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Scimitar F1

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About Scimitar F1

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  1. Airfix QC issues strike again. Defective Sea Fury kits.

    I am a great supporter of Airfix but I am perplexed. Airfix started on their current journey in terms of approach a decade ago. I really like the use of LIDAR and many of their subject choices. But we are kidding ourselves if the rate of progress and the number of errors is anything but disappointing. In the intervening years we have had RMF, Thunder models, Meng, Takom, Amusing, Miniart amongst many others appear and offer comprehensively better engineered kits. Look at Eduard, ICM and while they were around have got better in the intervening decade. Am curious more than anything and something I truly want to understand. Will
  2. Falcon Heavy Success!

    Well I am impressed. This was Sci-fi when I did my Aeronautics and Astronautics degree and here we are. What is impressive is the rate of development and that it is not a national enterprise undertaking it. I have lost count of the number of paper ideas that I have read over the years - Hotol anyone? - but to have actually done this is impressive. Will
  3. Bpf and East Indies FAA Roundel on Blue

    That makes sense as it was more likely they had Roundel blue in the stores than GSB. That poses an interesting question what dis they use to touch up Repairs?
  4. Bpf and East Indies FAA Roundel on Blue

    Hi Working towards starting my 1/32 scale FAA Hellcat. Was wondering for a GSB airframe would the blue of the Roundel be the underlying GSB colour or would it be Roundel blue? Will
  5. DIY project: plasticard printing/cutting machine

    Sounds interesting - which Silhouette cutter did you get - the Portrait or the Cameo?
  6. Now that would be something!
  7. December's special offer - RPToolz leaf maker set

    Just received mine - very nice thank you
  8. Airfix 2018

    No just that they could make money doing this. Why should they not branch out. It would be epic!
  9. Airfix 2018

    It may be too soon after the 1/48th one for the Sea Fury but they make money on the big kits. Left field would be a 1/32 A4 pacific
  10. Airfix 2018

    Fresh from guessing the Blenheim correctly my predictions are 1/24th Sea Fury 1/48th Vampire
  11. New 1/48th Scale Blenheim Announced by Airfix!!

    That is the 20 year old one
  12. New 1/48th Scale Blenheim Announced by Airfix!!

    No Brained - predicted this one last year My other prediction was a 1/24 Sea Fury
  13. Suggestions for a Magnifying light

    Thank you for that.
  14. Suggestions for a Magnifying light

    Hi I am looking to upgrade to a better magnifying light for my modelling bench. I have seen a few at shows such as Telford but did not buy at the time and rather regret it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a bright light with a reasonable magnifier? Will
  15. Airfix 2018

    I would go for a Blenheim in 1/48. Lots of schemes and variants possible with minimal mould changes. Research already completed. A 1/24th Sea Fury would also be nice. Will