SWhat's Your Latest Acquisition?

GNR-Gordon-4

370 posts

Even the Airfix starterSETS are more expensive than these two that are sold at Lidl. I can't understand why kits that appear to be part of the standard range are cheaper than the starterSETS.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

T2B

1076 posts

It's probably like all promotions or 'loss leaders'! Lidl sell them at a loss to get foot fall through the doors and hopefully once in will also buy other,  more expensive items off setting the loss taken on some inexpensive Airfix kits?

GNR-Gordon-4

370 posts

Or Airfix collectors who don't usually shop at Lidl, brings those people into the shop to buy an Airfix kit that you won't be able to get any where else. Obviously Lidl want you to buy more than the Airfix kit, but of course you don't have to. You don't have to buy anything.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

james_mower

558 posts

@Heather Kay

 

Oh dear. That isn't 1/72nd scale. InnocentLaughing

Snap, I have one arriving on Monday, along with a couple of Vintage Classics Tank kits (WW1 Male & Churchill), but alas I have an ever growing pile of OO Gauge Railway Commissions to do (along with a nearly finished Shack AEW2 & a recently started B-29A Enola Gay). The railway stuff takes priority at the moment. 

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

Heather Kay

260 posts

@james_mower

The railway stuff takes priority at the moment. 

I know exactly what you mean. I currently have three O gauge locos bunging up my bench. I try to get a lot of work done on them, then treat myself to some styrene wrangling. I fear the Blenheim will linger in the stash for some time to come. 

A professional modeller of railway subjects, and a reborn Airfix fan. Definitely into combat aircraft in service on all sides in the summer of 1940, but known to occasionally veer off into other interesting things!

james_mower

558 posts

@Heather Kay

The railway stuff takes priority at the moment. 

I know exactly what you mean. I currently have three O gauge locos bunging up my bench. I try to get a lot of work done on them, then treat myself to some styrene wrangling. I fear the Blenheim will linger in the stash for some time to come. 

I currently have a Hornby 42xx on the workbench that needed some styrene wrangling - I managed to lose a sandbox while modifying the chassis.

 

Then there's this little lot to do..

 

An old Mainline Manor to rename and weather.

 

5 Collett coaches (4 Hornby, 1 Mainline) to modify (add destination board brackets, closer coupling on Mainline one), repaint roofs (post war GW) & weather.

 

A Castle to update to post war G&W livery & rename (weathered, but ex-works)

 

4 More Hornby Colletts to modify (remove close coupling mechanisms and fit Romford Screwlinks & corridor connectors) & weather.

 

Another Castle and a Bachmann 93xx to modify, etc...

 

And 5 Bachmann Mk.1's to weather.

 

Oh I forgot, a Manor to build using a Comet Chassis and Bachmann Parts (tender & loco body) at some point.

 

So I might get back to kits eventually!

 

 

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

GNR-Gordon-4

370 posts

james_mower, you should be talking about this stuff over at the Hornby Forum. This will probide us with things to talk about! Wink Laughing Smile

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

Ratch

2645 posts


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Don't railway modellers build/modify their own models?

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Heather Kay

260 posts

@Ratch

Don't railway modellers build/modify their own models?

Many do. There are some who feel they don’t have the requisite skills, so they are happy to pay folk like me and James to do it for them. I work in O gauge (1/43rd) chiefly, where building things for people is a bit more common as there has historically been less ready-to-play stuff than the smaller scales. That’s now changing, but I’ve still got work enough for the next couple of years.

 

Complaining? Me? Never! Innocent

A professional modeller of railway subjects, and a reborn Airfix fan. Definitely into combat aircraft in service on all sides in the summer of 1940, but known to occasionally veer off into other interesting things!

james_mower

558 posts

@GNR-Gordon-4

james_mower, you should be talking about this stuff over at the Hornby Forum. This will probide us with things to talk about! Wink Laughing Smile

 

GNR-Gordon-4

I will, when I have the time  - as in between locos & rolling stock, I'm busy painting loco crews...

 

And one client is picking up 50 loco crew from Modelu (at Warley) and guess whose painting them Cool

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

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