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About jaw

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  1. Disappointed with Hannants customer service

    I too have experienced poor customer service. Two e-mails sent to them on availability of a kit - neither replied to! That is poor service to my mind and should be made known. John
  2. Bogus BT call

    I have had these calls too. Just to be sure I called BT and they confirmed that the last time they contacted me was back in February. So treat any such calls as VERY suspect. John
  3. Revell 2018

    I was told at Telford that the Beaufighter kit has been delayed and might not be available until November 2018. John
  4. 1/48 Harrier trainers?

    Yes Hannants did have lots of the Harrier trainer kit at Telford, and I was told that my backordered kit should be with me within a week. That was 3 weeks ago and there is no sign of it. I spoke to someone at Hannants and was told that the kits were held up in customs. Since then I have e-mailed Hannants twice to ask what is going on and have not been replied to, which I find difficult to understand. If there is a delay , should Hannants not put a note to that effect on the home page of their website? John
  5. Micro Mir 1/144 RAF Argosy

    Don’t know why there is a double quote but there is a 1/72 scale RAF Argosy done by Mach2. John
  6. Micro Mir 1/144 RAF Argosy

    If you want a Micro Mir 1/144 scale RAF Argosy, do what I have done and order one from the Ukraine via ebay! John
  7. Revell 1/48 Hunter FGA9

    I see in Hannants future releases that they are showing a 1/48 Hunter FGA9 by Revell. Good news, but I hope that it is a new tool and not a repop of the Academy/Italeri version of the Hunter! John
  8. Unfortunately the RAF Argosy did not make an appearance at Telford. When can we expect it to be released? John
  9. RAF Blue Phantoms

    According to info at Tangmere XV408 was issued to 6 Sqdn at Coningsby in Feb 1969, and then to 54 Sqdn and 228 OCU for modification to the air defence role .She then served with 23Sqdn at Wattisham until the aircraft returned to Coningsby with 29 Sqdn. From 1987 to 1991 XV408 served with 92 and 19 Sqdns at Wildenrath. It then became a gate guardian at Cranwell in 1993 and then on external display at Halton then finally to Fairford. Thereafter it was sent to Tangmere. The Tangmere curator recalls that when it arrived at Tangmere it was in the air defence grey scheme, although you could make out the earlier overall blue colour scheme. John
  10. SMW 2017 Telford 11th & 12th November

    I arrived a the TIC at around 11.10, and finally got in about 12.00 and there was still a heft queue behind me. I said the chap directing people to the payment desks that they needed more desks to accommodate the numbers of visitors - he said that it would be addressed fir the next SMW - I wonder? I even joined the IPMS so that there would be one less visitor in the queue. John
  11. RAF Blue Phantoms

    As far as I am aware XV408 only had the blue scheme for a short while and was then repainted whilst still in RAF service in the three tone air defence grey scheme when she served with 29 Sqdn. That was the scheme it was in when it came to Tangmere and was starting to look very tatty indeed, hence the repaint. John
  12. RAF Blue Phantoms

    Yes she has been repainted in insignia blue as she was back in 1991 as Z of 92 Sqdn at Wildenrath. She looks very bonny now. John
  13. RAF Blue Phantoms

    Come and see XV408 in blue at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. JOhn
  14. Avro Shackleton AEW.2, Revell

    I am looking for this too, but Humbrol say it has been discontinued - 0 why, why why? But I have ordered 2 cans from Hobbysector in Portugal and I hope that it is on its way to me. A bit more expensive than in the UK but not dramatically so. John
  15. Can anybody enlighten me on why the inner wing pylons on the early RAF Harriers are different to those on the FAA Sea Harriers? Thanks, John