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  1. As I have Microsoft 365, I automatically get 1TB of online storage with One Drive. Doesnt seem a lot I know, but as I don't post a lot of pictures (no WIPS) it's more than enough for me. 


    And yes, you can use One Drive for hosting pictures - there are actually instructions in the FAQs, and the pinned thread talking about Hot Linking Photo hosts (and if you have Windows 10, you get 5GB of space anyway with one drive automatically!)


    Microsoft OneDrive


    The free plan allows up to 5GB which should be enough for most people.

    If you need more space and are willing to pay, the 100GB plan currently costs $1.99 per month (£1.54).


    1. To use OneDrive:
    2. Navigate to the folder where you keep your pictures.
    3. Click on the 'select' button in the top right corner of picture you want to link. It should get a tick.
    4. Select 'Embed' from the menu at the top of the OneDrive Window. Depending on your screen size and the size of the browser window you are using, it might be hiding under the '...' menu option.
    5. A window will pop out on the right hand side. Choose the size you want (I recommend 1024px).
    6. A complicated URL string will appear in the box under the 'Image Size' selector. It will probably already have the URL highlighted, but if it doesn't just select it all.
    7. Copy it (Right-click gives you a short cut menu).
    8. Paste the URL into your BritModeller post. All things being equal, it should magically convert itself into a picture a few milliseconds later.


  2. This months issue has definitely made my mind up with regards a subscription (provided they keep the step by step builds they are doing now).


    @Jon Kunac-Tabinor I really liked your build of the VLR Mustang from Eduard - I have the same kit in the stash. Picked one up from Hannants by the RAF Museum back in July. They had just received their delivery from Lowestoft, and had not been put away yet! Grabbed one to go with my order! (and also my Chattanooga Choo Choo edition, and now my Royal Class edition... and my 4 or 5 Airfix Mustangs as well  Okay I confess, I have  mustang problem!) 

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  3. The woman in the video has already been arrested for the offences. 


    This happened back in May, the Co-Op has just released this CCTV footage in relation to the proposed legislation before Parliament as an example of the sort of abusive behaviour their staff has to put up with.


    This is part of the report from The Independent Online that explains what happened to her, and and accompanying male.


    A spokesperson for Surrey Police said in a statement: “A 41-year-old woman from Lingfield was arrested and given three conditional cautions for criminal damage and public order. A 61-year-old man from Godstone was also arrested in connection with the incident and given two community resolution orders for public order.

    “Both of them have also been banned from entering the store.”




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  4. On 9/21/2020 at 10:09 AM, 2996 Victor said:

    Hi @treker_ed,

    No worries! Whenever I find anything that helps me, I like to broadcast it to my fellow modellers as it's always good to showcase products from manufacturers like EBMA.

    Looks like you've got a few more items - I think I need some alternative drawers for my Tamiya jars!



    @2996 Victor


    Mark, the drawers under the paint stands are designed for the Tamiya 10ml bottles, The main paints I use are Tamiya, with some Humbrol, Revell, Vallejo (Model Air & Metallics) and K-Colour metals. I only keep the Tamiya out to hand as these are the ones that are used the most.


    Here's the link:


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  5. @Jon Kunac-Tabinor


    Personally I am considering a subscription to SAM around Christmas (trying to persuade the better half as a Christmas present....)


    For myself, I like the "step-by-step" approach that some of the articles take to a kit build, as opposed to a "this is the completed kit" and "these are the painting steps I did " approach that some other magazines are now taking. It helps to identify any problems in a build, and what (if any) steps taken to help rectify those issues. This is what I like about AMW (which is why I've been a subscriber for about 8 years), and now seems to be the direction that SAM is going in.


    I do also enjoy reading the Aircraft in profile, and the Colour Conundrum. These do help give an historical perspective, and have been some really interesting reads (especially the Colour Conundrums...).


    Well that's my tuppence worth.




    John B 

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  6. On 9/6/2020 at 1:52 PM, CedB said:

    Nice progress Mark :) 


    Pleased to see another fan of the EBMA stuff - certainly helps keeps things tidy doesn't it?

    Here's another fan!


    This is my arrangement of paint stands, drawers etc.



