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  1. Have you had a look on Mig AMMO they have some useful free conversion charts?
  2. CV22 Here - Newish to the area still looking for those "local" modelshop gems. Northampton Model shop is my favorite.
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    I won an auction for a KC135 from a site in the USA, As soon as I won the fee to be paid increased in excess of the advertised international costs as with the postage. Sent payment for two sales direct from my bank, this one after an hour said it was "pending" the money left my account. A few cranky messages to fro the seller all blaming me! After two weeks of being asked to pay for the item by the vendor and messages to ebay who could see the item was paid for the vendor cancelled the sale saying I requested the sale cancelled! oddly I messaged the vendor saying I did want the item but had a very earthy reply which suggested I could go away.
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    I bought a cordless one from the USA on a holiday and found it very useful for cutting metals 90% of the time I use cutting discs in it
  5. https://www.irwellpress.com/ also have a few nice publications on the subject
  6. https://www.billhudsontransportbooks.co.uk/bhtb/bh11660/a-detailed-history-of-the-stanier-class-five-4-6-0s/ another worth a look
  7. Has anyone used this UV glue yet? I came across it in a blog and thought ....that looks useful? Has anyone found a specific use for it in their modelling?
  8. Thats Convinced me.....next order to Hannants this book is on it
  9. In last few weeks I thought as a retunree OHHHH a Heller Boeing 707 in my new local model shop...bargain Thinking I could buy bits or make them to do a E3....hours later an E3 was found cheaper than the 707.. Flighpath also had some of my money too for their E3 etches, great looking details Then Combat models excellent conversion sets, thinking details for the E3 and could use the 707 for a joint rivet!!!! well I am new ish here. Next up and arriving yesterday a NKC-135 laser lab to enable a RAF joint rivet to form an ordered queue. Oh and throw in some MIG AMMO solution boxes and associated sets... Oh and some very fine Brengun 707 etches! Probably a few other bits missed too but not trying to show off, the dangers of buying a big box!
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  12. Thanks to Covid I got back into doing the odd Aircraft in the last year. I have been unaware of any models over the last ten years or so probably more (last year was my 50th and I fancied a kit then!). My main interest is finescale UK model railways, in October 19 we moved into our new home, the intention was a new hobby room for me, this is very much approaching on the horizon, so Ian will soon have it by the year end I will have a 5m x 7.5 m model hobby room self contained, only draw back I have to build it and an extension! So the odd Aircraft can occupy me when I have down time during the build. I have been assembling a few models which seem to follow a "listening" theme. The E3 is the biggest off this collection. I had chance to visit my "local" model shop and came across face to face a Heller 707, I wasn't even aware this was available!! My thinking at that stage buy it and use it as a basis for a Sentry...Then a few searches and online had E3's for less than the 707 a few more quid was used... I guess the model is OK scale wise it has the proportions off a e3 from my very limited knowledge of them. What struck me is the lack of much detail with the kit, so how to address that? In the last two weeks I have further been back to the bank and bought:- Combat Conversions E3D Resin conversion kit with decals (oh and Joint Rivet why oh why oh why, lovely details) Flightpath etch E3D some nice touches contained within these etches Brengun 707 general detail etch which are on their way to me... I had also looked at sourcing the eduard etch but think Brengun and Flightpath have similar details Scaleaircraftconversions whitemetal lending gear is also under consideration. Is there anything else aftermarket I haven't come across or mentioned which could be worth considering?
  13. hahttps://wildswanbooks.co.uk/Books/Mixed-Traffic-Black5-Profile5-Sup.htm Have a look at these! great books and very well researched I think the class has three volumes overall.
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