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T7 Models

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  1. Warpaint no.29 Sea Hawk. Can't remember the page number.
  2. I couldn't believe my ears

    Well, that was a surprise. There was me thinking that I'd just recount a happening in which somebody expressed an unusual opinion to me and I was happy to offer a counter opinion, and what do I read? I was going to say that I didn't know you were in the shop when this gent was there, Dan, but then I re-read it and realised that you weren't. So let me go through the salient points once more. He asked for die cast aircraft, telling me he does not make kits, so unlikely to be interested in BM. Specifically he was looking for a Mosquito, and though I do not sell die cast I was quite happy to have a look on some of the appropriate websites to see if there were any available and where he could find them. There were not, so I suggested he take a look on eBay, but be prepared to pay more than he might like. So I went out of my way to help somebody who was never going to spend money in my shop, as I am always happy to do when I get inquiries about model railways, R/C etc. (good service- shocking) That was when he started to talk about some of the models he has, and the way he was describing some of them led me to the conclusion that he was not hugely knowledgeable about the subject. That was when the Hurricane came up. His exact words were "Hurricanes were for wimps. Don't like it. Much prefer the Spitfire." I was surprised, and it showed. I then asked him why he thought that, and he said that the Spitfire was better and the Hurricane doesn't look as good. I said that during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane could outperform the 109 and the Spitfire in some circumstances, and that it had a number of advantages over the Spitfire, including being a much more stable gun platform and the strength of the airframe and its ability to absorb damage. It was overtaken by development, but it still remained in service throughout the war. He admitted he hadn't known that. He also thanked me for my help (more good service) and left the shop with the knowledge that obtaining a die cast Mosquito may be a little more difficult than he was hoping. Did I mention any unfriendliness? No. Did I mention that he left the shop on a sour note? No. Let me make it perfectly clear to you, Dan. I would not for one minute bad mouth -or slag off, as you would put it- a true customer or -like this gent- anybody who might be a customer. And if you really think I would throw somebody out of the shop I suggest you look up the definition of the word 'sarcasm' or even 'humour'. I have a lot of patience, even when I have somebody in the shop who has no intention of spending money but is instead spending half an hour out of the rain explaining to me in great detail what they did in Florida last year. You try working in retail and see how long you can smile and be nice for. Do you feel you can be the judge of good service as you spend a fortune on your hobby? Well, what you consider to be good service may not be somebody else's definition, my friend, and I assure you that I give the same level of service to somebody who brings a stack of kits to the counter as I do to somebody who comes in for one tin of Humbrol paint to touch up their garden gnome with. And I do not get complaints or bad reviews. Comments like yours make me just want to close down my membership of BM, to be honest, Dan. Seriously, they do not paint YOU in a good light. Or as you say, maybe I should just keep it all to myself and just post platitudes on RFI threads. Not opinionated ones, obviously. And definitely not cringe worthy ones either.
  3. Good news story for a change

    When looking at a newspaper, there is so much bad news, and then something like this comes along and makes you feel better. (From The Times) Good for her.
  4. I couldn't believe my ears

    I had somebody in the shop earlier who was looking for die cast aircraft. He likes Second World War aircraft, and reeled off a list of those he has, and then said 'except the Hurricane. It's a wimps' plane'. As you might imagine, this heresy could not go unanswered, and after gaping at him in disbelief I resisted the temptation to throw him out -obviously I'm in a good mood today- and instead explained politely exactly why the Hurricane was in no way a wimp's plane. I think he has now learned his lesson, and is suitably re-educated -nay, chastened. It was still tempting to bludgeon him with an Airfix 1/48 Hurricane box, however...
  5. Airfix 2018

    And... 49 Dassault MD.450 Ouragan by Martin Schofield, on Flickr
  6. Pet hates.

    Then there are people who write 'of' instead of 'have', as in: I should of done that first instead of I should have done that first
  7. Boulton Paul Balliol

    It would have had the yellow wing and fuselage bands, as the final finish of the aircraft would have been included as part of the contract.
  8. Pet hates.

    Google 'Mitie' and 'Treliske' to see how much better a business does the job than the previous directly employed arrangement. I won't say anymore, as I suspect we will not agree on this one.
  9. Pet hates.

    Double post.
  10. Pet hates.

    I have to take issue with you on that post, Laurie. Decisions affecting life or death are made every minute of every day in the NHS by clinical staff. The reception desk in your outpatients department will be required to be manned all day, so you need at least one to cover the other's breaks etc, as current employment legislation will not allow somebody to work from 8am until the last patient is in with the consultant -which could be as late as 6pm if the list overruns- without designated breaks. There will be general administrative duties to undertake as well, and in an NHS department these will be considerable. They will also be answering the telephone, dealing with complicated inquiries, handling stroppy patients, required to act as a chaperone, travel to other departments to collect patients' notes or other items and probably 101 other things that you have not considered. In addition you may have attended on a day with only one clinic. On other days there may be two, three or even four clinics running at the same time if it is anything like the orthodontic unit at my local general hospital, and the receptionists will be flat out. One member of staff may even be called away to man the desk elsewhere in the department if there is a staff shortage there. And if there is a medical emergency in the department -which can happen as easily in outpatients as anywhere- you will need the extra person to assist. Even outpatient receptionists are trained and expected to assist in basic life support, unlike your average receptionist in an office building. And please do not bring in this private sector wonderful/public sector terrible argument, which frankly I find insulting to people who work their socks off in the public sector as a lot of it has been stripped to the bone due to ever decreasing public spending. Besides, in business the buck does not always stop here, as you put it -as many customers of such companies including banks and utilities often find out, and inefficiency can be just as rife in business.
  11. Lightning OCU Squadron Numberplate

    Around the intakes... I like your train of thought.
  12. Indeed. Yes, Xtradecal, that's you we're talking about. If you need any help: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=de+Havilland+Dove&rlz=1C1GTPM_enGB691GB691&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0kOnGn8_VAhUFZVAKHYmmBd8Q_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=638 https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1GTPM_enGB691GB691&biw=1366&bih=638&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=de+Havilland+Devon&oq=de+Havilland+Devon&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i30k1j0i5i30k1j0i24k1.29231.31344.0.31623.9.8.1.0.0.0.83.527.8.8.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.9.534...0i13k1j0i13i30k1j0i13i5i30k1.ytXKDR2xhoI
  13. Airfix 2018

    If it's stuck, use a hammer. If it breaks, well, it needed replacing anyway.
  14. Airfix 2018

    It's unkind to call Steve names like that. Now apologise and be nice.
  15. Nothing against you Dutchies, but it is a left of field choice for an initial release. I believe MAC only ever operated one Dove?
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