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treker_ed

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  1. Wellington 1c in 1/72 is a new tool as well (this was announced in workbench last year - 50th edition on 23/6/17) along with the Hunter, Blenheim (announced in workbench 13/10/17) the Fury is a hangover from 2017. Personally, I'm looking forward to the F.22/24 Spitfire - if they do the markings as noted. I was in the Air Training Corps in my youthful days and my squadron was 80 (Bolton) Sqn ATC and we adopted as our squadron crest, the bell crest from 80 Squadron RAF so we had a long association with the squadron (my squadron was form in 1940, and was one of the oldest squadrons in the country).
  2. Drinking (and drugging) and driving

    These are the sort of adverts that should be shown in the UK. Some people just don't get the message that drinking and driving (or taking drugs and driving) are just not acceptable. And not just at Christmas. It's not ok at any time of the year.
  3. Screen width of forums when using IE11

    I reported this issue some time ago - back at the beginning of august link here: The response at the time was....Use another browser! :-( I actually like using IE11, and not have to faff around downloading and installing other browsers just because one site doesn't quite work properly! So thank you for exterminating the bug
  4. Here is one l been chewing the bit on

    Sorry - but no matter what the angle is that is discrimination at work on basis of age. Here in the UK we take a very dim view of that and as Head in the clouds has said - keep a log if anything else is said, and report upwards in the chain. What the person has said is not acceptable in any work place, in any country! Simple as that. Hope a) it gets sorted and b ) your blood pressure comes down a little as well!
  5. The Britmodeller Model Shop Directory

    Had a quick look through and could not see this one in the list: Setchfields 21-25 High Street Poole Dorset BH15 1AB Tel : 01202 673300 They have a whole range of stuff - Planes, targets.... (sorry armour & AFV...) and sinky things (oh yes - Boats & Ships - that's what they are called ) Paints, glues and all sundries. They also do a large range of railway items and things for scenery. Found them today and had a pop in. fantastic range of Airfix, Italeri, Revell, Zevezda, Trumpeter and quite a bit of Tamiya armour/AFV. I was only interested in wingy things so didn't look at anything else! Definitely worth having a call in if you are in the area.
  6. Things going goofy after recent update

    I forgot to mention - Edge is fine - Explorer is wonky! To be honest, never really had any problems with IE until now!
  7. Things going goofy after recent update

    Admins - have we got a solution yet to the "stretched" forums view on the britmodeller skin, rather than having to use the default blue skin where the forum view works properly? This is how each forum looks with the britmodeller skin : And this is what it looks like with the default blue skin: This has been happening since the upgrade. Sorry for being a PITA. Sadly none of the suggested fixes work apart from switching to the default forum software theme. Thanks
  8. My BM has gone wonky

    Using the BM Theme instead of the default blue theme I also have the "wide screen" issue with the topic on the left hand side of the forum with the poster details on the far extreme right. This goes away and is okay if I swap to the default theme.
  9. Any models shops in Wales...?

    Was in Brecon about a month ago - definitely nothing there.
  10. Does anyone know or has anyone noticed recently (within the last few days) why when watching between devices, we are being logged out. So for example, I use BM on my phone, PC, tablet, Linux PC, and laptop (depending on where I am, and what I am doing). In the last few says, I have noticed that when logging into my phone, I will be logged out of all other instances of BM. So has anyone else noticed, or anyone any idea what s going on? thanks john
  11. Airbrush tips need please

    I use two types of syringe depending on the quantity being mixed. I have larger 5ml syringes for making up large amounts for when I know I will be using a lot of the same colour in one go. I also have some 1ml for smaller amounts. I find these are more accurate than using pippettes.
  12. HELP - My primer is peeling off...

    Ideally you need to leave it 12 to 24 hours to cure properly. Whilst it says that it is dry in 30 to 60 minutes, it has not cured properly so this may be why it is lifting after masking. I have recently finished an Airfix Shackleton using Vallejo primers. Having researched the problems other have had with this, and also needing to thin it a bit before airbrushing, I left it almost 24 hours before spraying the next coat. And then another 24 hours before the first coat of paint. By doing this I did not have any issues with the primer lifting. The paint I used on top of the primer was Tamiya acrylics thinned with their own thinner. The Vallejo was thinned with Ultimate thinners at a ratio of 25% thinner 75% primer. I used Tamiya masking tape throughout, and didn't have any paint or primer lifting at all at any stage (and believe me it's a substantial kit even at 1/72). I sprayed 2 thin coats of white primer, 3 thin coats of gloss white paint, (masked) and then 2 coats of XF24 to act as dark sea grey. with about 12-24 hours between each coat. When the masking was removed, no paint lifted. Hope this helps.
  13. June 2017 SAM

    My apologies - I misread the date on the issue - think I need new glasses - I am slightly myopic.... (shortsighted)
  14. June 2017 SAM

    Most monthly magazines are printed for the month ahead - so we are talking about the issue published end of April 2017/beginning May 2017 and dated for June 2017 - to be exact Volume 39, issue 03. There is no irony in the title of the thread - the op is quite correct in the title - we are indeed talking about the June issue.
  15. June 2017 SAM

    That's exactly what I think has happened.
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