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  1. Paignton model shop robbed

    It probably would have been clearer, but you seem to have got the idea OK! I just hope they catch the cheeky toe rag quickly.
  2. Airfix price increase

    Instead of increasing prices which they did not so long ago, they need to get products to the market place in a timely manner so that it is delivered on the prescribed date, not keeping the consumer waiting months and loosing customers due to loss of interest. Other companies like Hasegawa can do it so I see little reason why Airfix can't, it all gives one the feeling of disorganisation. I am waiting with cash in hand for the 1/48 P-51 but I have no doubt the price will now rise and it makes me wonder about waiting a bit longer for the Eduard one inistead.
  3. Spot of the Day Part 2

    Yesterday 1967/68 VW variant estate that was lowered and painted in a horrible mushy pea green colour but it was immaculate
  4. Spot of the day!

    MK III Capri in bronze metallic with go faster stripes in good condition on the B 1040
  5. Spot of the day!

    Just seen a BSA 500cc sloper single from around 1930,s complete with hand gear change on the B1040. Not sure if was a twin or single exhaust port one
  6. Heller 1/24 Ferguson TE20 / FF30

    Hi Zack, It is a nice kit to build but as you have found out the front axle beam does not fit as the instructions. I made mine fit by removing material from the engine end of the outer beam by tapering it and then fits further in a per the instructions. The snag then is the trailing arm back to the main housing fouls the clutch housing. The solution that I have seen other people use is to move the outer beam out one or two holes out on the central beam, cut the locators and bolt heads off and reposition then to positions that look as per the real tractor.
  7. Spot of the day!

    A light blue late 1950's MG A 1600 in Tesco's car park yesterday parked on corner where everone turns, ideal place to bend it.
  8. Top of forum page background

    I have a complaint to make regarding the selection of background pictures at the top of front screen. As a car and bike modeller as well as other types models I am disappointed that there are no vehicles of any type available to select from. I am sure that fellow vehicle modellers feel neglected by this omission but otherwise I and I would think most are pleased with the updating of the forum. Thanks!
  9. Spot of the day!

    A Turd Brown B.L. Allegro on the B 1040 this afternoon, thought they were all in the scrap heap in the sky. Horrible colour.
  10. Oldest kit in the stash?

    Revell USS Missouri. It was first made in 1953/54 but I had it given me in 1957/58 and it is still only part built! and Revell are still issuing it! 1/535 I think
  11. What is in a name?

    Below Thrapston it is the Nene as in bean but local tradition has it above Thrapston as the Nene as in hen. If you look up Wikipedia it states there how it is pronounced and the history of the name. I lived in Oundle years ago and the locals there used to say how the name was pronounced above and below Thrapston
  12. Spitfire crash in France

  13. I did not know the Harriers were in the Falklands in 1942!
  14. A Tamiya 1/6 Honda Africa Twin and a 1/12 Brach 125 Morbidelli twin. Now I am broke for the rest of the year!!
  15. Good price on ebay - too good to be true - a scam?

    1/48 Yak Firebar, there is a seller from China with this for sale at £14.88 shipping free, the same price as the tank earlier in this thread. The seller is iousuhu(186) 99.1% as you can see has got reasonable feeback until it's looked at closely and it is very bland with it all private and one or two people having been repeated a number of times. I tried to buy it and Paypal did not decline it but I chickened out in the end. It would be a bargain if true.