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  1. It really doesn't matter to most buyer about revell quality, it will be their massive distribution network that will guarantee that they will sell more kits than a limited producer, how many 72nd messerschmitt 109 g-6 has revell sold compared to the better AZ version but i believe there is a market for a mass produced and a limited run kit to appeal to more discerning modellers as eduard compete with themselves on this with weekend and profi kits .
  2. The more i see of this the more i like it, cheap, affordable, well detailed and engineered, like a return to the old ways of selling kits when companies would hope to sell 20-30,000 kits and sell then cheaper against the new model of making a run of just 10,000 and selling at higher price, Zvezda is going to sell a lot of these for many years to come, i think some other companies will be kicking themselves over a massive missed opportunity but then again if trumpeter had made this you can guarantee it would have been £99.99 .
  3. Well, would you look at that. Flat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round .
  4. most acrylic retarders are just glycerin, glycerin costs about a £1 for a 125ml bottle at my chemist and it has a syrupy consistency so i put it in a 500ml and bottle fill with distilled water then add about 5 drops of fairey liquid and you have half a litre of retarder and flow aid in one bottle .
  5. it does not seem too, revell do some 1/72nd Kriegsmarine figures that may suit .
  6. something like these are good -- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-200pcs-Stainless-Steel-2mm-4mm-6mm-Bikes-Bearing-Ball-Bearings-Replacement/124243108194?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225076%26meid%3D08bbcfc02d974ad6ab4d3ac10093a2c1%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D183906021391%26itm%3D124243108194%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithBBEV1Filter%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 6mm are the best size .
  7. No, the tops feel rubbery and are very hard to grip, it was difficult to remove them once so i use stirring balls in the jar, the pigment does not seem to separate very much though, i have had the paint sat on my bench for 4 days and it has not separated in the bottle .
  8. yes they do fit with just a little more space around the bottle compared to the standard Vallejo bottle
  9. No, the bottle is a centimetre shorter or so and the tip design and cap are completely different, Vallejo are 17ml and Humbrol is 14ml but these Humbrol paints are much denser in pigmentation than model air .
  10. yes they have changed the paint, every so often i tend to pick up a jar of humbrol to see if it has improved, i last bought humbrol a couple of years ago in the 12ml screw off top bottles and it was unsprayable and clogged the airbrush but this stuff is completely different paint and made in the UK .
  11. so i got some of the new style 14ml Humbrol paint to try, i have used tamiya and vallejo for the last 15 years finding humbrol products to be sub par and generally unusable so i wanted to test these as i still know paints the H numbers, any matt black will forever be 33 . They spray very well when thinned with Isopropyl, they are very dense paints and take a lot of thinning but they don't seem to bobble on the plastic and very little tip dry, very easy to get fine lines , this paint is a massive improvement on what has come before, on the jar it is claimed to be made in UK, i may well start to switch to this paint . First test spray laying paint on an old test model, nice even coverage with little effort with highly thinned paint .
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