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  1. Great photography! Thanks for sharing Edge
  2. I have one in the 'to do' pile. Ordered direct as I didn't think anyone in the uk would be stocking them, let alone as a bundle. Top job Freightdog! Edge
  3. I don't normally join in these chats but, in the hope that Airfix are listening, I'll throw my two penneth in! Theres definitely a gap in the market for 1950's-'60's RAF/NATO aircraft. I'm thinking (like others have mentioned) Javelin (lots of different marks but all similarly painted). Venom & Vampire for sure, although the recent kits of the Vampire from Revell, Special Hobby et.al may dampen their enthusiasm for the Vampire. Again lots of different marks & colour schemes possible. Sea Vixen. Possibly less attractive as other kits are available and with just UK users possibly less popular to other markets. A modern 1/72 Harvard would, as has been mentioned, be welcomed by a great many of us. Plenty of variety in markings and versions to have a broad appeal I would have thought. Less likely unfortunately are subjects like the Anson, Hoverfly, Whirlwind, Sycamore and Belvedere helicopters. Edge
  4. Great! Looks like a 'proper' box too, not an end-opener! Edge
  5. Any chance of a 1/72 Hiller HT.1 and 2 for RAF and FAA markings? Edge
  6. Happy birthday for yesterday Edward. Happy to see you have entrusted the present buying to yourself and what a great selection you've made! Edge
  7. I think I've seen a request from him for the loan of a set of these decals, so perhaps he's looking to reproduce at least some of the schemes.
  8. I agree but was pointing out that Hornby need the full support of their retailers if they are to survive and prosper. Getting one over on each of the 2 largest is, I feel, contradictory to that aim. I should add add that I am not a rail enthusiast, simply interested in seeing the company succeed. Edge
  9. I guess we were watching the same set which sold for £52 today! Edge
  10. My point was that Hornby appeared to slight their 2 biggest UK retailers on purpose. And whilst I understand business is business there is also a strong human element to things. Both clearly want Hornby to succeed and the sheer size of their orders last year show this, Hornby carried out, seemingly out of spite, particularly in the case of the Hattons Class 66. The Terrier was in design before the Sheffield guy announced his, but that is not the case with Hattons. Sure business is hard nosed and tough and I am not suggesting Hornby roll over. What I am saying is that in my opinion, they would have been better served to be open with these big players rather than embarrass them on national TV. The last thing they need is for their big retailers to look elsewhere for stock. Edge
  11. Having watched both episodes now I can see that Hornby has some steel behind the slightly nerdy exterior, as exemplified by them bringing out rail products to compete directly with their 2 biggest retailers. Yes I saw that those retailers both placed larger orders than a year ago, after the 2019 reveal, but I can't help but think that there will be some plotting to give Hornby a poke in the eye in return. Im not a railway enthusiast, but as the rail side of the business is by far the largest slice of the pie, it's a concern that Hornby would do this without, as was pointed out to them, at least having a conversation in advance. On on a happier note, I thought James May did a great job of presenting/voice over with the right balance of fact and ribbing. Great also to see a female product designer being employed - both youthful and female, that was great to see as we all worry about the average age of Hornby consumers. Edge
  12. Please accept my deepest condolences Eric.
  13. Gaz I am so sorry to hear of your step daughter's passing. Thoughts are with you. Edge
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