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  1. Now on Feet of clay (about 2/3rds of the way through it) - I am somewhat of a speed reader, and can get through each of the books in 4 or 5 days depending on my mindset, and how tired I am feeling when I get to the time of day I have set aside for reading. But most of the books are definite "cant put downs", and you cant say I'll read 'x' number of chapters as good old Terry didn't write in chapters...…...
  2. Re-reading the whole of the Discworld series by the most wonderful, but sadly missed Sir Terry Pratchett. Started with The Colour Of Magic, which introduced us to the inept Rincewind, and through Guards, Guards - with Carrot Ironfounderson and Captain Samuel Vimes. Now on Interesting Times, which has the Silver Hoarde (a group of 70 & 80 year old warrior barbarians) invading the Agatian empire, with help (or is that distraction) from the Wizzard Rincewind (yes he has returned yet again, like the proverbial bad penny)! Brilliant writing, fantastic humour,
  3. You know full well that there probably wont be - they'll have given you only just enough to do the job in hand.....
  4. I'm going to add my thoughts - but only as an aside. Whilst I appreciate that Airfix can be annoying in that they only quote Humbrol, many others (as noted) only quote their preferred brand of paint - Tamiya quote theirs, Revell their own brand , and a lot of others only quote Gunze Aqueous / Mr Colour - And a lot of times the names given along side those references are wrong and don't relate to the correct colours at all. Consequently, you can spend ages tracking down references to that item you are dealing with whether it be an aircraft, AFV, car etc. My own sphere of
  5. Nothing modelling related but having to update the computer. Finally! The guts of the current PC are coming up to 9 years old this year - Originally built as a state of the art gaming PC in July 2011, with an AMD FX8150 8 core CPU, 8GB RAM, 2 optical drives, a small SSD, a 2TB HDD for games and data, and a 750 GB HDD for Linux. Also had a discrete soundcard (which had to be replaced as the original was not compatible with the version of Linux I was running at the time). I've definitely had my moneys worth out of the old rig, which (I think) cost me about £800 to build -
  6. Very surprised that the Sabre is in 1/48 - Saw the price and though that this has got to be in 1/48th! Welcome though - the last 1/48 sabre I bought was the Academy with decals for "The Huff"
  7. Mods may have removed due to copyright infringement. Scanning the pages of a magazine or book without the owners explicitl consent is copyright theft. Rather than get hit with a takedown notice, or other legal notice, the mods may have taken pre-emptive action.
  8. I tend to use X-22, And so far no problems. Never had it frost - and that's across about 20 or 30 models! However, I do also use Other Varnishes depending on what I am doing. I have also used Humbrol clear in the large glass bottle - thinned 50-50 with Tamiya X20A, and this also gives a really nice, bullet proof finish. On it's own, it takes ages to dry, thinned with Tamiya thinner, it literally cuts the drying time by over 75%!!!!! I've been able to spray a kit (all 1/48 aircraft) and within 20mins, it's dry enough to handle to airbrush the parts of the model I've had
  9. 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 pr
  10. @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.
  11. Not a new kit, it's a re-issue of an existing kit.
  12. Floor plans are out for anyone that's interested! https://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-floor-plan/?fbclid=IwAR3WJCm1rr2iq_cHT9oYPTcJivgjAEaFNMhD-OsSwConTyuY00l-QZdwZuQ
  13. 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 sh
  14. It was still being used in the late 80's - I was a cadet 85-90 and they were still using it then!
  15. Been covered a couple of time before, but look here for details:
  16. Now sorted. @Mike Would you mind locking the thread as no longer required. Many thanks.
  17. 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!).
  18. 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 ma
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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)
  22. 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) ?
  23. 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
  24. @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)
  25. 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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