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Wargaming / Re: The Groginati BOARDGAMING Sales Thread
« Last post by Nefaro on Today at 08:01:43 PM »
Funagain has a "Big Mini Sale" going right now.


From Reaper and D&D/Pathfinder minis to X-Wing, SW Armada, Wings Of Glory, and Attack Wing to some board games like Imperial Assault and Shadows of Brimstone.


https://www.funagain.com/control/catalogsearch?SEARCH_CATEGORY_ID=SALE_20170925

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Wargaming / Re: What's on your table right now?
« Last post by GJK on Today at 05:36:38 PM »
Just getting underway with Stalingrad Pocket II.  It *looks* like a heavy game but the combined rules (core and game specific) only total about 10 pages and it's all very basic wargame 101 stuff.  Highly recommended if you want something that you can get into rather easily (though set-up is a bit of a chore though I have created some set up charts that greatly eased the pain):





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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: New purchase
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Today at 05:04:55 PM »
and this might help your build:

https://modelingmadness.com/scott/mod/us/f18f.htm

http://hsfeatures.com/fa18ada_2.htm

please post a pic of the photo etch fret.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: New purchase
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Today at 04:56:46 PM »
yaaaaa photo etch!!!   do not play with that over a carpet!
I also recommend getting one of these tools:
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: New purchase
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 03:26:23 PM »
I wasn't judging Judge. ;)

That's about $67 US. I see prices here on Google all over the place, but Walmart is advertising it for $35 US. That's about 26 quid. Here's the link, I've no idea if it's the same thing or not.

I haven't made models since 1992 or so - my last was the Enterprise-D and I was pretty proud of it because I took my absolute time with it and thought it looked good. Usually I'm crap at model making, because I always rushed it. The more I look at your posts though the more I want to put one together, now.
Your link is for a diecast model (pre built, metal). So it's not the same thing. The item I linked to for Megahobby is the kit.

It is expensive. Don't get me wrong. But I knew those additional items were between 5 and 10 each...so I knew I was getting a bargain. I didn't know at the time of purchase that the aircraft cost 60. I doubt I'd have paid that for it - especially without the extras.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: New purchase
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 03:23:44 PM »
Oh no BC - sorry - I didn't mean my post to come across like that. When I said "I'd like to know what you US boys would pay for these items?", I genuinely wanted to know what you'd pay in the US...so I went looking.

It's actually showing as $64.00
https://www.megahobby.com/products/f-a-18f-super-hornet-1-48-hasegawa.html

And the additional items are showing as $32.00
https://www.1001modelkits.com/f-a-18-hornet-model-kit/38815-eduard-big-ed-ebig4858-mcdonnell-douglas-f-a-18f-super-hornet-designed-to-be-used-with-model-kits-from-hasegawa-includes-all-t-8591437648580.html

Now - we could talk about the pathetic value of the pound against the dollar but what's the point  :'(

So in the US you'd pay $92.00 for that package where I would've paid 92 - a conversion rate of 1:$1  :knuppel2:

Given the current conversion rate of 1=$1.35, if the conversion rate was being applied, it should've cost me 68.
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Wargaming / Re: What's on your table right now?
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Today at 03:18:38 PM »
The game says it's for two players, but says it's very solitaire-friendly...somewhere I read that it was solitaire-friendly because there's really not much for the Japs to do in the game.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: New purchase
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Today at 03:16:50 PM »
I wasn't judging Judge. ;)

That's about $67 US. I see prices here on Google all over the place, but Walmart is advertising it for $35 US. That's about 26 quid. Here's the link, I've no idea if it's the same thing or not.

I haven't made models since 1992 or so - my last was the Enterprise-D and I was pretty proud of it because I took my absolute time with it and thought it looked good. Usually I'm crap at model making, because I always rushed it. The more I look at your posts though the more I want to put one together, now.

 
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: New purchase
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 02:57:09 PM »
Things are rather more expensive here in the UK.

But the way I justify the price now is...
  • It's a Hasegawa
  • It's 1:48 modern jet - so considerably more plastic than a 1:48 WWII fighter - I'd expect a 1:48 WWII bomber to be expensive
  • It's got lots of extras. I reckon the PE (photoetched) parts are probably worth 20-30

The model is actually showing on Hannants website as 59.99 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/HAPT038) and it includes the Eduard Big-Ed (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EBIG4858) sets (5 in all) costing 32.60

So - it's a bit of a bargain. I'd like to know what you US boys would pay for these items?
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Wargaming / Re: What's on your table right now?
« Last post by mirth on Today at 02:55:42 PM »
Honestly, that Attu game doesn't appeal to me. It looks nice and props to Compass for doing something different, but there's not much about those battles in the Aleutians that make me want to game them.
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