So there I was at Partizan a few weeks ago. I mentioned in my earlier post on the show that there had been a certain incident. Here then, is the sorry tale.
By lunchtime I had spent a whole £3 on a book and was thinking of setting off home. But fatefully I decided to have one more walk round just to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
On one stand I spotted about 30 1/72 aircraft and asked the stallholder about them. He explained that they were owned by a friend who had just dropped them off for him to sell. As he began to reel off the prices of individual models I interrupted and asked what he'd take for the lot. He replied that he'd have to consult the owner. The latter - whose name I will not reveal - was duly summoned and in reply to my repeated question uttered the immortal words "I expect you'll want to see the rest of them..."
We thus repaired to the car park and soon were unloading more boxes from his car. The models, he explained, were the work of his grandfather but after a recent house move it had been agreed to move them on.
Following a quick count-up we agreed a deal which made the models mine for, well let's just say rather less than the price of kits. Quite a lot less in fact.
Almost half are WW2 aircraft, a few are WW1 and the remainder cover the Cold War era.
All are a good few years old and many date from several decades ago. Though built to a generally high standard most have the usual old model issues of flaky decals, broken extremities and years of attic dust.
Over the coming weeks and months I'll post photos of the models as I recommission them.
And how many are there? 105....
|Some dust. And aeroplanes.