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  1. This is from a personal perpective. A 48th scale 'Cuckoo' would be, assuming the length to be in the 30' - 35', ideal for our SIG table, as it's red and yellow banded! If it's a great deal larger, we may finish up with a storage problem. Finally found some dimensions:- Length 34ft, beam 13ft, height 9ft, assuming this is correct? Once again, many thanks for your quick response. Paul
  2. Here ya go Paul @Muchmirth, http://www.nameitplates.co.uk/ Have a gander!
  3. @tnuag You're a gentleman, Sir. Many thanks for your quick reply. Will keep an eye on here and the Hannants web site. A 'how long's a piece of string' question, do you have a time scale for release in mind? My thanks again, Paul
  4. @tnuag What scale(s) are you intending to do the 'Cuckoo' in, I'm assuming 1/72nd? Paul Brown, Coastal Command and ASR SIG.
  5. Two pints? Everards? Hope you remembered the asprin! Here ya go, didn't say what scale you wanted and if it was full figure or busts. If the latter, suggest you visit the El Greco site first, UK based, mainly? resin https://www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk/ Then you have:- https://www.traditionoflondonshop.com and https://www.dixon-minis.com/shop/54mm-75mm/ Have fun!
  6. @jeff72 On a similar vein to @Big Dave S comments, above. Should you want to try something a little larger as 'Hornet' are 54mm there's Mitches Miltary Models. They quite often have reject resin cast heads for sale, last one's I bought were something like £1 each, and as practice pieces these are ideal. Pot luck what's in the box, might be modern or ancients or W.W.II but they produce from 75mm up to 200mm so..... Better still, if you use acrylics, over an undercoat, as if you don't like the finish you wash off and start over.
  7. PhoenixII

    Covid Jab

    Tell Mrs. Skodadriver to stop! The Daughters a Nurse prescriber, also, according to the NHS the recommended dose for adults aged 19 to 64 is 40mg of vitamin C a day. O/D on vitamin C (only vitamin you can O/D on) you can get stomach cramps, diarrhea and or flatulence. Not a problem as long as the person reverts to the normal daily dose, the human body will expel, as vitamin C cannot be stored by the body, Oh, and also to STOP listening to folk on buses!
  8. Dave, @Big Dave S your camera's fine, just be aware of the focus point, I normally find the bit that's pin sharp is something you don't want, like next doors budgie!
  9. Dave, only suggestion I can make is get down to the level of the figures, rather than a bird in a tree view. Assuming your using a DSLR? or is it a 'point and shoot'? If you intend to take the photos outside (snow permitting!) and you're using the garden table, put your base onto a substantial box and if you have one, use a tripod. If you don't have a tripod, for a point and shoot, rest your camera on a stack of books, with a DSLR use a book under the camera and one or two books as supports for the lens. If you are using a DSLR, it might be an idea to consider a cable release, it minimis
  10. Don't have a dog in this fight, and I know some won't like what I'm going to say. The original post was just a rumour from another source, right, wrong or indifferent, end of. From what I've read so far it's modellers speaking as modellers........wrong. You have to put yourself in the shoes of the company, or more accurately their bean counters. The reason for a take over is because someone has seen the chance of making a profit, this is the reason for every business in exsistence now, rather than to pander to the dictats of a very small minority. There used to be a thing called altu
  11. According to one of the volunteers the intention is to reopen, if all goes to plan, on Saturday 22nd May, tickets will be going on sale shortly. Currently the volunteers are limited to six on site.
  12. You could always try a specialist dolls house supplier. Only one I know of with a 'bricks and mortar' shop is in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Don't know if they do mail order, as the shop is very small. May be worth checking out. Paul
  13. @Big Dave S Dave, the French rules of heraldry are similar to the English, your Knights red stripe is termed a 'bend, gules'. I don't know the reason for a bend. As far as I know it has nothing to do with when born, that being the job of a 'label' (lambel in French) , a horizontal bar with a number of 'points', normally three to five for the firstborn. For successive males this changes in both French and English to, for the second son a cresent, third a mullet, forth a Martlet and so on. Where birthright is concerned, they then have the classification of a mark of cadency, rather than a c
  14. Agreed. Sadly though, they then expect the NHS to minister to them while slagging off the organisation for not giving them the vaccine. Forgetting, conveniently, they are then putting the carers lives at risk by their own stupidity.
  15. Dave, biggest worry will be webbing between the fingers...............or a second head!
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