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Richard B.
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My birthday yesterday (Dec 5th) so we went out for the day with out Chris to a market outside Benidorm (the closest I`ve ever been to the place). Among the stalls was one selling comics, records, medals and coins, etc. Among their stuff I noticed some di-cast aircraft and 54mm figures from those magazine collections by Deagostini (you know the ones). Now I wasn`t looking to buy unless they had something I really wanted - I really want a 1942 era lightning for Tunisia! but then I saw right at the back 1/72nd scale vehicles still in their display boxes, so asked the price (as you do). I was pleasantly surprised to be told 9 Euro each, buy several and I`ll give you a deal!! Well why not take a look eh. So with my son looking on I delved into the pile and dug out some of the more interesting useful vehicles - a 6x6 Dodge WC63 plus trailer, a 30cwt LRDG Chevy plus Breda, AS42 Sarharina (with Breda) & a Ford quad plus 25ldr + limber.

I showed the guy who said I could have them all for a grand total of 30 Euro - 7.50 Euros each- I couldn`t believe my luck, thank God i was wearing my anti-covid mask or my stupid grin would have given the game away :lol:
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Obviously they need a little work and maybe crews, but none-the-less amazing bargains :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
ianrs54
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A better paint job and crew will certainly help
Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG
Richard B.
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ianrs54 wrote: 06 Dec 2020, 16:10 A better paint job and crew will certainly help
Yes particularly the Chevy and Saharina, though I`ll probably change the tarp colours on the Dodge and trailer to match the rest of my NWE force too :D The Ford/gun/Limber may just get a wash to dull down the yellow :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
CarlL
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Richard,

Amazing finds! Obviously pays to go out on your birthday for a punt (as my Scottish friends might say)
No wonder you were happy at your purchases. No Lleda conversions in sight just real Mccoy...
Look forward to seeing end result. No doubt the spares box will provide some crew.

Or will we need to set up "Red Cross" parcel service for you to access your favourite UK figures in Spain?
Bit like those Brits that used to do the English Channel dash on the ferry boat to stock up with wine!! Which we may see return post Brexit with several twists.....

Customs official to Richard: "Sir what have you got in the boot of your car, Sir?"
Richard to Customs official: "Not a lot officer. Twenty Dodge trucks, and a hundred Italian soldiers."
Custom official to Richard: "Come on, Sir, what have you REALLY got? Cigarettes? Wine? Beer?"

All best
CarlL
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Happy Birthday, Richard! Looks like a great haul to me.

David
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CarlL wrote: 06 Dec 2020, 17:59 Richard,

Amazing finds! Obviously pays to go out on your birthday for a punt (as my Scottish friends might say)
No wonder you were happy at your purchases. No Lleda conversions in sight just real Mccoy...
Look forward to seeing end result. No doubt the spares box will provide some crew.

Or will we need to set up "Red Cross" parcel service for you to access your favourite UK figures in Spain?
Bit like those Brits that used to do the English Channel dash on the ferry boat to stock up with wine!! Which we may see return post Brexit with several twists.....

Customs official to Richard: "Sir what have you got in the boot of your car, Sir?"
Richard to Customs official: "Not a lot officer. Twenty Dodge trucks, and a hundred Italian soldiers."
Custom official to Richard: "Come on, Sir, what have you REALLY got? Cigarettes? Wine? Beer?"

All best
CarlL
During our time coming back and fore by plane in the years before finally making the move I loaded my 10kg hand luggage with books and/or carefully packed boxes of figures and models. You should have seen the faces on the customs guys (and girls) at Bristol airport - one little girl of Chinese origin got to know me by sight and actually waved her colleague away once when he was about to un-pack one particularly over packed case of models :)
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
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Nice find, especially the Breda AA gun
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
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nice find richard the didge is quite nice
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Richard B.
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sandsmodels wrote: 07 Dec 2020, 11:29 nice find richard the didge is quite nice
Looks fine next to yours too :D

Though I have to repaint the tarps so they both look similar colours :?
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
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Fire-at-Will wrote: 07 Dec 2020, 06:57 Nice find, especially the Breda AA gun
Actually nicer than the ones I own (Grubby and Britannia) I may well swap it with the Britannia one I have mounted on a CMP (as the Britannia one always looked too big to me) :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
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