Yeewwww!!! So excited!

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  1. Crunch

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    A while back, I picked up a 1/72 Airfix SM-79. I was really pumped about it, because I've always loved the three-engined ugly beauty.

    When I opened it, I was first disappointed with the lack of detail in the interior. But not to be deterred, I pushed on and had a go at scratchbuilding a few bits. Turned out OK.

    Then I started to get into it, and found out the wings weren't moulded properly. They were missing a whole bit at the end. So I took it back to my model shop, and they replaced it. Same deal. So we opened the other one that was there, and they were all the same.

    So I swapped it for another kit and scrapped that build.

    I did some asking around, and the Airfix was the only SM79 anyone knew of. :cry:

    Today I happened to be at my local toy shop, I needed some clear gloss and the model shop was too far away. And you wouldn't believe it.... There was an Italeri 1/79 SM-79!!!! :shocked!:

    I say was, because I think I dove across the front of the shelves, in front of the fat kid looking at starwars snap-together kits faster than a hilbilly reaches for his cousins exposed boob! And it is now mine.

    I opened the box, and I think I nearly wet myself. There's so much detail and everything looks more than perfect!

    I can't wait! (But I have 3 underway and only have a small desk :oops: )
     
  2. Maximowitz

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    Way to go! Nice one.
     
  3. Wayne Little

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    So...I guess you are a bit on the happy side then.....:D
     
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    As happy as a kid in a candy shop I presume....right?
     
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    lol that's awesome!

    I just picture you diving in slow mation while the fat kid goes "Noooooooooooooooooooooooo"
     
  6. Airframes

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    A happy bunny then! Glad you found what you want, and I've heard it really is a great kit. Well done.
     
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    Gawd almighty Crunch, I was laughing my a** off reading your hobbyshop experience... :lol:

    Glad ya' scored the kit! :thumbleft:
     
  8. Njaco

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    Bugger!! I think I have the Airfix kit!!!

    (runs away screaming to his stash)
     
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    Nice buy mate!

    Its a beaut of a kit!
     
  10. Crunch

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    I still can't wait to start it.. I'm wrapping up all the other ones that are half done so i can start clean.

    I got it for $30 (au) too, (which is probably about 78c US at the moment), and for an italeri, I'm pretty impressed.
     
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    Put those other kits off to the side and work on this one. We want pics too.
     
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    Nice score Crunch. I too laughed my As* off reading your story. Especially "in front of the fat kid looking at starwars snap-together kits".

    Did he say "grow up man" when you snatched the kit nearly crying in tears of joy?
     
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    :lol: How about some pics of the kit?
     
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    Can you get a copy of the store's video of you diving over the fat kid? It would make a good avatar.

    DBII
     
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    Tell us how you really feel, Crunch.:lol: I'm the same way with models. Waiting for my P-39 Eduard duals combo to come in.
     
  16. Crunch

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    Couldn't get the video footage, something about sending it off to the producers of "worlds wildest retail moments number 873". I dunno :p

    So I constructed a factual diagrammatic recollection.

    :lol:

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    That is all.
     
  17. fly boy

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    uhh snafud think you should change the avatar before flyboy J gets wind

    don't ask why
     
  18. Catch22

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    Where's Matt with his picture?
     
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    That is some funny stuff there Crunch. As far as the avatat, when I went to put one on THIS forum sent me to a host of pics which had that. I thought it was neat.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with it snafu, flyboy is, well, you've seen it yourself.
     
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