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  1. spaddad

    Motorbikes and Cars

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    Motorbikes and Cars

    Put me down.
  3. spaddad

    Horsefly bites?

    Tiger beers = really bad heeds if taken to excess Probably.
  4. spaddad

    UK unveils new next generation fighter jet.

    See post 28, you were only out by about 9.25 hours.
  5. spaddad

    UK unveils new next generation fighter jet.

    What, by you or the MOD?
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    UK unveils new next generation fighter jet.

    looks completely unbuildable to me, canopy looks 1/2mm too low plus the intakes are 1/4 mm too wide etc. etc.
  7. spaddad

    Airfix 2019

    I'm not really sure what your point is. Your first 3 words contradict my point then the rest of your post goes on to validate my assertion that the majority of their QC problems relate solely to manufacture in India, for whatever reasons of corruption or incompetence. In any case it cannot be good business practice to sell to a market that knows there is a good chance that the product you've just bought may be defective but that's alright because if you put yourself out to faff about & apply for a replacement part or parts everything will be fine.
  8. spaddad

    Grump Britain replacement

    Been there.
  9. spaddad

    Airfix 2019

    As long as Airfix kits are made in India these problems will persist.
  10. spaddad

    Grump Britain replacement

    We've got a bloke in the village who's nick name is "HOW MUCH" for just that reason, expressed in a high pitched incredulous howl of dismay every time the prices go up.
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    Grump Britain replacement

    Gutted, just missed out on buying one of these from Hannants, AMT 1969 Olds 442 W-30. It's enough to make one grumpy all over again.
  12. spaddad

    Airfix 2019

    Hi Wez, because the usual faults are caused by slack working practices it doesn't follow that future releases will be poor. It is entirely possible that 2 or 3 shots after your poorly defined or flash riddled kit the next 1000 were perfectly ok. Injection moulding is a process that works best when production is un-interupted. For instance if the machine is stopped for lunch then restarted an hour later the product produced after start up would not be the same as the last shot before lunch,it could take 10 or 20 shots before it settled down again. Those shots would be short or flashed or both & should be scrapped. This is just one example, there are numerous boring reasons why moulds flash or short shot but as they are all dead boring I'll shut up now. All I ask is that anybody who has got this far will do his/her bit to stop perpetuating the myth of mould wear.
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    Airfix 2019

    Once again moulds don't wear to the extent of producing bad shots. Flash on a kit is solely due to bad condition setting as are sink marks & short shots. I realise no one is going to take any notice of this but I always feel a bit better for a little while for having tried. Good list by the way.
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    Grump Britain replacement

    Yes it is.