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pinky coffeeboat

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  1. I fancy one of these in OTRAG colours. I'm not on faceache, is there any indication of a release date? Jeff
  2. Have a look on eBay. There are some images of the box top. It appears the Royal New Zealand Navy is one (on the box top) with the RN possibly being another option.
  3. Thanks for adding these pictures. Amodel kits get better with each new release and the inclusion of colour painting guides is very helpful. This kit looks very decent with some nice details. Great model and one that'll be added to my collection. Jeff
  4. 1/144 Eastern Express/MikroMir MD-11 Build Log

    Hi , still not seeing the images. And I'm eager to see how you've tackled the wing join 🤓 Jeff
  5. 1/144 Eastern Express/MikroMir MD-11 Build Log

    Ha!! No Dave definitely not lacking positive attitude at all and sorry if it came across that way😟. Believe me I've got a whole shelf of models for which my positive outlook and enthusiasm to see them through has all but gone! In fact after I posted my comment above I remembered from various comments and observations, yours being amongst them, that it's the wing/ fuselage joint that causes problems. The fact that anyone has started their MD-11 is a huge advantage over me as my stash just seems to multiply but the finished shelf remains the same. Looking forward to see how ridgeline tackles the wingy bits. Jeff
  6. 1/144 Eastern Express/MikroMir MD-11 Build Log

    A good positive start with a good positive attitude too - If things don't fit perfectly, try using a bit of modelling skills to make it fit...amazing!!. I can't offer the Varig decals as mine are both KLM (one from Eastern Express and the other from 26decals). On my first EE sample the rear fuselage is sharper radiused and so fits inside the corresponding tail section but as you shown a little bit of plastic card to reinforce and set the joint works well. With the clear flight deck cap, could you have shimmed the join with thin plastic card? I had to do similar on Minicraft 737 recently and it gave a very good even all round fit that just required a bit of filler around the joints to finish it off. Looking forward to your next updates. Jeff
  7. Very nice, I'm looking forward to this. It seems to be due for release soon? Could I ask a question - is it not possible to mould one piece main wheels? Thanks Jeff
  8. Eastern Express 1/144 HP Herald?

    Ah, I knew someone had rehashed the Frog kit but wasn't sure if if was EE. Fingers crossed I'm not getting excited about another rough re-release of this kit. I'm running out of room too even with 1/144, so the range of aircraft shown on the side of the box certainly won't take up that much room. It's worth keeping an eye on this forum (below) for future news of EE releases. http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/1078-novinki-vostochnyj-ekspress
  9. Eastern Express 1/144 HP Herald?

    Viscount and Vanguard!?! Now that would be nice, we can only hope.
  10. Eastern Express 1/144 HP Herald?

    In 1/144 it will be little, the Short360 is going to test my eyes enough but for someone running out of shelf space its the right size! The recent offerings from EE are really good, panel line detail on the 360 is neat and tidy. I'm.looking forward to this and this the other models shown on the box side above. Jeff
  11. Eastern Express 1/144 HP Herald?

    Hi, Having just received my fleet of new Eastern Express (EE) Shorts 360s, I noticed on the side of the box "box art" for a new release - an HP Dart Herald. Presumably this will be in 1/144 as the other kits pictured are all to that scale. This is great news and I hope other airliner kits are forthcoming from this manufacturer. and Some won't like the scale, some won't like the subject and still others will have hang-ups from past experience with this company, but I applaud them for turning sites onto the commuter planes - theres more to aviation than WW2!!! Jeff
  12. Tamiya alternative for Boeing Gray?

    Hi, I've read that Tamiya grey primer from their spray can range is a pretty good match for Boeing grey. As for a mixing ratio, there is a well known modeller who recommends starting with a jar of white paint and then adding black until the correct colour is achieved. Hope these little bits are of help. The Revell/ Zvezda 777 is a lovely model, what colour scheme have you chosen? Jeff Just looking at your avatar, I think I know what colours you've chosen!
  13. Got mine today. First impressions are very pleasing. Very fine panel line detailing (almost as fine as Zvezda, maybe finer?), sharp trailing edges, good overall shapes, smooth plastic surfaces. I got the Iberia version shown above, as for the decals, I'm looking forward to what may be released aftermarket wise, if you get my drift. There are a couple of areas that may require a more detailed examination - some won't appreciate the way the engines are moulded but it only takes few minutes to eradicate the join line that may be visible in the intake after assembly. On the other hand, the nose undercarriage is an eleven part assembly!! There's a flight deck with good detail though no control columns. One thing I've noticed on numerous recent models is the "creeping" of the moulding gate on to the part, and this model suffers that irritation too ( wheel halves being obvious), but like most things it just requires a few more minutes clean up. If you have had a bad experience in the past with previous EE models, please forget about those and if the MD-87 rocks your world (or you just want a model of one) buy this, because on first impressions, this is a very nice, modern model of a very nice, rapidly disappearing aircraft. Construction will tell if it's as good as Revell and Zvezda, but from the box it certainly appears as if EE have really stepped up their game. Oh, forgot to mention a very nice set of instructions. Printed on quality semi-glossy paper, they feel nice to handle. Study the steps though, as the flight deck is assembled on the last page but installed on the previous page. Minor issues really, but some may make a mountain out of it and condemn it to the bin. Please don't, send me your unwanted MD-87!! Jeff
  14. Phishing emails HMRC

    You shouldn't even have had to send it to the real HMRC. When I looked at my email, I laughed because it was so obviously fake. No introduction or salutation, language used so basic and clearly not from an English speaker, no reference numbers, contact details. And don't you think that if the HMRC were going to contact you, it would be via a paper letter full of details about you? To be honest, those who fall for these type of scams that are so false are beyond help.
  15. Are TV ads reaching new lows?

    Not a chip, just can't stand double standards. Perhaps you feel violence against men is justified and should be promoted through senseless sexist degrading adverts - I certainly don't.