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Wm Blecky

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About Wm Blecky

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    Southern Manitoba, Canada
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    Pre & Early-Mid War USN/USMC
    Luftwaffe & RCAF

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  1. Well, I'll let my credit card company handle this in the event of no response. I had hoped for a constructive suggestion to this, aside from a couple of earlier posts and Bowman's helpful link/suggestion, there does not seem to be any real solution when it comes to Hannants themselves being accountable for this problem. There should not be a financial benefit for them when they send damaged goods and ignore a customer. This is true for any merchant. @ RobL, you make a lot of excuses and uninformed assumptions. You might wish to rethink how you respond to future posts
  2. Ohhh, so close yet ohhh so far! I wish I could be so close to them - though my wallet might not! I certainly do have other projects (too many in fact), but I do not want to let this lag for the very reason that I quoted above regarding Hannants' own 7 day policy when it comes to having received damaged goods. That aside, I do not want to forget about it and then when (if!!!) I remember, it will definitely be too late.
  3. You are entitled to your opinion, but harsh it is not. When their employees are packaging a customer's order, they should be giving a quick glance at what they are packaging. Now whether the item was damaged to begin with (this comes back to my point about inspecting product - especially when it comes in clear packaging) or if it was damaged in transit, it still falls upon the merchant to own up and take responsibility. I would think that a merchant would have employees who have some working knowledge of the products they are selling and should, hopefully, be able to notice readily visible
  4. Thanks all, I appreciate your suggestions. I've taken Boman's suggestion and resent the email - still no reply from Hannants. Even if Hannants were accepting phone calls, calling from Canada would cost me far more than the cost of the defective item and, sadly, the same applies to Mike's good suggestion as well. I suppose that if Hannants does not respond or if nothing is received within the next 2 weeks, I'll just contact my credit card company and have the cost charged back to them. Any future purchases will be re-evaluated with my money going to other companies for
  5. I recently received an order from Hannants. One of the Quickboost sets was received damaged. I've tried emailing Hannants and included pictures of the unopened package to show the broken piece. A week plus later, there has been no reply from them - which I find quite disappointing. The set is still listed on their website and they do have stock. Any suggestions? TIA.
  6. Oh? I hadn't heard. Fantasy Printshop still offers his decals though. I'll pick up that sheet you recommended. Any suggestions for the Ju.88?
  7. I was looking at ordering some of Radu's 1/72 Romanian national insignia decals for a Ju.88 and He.111. I see that he offers 860mm and 960mm sizes. I did email Radu and am waiting on hearing back. In the meantime though, could anyone perhaps answer this question? I had thought that if his 1/72 insignia sets are too small, perhaps one of his 1/48 sets may provide a better solution. TIA.
  8. I was looking at ordering some of Radu's 1/72 Romanian national insignia decals for a Ju.88 and He.111. I see that he offers 860mm and 960mm sizes. I did email Radu and am waiting on hearing back. In the meantime though, could anyone perhaps answer this question? I had thought that if his 1/72 insignia sets are too small, perhaps one of his 1/48 sets may provide a better solution. TIA.
  9. Thanks Graham. That would be quite interesting. Are you aware of any pictures of these versions? It would well be worth looking into and doing.
  10. Is there any merit to cross kitting Arma Hobby's new Mk.IIb wings with the fuselage from their Mk.I kit? I was just wondering if that would give me a late Mk.I variant? Thanks.
  11. When I see this sort of question pop up and these kits mentioned, something that I always see not mentioned when it comes to the Revell kit, is the length and wingspan - both of which are short. I do not believe that the wingspan's width issue is due to the dihedral problem, mind you, I've not taken to chopping up wings to find out. I believe the wingspan is just too short period. I've kept my collection of Lancaster kits to the new(ish) Airfix one and their earlier 1979 releases - those ones particularly since the molds were new then and in the best shape. I've seen reissues of
  12. Tamiya makes a NATO green color (along with NATO black and NATO brown):\ acrylic lacquer
  13. Seriously guys, this new Airfix Firefly is a real let down. The detail on the running gear is soft. The old Matchbox 1/76 Firefly is better than this new Airfix offering. I am not prepared to pay the going rate for a Dragon Firefly kit, but I am also not prepared to waste money on this Airfix one. To make it even half worth the effort, one would have to spend a small fortune on replacement running gear from OKB Grigorov and even then you are left with a ho-hum kit. It's a real shame that Airfix did not collaborate with Heller on this one. Those Heller M4 and M4A2 Sherman kits gave Dragon
  14. When you say, "old Revell kit" you are not referring to this one - are you?
  15. Be curious to see how you correct the short wing span amongst other things.
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