figures. :shock:
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby TISO » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:14 pm

Ricky wrote:
ebar wrote: My wargame figure stash is not one I'm prepared to discuss because there are things that have been there a long, long time.


I have a stash od Warhammer 40K figures that are so old they have been replaced by newer versions in the shops. I even found a couple of rather dusty bags full of the original Orc/Gretchin figures, along with a few early Space Marine & Eldar figures. :shock:

O collectables. Same here, some modells are already so long in my stash they are quite impossible to get nowdays. And stash is way too big to list it here :ugeek:
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby FNG » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:11 pm

So when does a "stash" convert into a historical/museum collection?

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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby SturmTiger » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:18 am

When you die?
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby ebar » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:26 am

Ricky wrote:
ebar wrote: My wargame figure stash is not one I'm prepared to discuss because there are things that have been there a long, long time.


I have a stash od Warhammer 40K figures that are so old they have been replaced by newer versions in the shops. I even found a couple of rather dusty bags full of the original Orc/Gretchin figures, along with a few early Space Marine & Eldar figures. :shock:


The old stuff can be very salable. I flogged off most of my old 40K stuff a couple of years ago at a convention. The one that was the first to go was my old badly made, badly painted Land Raider that I barely managed to get onto the table before someone threw money at me and ran off with it! The packs of 'womble' marines were far behind.
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Re: What's in YOUR Stash?

Postby SturmTiger » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:01 am

The old Land Raiders are hard to come by.
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