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Everything posted by spruecutter96

  1. Hamex Kit swap and 2018 shows...

    Slumpy Bumpy (Tuesday).
  2. Midland Air Museum Christmas Model Show 3rd December

    Looks like it's £7.00 for an adult (£3.50 for smaller modellers). Entrance is from 10:00 am onwards. Cheers. Chris.
  3. Afternoon, All. A quick heads-up that the annual Midland Air Museum model-show will be held on Sunday 3rd December..... This one's always been a friendly, informal show and there should be a number of people selling second-hand kits, books and what-have-you... (me included!) Should be an opportunity to buy a sneaky, pre-Christmas bargain or five. See everyone there... Chris.
  4. J.A.S.D.F. F4 Phantoms

    I noticed the HUGE number of F-4's for sale in the kit swap (how could you miss them?!). I remember seeing the owner bring in two more large bags of kits on the Saturday morning, but - unfortuntaely - have no idea who he is. I just shudder to think how much he must have spent on that little lot..... My mind is genuinely boggled! Cheers. Chris.
  5. Hamex Kit swap and 2018 shows...

    "Is it Spring yet??" Bump-and-peas.....
  6. Midland Air Museum Christmas Model Show 3rd December

    Monday Bumpington......
  7. Tut how vulgar. The phallic outline

    I'm going to say it, just to get it out of the way for everyone else.... It's Political Correctness gone mad! To quote Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now: "They train young men to draw Weiners in the sky and they won't even let them paint "gluck" on their aircraft!" (if you know the movie, then you'll know I'm paraphrasing a little bit here...) Chris.
  8. Hamex Kit swap and 2018 shows...

    Soggy Saturday BLIMPY........
  9. Hamex Kit swap and 2018 shows...

    Wednesday night Bump.
  10. SMW 2017 Telford 11th & 12th November

    Regarding the problems some people experienced with the Kit Swap this year.... I am saddened to read about issues with stolen kits and boxes containing only random parts - these situations simply should not exist, in an ideal world. I was a volunteer helper in the 'Swap this year and would like to state that opening boxes and visually checking a kit's completness during the logging-in process would be a non-starter due to time constraints, unfortunately. There were over three thousand indivdual items for sale over the weekend and the volunteers simply woudn't have the time to check every item out. At best, we could possibly give the boxes a quick shake and listen out for "rattling", but even doing this would be a fallible way to judge the state of a kit. I would like to think that any kits with missing parts and no notice of such on the box were genuine mistakes on the part of the seller, but I suspect that we will never know the truth on this matter. The float-plane kit with virtually all its parts missing would have been very easy for the seller to check, so there was no excuse for that one, it has to be said. I would strongly recommend that Kit Swap visitors make it a habit to check the kits they're buying whilst waiting in the queue to pay (I do appreciate that there are a number of practical issues involved in doing this, but we live in an imperfect world). If you do undertake to check them , please be very careful about dropping any loose parts when opening the boxes (I've done this myself in previous years - it's way too easy to do). If you happen to find any kits with undeclared, missing parts then I would suggest bringing it to a "yellow shirt" staff-members attention and then we can then write a note on the box-lid to warn potential buyers about the model's condition. I hope that this is of some help, even it will bring no comfort to anyone affected by the issues over the weekend. Cheers. Chris.
  11. There was a trader at Telford asking 85 quid for this kit. He said he had sold 7 or 8 at that price. I was sorely tempted, but went for a Trumpeter 1/24th FW-190 "Dora" instead. I suspect that if we wait for a year or so, these may be around the 75 quid mark (but of course if it goes out-of-production in the next year, the price will increase very quickly! You takes yer chances on something like this....). Cheers. Chris.
  12. Hamex Kit swap and 2018 shows...

    A little BUMPY for visibility.
  13. lost bag at Teford

    Good luck in finding it, Rob. I know that when I've lost stuff in the past, it has really ticked me off, so I can sympathise with your situation. Chris. PS: Hope you get some good use out of those books I sold you.
  14. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    Many thanks to everyone involved in running the Show. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and made some good cash too. New venue was generally just about perfect for this type of show and it has some room for expansion. Cheers. Chris.
  15. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    Evening, All. A quick heads-up that the IPMS Letchworth show is occuring on SATURDAY (not the Sunday, as in previous years) 28th October..... Also, please note that the show is being held at a brand new venue this year (not the Hotel near Letchworth Garden City station, as previously). I've just had a look at the map and the new venue looks like it's two ot three minutes drive from the old one. This one's always been a friendly, informal show and there should be a load of traders there, too. See everyone there! Chris.
  16. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    Two days now..... BLIMPY.
  17. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    "Wednesday evening, ready to put my feet up" BLOOMPER..... Only three days to go!
  18. She looks very cool..... Cheers. Chris.
  19. She's looking really, really good, Sir! I will be very pleased to see the finished job. I bought this kit off a fellow BM member a few years ago, but - with the exception of sanding off some of the applied paint - I haven't done anything with her (yet!). Hope the build continues to go well. Cheers. Chris.
  20. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    Lord Bumpington of Lower Frimley.....
  21. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    Sunny, Sunday BOOMPY......
  22. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    Very windy, Saturday BUMPER...
  23. IPMS Letchworth Show Sat. 28th October

    Lil Friday BUMPY.....
  24. Puma HC-1 1:32nd scale.

    If anyone fancies one of these, a little birdy tells me there will be one in the kit swap at Telford in three weeks time. A mate is flogging his and he gave me the option of buying (but I have too many kits awaiting me as it is, so I passed). Chris.
  25. Great White Shark attack - Pegasus Hobbies 1/18

    Very much looking forward to seeing this progress. There's something about the Great White shark that I find fascinating and more than a bity terrifying.... Thanks for sharing. Chris.