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JB Model.eu German Stick Grenades
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 11:22 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the turned brass German Stick Grenades offered by JB Model.eu, in 1/35.

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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 01:04 PM UTC
Awesome this takes figure modelling to a whole new level cheers for the review Darren and thanks also to James for the link
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 02:22 PM UTC
Neat looking product! I have to ask, even at the risk of not seeing the obvious, but what's a "jiffy bag"? I'm curious since it's mentioned as the packaging type in order to protect the product but there's no photo of the packaging and I honestly have no idea what that type of bag is. Is it a zip-lock type bag or something else entirely?
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 02:53 PM UTC
Bill, I'm guessing a 'jiffy' bag is a padded shipping envelope. It sounds like JB Models packages the items in a standard zip-lock bag, then ships in a padded one to ensure safe arrival.
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 03:51 PM UTC
James is correct. I got my order from them. Although it's pretty difficult to damage turned aluminum products, they are shipped in a thick sturdy manila envelope that is foam lined.
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 03:58 PM UTC
I am sorry I believed that "Jiffy bag" was a generic term.
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 07:11 PM UTC
Wow! Those look great. Wonder what's next...am amazed at all the new items that are coming out! Cheers!
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 08:33 PM UTC
After taking delivery of a couple of their aluminium barrels just this past week, I'm really imprssed with JB Models: Low prices, low-cost shipping, fast delivery and of course top-notch products.

- Steve
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 08:41 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Bill, I'm guessing a 'jiffy' bag is a padded shipping envelope. It sounds like JB Models packages the items in a standard zip-lock bag, then ships in a padded one to ensure safe arrival.



it is basically a envolope padded with bubble wrap on the inside of the envolope
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 04:55 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the clarification, learn something new every day!

I've always just heard them referred to as padded mailers...now I can use a new term and impress my wife with my newfound knowledge!
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 05:35 AM UTC
Tank models offers some resin German grenades and displays them attached to a jerry can by wrapping a wire around them and the can for a homemade incendiary device. Not exactly a "sticky bomb," but it would certainly pack a flaming punch.
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 12:47 PM UTC
With detail like this and the workmanship on the Panther L/70 barrel JB models looks like one to keep an eye on. The price of they're products seems good also. Its a shame the is so weak against the Euro. Great little product would be great in your Grenadiers hands
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009 - 09:16 AM UTC
Hi Darren,


Thanks for the review. Nice to see a realistic price attached to these too. A useful little item.

Al
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009 - 09:51 AM UTC
I think they named the bag after the old expression, possibly a British one, "I'll be there in a jiffy" as meaning I'll be there soon or quickly, so hence when your item arrives it's literally in a "Jiffy", now a brand name for padded bags.

In a Jiffy


So Bill impress her even more, when she says are you coming to get your dinner and stop that modelling you can say "I'll be there in a jiffy"

Alan

P.S. Great grenades by the way........