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Stashaholic Steve

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  1. How many of you have Wingnut Wings kits in your stash? and Why if not

    The J.1 has never sold out Arthur.
  2. The WNW Camel is coming!

    "Thank you" and "WETA" are words that are not very often seen together in the same sentence.
  3. How accurate is Sven Hassels account of Hamburg during/after bombing

    Same with Leo Kessler (pseudonym for Charles Whiting) and the "Wotan" books, all but a couple of which I've read. As he wrote more of them over time, massive continuity errors started creeping in - up to and including the unit being in two places at the same time over different books and one of the main characters being gruesomely and very definitely killed off during the Battle of the Bulge, only to be resurrected in time for the Battle of Berlin five months later and with narey a word of explanation. It was as if he'd never been away! From what I've read about him, Sven Hassel was something of a charlatan whose war record in no way matches what he claimed he did. His books (like those of Kessler/Whiting) may reflect historical events up to a point, but the bottom line is that they're really just pulp fiction and shouldn't be held up as being anything more than that.
  4. Handley Page 0/400 1:32 scale

    Part-works are a mug's game.
  5. The WNW Camel is coming!

    My Camel / LVG "Duellists" boxing that I ordered from Duncan on Sunday arrived on Tuesday. Unbelievable service, and definitely the way forward for me now with WNW.
  6. The WNW Camel is coming!

    I think that Wingnuts scored a spectacular own goal when they invited Weta to the party.
  7. Bad Experience with Model Hobbies

    That's fair enough Steve. All of us can only call it as we see it based on our own experiences good or bad.
  8. The WNW Camel is coming!

    Order placed with "Black Mike" aka Duncan for the "Duelists" Camel boxing this afternoon, and received confirmation within a couple of hours that it's already on its way. On a Sunday afternoon! Now THAT is what I call service!
  9. Bad Experience with Model Hobbies

    I've bought stuff off Model Hobbies a number of times, both via eBay and direct from their site, and have never had a problem. However, nothing for maybe a year or so, so it's possible that for whatever reason, their standard of service and their efficiency have declined since last time. I'd be inclined to think that this is probably why some guys seem to have been having issues with them recently, rather than deliberate 'sharp practices' on their part. After all, they've been around for a good few years and are quite well established.
  10. Good price on ebay - too good to be true - a scam?

    Yes me too, mainly to keep an eye on what sort of feedback he was getting. It would be interesting to hear if members here who placed orders with him actually end up with .... kits!
  11. Good price on ebay - too good to be true - a scam?

    Looks like all his stuff has now been taken down. Was clearly dodgy. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Error?item=112319481061&errid=2#payCntId
  12. I get the feeling 1/72 is yesterday's scale...

    I've seen no evidence at all of 1/72 dying out. There's so much amazing stuff out there these days whatever your preferred scale, with more appearing all the time. To borrow the old phrase: "we never had it so good".
  13. what was your very first Airfix kit.

    My first ever kit of any description was a 1/48 Japanese Chi-Ha tank, the make of which I can't remember (Bandai maybe). Just assembled it, applied the "transfers" and called it finished. My first aircraft kit was a 1/72 F-86 Sabre (possibly Frog but again, I can't be sure) which I had built, painted and "transfers" applied inside an hour. It was a mess. My first Airfix kit I'm pretty sure was the Red Arrows Folland Gnat. Timeframe for all of the above: 1969/70-ish
  14. Good price on ebay - too good to be true - a scam?

    Ramble is the word. The first two lines would have sufficed. Regardless though, I think most on here already know that (a) you need to exercise some caution when dealing with certain Chinese companies, and (b) how to go about claiming a PP/CC refund. So no, not really relevant at all given that your dealings were with an entirely different company.
  15. Good price on ebay - too good to be true - a scam?

    That's fascinating stuff bzn20, but has nothing to do with the seller who is the subject of this thread.