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  1. Placed my order with Airfix on Saturday Afternoon! Was perusing their website for something else and noticed that it was in stock, order was placed rather sharpish. Now waiting for Airfix to process and despatch said order (Email received @ 16:59 due to arrive sometime tomorrow. )
  2. I used them once many moons ago. I was after some back issues of Airfix Model World, and they happened to have the issues I wanted listed on their website, placed the order and received a confirmation. Few days later I received another email advising that of the order I placed, several items were in fact out of stock (this was actually the dispatch notice!) Not happy about this, considering that the website showed several of each in stock, and the confirmation also advised of stock, I contacted them and requested a refund for the remaining items. It did take several emails, and a p
  3. Managed to sort something - as it looks fairly close to camouflage grey I've used a paint colour that I have that is fairly close to that. Thanks
  4. Nice..... I'm running my gaming rig with a RTX2070 at the moment, my previous GPU was a GTX970 which had lasted me about 5 years before it started to struggle with more modern games. I managed to get it swapped out last spring I think just a couple of months or so before everything really started to go mental around the crypto-currency mining garbage and not being able to buy GPUs etc. My current rig is kind of a hybrid mid-high end: AMD 2600X @ 3.6Ghz 16Gb Ram 1 x 1TB SSD Samsung EVO 860 (Windows Drive only) 1 x 256Gb SSD Samsung 850 Pro (Linux Drive) 1 x
  5. Also on the BBC news site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-56792530
  6. The only exemption, per se, is that it's voluntary but they appreciate that you may have an allergic reaction to the ingredients within the vaccine. But that would be in your medical record which could be checked. And as the vaccine is only being administered etc by the NHS within the UK, it can easily be verified I would assume. The NHS is running a massive campaign about the safety of the vaccine(s) and trying to counter the hoax and fake stories being spread through non-traditional means (whatsapp etc). Now that there are 3 types of vaccine being offered in the UK, the chances o
  7. @Shorty84 When I initially read your post, I was reading it on my mobile, and it doesn't show the sidebar information that shows when using a "proper" desktop browser so didn't see your location. Consequently I thought your location was in the USA, so was very shocked to see that this was in Austria! In the UK, legal exemptions were added to the legislation that was introduced about having to wear facemasks in shops, and other defined indoor spaces. Whilst you do not have to provide evidence of your exemption, most people have gone down the path of getting some form of card that th
  8. Hope someone can answer this. Does anyone have any idea what the colour of the RWR tis is on the Hawk T.2 in RAF service. On the pictures I can find, it appears to be a grey colour, but I am unable (at the moment) to find exactly which colour it is. As I am not paint as per any instruction guide as such (using a Xtradecal sheet and only gives the overall external colour as BS381c/642 Night no other information!) I'm a little bit stuck with this one tiny last bit of painting before decals! Thanks in advance.
  9. Very aware - I have been a subscriber to the magazine for quite a number of years now - I think about 7 or 8 years or so. It's the only one that has been consistent and bar the first 5 or 6 issues, I have all of the magazine as published by Key Publishing! Must admit I have been trying to get the missing issues though!
  10. Seems that the Canadair Sabre F.4 is now in stock at Airfix. One will be winging it's way to me in the next few days! out the window goes my policy of building more than I buy in the year, I've already bought 8 other kits, but only built 2 so far and on my 3rd! Mind you after what happened yesterday (see grump thread) I think I needed a bit of retail therapy!
  11. @alt-92that's just it, I was in a queue outside the building when he started the abuse, and the fact he pushed his way through, and I had to move out of his way!