    They really do help to keep everything tidy (I do intend getting a couple more, but need to wait a few months for the funds....).

    ( @2996 Victor sorry for the slight hijack and thread drift)

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  7. 3 hours ago, ABeck said:



    Version     ---      slatted - clean      ----           long span - short      ----       6-3   -  normal  chord        ----       operator

    F-86 X4                  x                                              x                                         x                                               Timbuktistan AF



    Dear experts,

    would like to see a table like this one



    Andreas Beck


    This isn't a hard and fast rule.....! Some (from what I have read and vaguely remember at the back of my mind) were also re-winged. I also seem to remember somewhere on the web, a series of pictures describing the various types of wings used on Sabres.


    (found one on a PC flight sim web site - https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=226525 - scroll down to the image about half way down the page, also this one which also mentions about the re-winging of earlier models with the new wing types https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=129670)


    And here's the link on a BM thread that I remembered: 

    I am sure @Sabrejet would be able to explain this a lot better that I can being a mere amateur - and with a bit more detailed analysis than I can provide.


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  8. If your order included any paints, they must be delivered by courier - they CANNOT be sent by normal mail!

    They are classified as dangerous items and therefore must not be sent through the post.

    There was a change in the postal regulations a few years ago, which reclassified ALL hobby paints (enamel, acrylic & lacquer) and subsequently this has increased delivery charges on orders where paint is included.


    @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies would be able to explain this a lot better than I can as he has to deal with this on a regular basis.


    John B


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  9. Classic FM this evening at 8pm have a special concert to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


    Starting with the RAF March Past, Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, Battle of Britain Suite, and will include 633 Squadron, Nimrod (Elgar), Beethoven's 5th, and finish with the Evening Hymn, Last post & Sunset.


    I think it will be a highly emotional evening for very many of us!


    I for one will be listening from 8pm onwards.

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    (Bought by the wife as a birthday present -  Sadly, the button to release the pop-up flash broke after only a few days so has to be returned to the retailer (John Lewis), but as we have the receipt it should not be a problem to get it exchanged (purchased mid August). )


    ****(update 14/09/2020) Sadly as suspected, the camera has had to be returned for replacement. Initially for some reason John Lewis seemed intent on some 30 day rule, as the camera was purchased by my wife on 1st August. However, I pointed out that as the fault with the flash has occurred within 6 months, under the consumer rights act etc this MUST be taken as a manufacturing fault and replaced or refunded or repaired. As this was not something they could easily repair, they then started to sort out with their in house technical team. Unfortunately, currently none in stock, so have had to refund (albeit temporarily) and we will await new stock arriving in the next day or so - for which a reservation has been made for us! 😪😪😁😁

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  11. Picked up these at a couple of LHS whilst on holiday in Dorset:





    The two Mitchell II's I bought from Dorchester from a shop in the town centre. Wasn't immediately obvious they sold any kits, except they had a small display of Warhammer and a small poster in the window, quick pop in and asked if they had any other model kits, and yes upstairs. Nice selection of Airfix & Revell models, with the two Mitchells on offer at £14.99 each! Couldn't really say no to that, so I had both of them! The Revell kits all came from Setchfields in Poole. Thanks to my gorgeous wife who bought them for me on Friday 11-09-2020 as it was my 50th! I picked them out, she paid! (Should really mention that I will not be using the kit decals in the F/A-18 - they will be replaced with aftermarket decals....)




    The book I found in a second hand book shop in Lyme Regis for the princely sum of £3.50 (little research on Amazon, they seem to be going, at cheapest £20, at most £56...). Not a bad little bargain I think, and a good read as well!


    And finally for my 50th Birthday present off the wife :



    Sony DSC-HX400V camera. I'm not a massive camera geek, but I did want a camera with a decent optical zoom, and a good level of picture quality. So this one has a 50x optical, and 20 megapixal picture quality (dependant on type of image being taken). Multiple modes from nighttime, to landscape, to action shots. So will do for what I need it for. Nice type of bridge camera. Sadly, the button to release the pop-up flash has broken after only a few days so has to be returned to the retailer (John Lewis), but as we have the receipt it should not be a problem to get it exchanged (purchased mid August).  


