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IainA

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  1. Doh, doh, doh, doh effing doh!! Thought I would check out the "old paints" that these replaced (I never throw anything away....) and guess what. Yes, the "old paints" that I had kept and stored away in the garage were actually the new, replacement paints. Mike, please leave this post up so that everyone can have a good laugh at my expense and if anyone from AK should happen to cruise by, my apologies.
  2. Thanks for getting back Colin. There's plenty of carrier medium in there, it's full to the neck of the bottles. I'm not sure the paint mixer is going to break down those lumps, they're like hard sand. Thanks for the input, much appreciated.
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  4. Hi Folks I've just opened two of the AK Xtreme Metal paints that I have in my collection and they are unusable. These are replacements direct from AK that I got for the bad batch they put out some years ago and I've had them for about a year. They've never been opened until today and despite copious shaking, stirring, stirring and shaking, they are like my wife's mashed spuds, runny with lumps in. Any ideas as to the cause (not for the spuds)? Has this happened to anyone else? Any ideas about rectifying this? They've been kept in a cool dark place since I got them so I'm at a loss as to why they won't mix; I've got enamel paints that are 25+ years old and they're still good!!
  5. Cheers for the heads up. Just re-read my original post.... "having...."! Back to school.........
  6. Great review as always. Having been waiting for this. Don't suppose you know whether the track sets are out (or did it slip me by?).
  7. Thank you so very much for that XV107 , means a lot. Thank you.
  8. Thanks Paul, yes, I've seen those. Not quite sure about the "for good reason" bit, what I mean is, we've seen plenty of names released of pilots involved in accidents, whether it be due to mechanical failure or their own fault, but hey-ho.
  9. Does anyone happen to know the name of the student killed in this accident. A friend is building this aircraft and would like to add his name as a mark of respect. I've tried very hard to find it with no luck. Many thanks for any input.
  10. Thanks for the input everyone. Decisions, decisions!
  11. Gentlefolk I'm toying with upping my airbrush options. I have an Aztek 470 (expensive at the time and hated), premi-air something or other which is quite reasonable and a Veda Iwata clone which is a belter (for what it cost!). I'm looking at the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution Silverline fPc Two In One or the Neo for Iwata TRN1 Gravity Feed Pistol Trigger. I like the look of the Iwata, simply because of the trigger and the fact that my fat fingers seem to be losing any connection with reality, however, the Steenbeck reviews are off the charts and the 2 in 1 fPc seems a relative bargain. I appreciate that it's a subjective (and at times, emotive!!) subject, but, thoughts? Opinions? Bribes? I thank ya.
  12. Graeme, thanks for chipping in, much as I understood it "from the horses mouth" as it were. I have someone telling me elsewhere that there was but he hasn't come up with any evidence to back it up to date. I just need to be absolutely sure as my pa in law wasn't with them from day 1 as it were. As for PPA themselves, they were tasked with demolitions, mostly fuel dumps and general disruption of Axis supplies when in N Africa, although there is no doubt that Popski's prior time in NA served him well in gathering intel from locals and they did spend a lot of time "watching".......
  13. A long shot I know but, does anyone know of or can point me in the direction of records for combined ops PPA + SAS, PPA + LRDG or PPA + SAS/LRDG. Just to answer a niggle. My father in law, ex-PPA, never mentioned either other than the "borrowing " of some of their kit in N Africa......... Thanks in advance for any help. Iain
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