  12. Getting abused for not wearing a face mask.... Let me give that a bit more context. Due to various health issues, I am exempt from wearing a face covering here in the UK, whilst I do not have to prove my exemption, both myself and my wife have purchased cards from organisations that explain why we are not wearing face coverings, which we have attached to lanyards. These lanyards are the "Sunflower" lanyards which most shops, businesses etc recognise as denoting an individual who is wearing one as having a hidden illness or disability. For myself, I am asthmatic, and also have anxi
  13. Thought this looked familiar. Just checked my Air Cadet Record Book (still have it after 35 years!) and I also flew in WP900 at 10AEF. My flight was 23/04/1987 (seems a lifetime ago now)
  14. Just been a bit naughty.... Just to aid in my small harrier collection, and noticing that Hannants have just had a large Kinetic restock, I decided to have a perusal. Lo and behold they have restocked the FRS.1 and T.Birds I now have a Kinetic FRS.1 and one of the T.2/T.4/T.8 (plus masking) winging its way to me over the next few days once they have processed the order. Happy days. So now to build I have 2 x Kinetic GR1/GR3 1 x Kinetic FRS.1 1 x Kinetic FA.2 1 x Kinetic T.2/T.4/T.8 1 x Hasegawa GR.7/GR.9 The Harr
  15. @Mr T and as the saying goes... Damned if you do, damned if you don't! Sadly like some other organisations in the news media recently, they couldn't have got it right no matter what they would have done - minimal coverage, or as they did wall to wall coverage. As it was, a major figure in the British Royal Family passed away unexpectedly (ish) and they (the British news Media) had to cover a major story as would be expected. I listen to Classic FM on a regular basis, and they actually stopped the piece of music they were playing to make the announcement of what had happened, and af
  16. New airbrush from Ultimate Modelling Products. Apex Airbrush plus additional nozzles & needles - 0.2mm & 0.5mm - comes fitted with 0.35mm. In the middle of a Hobby Boss BAe Hawk 100/102 which is being built as a Hawk T2 (yes I know it not 100% accurate but it's near enough for my purpose) so will get tested out very shortly!
  17. treker_ed

    Covid Jab

    I believe the policy is not to mix and match vaccinations. If you had AZ the first time you get AZ the second, if you had Pfizer for first, you get the same second time round. There were some articles late last year/early this year where it was reported by some overseas press that the NHS was going to mix-and-match the doses you received. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) then got involved and requested a retraction and a corrective statement to be issued ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55519042 ) as this was not the policy at all and that only in the rarest of situations would t
  18. Going to be very grumpy all day...... Having a lovely sleep and then at 02:50hrs was awakened by a loud thumping sound from the street - what the hell is that my mind was saying... Looked out the windows to find 3 young people (couldn't tell the ages exactly, dark street and about 100 ft away or so) casually walking out of one road, crossing my street and heading into one of the other side streets which leads to a open park area with a lake, with some sort of speaker system turned up to full volume cranking out bloody Abba music! Yelled at the top of my voice (which is
  19. I joined the DofE scheme shortly before my 15th birthday back in 1985, and it was one of the best things I did. It was a brilliant scheme for Teenagers and young people. I then joined the ATC, which made the expeditions a lot easier. If I remember correctly cost me all of £6.50 to join the scheme and this was for all three stages. I still have my record book somewhere I was unable to complete my Gold DofE due to joining the RAF (but because I had started it, I could have continued and completed it whilst serving). I still regret to this day not having completed my Gold, but managed
  20. What about the Airframe & Miniature book on the Merlin engine spitfires? https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/airframe--miniature-no12-second-edition-2802-p.asp
  21. That's the problem when doing a google search and specify (using the tools options) country as UK only - these popped up as being UK based with having .co.uk domains. Google views them as being UK websites!
  22. @Avgas Just done a quick google search for Tamiya 23ml uk resellers and a few have come up that stock the larger bottles (including amazon) https://www.super-hobby.co.uk/catalog/Acrylic-paints-23ml-Series.html https://www.rcjaz.co.uk/tamiya-paints-spray-acrylic-xf-c-4472_146_4382_292.html?applyFilter=1&currency=GBP&pfrom=0.00&pto=4.92&plskw=23ml Hope this info helps
  23. If they are asking you to update your details and link to a website, and also state about payments treat as a scam. Easy way to check, hover over the email address, of nota true eBay.com, eBay.co.uk then definitely scam. Either way, instead of clicking the link, open a browser and manually type eBay web address and log in to your account. Never log in through a link in an email.
  24. Just been looking at the website for Hataka, and the tech info for the red line of paints. According to Hataka, Red Line is specifically designed for airbrushing, and not brush painting and needs thinning before use (30/70 to 50/50 thinner to paint). They also state that ideally, red line should be painted onto a primed surface. Did you prime first or paint directly onto the plastic surface? Also how long did you wait between coats? It's always possible that if the previous coat had not fully dried/cured, when applying the next coat, it "wetted" the previous coat and "dragged" the paint a
  25. Spent the Easter weekend listening to the Classic FM Hall Of Fame top 300 pieces of classical music. Not just traditional classical music, but also includes film music, and games music as well.
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