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  1. 1 hour ago, Black Knight said:

    . . . . . if you see anything you want or interested in buying and its at the price you want, buy it when you see it. It will NOT be there later.


    A few years ago a dealer at the end of the rows of the tables my club was at had a certain RAF bomber kit. Club chum told me. I went down, had a look, went back to my club table to get some money, back up to the dealer and he'd sold all 28 kits - in the time of of approx 5 to 6 minutes!

    Last year Collectakit had two Airfix VC10 airliner kits. £30 each. I had a look at them put them back on the shelf. Turned away to look at something else, then turned back for one of the VC10s and they were both gone!





    It's not unknown for us to put kits under the front table while people sort out finance, like go to the cash machine etc.

  2. 15 minutes ago, Jure Miljevic said:

    Chris57, I believe a hundred posts rule had been omitted half a year or so ago, so now anyone can post queries in Wanted section. Cheers


    Jure the 100 post rule is still valid, and requesting a donation of, or payment for an item surely belongs in that section?

  3. 1 hour ago, Black Knight said:

    They've stuck the N.I. branch in the very back corner of Hall 3!

    Thats with the 'Overseas Branches' ! Do you think they know something?


    Certainly not; it just means all the translators are in one spot:bleh:

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  4. 2 hours ago, Scimitar said:

    I just looked at the photo again and its of an HR5 so my question of whether the colour change happened when they were converted is no longer relevant.

    I wonder if the change was notified to the factory and production blades then became all black with yellow tips? Cost saving perhaps?

    Mine are long gone!

    Have to disagree as I think it is lighter than DSG. Even allowing for the sunnier place :


    Fair comment, most of the guys involved with Britavia are long gone.

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  5. Hi Scimitar  Just located my Britavia example, the instructions show the upper surface of the rotor blades as Dark Sea Grey, with Matt Black for the lower surfaces and Matt Yellow tips. hth cheers Chris

    Hold everything, this info only applies to WG688 on HMS Bulwark 1955. For WG724 at Lossie in 1961, then it's Matt Black on both surfaces with Matt Yellow tips. I won't go looking for my Aerodrom one in the depths of the loft today, to much excitement already.

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  6. 33 minutes ago, Wez said:

    I'm still undecided about Telford this year as it means losing a weekend of studying but, as the Wonderful Mrs Wez has relatives in Wolves it could be a good excuse to pay them a visit that weekend...   ...:hmmm:

    Take the plunge, you can always take your books with you and study on the Sunday if inclined. Jabba will make room for you on the table for a chat.

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  7. 6 hours ago, Gooney Fan said:

    Hi chris57


    The instructions on the Hannants website still illustrate the wrong nose and tail fairings.


    I hope that the resin parts have been corrected.


    Gooney Fan

    Hi Gooney Help me out here. I looked at H but can only see BMA72010 ( Lancastrian conv) as a future release with no visible details. I notice Glen is also listing a Halton conversion as a future release(another one done by Magna). I'm holding some decals for Dave at Combat which I'm hoping to pass to Colin to-morrow. cheers Chris

  8. 24 minutes ago, PhoenixII said:

    Hi Chris @chris57,

    think what Gooney Fan was meaning? was he'd sent Glen an advisory about how the aviation news plans can, at times, be slightly off! If Blackbird have used moulds made by anybody else, which I would doubt, you can bet your bottom dollar they've been checked to the n'th degree, before they've been used.

    Hi Paul Glen's normally well researched, but with Combat now holding the Magna moulds I did wonder. I'm seeing Colin at Modelfest to-morrow, so I'll give him the third degree. See you at the Nats

  9. Hi Wm The Revell offering seems to be the only one I don't  have. In the cave at the moment with Airfix. Trumpeter, ICM & Hasegawa(reunion boxing) variants in the to do pile none of which look like your example. Haven't seen any reports on this one  but perhaps a request to the IPMS( Mig Sig) might provide information. Sorry I can't be more help.

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  10. Grief, your asking something. With my strongest glasses on I checked out the dimensions on the Magna decal sheet:-

       The letter A = 19 x 13

                      Serial = 19 x 12 x 2

                      Red Diamond =18 x 10 

                      Number( In diamond)= 5 x 3

                      105 on tail= 6 x 3.5 x 0.5

    All measurements in millimeters ( roll on the return of feet & inches). hope this is of some use. cheers Chris

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  11. 13 hours ago, AMB said:

    Magna Models make (made?) a resin kit in 1/72. I was sorely tempted at the time, but thought 'where would I put it'?


    Now David of Combat Models has the Magna moulds I'm hoping they will eventually reappear given time. Having both the Beverley & Belfast in the stash somewhere the state of the decals are of concern.

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