Last swap & sell for the year: Bayonet Model Clubs Annual Model Competition and Swap Meet – Saturday 9th November, 2013
October 30, 2013
Hello again all, the last swap & sell for the year that I know of here in Melbourne is coming up: Saturday 9 November 9am kickoff, down in Werribee.
Run by Bayonet Military Model Club, and held in the B-24 Liberator hangar. Click here for the notes from the horse’s mouth!
I had a great time at last year’s…click here to read my adventures.
Maybe I’ll see you there! I’ll most likely be wearing my World Of Tanks cap.
November 15, 2012
Trainee Funker was not obeying any orders for a while during last saturday morning and I nearly didn’t get to go to Bayonet Military Model Club’s modelling competition & swap ‘n sell YET AGAIN…however, he finally responded to discipline and so I was able to hit the Western Ring Road and Princes Highway down to Werribee.
The trip is worth it for the B-24 Liberator alone. Here are my photos – approaching the restoration hanger (the competition and swap ‘n sell is inside, along with the plane): , and now inside, looking at real, restored history: , , , , , some of the business purposes of the vehicle – , great campaign pitch – hard to say ‘no’ to that!, , , “pilot to gunner!” – , , , , again the business reasons – , their contact details on their advertising trailer if you want to find out more: .
- 2 T-34/76’s (in 1:76 scale, though) to add to my existing 8 which gives me a complete company;
- 2 250/9’s which added to my existing kits now gives me two platoons and a spare of these recon vehicles;
- 2 recovery KVs for particular scenarios;
- 3 KV-2’s which, if I add to my existing 3, gives me more than a company. But the first three KV-2’s I assembled and painted weren’t painted very well, so I might just give them to Trainee Funker when he’s older and start afresh with these;
- 3 ISU-152s to add to my existing three which gives me a company plus a spare;
- a total of five KV-1’s (there is no real difference between these two kits) which is a whole company straight off. I already have a whole company of KV-1’s, in the same situation as my KV-2’s. Two companies? Or one for me and one for the Trainee?
Pretty darned good, if you’ll agree. Plus, all those PST kits were a paltry $5 each, all sealed and in perfect condition. So, $65 bought 13 kits. All the above cost a total of $99.
Here are ‘drool’ photos of some of what was available: (a fair whack of this stuff can home with me – this was taken upon my arrival at the venue); ; wow, 1/ 6 scale stuff!: ; ; ; ; ; even 1/1 scale stuff for re-enactors… .
A great way to spend a morning. See some real history and buy some small-scale plastic replica history. Thanks for organising it, Bayonet Military Model Club, and I hope to attend every year from now on!