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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014 18:54 pm 
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The full tread title would ideally read : "The Airfix Black Friday Sale - What modelling opportunities has it given you that did not exist before?"
By this, I mean that the remarkably low purchase price of the kits on sale, gives us all the opportunity to cut up the plastic in a way never possible before, because if you write off a kit at those prices - who cares? An example would be that I now own 2 x 1/350 HMS Illustrious and 3 x 1/350 Type 45 Destroyers. These were all purchased at low prices (Last Chance to Buy - oh the irony, and BFS) and so now I can consider a stretched version of each. My stretched 45 Class (using both kits) will cost me less than the original purchase price of one. I like this Maths. :thumb:

So, is anyone else looking at their purchases in the same way?

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014 18:59 pm 
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GGGGnats for Whifs. Mary Rose to convert.
Others are just kits I'd never have bought at the rrp

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014 20:32 pm 
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Main opportunity for me was to buy ships to try out (Type 45 destroyer and the Bismarck) and new tool cars (Mini Coopers and the WRC Fiesta and Mini).
The ships will be the first large scale attempts I have ever made with modelling as I normally build small aircraft in 1:72.

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I wouldn't know. I bought some stuff for display for the Stockport model show and they are still at the Airfix warehouse processing :shrug:

Those 1/32 cars are pretty neat Nick. Just watch out getting the body shell onto the chassis as the tolerances are quite tight.


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I bought a couple of Pontoon Bridges as seem ideal for using the bits and pieces for dioramas and far more convenient and cheaper then plastic card :)

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Thomas, I had no issue with the bodyshell lining up on the chassis. Being honest, very little glue was required for the whole build.
They look pretty neat though when finished and my first one came out perfect.

I'm not looking forward to the ships though

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Just follow Dave Covs T-45 review build to find out the pitfalls.


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