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SleeperService last won the day on August 27 2017

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    I may be 56 but that's only 14 Man Years

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  1. You hear that? It's my wallet and debit card screaming for mercy. Unlucky Fellas
  2. SleeperService

    Airfix Classics Launched

    Interest at the Basset's price would be limited. It's the old expensive hardback book now or cheap paperback version in 6 months. Sell them at a little less than the equivalent red box series and many 'not at that price' buyers will become purchasers. Quite often selling for less makes you more.
  3. SleeperService

    DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2. 1:48

    Got to agree with James. Even without going to shows I managed to get one quite easily a couple of days ago. In a real shop too Perhaps the design Team just hate British aircraft?
  4. Oh Yes! Based on the recent stuff I think I know which will be the best kit
  5. SleeperService

    Airfix Classics Launched

    Certainly in the UK the aircraft were pretty hard to find. Airfix/HH had just cut a lot of distributors out of the supply chain which meant non-brick and mortar sellers struggled for stock. If we're asking for particulars the SRN-4 hovercraft please...
  6. SleeperService

    Airfix Classics Launched

    As part of the chorus banging on about doing just this for a long time I'm quite glad to see them again. I intend to get at least a couple to see how much I can do to them compared to OOB. If you want to do a small scale knocked out Panther then Airfix give you that straight out of the box. Hard plastic for the figures would be excellent, then they can be cut up and reassembled easily. Don't forget the Astronauts!!!!
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    Yugoslav 1/48 Hawker Fury

    So am I Col the best bit is that the sun is out, I can get back to model making and I'm not going to be fit for work for 'months rather than weeks'. As I'm used to the money now it could be worse. I've re-started it and taken photos but can't get the camera and computer to talk. Upon inspecting the lead I found evidence of bite marks, that'll explain why I couldn't find it after my friend visited with her woofer as well.....
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    From Failure to Failure

    You are all quite mad!!!
  9. SleeperService

    Carriers Ahoy! Things that fly on things that float! chat

    Several earlier GB Failures all looking at me with big sad eyes..... In other news the bits I needed for my P-39 STGB entry arrived yesterday. The best bit is I'm starting to enjoy making my own toys again. I'm hoping to start finishing stuff within the GB time or at least very soon after....
  10. SleeperService

    Carriers Ahoy! Things that fly on things that float! chat

    Young? Really? You're as delusional as I am mad. Just got back in after a long day of 'socialising', that is pretending to be nice to people I avoid whenever possible. I'll get the thread started in the morning. Just realised that on GBs it's One abandoned M3/M4, One not finished Britmodeller 10th and now three on the go at once with a STGB as well; this, MTO, Me262, RAF Centenary. I need to get my success rate up, in fact I need a success rate
  11. SleeperService

    From Failure to Failure

    I think we may have found another Letters from America radio star. That's this one BTW; Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) NOT the cricket ball basher. What is it with Americans and potato salad?? That Blenheim is looking rather splendid and it seems you are finally on the point of overcoming it's resistance to being a complete replica rather than a box of possibility. Well done for persevering with the blighter
  12. SleeperService

    Airfix 2019

    Don't know about the pathologists but I'll agree on the Swedes I've met too. If you want dark watch the original series The Bridge. If you suffer with depression a couple of hours of Swedish detective viewing will lift your spirits. Getting back on course it seems that Airfix and their logistics partner are starting to get the hang of release dates. Just need to give quality control a nudge to avoid another Sea Fury repeat and that should give them a solid base to build a future on.
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    Carriers Ahoy! Things that fly on things that float! chat

    I've been looking at my slightly started Gannet COD.4 wondering why it was not in the Three Boxes of Doom. trickyrich OK'd it ages ago so hopefully get it finished on the second attempt.
  14. SleeperService

    Flying Boats & Float Planes 2 GB

    Enzo the Wise and Omnipotent shows the way in wisdom yet again.
  15. SleeperService

    Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Early

    Thanks for the reply pip and Troy. There's no way I'll be able to top this. Maybe if it was an AFV but not an aircraft Without the MDC bits to hand it's good to know that Chris & Bob thought this out nicely. The wing is seriously thick the photos don't do the difference justice. I've been comparing the kit parts to the plans (always dangerous but...) and I'm with pip fuselage maybe 2.5mm too short. Certainly not worth a whole replacement rear fuselage. The plans are your recommendation BTW. I've still got to get on with my Hurricanes though... Meanwhile back to following pip the trailblazer.