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Everything posted by spfparker

  1. Mid sixties - Airfix P-51 from Father Christmas in Watts, Northampton. He's cost me a fortune over the years since then.....
  2. AIrfix have posted me today a whole new kit which, has to be said, is great service.
  3. Nice email from Airfix today offering a replacement kit ( they had put one aside for me ) or a refund and gave details of how to send to old one back. I replied if they could just send the replacement piece and that as I had already completed the cockpit and joined the fuselage together and started on the wings (I sent a picture!) I'd rather not send the whole kit back . see what happens but all looking good.
  4. I have a similar problem with the Airfix spares dept. I requested a new windscreen for the 1/48 meteor as the original one had a crack down the middle. They advised that they had none in stock (although they were advertising them on their website) and that I should request a replacement kit or a refund from where I purchased it from. As I got it directly from Airfix I have asked whether I should approach them for a refund..... I await their reply. Their email read:- Thank you for your email, Airfix spares have come back to me and they do not have the parts you require in stock and send apologies on this occassion. You may wish to approach your place of purchase for a refund or replacement kit.
  5. Hi All Looking for some hints and tips re-model shops and places to visit when we drive down from Seattle to San Fran in the summer for our hols. Have identified a trip to the Boeing factory and also a couple of other aviation museums in Seattle and also the Spruce Goose on the way down but any other recomendations would be appreciated . Have to pick the best of the museums as havng the family with me I won't be able to go to them all!! Steve
  6. Mine have either been pick up (or deliver) only...... Models don't travel well but I'm sure with enough polysterene chippings there is a way!
  7. I have limited 'display' space and as I have little sentimentality for finished builds I have to move them on pretty quickly to free up a shelf. They used to get passed on to my lad (to destroy and then bin!) but he has grown out of that and I have sold a fair few on ebay - mainly to one guy who took loads off my hands in two or three transactions.. Recently I have given several boxes of builds to a Primary teacher friend who either sells them on for pennies at school fetes and bring and buys or gives them away to the kids - they love em!
  8. Why would anyone do such a thing!?!? Bonkers!
  9. Got three old Monogram and Esci 1/48th jets for a good price - happy bunny!
  10. Very odd decision indeed - how will that attract new subscribers exactly?
  11. I also got this in a charity shop complete with brand new radio gear for ....£8.00 Have to confess I sold it on an auction site for a lot more and that funded 'proper' modelling for some time..
  12. I have posted this before but it was my best ever haul from a Charity shop in one go.... and there were a few more in the same haul that didn't make the photo!
  13. Had loads of models from Charity shops in the past - most recent a 1/48 Revell Frogfoot last Saturday. Slightly off topic - but also a good place to look other than auction sites is Gumtree - I got this little haul just before Christmas for £6 a model- £72 the lot...
  14. it's not what you are after but it may help..
  15. I remember some of he aircraft used in the film were at Sywell.
  16. I get a sort of muffled 'ding' - which is not unpleasant. For what its worth - I converted to a Mac just over a year ago after messing about with pc's for years. It's not perfect, they are expensive and it did take some time to get my head around it, but I don't think that I would ever go back.
  17. got it now! - but it sounds harmless . No idea how to describe it tho'...
  18. What notification sound is causing the issue? Mine seems fine...
  19. Just realised I have enough 'Flying hours' for the Phantom and the Sea Fury. Woohoo
  20. Had binders for Airfix Model World brought for me as a Christmas pressie - Does anyone know if there is a complete set of indexes/indices for the mags to date?? - have found one set online but it only goes up to about issue 50..
  21. How cool is that!
  22. The bottom ones I believe are the Airfix 1/32 British infantry support group
  23. I keep a few in cupboards and on shelves but as I lose interest in completed models pretty much as soon as they are built, I have sold a few through Ebay but also have given a load away to teacher friends who distribute them around the children in their schools - the kids love 'em...
  25. Popped in literally for ten minutes - reason for the short stay was there's too much to do on Saturdays this close to Christmas... (apparently!) Didn't want to miss it tho' as had been to all the other Hamex shows. Still managed to pick up a 'want' for the stash..