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  1. CMS Colombo Express - 1/700 by Revell

    The kit containers are fine but are full stacks, they look like large Lego bricks whereas the resin ones have the variety and appearance of randomness in their stacking. The reality is down to weight distribution and balance! There are also photoetch versions out there too!
  2. I have the England as the England and it's a great little kit, you've done a very nice build here, well done sir!
  3. Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

    Definitely one life that was lived to the fullest! Rest in peace Sir Brucie!
  4. Cats, they're taking over. Part 2(?)

  5. Anyone (Still) Buying MENG AIR Modeller?

    I buy it, although I'm a ship modeller I find it a good read when I'm having a coffee on a Saturday afternoon. I usually keep it in my bag for a couple of weeks and gradually read it front to back. I just wish that they would do a maritime version but there are fewer of us to make it pay!
  6. Captain Scarlet

    I missed that too, I thought you meant the actor!
  7. Captain Scarlet

    I think Charles Gray played Blofeld in James bond! The one with the oil rig and Willard White. Diamonds are Forever?
  8. Britmodeller running slow?

    Aw crap! Don't bring one of those credit card reading devices, you tend to sell a lot of stuff I like to buy!
  9. Britmodeller running slow?

    Once my mojo has returned I will be upping my supplies of Colourcoats, I will still be sending you my pennies no matter where you advertise. I've met you, I like you and you're a decent bloke and that's all that matters to me and my wallet!
  10. Britmodeller running slow?

    I'm on several other sites too and haven't seen any BM bashing on them, I guess I've been lucky enough to choose the decent ones. On another note, Duncan and Jamie are right in what they say, it's not being fair in penalising vendors just because of where they advertise, business is business and advertising can be everything to small businesses like those of Jamie, Duncan, Mike etc..
  11. Very nice Dermot, these Hobbyboss Arleigh Burke models are the business and you've certainly done a nice job on this one. Recommendations for you in 1/700 Cyberhobby/Dragon Type 42 destroyer Trumpeter Slava Class Revell Bismarck
  12. 1/350 HMS Warspite 1942

    Very nicely done Sir, the subtle shading and weathering have really enhanced all your hard work!
  13. 1/350 Yamato new tool questions

    Good for you Harvey, you'll have many hours of frustration but many many more hours of fun. I wish you all the best with your build!
  14. 1/350 Yamato new tool questions

    You could go down the route of generic Japanese railings, ladders and steps. Combine that with barrels for the 460mm/155mm/127mm guns and a good wooden deck and that should turn an excellent kit into a jaw dropper! If you really want to go further then replace the radar with etched parts. Everything else in the kit is fine out of the box. Research is definitely the key, her final voyage was Ten-Ichi-go or Ten-go, a suicide run to Okinawa. This was the only time that the white chrysanthemum was painted on the sides of her funnel/stack. With this her aircraft, boats and crane mast were removed. Bear this in mind if you use the decals in the kit.
  15. 1/350 Yamato new tool questions

    I wouldn't worry about lighting the hangar Harvey, very, very little of it is visible. The bridge, however, lends itself well to the idea of lighting añd has plenty of room for LEDs and wiring. The Tamiya new tool Yamato is going to take you around 300 to 400 hours build time without adding photoetch. Add a detail set and you can double that. It is a lovely kit though and thoroughly enjoyable to build. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies also sells Colourcoats paints which has the right shade of grey to match. Kure Naval Arsenal grey, you are going to need a couple of tins of that. Just a footnote, the Tamiya kit seems to be a 1/35 model of the 1/10 Scale model in the Yamato museum at Kure, if you haven't already done so then Google some pictures of that one. All the best, Kev.