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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Stash in the Attic


I finally got the time to have a good dig in the kit boxes up in the loft today. I was sure I had some 1/35th scale stuff up there somewhere but I was surprised to find that what I thought I had was completely different from what I had actually stashed away. We moved in to our house nine years ago, so I'm not surprised that my memory has faded a bit since then.

Some of the stuff I uncovered was originally bought for peanuts when Beatties shut down back in the late 90's. I know a bloke who worked for them when it all went pear shaped and he told me they closed down all the shops, packed up all the models and toys then trucked them to a warehouse in the Midlands, after which everything was burned at a waste disposal site.

Apparently, this was the most cost effective way to liquidate the stock. Sad but true.

Anyway, I found a Tamiya Hanomag, an Italeri M4A1 76mm Sherman, a Tamiya Sug IV and some US infantry amongst the stash, along with several other Dragon, Tamiya, Zvezda and Italeri kits outside the scope of the project. These have been added to the kit pile on the workbench, along with a bits box of various equipment and weapons that I can make good use of.

2 comments:

  1. Tamiya Hanomag? Beatties? The 90s? Sounds like my early teenage years!!!

    As I recall, the Tamiya kit was great fun to build!

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  2. I built this one! One of the few I actually completed! Very nostalgic box!

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