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  1. Following this one if I may Colin I picked up this kit as part of the 'the garden is too wet more time for models' plan, along with more than enough others to see me through the winter, but this is defiantly near the top of the pile The colour instruction sheet is on Scalemates if you want it also How can you not love a Harrier Mark
  2. great uniform stretched sprue you have there Colin
  3. Sparkie

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    Another one calling it a day sadly, Update from Whitchurch Models webpage: 'After 21 years of trade Whitchurch Models is calling it a day and closing down on Saturday 29th May 2021, thank you to all our Customers out there for your custom over the years it is much appreciated.'
  4. a veritable clamp fest, Any more clamps in your arsenal Matt?
  5. from these photos and a few ive just been looking at Victors loading Blue Steel on a flikr account Ive just stumbled across, would a satin or gloss finish come the closest to in service subjects? One thing is for sure, its certainly not matt
  6. I used to pull it backwards but then had a primer completely block up so had to strip it down while still full of primer so i couldn't flush it through. It was then i decided to push it forward as it was absolutely caked, and as you say didn't want to pull that back through the airbrush covered in primer I've done it this way ever since and it so far hasn't broken anything
  7. Jokes about white sugar are really common Jokes about brown sugar..... Demerara
  8. Great, now I've bought clamps as well Like the look of those rather than spring clamps
  9. Im still undecided. I have a Valiant on pre-order to go with this Vulcan and the Victor I already have. Not sure how to spread schemes across the 3 yet or what 'story' I want to tell Current thinking for paint schemes is the Valiant in Anti-Flash white, the Victor camo over white and the Vulcan full wrap-around, but which air frame or variant to go for , no idea, it will probably be determined on how much work I want to commit to it
  10. Mine has now Ive updated my card details, the pre-order was made so long ago, the stored card had expired
  11. They have replied to the instgram post saying their 'first shipment lands within the month'
  12. Well Airfix tease once more it seems Their latest mail shot promoting Fathers Day gifts link the Vulcan in pride of place, where it still has it on pre-order and a release of Spring 2021 So there are either going to be a few disappointed fathers who get a receipt given to them, or can we dare to hope a release in the next couple of weeks? Mark
  13. I'm still getting used to my airbrush after a year or so so take this with a pinch of the amateur also, but i got the best results by using a black primer and the panels mottled in white or a light grey depending on what i fancied at the time, leaving the panels lines showing through black I did the same the first time though, put so many top coat layers down I couldn't see them anyway
  14. I cant even buy paint for my house from 2 different batches from the same manufacturer without having them a different shade, so the thought that some of the many thousands of tanks produced may be in a slightly different colour doesn't really surprise me if I'm honest
  15. Always good to use camelcamelcamel for things like this, it will track the prices on Amazon and send you alerts when they drop below the price point you set So for this one - https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B00187MR78?context=search shows £39 was a pretty good deal Mark
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