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  1. Hi all. I am trying (and failing) to recolect and source some "kits" i had as a yougster throughout the 80s and early 90s. I recall several versions available but i only ever bought the Hawker hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire (both early marks). They came in a slim small box about 75mm square and 15mm thick (all *ish)..i cant recall the brand but the build planes where small. I mean maybe 1:200+ I used to paint mine up and use them as strategic board game like positioning play. The nearest thing i can find on scalemates is the Kellogs models but these where bought from bargain shops at the coast etc. Anyone else recall these small fighters or have a clue what i am going on about?
  2. Hi all. I don't know where or who else to ask. I have an Axminster diaphragm compressor (no pressure tank) that's been gently used for about 10 years without issue. I've gone to use it after a layup of about 2 years and I thought my airbrush was clogged/dried up as it wouldn't spray. Bought a new one... Same issue. If I cover the nozzle the pot bubbles gently. If I fill it with acrylic thinners I can feel "puff, puff" on my hand but no liquid is drawn through past the needle. I've checked the air inlet which is fine. Removed the top and checked the Reed valve... OK. Spins freely and the diaphragm is OK. Why am I getting no pressure?
  3. My favourite plane. I wish their was a 1:32 version
  4. As the title states. I am in the process of building two models. One Revells 1:32 Mosquito and Revells 1:32 Hawker Hunter. The Mozzy came with the worst two pilot options i have ever seen with concave chests and face, poor detail and wrong poses. The Hawker came with nothing. I have seen resin casts but when i pay €30 for a model i am a little begrudging to spend another €20 on the pilot (or €40 in the Mozzies case). I have a resin 3D printer but the STL files i can buy are the same issue...in fact worse. €30-over €100 for the CAD. So what do you chaps do? scult your own? Kitbash?
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