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treker_ed last won the day on April 2 2013

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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.
  7. 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
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    Things going goofy after recent update

    I forgot to mention - Edge is fine - Explorer is wonky! To be honest, never really had any problems with IE until now!
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    Things going goofy after recent update

    Admins - have we got a solution yet to the "stretched" forums view on the britmodeller skin, rather than having to use the default blue skin where the forum view works properly? This is how each forum looks with the britmodeller skin : And this is what it looks like with the default blue skin: This has been happening since the upgrade. Sorry for being a PITA. Sadly none of the suggested fixes work apart from switching to the default forum software theme. Thanks
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    My BM has gone wonky

    Using the BM Theme instead of the default blue theme I also have the "wide screen" issue with the topic on the left hand side of the forum with the poster details on the far extreme right. This goes away and is okay if I swap to the default theme.
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    Any models shops in Wales...?

    Was in Brecon about a month ago - definitely nothing there.
  13. Does anyone know or has anyone noticed recently (within the last few days) why when watching between devices, we are being logged out. So for example, I use BM on my phone, PC, tablet, Linux PC, and laptop (depending on where I am, and what I am doing). In the last few says, I have noticed that when logging into my phone, I will be logged out of all other instances of BM. So has anyone else noticed, or anyone any idea what s going on? thanks john
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    Airbrush tips need please

    I use two types of syringe depending on the quantity being mixed. I have larger 5ml syringes for making up large amounts for when I know I will be using a lot of the same colour in one go. I also have some 1ml for smaller amounts. I find these are more accurate than using pippettes.
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    HELP - My primer is peeling off...

    Ideally you need to leave it 12 to 24 hours to cure properly. Whilst it says that it is dry in 30 to 60 minutes, it has not cured properly so this may be why it is lifting after masking. I have recently finished an Airfix Shackleton using Vallejo primers. Having researched the problems other have had with this, and also needing to thin it a bit before airbrushing, I left it almost 24 hours before spraying the next coat. And then another 24 hours before the first coat of paint. By doing this I did not have any issues with the primer lifting. The paint I used on top of the primer was Tamiya acrylics thinned with their own thinner. The Vallejo was thinned with Ultimate thinners at a ratio of 25% thinner 75% primer. I used Tamiya masking tape throughout, and didn't have any paint or primer lifting at all at any stage (and believe me it's a substantial kit even at 1/72). I sprayed 2 thin coats of white primer, 3 thin coats of gloss white paint, (masked) and then 2 coats of XF24 to act as dark sea grey. with about 12-24 hours between each coat. When the masking was removed, no paint lifted. Hope this helps.