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treker_ed

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  1. In certain respects you are quite correct in that I could have looked this up - however, I did not want to be mixing batches of paint, and having problems with getting different shades in different batches. I much prefer not having the need to mix a required colour from several other colours, and prefer single colours. However, the question was raised nearly 7 years ago now, and as someone has pointed out, this is rather an extreme thread revival! In Oct 2013, we moved and a few of my models went to be recycled - this was one of them! Cleaners getting the house ready for viewing prior to sale had been told not to clean the study where the models had been on display, sadly they disregarded the instructions, and cleaned anyway! This along with a Sea Vixen (1/48 Airfix) and a 1/72 Revel A-400M Atlas were damaged beyond repair and had to be disposed of. As this thread is no longer of use, I am going to ask the mods/ admins to close it down. @Mike, @Julien, @Greg B Would one of you fine upstanding gentlemen of honour please lock this thread as the question posed was answered many a year ago, and since then, I have indeed found a most adequate alternative to Humbrol 250! Many thanks for your fine work!
  2. @Borisz Not been published yet! Airfix do a public reveal of a major product at 11am on the Saturday of Telford Show (such as is their tradition), the main new year list is published early new year.
  3. Not a new kit, it's a re-issue of an existing kit.
  4. treker_ed

    Telford 2019

    Floor plans are out for anyone that's interested! https://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-floor-plan/?fbclid=IwAR3WJCm1rr2iq_cHT9oYPTcJivgjAEaFNMhD-OsSwConTyuY00l-QZdwZuQ
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    Telford 2019

    I think I'm lucky..... I always go on the Sunday - it's quieter for a start. I always park in the Asda car park- 5 minute walk from the TIC and only £1 to park all day. My wife generally comes with me, and will spend a couple of hours or so there and then she might disappear off into Telford centre. However, when it comes to the food, that for us both is a massive stumbling block. We both have medical issues that can limit what we eat. I am Gluten and Lactose intolerant (with a couple of other intolerances thrown in.....) which means in all honesty I cannot in anyway shape or form eat any of the food (and have most of the drink) on offer in the TIC. No Chips, no burgers, no sausages, no pizza.... No coffees from Costa (cant even have Soya milk!) So I'm very lucky in not being able to eat in the TIC The wife has Crohns Disease which cuts out a lot of greasy, fried food - which again eliminates most of the TIC food. Off to Telford Shopping centre for us!
  6. It was still being used in the late 80's - I was a cadet 85-90 and they were still using it then!
  7. Got my subscription copy Tuesday last week, well in advance of the on sale date. Local smiths had it on sale as well from the Thursday. Been on holiday since, and all the smiths that I've been in round Dorset have it on sale. So may be localised problems with distribution.
  8. Hey Guys. Just a quick one about a new shop I found (some of you may know about it if you live in the area though....) Popped into Newbury en route to Dorset for a little holiday today (Sunday 08/09/17) and on the off chance, I thought I would do a quick search for any model shops in Newbury. Found one in the Kennet Centre, just at the bottom end of the main shopping area. Newbury Models, Kiosk 4, Kennet Centre, Newbury Berkshire newburymodels@aol.com newburymodels.co.uk Whilst I didn't buy anything, I did say I would drop a line on here to let people know about him. Only been open since May of this year, so could be worth dropping in if in the area to support a new modelling business. Cheers John (no connection to the business, just trying to drum up support for the new business!)
  9. Been covered a couple of time before, but look here for details:
  10. Something is definitely not right there - and I don't think we can blame Airfix... Taking my banks current exchange rate ($1.75 AUD to the £1.00) the current price for the Blenheim is about £58.00, converted to sterling (give or take), Hannants currently have this at £36.99, which is the same price on the Airfix website. Taking this same exchange rate into account, that would work out to $64.73 AUD. I would say a lot of that price has to be distributer and retailer markups, and internal shipping costs. Lets face it, Airfix are not going to sell it to the Australian wholesaler at the retail price, they will have a certain % to make on it as well from cost price. However..... Does seem to be rather a healthy bit of retail markup on the UK pricing, I would have to think 4 or 5 times, at least, before considering buying at those sort of prices.
  11. Pm inbound - sorry should have read further on didn't see the "we have enough info...." oops!
  12. Now sorted. @Mike Would you mind locking the thread as no longer required. Many thanks.
  13. HELP....... Sorry guys need help. In the middle of an Airfix 1/48 Mustang. Have managed to scrape through the build so far with the last scraps of a pot of Humbrol 226 (interior green) for the cockpit etc. However, according to Humbrol site, no longer available in acrylic and not in the new style/formulation. So I need to replace. Would like to try Vallejo, but need a supplier where I can physically go and buy it rather than use online as I need it urgently to finish the build. Has to be acrylic - cannot use enamel for health reasons for myself or the wife (both have asthma!). Also don't like mixing as either have to mix a large batch, and then have it sit around for a long time between appropriate builds, or, have to mix fresh batch if not mixed enough and then not getting the same shade as not matching the exact same mixing quantities again. Any ideas? Milton Keynes or surrounding areas.
  14. Now received (26/06/19) - and what a great kit. And what a blooming massive construction manual...… But I do like what they have now done in the front, and hope that they continue with it in the rest of the new releases going forward! What's that you ask? A list of all the paints being used - Humbrol number and name, in numerical order. This makes it so much easier when converting between Humbrol and another brand (eg Tamiya) no more hunting through the instructions and searching out all the paint references, 2 or 3 times to make sure you've got them all, before making a conversion chart to your favoured paint brand. Still need to convert, but the list is already there for you!
  15. Even without the review I was being tempted (since the reveal at Telford in-fact….. ). The review just cemented my decision, and one is now winging its way to me from the Airfix Warehouse!
  16. Just bought one direct from Airfix - I know I could have got one from a retailer - but in MK there are none So with free P&P makes complete sense to do so (plus 100% goes to Airfix bottom line!!!!) Now just have to wait for it to arrive! No getting this past SWMBO box is a tad too big I think
  17. treker_ed

