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  1. Yes, that would be bad. I explained the circumstances and expected to pay. I do recall getting replacement decals from Airfix for no charge years ago too (probably early 1980s). I wrote to them asking how much they charge for a decal sheet because I didn’t like the options in the matchbox buccaneer kit I’d been gifted! The Airfix buccaneer decals arrived within a week, no charge!!
  2. Folks are often quick to moan when things go wrong, but we should also congratulate when they go right! A few months ago I purchased a 1/72 Revell Red Arrows Hawk kit from a vendor on eBay and it sadly arrived without the clear sprue. The vendor gave a full refund and informed me there was no need to send the kit back. No quibbles, so that was good. I spent a little while trying to find a vacform canopy for the kit, to no avail. I found a 2nd generation Airfix canopy in my spares box, and a trial fit suggested it wasn't quite going to work. I then thought
  3. As title, is anyone aware of any commercial offering of decals for ZZ191 in 1/72nd scale? The aircraft looks amazing in it's splinter camo - https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/ZZ191 Cheers
  4. I love the simplicity of them. We've become so obsessed with fine details (he types with a pair of 1/72 quickboost resin seats on the desk!) I think I aught to wind back to those simpler times, there's something truly delightful about these models.
  5. Thanks for the responses. I was under the impression they were built from scratch, and not kits as such, but looking more closely they likely were indeed kits of some kind. The Wellington is rather heavier than I thought it would be, and while the little FW190 appears to be "deal" I wouldn't be surprised if the Wellington was of hardwood, or perhaps pitch pine. My friend is looking for the missing parts of the Wellington, and hopefully in the drier air of my house the wood of the FW190 will shrink a little allowing me to ease the wings back on.
  6. An old friend is having a clear out and found a couple of wooden models he was given as a child. He recalls that they were made by a gentleman by the name of Charlie Barber who was a BR WR signal man at Kings Sutton near Banbury in the 1950 and 60s. They were passed to my friend when he was a child, probably around 1960, and they were already old by then. He says Charlie showed him the plans he'd used and there were more aircraft, but he can't remember where they ended up. As you can see they're rather battered and dusty now, having been unloved i
  7. I only just found this thanks to fellow biker*... holy bovine! Sublime. Absolutely perfect. I just need to don the old flight jacket and take it for a spin if you don't mind. *Gary Medland - comment above!
  8. I've just had a similar scratch building cockpit adventure on a 1/144 Heller F-14A. Much fun! No, really! Loved it.
  9. Brilliant! I'm going to have to have a go on which ever rubbish old kit I attempt next! I'll share any useful interiors I produce on here!
  10. Thanks but I've no particular need for anything right now, I was just wondering if the concept had been translated to the digital age in the way that the card model building kits for model railways had evolved into downloadable kits. I have an ancient Hasegawa Harrier I got out to pinch a decal from, and the spartan cockpit in that got me thinking!
  11. Cheers Bill, This is just a trial fit at the mo. Lighting will be dependant on the eventual location I site it.
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