    All in all, a very good weeks purchases and presents from the wife!


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  12. I think I managed to find it - digits have been transposed.


    @neil5208 is this the sheet http://www.printscale.org/product_798.html ?


    If so - I'm struggling to find any images of these aircraft. I have found an illustration of the 3rd aircraft - i think it is actually NMF with a painted underside - not a light blue fuselage at all.

    It's the 7th illustration down the page, and when you click on the image, a large picture of the nose appears, and would appear to be NMFhttps://www.markstyling.com/b24s.05.htm

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  13. @sinnerboy - Hope this info helps you a little bit.


    Model Innovations - http://www.modelinovations.co.uk/


    These guys are the UK importers (recent email to them as I'm looking at buying some k-color metals - they are low on stocks and not sure when new supplies arriving...)


    Frome Model Centre - https://fromemodelcentre.com/


    Bought my first lot of k-color metals from these guys. Paints are brilliant! They do take a bit of practice at first, but once you get the hang of them, they are great!


    (here's a video link of the K-Colours Chrome - )


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  14. On 9/8/2020 at 4:29 PM, treker_ed said:

    They don't have one as far as I am aware - nor do they have a Facebook page. I don't think they go in for internet sales. But.. They are still open based on some recent comments online. I'm going to visit this Friday (11/09/70) so can double check.

    No internet/FB presence that I can tell - but their hours are currently 10:30 till 16:00, and they are limiting numbers in shop to (I think) 5 customers.


    (from 27/09 for about 2 weeks they will be changing their hours for holidays - 10:30 until 15:00 most days - sign in window advising, so if wanting to visit, might be worth contacting in advance to check their hours - 01202 673300)


    Contrary to some of the comments, they couldn't have been more friendly or more helpful today on my visit. Thoroughly pleasant and productive visit (purchases to go in acquisitions once i get proper internet access once back at home at the weekend) 

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  15. On 7/16/2020 at 5:41 PM, Stef N. said:

    I just remembered one in Dorchester which had a good stock of kits. It is easy to pass as it just looks like a shop for artists's materials (which isn't a bad thing anyway.) Quite handy for those on holiday or visiting Bovington.


    Frank Herring and Sons, Dorset.

    Popped there yesterday (09/09/2020).


    They have changed their hours but had missed it on the website - arrived at 4:20 and had closed at 4pm. However, they allowed myself and my wife in. Now comes the rub... They started to insist on face masks (fair enough) however both me and my wife are exempt from wearing due to medical issues, and we have cards explaining why. Then they insisted on us using their hand sanitiser - we have our own. The person in the shop became very "narky" and turned round and said that because she didn't know where ours came from, we were NOT allowed to touch anything at all in the shop. We were made to feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome. 


    Due to autism I will not use any hand sanitiser in a shop (except for our own), It's the way it feels weird on my skin - it's hard to explain properly, but I explained all this to them and this was also why I couldn't wear a mask, but the shop assistant didn't want to know!


    They seemed to go out of their way to be very unwelcoming - we left after a brief browse without buying anything.


    Now something positive.


    On Dorchester high-street is a small toyshop with Toymaster branding. Upstairs they have a small but decent selection of Airfix & Revell Kits. I managed to bag two Airfix 1/72 Mitchell II kits for £14.99 each instead of £24.99 each! Bargain. Just checks on Google Maps - Howleys Toys. And also really friendly staff.

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  16. 21 hours ago, One 48 said:

    So there are three versions of the same kit? how do you know what version you have I wonder? I bidded for and won one with a lot of A/M so no idea what version will arrive? Plan to do it all doors open though to minimise fit frustration.

    It also states on the box for the later versions. I have the version 3 boxing which I have only recently bought. 


    v.1 of the kit only has 3 decal options - USS Wasp trials, VMFAT-501 trial aircraft & the f-35 S/TOVL trial Aircraft. Does not appear to have any etch

    v.2 Added weapons set, etch (don't know about the decal options)

    v3. Added etch, and more decal options, including international operators (inc RAF/FAA) also hardpoints for beast mode but not enough weapons to allow all hardpoint to be filled though!

