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  1. Airfix Sea Fury of the RCN

    I have one but I can not find a use for the slot at the top of the IP or is it an Airfix mistake?
  2. Airfix 1/48 P-51D - not that impressed

    They look to me to have have gone out of thier way to be different for no real reason. Why they did not do as Revell and Tamiya with different tail planes, it would have been easier and simpler to build. As it is now I have built two up to the painting stage and both the have a lean to the right at the top of the fin, and the horizontal surfaces are in the same direction . Twisting the rear of the tail in front of the horiziontal surfaces effect the desired result. Also if the mould joint line not removed where the horizintal surfaces socket in the the tail plane will not fit. There are other areas of bad fit, also why Airfix put all the heavy rivets on what should be a filled finished wing?
  3. Model Hobbies co uk

    Over time I have had alot from them mainly from Ebay but some from the website. Early in Dec I ordered off the site and was told the item was sent out for delivery. Unfortunatly it was not delivered and I wrote to them twice with no reply at all. Lodged a claim with Paypal and had the money returned early this week. This appears to be par for the course with them as a friend also had the same happen and he has been barred completely from any trade with them. It is an odd way to conduct a business if you want to retain or build a customer base.
  4. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    The Phantom that Jadlam has for sale on Ebay is a FG1 not an FGR1 and it is a pre order which will be avalable in the new year if you scroll down to bottom of the ad. When I last looked there had been 10+ sold!
  5. Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    Does anyone know who is importing them to the UK and when they will be available here?
  6. New airfix 1/48 Mustang,

    The above are in the current kit and so are 2 different wheel types diamond and smooth.
  7. The Hasegawa 1/48 P-51 was issued as a fillet less variant as was the 1/32 Dragon complete with Hurry Home Honey decals but I suppose that is unbuildable? I see no reason in the world why aifix would want to rip off some other manufactures kit.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Spot of the day!

    MK III Capri in bronze metallic with go faster stripes in good condition on the B 1040
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.