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  1. The Holy Grail the Mecca of model shops.

    Quite a few to choose from! Hannants Lowestoft obviously. I've been fortunate enough to have visited many in Hong Kong and Taiwan where there are some truly fabulous shops. Few good ones in South Korea too. Never had too much luck in finding really good model shops in mainland China though. Haven't got to Japan yet though.....
  2. Thunderbirds are go ?????

    I think the US investigated the possibility of buying Saunders-Roe Princess flying boats with the intention of converting them into nuclear powered test beds - around the same time as the Convair nuclear powered B-36 project. I seem to recall reading that there may have been some initial design studies carried out at SaRo on a potential nuclear powered version of the proposed Duchess flying boat too.
  3. East of Suez

    Wonderful footage. Many thanks for sharing
  4. Dismantling the stash

    Many thanks everyone, much appreciated.
  5. Dismantling the stash

    Chaps, the day I had hoped would never come appears to have arrived. Unfortunately I need to get rid of the vast majority of my stash which is frankly an embarrassingly large size. I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to start, via the internet auction sites or a specialist such as Kingkit or Collectakit perhaps? Has anyone else been through a similar situation and got any advise? Any help greatly appreciated.
  6. Excellent news! Will be in the market for a couple of these.
  7. Krupp Raumer S

    That is truly stunning. Fantastic work.
  8. Trumpeter E-10, Aachen, Spring 1947

    Fantastic. Love these late war what-ifs.
  9. I'm a disgrace...

    My word. That's beyond shocking! I have exactly the opposite problem every time I go to model shops in the Far East. The only good thing to come of it (apart form a stash rapidly approaching biblical proportions) is that I'm highly skilled at packing as much into a suitcase as possible now!
  10. 1/72nd Nanchang Q-5 from Trumpeter

    Looking forward to this one! Saw a couple flying over north Shanghai a couple of years ago
  11. Oldest kit in the stash?

    Got a boxed Frog English Electric P1 that must date from the late 50s, not sure if it classifies as truly being in the stash or just being kept for posterity though.....
  12. The Hobby Box Uckfield closed

    Sussex Model centre has a small collection of kits plus paints and other sundries. Morris models used to specialise in railways but haven't been there for a number of years unfortunately. Couple of others I know of in West Sussex: Bognor Models, their website has a good selection of kits but not visited them yet. Gaugemaster/The Engine Shed at Ford station, excellent selection of railway models plus a few Airfix and Revell kits as well.
  13. Favorite Britmodeller topics

    Any of them providing they don't involve endless discussion on: Revell boxes Hasegawa prices Trumpeter/HobbyBoss accuracy The F-35
  14. Red Arrows

    You sure they're not already reserved by the MoD? They'll probably be replacing the hawks with these
  15. Airfix parts service.

    That's fine, but then you have to question why they are still offering a replacement service then. Surely stop it altogether as the current situation where there are occasional spares, some supplied FoC, some charged etc., seems a right mess.