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  1. RAF Interwar types

    Avis and Amodel kits use the same basic moulds, I have built the Hector and Audax and found them very good indeed although need some careful construction. Have the Osprey landplane and floatplane in the stash. Less happy with the AZ series, I thought the wings were too thick and just did'nt look right. Cheers, Pauk
  2. DH Devon 1/72 decals

    Hi, nothing out there now but after the release of the AModel Dove there are at least two decal makers who have releases in the pipeline, Air Graphics and Caracal in the USA. I would check their websites. Im waiting for their releases as not inspired by the Amodel decals. Cheers, Paul
  3. Revell 1 72 Fairey Gannet

    I had a broken canopy in the revell corsair a few months ago and following a tip on the net went on the revell website, revell germany not usa, and entered my details. A few weeks later got a letter from Revell in England saying the part would be sent and a few weeks after that received a nicely boxed replacement. Revell canopies seem very fragile, I have a gannet in the stash with cracked canopies too. Cheers, Paul
  4. Airfix 2018

    Think Grumman did the Lander Cheers, Paul
  5. Hope they produce completely new toolings, Special Hobby Meteors are a good few years old now with over thick wings. Cheers, Paul
  6. Cheers Moa, two fine models and a very interesting comparison. The one-off Miles Merchantman had a fuselage reminiscent of the Skyvan but from your pics there is not much in common with the Aerovan except for a very generally similar configuration. Best wishes, Paul
  7. A lovely model of an interesting aircraft which is full of character. Thanks Moa for very informative and detailed WIP, I will be referring to this frequently when I get to attempt this kit! Would be interesting to see this next to a Skyvan. Cheers, Paul
  8. Tiger moth G-ACDC color

    Hi, I built the airfix kit of this aircraft a couple of years ago and did paint it quite a dark red, think I used Games Workshop paint. Dont remember all the details now but I believe it was originally quite a dark red but is now in a brighter shade. Will check my references, Cheers, Paul
  9. Looks nice so far! Will be getting a 72nd Proctor and Vega Gull. I'd like to see a post-war civil Proctor V as well. Cheers, Paul PS a Prentice would be great too!
  10. Airfix 2018

    Agree with comments above regarding ease of build, I am not sure that Airfix are sure of their target market. I love some of their recent kits but they can be a bit tricky. I'm an experienced modeller but found the Tiger Moth hard work and due to struts breaking it took two kits to make one finished product. That is not an appropriate kit to market as a starter set IMO. But they do produce some lovely models for we enthusiasts. Cheers, Paul
  11. SMW 2017 Telford 11th & 12th November

    Agree with bushbrit66 above. My 16th Telford and one of the best. The USAF display was brilliant. Hoping to check out other displays tomorrow, as always Saturday was devoted to shopping until my wallet went a bit thin! Must admit I have never seen a queue for admission as long as this mornings at about 10.30ish, it stretched back into Telford shopping precinct, maybe 200 yards away? Not sure if the organisers could have forseen this but no doubt debates will follow. Cheers, Paul
  12. KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Picked up the SR-53 and I'm very pleased. Very crisply moulded and surface detail is excellent, I wasn't all that impressed when I saw the photos earlier in this thread but in the flesh it is very good indeed. Cheers, Paul
  13. Doves now available at Hannants. Just ordered mine in time to collect at Telford! Cheers, Paul
  14. Miles Aerovan -Mikro-Mir 1/72nd

    Interesting photo of the Aerovan, must have been one of the last of the type existing in Britain.
  15. Miles Aerovan -Mikro-Mir 1/72nd

    Thanks Moa for very clear assembly photos. Most useful. Cheers, Paul