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Circloy

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  1. Around the size of a 1/72 Concorde & how many of those do you see built? If you were to look to Airfix to do a 1/24th jet the selection criteria would probably be British, WWii (if possible), Small, Iconic/Milestone, Popular. British, WWii & Milestone Meteor, WWii & Milestone Me262 British, Small, Iconic/Milestone, Popular Harriers (revisited) British, Small, Popular EE Lightning, Gnat, Hawk (last two as #iainpeden said have the added popularity by virtue of the links with the Red Arrows) & as rank outsiders NA Sabre MIG 15 Anything bigger you'd probably not be able to manhandle, have room to display, or be able to reasonably afford.
  2. Doubt there would be large stocks of paint in stock. Supply difficulties & high demand more probably resulted in a situation more like today's Just In Time philosophy and that stocks were limited. Delay's in applicaton would be a result of lengthy & slow supply chains.
  3. Thought I'd try one of those home delivered pre-packed ingredient meals. Couldn't decide on which supplier so tried a WITCH recomendation. Just how do you cook slugs and snails and puppy dog tails
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    Steel rule

    If you're only using it as a straight edge for cutting you could do what I've done & use a length of Aluminium 'T' section. (approx 20 x 25 mm & 1 m long) Attach a length of 'Wet & Dry'/Emery paper to the flat with double sided tape to make it none slip. T section makes it virtually inflexible. It has proven sufficiently resistant to damage when cutting with a scalpel, the upright protects the finger tips from acidental slicing. The length and abrasive also caters for flattening large areas or filing long straights.
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    Model storage boxes

    I can also recomend the really usefulbox range and rarely use anything else for general storage. Try Gemini Storage Solutions - they do (did) many shows and I understand do mail order too. Pricing at shows is extreamly competetive. www.facebook.com/geministoragesolutions No connection except a very satisfied customer
  6. Aware of the differences was using it as an analogy to illustrate the point that pure electronic devices have a useful life. 100 years for RAM has not yet been proven!
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    Model storage boxes

    Ulikely to get custom sizes as they're generally injecton molded. In the past I've seen some of the display cabinet makers (picture pride etc) offer acrylic display covers.
  8. Recently defraged a couple of hard drives, came to the SSD (Solid State Device) and was warned that to continue could cause the drive to fail so maybe electronic memory does have a life span.
  9. Does it make a difference to the amount you receive if we untick buyer protection?
  10. Aldi have these at the moment both on-line and in-store https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-41-piece-hand-drill-set/p/800452370679402 covers 0.6 mm to 2.5 mm also a set of files https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-7-piece-needle-file-set/p/800452361477800
  11. Re-interpretations of Modern classics PMJ - modern classics in a different era. EPB - Modern Classics with a Sheffield twist of Humour (Helps if tha's frum rand 'ere) (discretion recomended)
  12. It's the importer, or apointed agent, that is legally responsible for ensuring the correct code is used not the seller.
  13. If they've been cleared as individual items and not through a 'bulk' system they could have been imported on a tariff code that attracts duty. In such cases the 45% "VAT" may be 20% Duty + 20% VAT.
  14. The Esci kit of the 80's was done as a promotion in conjunction with Ford for the launch of the Mk2 - No large scale Mk1 has been done in plastic, plenty of die cast though. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/esci-ford-transit--608806
  15. Didn't they later use the Grand Phlam on the Darth Turpitz or was that 9 squadron?
  16. The current Italeri kit is straight from the Esci moulds - a Mk 2. I probably built 3 Standard (except for driver side load door converted to panel), Long wheel base using 2 rear sections (twin rear wheels, extended wheel arches & split read doors), & box van from spare cab. Still have a couple of originals still stashed pending conversions - 1 for a tipper & one to be decided upon. Had plans to back one date 1 to a mk1 - can't be sure how far that got. Still have the Transit promotional brochure for the Mk.2 available somewhere.
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    One hit Wonders.

    Surely what we now know as folk or traditional music, i.e. pre-dating the music halls etc was the popular music of it's time.
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    One hit Wonders.

    Pertinent to current times: All by Myself :- Eric Carmen
  19. As is anyone who has to work to maintain their lifestyle - only some cant accept that.
  20. We're British and we definately DO have yards. Sometimes front, sometimes back , sometimes back, sometimes both. I'm off to cut the grass on mine.
  21. On holiday at home relaxing watching railway drivers eye view video's on & spotted two aircraft parked on an industrial estate in Knutsford - Jet Provost & what appears to be a Hawk, further investigation via Google street view aso shows a Tornado at the same premesis. Anybody know the background? On the left at around 57 min 10s into the followng video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSr0EXGxpdE
  22. Biplanes not my usual cup of tea but thats one georgous model you have there. When you consider the starting point silk purses & sow's ears come to mind.
  23. Single use plastic - the hobbies on a loser
  24. Microsoft have just issued a major virus allert - Windows 10 has got Cortana virus
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