    Coastal kit bases

    Have you tried their facebook page to contact them? They were at Cosford in April so definitely still trading at that point in time. I've just tried their website and does take a very long time to load (I'm personally on a very fast fibre to the home connection so it's not at my end!) However, it does look like a new website so they may be having some teething problems with it - I bought a base from the about 18 months ago and it's completely different looking! Hope that helps a little bit! regards
  18. 3. Football Fixtures out late June/ early July, we can not have a show when Dons at home on Saturday or Sunday This pretty much dictates the dates of the show, which as WarthogMKL has stated, nothing can be decided until after the fixtures list come out in late June early July so at the moment there's not really much point in anyone discussing dates until we have that information in our possession. The club AGM is in just over 3 weeks, at that point the show will be discussed further. I'm sure the organising committee will already be in the process of dissecting and analysing what worked and what didn't and taking forward any and all comments and suggestions that they have received. As a relatively new club member I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and thought the Arena was a HUGE step up on Stantonbury Campus of previous years (having attended as a punter only for the last 7 or 8 years!). Hats off to the OT for the massive effort put in in the months leading up to the show, and ALL the club members that turned up on the Saturday and Sunday to help with set-up and pack-down. First time I attended a show where I was the other side of the table!
  19. There's about 3500 spaces in the stadium area, with easy access from the stadium to Asda, Ikea, and the MK:One shopping area and all the restaurants. No need to be parking in Asda at all. Banners are going up on Friday evening advertising to the general public that there is a Model show happening on Sunday, so hopefully get a few extra bodies from the shoppers in and around the area!
  20. Model Aircraft Monthly is no longer published by by SAMI, it has been sold off and is an independent publication now. Hence why on the front cover you no longer have the "genuine SAMI publication" logo. (I have other sources confirming the information directly)
  21. Had a quick look at the instructions, first time I have ever seen instructions that actually tell you to remove flash from parts on a brand new tooling! And not only that, you need to file down parts to ensure they fit correctly as well, and also increase the size of a notch by 2mm (all this is in the instructions and annotated by revell) I appreciate their honesty, but surely this should not be in a modern tooling (just very surprised to see these guidelines to the modeller in the build instructions) ?
  22. Did anyone notice in the new for 2019 announcements - a fillet-less P-51D? https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019/north-american-p51-d-mustang-filletless-tails-1-48.html
  23. @depressed lemur been looking all over for those sort of wooden drawer things. Could I ask, where did you get them from, and how much were they? Really could do with getting some to try and get the modelling space organised a lot better than it is at the moment. Thanks John (aka Treker_ed)
  24. 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......
  25. 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
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