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  1. Hi Sovereign Models, As above linkys, RLM 65 had two shades according to Ullman so you would be correct to have it light blue or a more greeny tint depending on the period of WW2..
  2. I've also had mixed results. My favourite is Roket Odorless which is a bit too thin for some uses but doesn't throw a vapour which cripples my nasal area every time for days and I think possibly this means it doesn't give the fogging issue so badly either. One of the worst in this respect that I have tried is Gorilla which is cheapish and sticks OK but puts out horrendous white fogging which almost ruined our new Karndean flooring when I used it on a chair leg repair recently. Definitely don't get it anywhere near a model! Shelf life is hard to gauge. They all go off after a while but the thin Roket seems, again, a bit better. I've tried keeping it in the fridge too which seemingly does little to extend the life of the glue or my marriage!
  3. Good stuff as always Troy. Celt, nice modelling there. I also built this many moons ago and still have the model. Like many other Matchbox kits it was a superb build and I distinctly remember that this kit along with the same company's Tempest (II in my case) needed not so much as a smear of filler. Quite unique then as it would be even today! Nige B
  4. My first full vac kit around 15 years ago now. They build well as you can see and are surprisingly robust. Great confidence builders aren't they? Nige B
  5. I'm 66 and have similar issues but I just enjoy the modelling and don't worry too much about reaching those inhuman standards often seen in all the best places. I think my worst thing is not being able to use a face mask without the specs steaming up or being able to hear speech on the radio as an accompanying pleasure. Mind you, we have much better stuff these days to help us such as decent masking tape for e,g. so there is much to enjoy still. And of course, there is that stash! Come to me my beauties....
  6. Welcome from another tyke. I'm also exiled ------in the dark region of W Sussex. There's probably more going on where you are!
  7. Now then lad. Welcome to BM from another Nigel/Tyke.
  8. Was that as a punishment?
  9. I don't think it's been mentioned here but several B&W Emma Peel episodes of The Avengers from 1965 sport a selection of Airfix classic kits from the period. A couple also include a very large model of a Lancaster, looks possibly 1/32 scale. These episodes are currently airing on True Entertainment Freeview channel (61) at 8 pm weekdays although you will have to wait a bit for them to come round again because they are now running the later Emma Peel colour episodes and then all the Tara King ones will be shown before we come back to the B&W ones.
  10. Have you tried phoning? From their website: From the UK telephone 01502 517444 or 0345 130 72 48 (all calls will be charged at local rate or are free if you have a contract with BT) We have 8 incoming telephone lines.
  11. They can be found easily on the secondhand market for quite reasonable sums. Might just as well do that since a fresh shop stocked item will more than likely be an oldish kit with new decals anyway.
  12. I'll have to accept that the possibility of an Avro Bison from them is out of the question then...
  13. Mind you, looking back on what I said there, it might be the 1970's I'm remembering with the candles.....
  14. C.1959 so they had the money back off the tooling just about! Virtually never out of the catalogue either until the new tool came along. State of the art back when I was 10 year old but allegedly a pretty good shape, I'm sure you'll enjoy the simplified way of modelling we enjoyed in the olden days when we had to model by candlelight and Champion The Wonder Horse was on TV. Enjoy!
  15. I think that your problem may be more basic than type of putty in use. Smooth results can be obtained as suggested by other replies, by using water in the equation. Unfortunately, some putties do not take kindly to water, one of these being Vallejo which as discovered, crumbles to nowt. Fine Surface Polyfilla is as good as Vallejo and cheaper but suffers the same. The cotton bud in water treatment is the only way with these fellas or sand it dry but then you have a surface slightly contaminated with hand oils and dust which needs cleaning before painting, again, water is needed so not ideal. I'm with the others who suggest switching to Green Stuff/Humbrol/Revell/Tamiya. That way you can work it wet and clean it afterwards with soapy water too.