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treker_ed last won the day on April 2 2013

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  1. According to the Airfix website, it's slated for a May 2019 release. And yes, I'll be getting one, once I've saved enough pennies, and I've got around to the two typhoons in the stash......
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    Search function

    Is there a problem with the search function? Just tried to do a search query in "chat" and results only went back as far as December 2017. I even tried a custom date range 02/10/2000 to 02/10/2018 and still only came back with results going back to 2017! Now just tried a search in "WWII - Aircraft" and this went back correctly to 2007. So anyone any ideas what's going on in chat? (mind you the chat history seems to have disappeared only has 13 pages in there - I was looking for the thread that had been in there on Model shops round the country) Thanks John
  3. In the latest Info Eduard - they comment that the Mustang project is proceeding and "entering the mould production phase" So definitely not a project that has been dropped.
  4. Latest workbench - schemes have changed! No longer have the schemes as originally planned, but now have: XE597/A - 63 Squadron - CO's aircraft specially marked for Battle of Britain display 1958 XF509/73 - 4 FTS , Anglesey Wales. 1968 N-209 - 324 Sqn - Royal Dutch Air Force 1964. The comment from workbench for the change " In some cases, the development team can come across certain issues with the originally intended scheme options which necessitate a change, or simply find a scheme which they feel would be more appealing to modellers" link: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/amphibious-workhorse-of-the-fleet
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    Milton Keynes goes XXL for 2019

    You know - after the Milton Keynes concrete cows...…… EVERYONE knows about the MK Concrete cows!!!! OK, ok, It's also known as Arena MK, but that is where we are having ModelKraft 2019
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    Milton Keynes goes XXL for 2019

    Hi All We have a little bit of news regarding next years ModelKraft. So as announced, it's going to be in the Cow Shed at MK Stadium, well, on the next club night, Wednesday 22/08/18, we are going to be meeting at the Cow Shed @ 6:30pm for a sneak peak at the arena to see what we have to play with. If there are any members of the BM massive around in MK on that date, and would like to join us, you are welcome to do so. hope to see some of you there. John
  7. BBC is reporting that Mary Ellis, one of the last known surviving member of the female pilots of the ATA has died aged 101. She was certainly a sprightly old lass, and whenever I saw any interviews with her, she always seemed to have that glint in her eye! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44962253 May she rest in peace, and join her colleagues in the eternal rest knowing she did a fantastic job just when her country needed her.
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    Color help

    If you think it's too light - you could always use a black primer which would darken the overlying paint... I did that recently using Tamiya XF-17, and if I didn't know otherwise, I would have said it was almost black in colour, but it definitely blue, just a very, very dark glossy blue! Cant post any pics as not at home at the moment. regards
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    Model Airplane International - July 2018

    just rang and spoke to the publishers. They are stating that they have received the copies from the printers yesterday and should be in the shops in the next couple of days!
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    everything has shifted to the right

    same here!
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    Parrabellum Models

    Thanks for the info - all sorted now. I should mention that I will be walking or using the trams - my car will be left at a park and ride, and then using the local train service to get into the centre of Birmingham. For purely practical purposes, I never drive into the centre of cities - too much traffic, and parking is too damn expensive and limited. Most park and ride services (with some exceptions) tend to be free, and then pay for the bus. I would much sooner use these, rather than pay over the odds for city centre parking.
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    Parrabellum Models

    Hi all Just a quickie (stop sniggering in the cheap seats...) Off to Birmingham in a few weeks due to SWMBO volunteering at a charity walk for Crohns & Colitis UK to be held at the beginning of July, and whilst there I was wanting to pop along to Parabellum Models. Does anyone know if they are still around? I have looked on their website, and all their price lists are several years old, and do not appear to have been updated since 2012 or so! Google maps street view suggests that in August 2017 they are still there (shop sign is still up but was shuttered, but that could do with the time of day/day that the Google street cars went past). Any help much appreciated Thanks John
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    Milton Keynes goes XXL for 2019

    I agree - I live in MK - not a stones throw from Stadium Mk and it's a fantastic facility. Access is easy, straight off the A5, it's on a bus route (in fact several busses go past the venue), and there are a number of other "attractions" within easy distance. MK:one shopping for those spouses who do not wish to attend the show, Primark, Marks & Spencers, River Island, Next, H&M, New Look. Asda and Ikea within a 5 minute walk of the venue. Slightly further (poss 10 mins away) you have TK Maxx, Boots, Home Bargains... Not to mention the various eating venues - Nandos, Frankie & Bennys, Prezzo, Ask, Bella Italia; and by then several new retail units will have been completed (so maybe some more eating places) - oh and the usual fast food - McDonalds & KFC I for one want this to be the biggest of success for MKSMC - and wish the most amount of luck with the endeavour.
  14. Wellington 1c in 1/72 is a new tool as well (this was announced in workbench last year - 50th edition on 23/6/17) along with the Hunter, Blenheim (announced in workbench 13/10/17) the Fury is a hangover from 2017. Personally, I'm looking forward to the F.22/24 Spitfire - if they do the markings as noted. I was in the Air Training Corps in my youthful days and my squadron was 80 (Bolton) Sqn ATC and we adopted as our squadron crest, the bell crest from 80 Squadron RAF so we had a long association with the squadron (my squadron was form in 1940, and was one of the oldest squadrons in the country).
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    Screen width of forums when using IE11

    I reported this issue some time ago - back at the beginning of august link here: The response at the time was....Use another browser! :-( I actually like using IE11, and not have to faff around downloading and installing other browsers just because one site doesn't quite work properly! So thank you for exterminating the bug