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  1. Sad news indeed - he joined the forum on 16th September 2009 - 13 years and 1 day before he left us - God bless you & rest in peace
  2. ...About half an hour ago - a certain RAF Globemaster ZZ177 - carrying a very special lady... I was watching on Flightradar24 & she was heading due south when just north of Manchester she altered course to fly more or less directly over "town". From up here on the hills to the east of Manchester Madame X & I got a really good view as the cloud cover was very high. God Bless you Ma'am & God Save The King Big X
  3. Thanks for the heads up Steve, It's sad news for modellers - but great news for cats Cheers - Steve
  4. What on earth are you talking about? I posted that box top shot 13 months ago... I'm sorry but I cannot understand - We'll have to see what's what with this there wouldn't have been any late but does have the sand runners katy should have but the small late spare wheel cover! are you okay???
  5. @TIGER HOBBIESLIMITED - glad you changed the thread title ...here is the offending piece of plastic... ...in all it's wavy & dull glory ... ...basically it is a PERFECT RENDITION of what it is trying to portray - a canvas door covering with acetate "windows". I hope someone points this out to the poor feckwit youtube star Steve
  6. OMG!!! I am assuming the said youtube superstar is talking about this window section... ...having 20k followers is no guarantee that you know what your talking about I suppose BTW - I would change the name of your thread title - it doesn't do you any favours to the "casual browser" Steve
  7. The Accurate Armour decals have a pair of black bulls & some very useful white on black "90"s for the 18th Light Field Ambulance. I would however question the code number stencil styles... ...also note the top one of the two 1st armoured rhino badges - his back end is missing!!!
  8. I'll bet STAR DECALS are "badger"ing away as we speak on NW Europe schemes. Did you see what I did there Ben Steve
  9. I'm liking the rotating roof vents on the early war version... http://www.missing-lynx.com/images/35gm0068previewbg_2.jpg I wonder if they are hidden amongst the 450 parts in the version I've got ???
  10. Worth repeating this link to another thread here... I just read this thread & I am lost for words - take a look - it's shocking what has occurred behind the scenes... Steve
  11. WIKIPEDIA - The rights to the Austin name passed to British Aerospace and then to BMW when each bought the Rover Group. The rights were subsequently sold to MG Rover, created when BMW sold the business. Following MG Rover's collapse and sale, Nanjing Automobile Group owns the Austin name and Austin's historic assembly plant in Longbridge. At the Nanjing International Exhibition in May 2006, Nanjing announced it might use the Austin name on some of the revived MG Rover models, at least in the Chinese market. However, Nanjing is for the moment concentrating on reviving the MG brand. The MG brand is traditionally used for sports cars and Nanjing has no rights to the Rover name, so a revival of the Austin name would seem a logical brand for selling more standard cars. It might also be argued that a British name would be more respected in the European market than a Chinese name. Nanjing Automobile Group itself merged into SAIC Motor. More than a decade on the Austin name now belongs to the British Engineer John Stubbs, owner of specialist suspension company Black Art Designs. Stubbs aims to take the Austin name back into the mainstream market, possibly with an electric vehicle. I can't vouch for the accuracy - it is Wikipedia - but they are usually on the right track. Steve
  12. WOW!!! I just read this thread & I am lost for words - take a look - it's shocking what has occurred behind the scenes... Steve
  13. @TIGER HOBBIESLIMITED I am amazed by this back story & totally staggered by the actions of these people. I received my Gecko early this week & as I have mentioned elsewhere that I rate it as probably the best money I have spent in a very long time. Anyone who looks at the Gecko kit & compares it to the other injection or indeed resin competition will soon appreciate all the extras you get for a few pence more (or a lot less in the case of the resin). It is my intention to acquire the other new injection kit & compile a "comparison" thread of all 3 kits - side by side. Well done for letting everyone know what has occurred behind the scenes - it would have been so easy to say "just let it go". But - there does come a point when every man must stand his ground. Well done Tiger Hobbies - you have gained a new "loyal" customer. Steve
  14. So far Gecko just have the two - Queenie's & Ice Cold...
  15. @Seahawk - not A1210872 ? ? ? confusion reigns supreme already eh ...same large stencil type and the 8 is there - but in a different spot. My head hurts - Steve
  16. Yeah - also the clear sprue shows windows for a closed cab variant KS30 GS type Like this one - as previously owned by our own @fightersweep
  17. @At Sea If you look very carefully at the decal sheet in the review - you will see decals 27, 29 & 30 depict 121370 - which is the code for KATY in the movie. It is hard to tell from the photo - but I am sure I can actually see the word KATY under the serial numbers - as depicted in the movie too. A bit sneaky of Airfix - as those serials don't appear in any of the official 4 schemes - but I'm sure they will please a good many Sylvia Syms fans Steve
  18. Trust me - my father was vicar - I definitely won't be building them - I can barely see well enough to take photos & type a few rambling sentences of late Time to order the Airfix I think... Steve
  19. Oh I wouldn't dream of polluting this thread - but which section would be best to post it in do you think???
  20. Received mine yesterday - super fast service / well packed / post office tracked / free delivery - faultless top quality service Oh - by the way - the kit is absolutely amazing too Well done Gecko & Tiger Hobbies Steve
  21. Thanks for the review @Mike I've just received the Gecko model (yesterday) - just to see what's in the box - as my modelling days are well & truly over. I will be buying the Airfix one too - but I have to agree with some of the above posts - in that - for about £3 to £5 more it looks like you can get a kit that is in a completely different league to this one. If it isn't against the rules I would like to maybe do a "comparison" thread - if that's allowed - to compare the individual components of both kits. All the best - Steve
  22. Well we've had a "Ta-Da" - so here's a "Woo Hoo" The Gecko turned up today - it's a BIG box (over 450 parts) - here's a few box shots... ..."extensive" photo etch... Decals for "Ice Cold in Alex" & Princess Elizabeth's vehicle... ...and the grand finale - Her Majesty herself... I might actually get round to opening the box next week - but for now I'm off for a lie down - I'm overcome with excitement All the best - Steve
  23. ....so is the Gecko... https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/product/gecko-1-35-austin-k2-y-ambulance-and-princess-driver-35gm0070/ ...just ordered my Gecko - complete with Princess driver ! ! ! I'll probably wait for Hannants to get theirs in before ordering the Airfix. Steve
  24. I have to say - this is a great thought provoking thread with lots of inspired contributions. On my return to modelling I started on 1/48 aircraft - followed by a couple of classic Airfix 1/24 builds. My interests then changed to military vehicles & 1/72 / 1/76 / HO-OO all played a part in the fun. Finally - after beginning to have problems with my eyesight - I switched to 1/35 AFVs. Sadly it soon dawned on me that I couldn't even see them. I'm happy to say I can still spectate & applaud all the scales we see here on the forum. Steve
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