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  1. Nice to see one of these Emhar Bedfords being built. I'll be following closely. I don't suppose it would take much to get an Austin K4 out of this kit either.
  2. Cheers! Being that I recently forked out over £100 for three standard arch Escort Mk II bodyshells (and lovely they are) I think I could stretch to £40 to £50 for a whole SD1 kit.....I'll still get a slap from the boss, but it'll be worth it.
  3. That would be a good idea. I only caught this by chance as I'm usually building wingy things and tend to keep my eye on rumourmonger, but an SD1 would be amazing. Is it likely to be pricey? Steve
  4. I emailed them about that a few days ago. They're currently setting up the necessary tax compliancy to enable sales to the UK. In the meantime, I was told I can buy what I need from their eBay shop.
  5. It's certainly a nice kit with the photo etch being needed in a few places. The etch grille and radiator is a must compared to what's in the base kit. Routemasters didn't have wooden flooring. It was Treadmaster slatted flooring which was a rubber/cork compound that looked a lot like the old fashioned brown lino. On my Hachette 1/12 build, I repainted the horrible orange floor as supplied with Humbrol 110. Once weathered, it really looked the part. Steve
  6. Good to see the re-release although, crikey, that's quite a price increase considering the base kit was £49.99 first time around. Do wish it had been a RM as opposed to the RML though. Can't help thinking that would have been a better choice.
  7. Dornier 17 will be an absolute must for me. Hoping for a Z, but any of the early E, Fs and Ps etc will be just as nice. The B-26 equally welcome (although I've just forked out for a Monogram kit and a ton of aftermarket) although I would still love a B-26 in 1/32. I don't build many 1/32 bombers, but the Do 17 and Marauder would be exceptions. Great news!
  8. Yeah! Ditto. Somehow just managed to accidentally click the pre order button on Big H's website for a couple.
  9. I'd certainly echo the above. I picked up a mini folding tool myself quite cheaply. May not be as versatile as the expensive versions, but it does come in really, really handy sometimes. I'm no expert with PE though, and I'm still struggling myself to find a glue that actually sticks PE to where you want it to go. The PE part will stick to anything, fingers, workbench, the tools I'm using, anywhere except for where I want it to go on the kit. I've tried various super glues, and even the white glues, and still find the process frustrating. Might be just Eduard stuff as someone once said to me that Eduard PE will refuse to stick to anything.
  10. That's superb! Looks so realistic too, and likewise, I didn't know this existed. Must show my old drummer. Still a devotee of Pearl drums. Although the cymbals will need to be Zildjian to keep him really happy! Steve
  11. Often wondered about the progress of the Viscount too. I exchanged a few messages with Densil as he was asking me which era of BAF decals would be the best choice to include with the kit. I naturally suggested the classic "Bumble Bee" BAF livery. Apparently, there was also a HP Herald in the pipline too. I really hope both materialise as these are two types I would love to have in 1/72. All in lovely BAF colours too. Well, I am a Southend lad after all.
  12. Never thought it would be something I would ever say, but the Starfix Mustang looks more accurate than the Revell kit!
  13. For me, it's got to be the old Revell 1/72 P-51D. Awful! I think it looks more like a model of a half scale homebuild version of a P-51 built in some guy's shed and fitted with a lawn mower engine.
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