Friday, 23 March 2012

More battleships by post

Some time ago I ordered a couple of 1:1200th-scale Revell King George V-class models from an online supplier on eBay. (Please note that this is not going to be a rant about eBay!) They were dispatched within a day of my purchasing them ... but they never arrived. I contacted the seller, and he very promptly sent me two more models, which were delivered this morning at 7.30am.


This now meant that I had five King George V-class models in my as-yet-to-be-built pile of 1:1200th-scale kits (one for each ship in the class)... although since my visit to Herne Bay today that number has gone up to six!

My wife and I had to go to Herne Bay this morning to do our fortnightly check of my deceased father-in-law's bungalow. We pick up any post that has been delivered and make sure that everything is secure. On this occasion we also paid a visit to the estate agent who is trying to sell the bungalow on our behalf, and as the local toy shop is opposite the estate agent's premises I paid it a visit ... and left with three 1:1200th-scale kits. They are models of a King George V-class battleship, a USS Yorktown-class aircraft carrier, and a USS Iowa-class battleship.


My pile of unmade 1:1200th-scale kits has now grown even larger, and I ought to begin building and painting some of them in the near future, otherwise my wife might begin to ask why I have bought them!

10 comments:

  1. Bob,

    Do you mean that she has not already started asking why you've purchased them?


    -- Jeff

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  2. Bluebear Jeff,

    Not yet ... but soon!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. I do like the Revell kits. They offer a good little model for relatively little cost. I think I have the USS Enterprise somewhere, still in the box.

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  4. AJ,

    They are very good value ... and quite easy to assemble. I just wish that they were easier to get hold of.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Even the Royal Navy only had four KGVs.

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  6. Hi Bob

    I think you should be locked in a room with only your plastic kits and a tube of glue.

    Build until you finish!!

    A panic button would be permissable though.

    Jim

    PS

    But you shouldn't do that until you finished your Spencer Smiths.

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  7. Joppy,

    Sorry to correct you, but they did have five ... but not all at the same time!

    They were:
    HMS King George V
    HMS Duke of York
    HMS Prince of Wales
    HMS Anson
    HMS Howe

    All the best,

    Bob

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  8. Jim Duncan,

    Sounds almost like heaven to me!

    All the best,

    Bob

    PS. Yes, I should have finished my Spencer Smith figures before starting another project!

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  9. For some reason I had Howe down as one of the (unbuilt) follow-on class. Shows I should check before posting.

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  10. Joppy,

    The problem is that they kept renaming the ships whilst they were building them. It is no surprise that things get confusing at times!

    All the best,

    Bob

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