Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Souvenirs of our recent cruise

Both Sue and I seemed to buy more stuff during this cruise than we have done on many of our other recent cruises. My personal tally included:
  • A large piece of 2m x 2m green polyester felt
  • A large piece of 2m x 2m tan polyester felt
(Both of these were bought in a haberdashery shop in Madeira and were being sold at about half the price of similar felt in the UK. These will eventually become terrain cloths ... I hope!)
  • Two new flags to add to my collection.
The flag of the Canary Islands (Spain)
The flag of Gran Canaria (Spain)
  • A number of metal and plastic die-cast models
A 1:1200th-scale model of a fast battleship/battle cruiser of the Kongo-class
A pair of 1:100th-scale models of Il-2 Sturmoviks
A 1:100th-scale model of a Yak-3 fighter

Not a bad haul, even though I say it myself!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    You cannot go wrong with a Kongo class battle cruiser - seeing that brings back some Fletcher Pratt memories for sure! The aircraft are a very good find as well - just the thing for your Great Patriotic War! Besides, you can never have too many Sturmoviks in my opinion....;-)

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. David Crook,

    The shop actually had over 30 different Japanese warship models on sale for 6 Euros each, and if I had had the money and the luggage space I might have bought one of each ... and it was a real strain NOT to buy the Fuso!

    The aircraft cost 2 Euros each, and will hopefully be appearing in a wargame very soon.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. A good haul Sir.
    May your loft eventually be as full as my own!

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  4. Will you be cutting the Kongo down to a waterline model?

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  5. Generalwhiskers,

    I could have bought even more stuff, had I had the money and space in my luggage!

    As to my loft ... well I seem to be filling it as fast as I can get rid of stuff!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Nigel Drury,

    Not at the moment ... but possibly at some time in the future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Conrad Kinch,

    A much better one than I had expected when I left to go on the cruise. I left expecting to find nothing ... and came back very happy indeed!

    All the best,

    Bob

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