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  17. 3 hours ago, Pete F said:

    I've added this to the map. If you visit could you update that it is still open. I couldn't find a website.

    They don't have one as far as I am aware - nor do they have a Facebook page. I don't think they go in for internet sales. But.. They are still open based on some recent comments online. I'm going to visit this Friday (11/09/70) so can double check.

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  18. 1/72 for WWII Heavies (Lancaster, Stirling etc) or other such large aircraft

    1/48 for Fighters




    I do have some 1/32 scale mixed in there as well - I have the Revell 1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon, FW190, Spitfire IX, Spitfire IIa, and in the middle of building the P-51D (early) from a couple of years ago. 

    In the stash I also have the 1/32 Hunter, He-219, JU-88 A1, FW-190 A8/A8 R11, Me-262 B1/U1, Hawk T1a, 1/48 Ventura, Catalina, Liberator, Invader, Beaufighter, Do-217, and a few others. So I don't always stick too rigidly to my scale. If I see something I like outside (and I can afford it), I'll get it if I can.

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  19. Forgot this one - reminded about it when reading the AMW August issue


    Setchfields Models

    21-25 High Street



    BH15 1AB


    Been in there a few times when down in Dorset on holiday. They have a fantastic range of kits and a large range of manufacturers (I usually make a habit of calling in when down there and will be calling again when down there over the next week). Highly recommended.

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  20. I have the magazine in front of me. The box art matches the advert, the box code matches the advert. A mistake has been made with the advert, it happens. It could be two different people have done the advert - Graphic artist designing the profiles based on the original artwork, and a copy designer designing the advert based on what they have been told the new markings are! They may not have been combined until sent to the magazine for actual final copy setting. 


    I managed to find it simply by going to the drop down menus, selecting shop, Aircraft, Military Aircraft, and then organising by scale 1/24 and there it was.


    Further searches - selecting pre-order without scale, it appears, searching by keyword "spitfire" from the main page, it appears! Multiple search methods it appears. If you have a problem with the advert, get in touch with Airfix direct, it's no good having a moan on here about it!

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  21. I'm not an admin - nor do I have any connection to the running of the board; however... If I read this correctly, the board is technically privately owned, it's not a publicly listed or limited company, therefore there is no obligation on the owner of the site to publish or state what they pay the hosting company to provide their services, or publish annual accounts unlike public companies or even charities.


    We are here at their "request", we apply to become members, they do not have to agree to anyone who applies to be a member. 


    I personally am happy with the way this site is run, and operated on our behalf by the site admins and mods (who are quite probably one and the same - some sites have admins and separate moderators). I don't need to know the minute detail of how the background server is operated, how the software is designed, how much all this costs etc. As long as it works that is totally fine by me (mind you being a computer nerd who build computers I have an inkling how it all works anyway.....). I have total faith in @Mike to be running in all good faith and to be acting in complete honesty with the money donated by the BM massive! 


    I would love to donate, but as a non working, semi-retired (for medical reasons) person I have extremely limited funds and am unable to do so. I love using BM and refer to it almost every time I have an ongoing build to see if there are any tips, or issues that I should be aware of. May things continue for a very, very long time. Long live BM!


    (written just as Mike posted his response)

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  22. I've always dipped clear parts into Klear or it's equivalents. I've only ever airbrushed gloss varnish that is designed for that purpose (Tamiya X22, X35, XF86 for example). I never risked putting Pledge (never got hold of any actual Johnsons Klear) through the airbrush. Never knew what to use to clean the AB out with after use. Currently using the Airfix stuff they came out with a couple of years ago. Decanted into a glass jar with screw lid, and wide mouth big enough to be able to put in canopies of various sizes and any other clear parts that need dipping - turrets, side windows, etc.




    Usually need to clean the clear part first though (and this happened a lot using pledge).  Sometimes the part acts as if its hydrophobic - ie any liquid seems to be repelled from the surface. I assume there must be a mold release agent still present on the clear parts, and this needs cleaning off, once done, no problems. Takes about 24 hours for it to dry, but gives a lovely crystal clear finish to the clear parts (just don't touch it in that time - other wise strip and start again... Guess how I know that one!)

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