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About paulj

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    My main interests are in US commercial trucks, Military vehicles (half track and tank transporters), Cargo airliners, x-planes.

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  1. paulj

    Still buying 2nd hand kits at model shows?

    I would consider a kit as being used as soon as manufacturer seals have been broken or packaging has been damaged or is in poor condition; even if you expect contents as new. If box has been opened, the buyer has either check contents or take it on trust the model kit is complete. A bit difficult with Tamiya kits which have no manufacturer seals, or seals that are weak or have failed. Paul
  2. No unfortunately, it seems first batch of kits includes the metal barrel, but subsequent production does not. I think this is a really poor way to treat customers who have purchased the kit after reading the reviews.
  3. paulj

    What to do with kit missing parts?

    Sadly, not many options. I think manufacturers should step up their game when parts are needed for an out of production kit, replace it with an alternative kit in this case as fault is with them. The single float Arado can be bought for low price as it seems to be reduced for clearance on ebay, offer that to your Dad as a substitute and put the other kit aside and wait for it to be re-popped. Keep a lookout on ebay or gumtree for a kit that has been started.
  4. paulj

    Import duties from China

    I've had problems with dawngrocerystores' packaging, ripping out cardboard sections of internal packaging, and removing internal boxes containing small items, clear parts, and photo etch sheets to save weight. Open a case on one item that arrived with a few damaged parts, went to great lengths making photos of the sprues and marking parts that needed replacing, was promised parts would arrived in a few weeks. They never arrived, and ebay case had expired, and dawngrocerystore ignored further messages I had sent. I have since found there are plenty of other alternatives, but not active on UK ebay site, best to search US site and find sellers that ship worldwide, can work out even cheaper
  5. paulj

    Radio Control Aircraft

    Hi I am thinking of expanding my modelling interests to Radio Control Aircraft for flying outdoors. I think electric would be easiest to start with. I am a total newbie and looking for any advice to get started, and good forums dedicated to radio control. Hopefully there are some members on here who have experience and can hep me get started. Thanks
  6. Hi,


    I will take the HB Flanker B & Osprey please @ new prices


    Best Regards,


  7. Hi,


    Sorry you are having to part with most of your collection. A couple of kits on their I would have bought, but have been sold.


    I wonder if I could ask a favour please, I would like some hi-res scans of the painting guides and decal placement for the FineMolds Slave 1 kits; both for Jango Fett & Boba Fett versions.


    Would that be possible please ?


    Best Regards,


    1. Nocoolname


      Might take me a few days but I'll see what I can do. If you don't hear back from me by Thursday give me a nudge!

  8. Hi, Part of my interest in model kits covers the Tamiya Big Scale formula one kits. I managed to source a couple of the newer issue 72D kits and have been wanting to buy some third party decals for it. I bought a set off the bay of evil and they arrived Today. These decals coverred the 72 and 73 seasons, and I was surprised to see they were not metallic finish but a solid gold finish. I know later seasons scheme was a solid finish, but wanted to check with others on here that correct colour would be a metallic gold for the 72 and/or 73 seasons ? Paul
  9. paulj

    Just Curious about Selling

    I have been selling kits for past couple of years. and have a big buying spree this year. I do regret selling a few including a Tamiya Harley Police Bike. I have bought several kits again when I find them for sale. I think the selling has sparked an interest off again, and there have been some great issues recently
  10. My Dad didn't put the tv on for Apollo 11, I was three years old and probably wouldn't have remembered; It would have been nice to know I was there when it was broadcast live on tv. He did remember and prepare for Apollo 12 and I remember waiting to see the broadcast but we know what happened. For Apollo 13 he probably didn't feel it was appropriate to see the unfolding situation. Paul
  11. paulj

    Internet woes

    I am on BT Fibre and connection has been fine Today
  12. paulj

    Best boot sale or other bargain model?

    For a brief period over 10 years ago, I spotted a seller on ebay who I suspect was Airfix themselves clearing kits. I asked if they had any other kits for sale, and there was the 1:12 Bentley for £12 new, and a 1:24 Airfix Harrier for £12. Bought a couple of Bentley's and a Harrier, wish I had bought more. The next one is a new kit, was at top of my want list for years, an AMT Payhauler dump truck. Kept bidding on ebay around £120 mark, and was always outbid by one member. They were re-issued in the US and I shipped a crate of six brand new re-issues for around £28 a kit. The original kit prices dropped like a stone, and I bought an original sealed kit for £50
  13. Hi Julien,


    I would like to buy the Patriot launcher set please @ £100


    I may be interested in the Typhoon package £170 for the two ?


    Best Regards,


  14. paulj

    Space Probe Voyager 1

    Hi, That really turned out great, I have the same kit in the stash, also have the eduard photo etch. Have been concerned about the difficulty in build the mast with it being in two pieces and needs a twist. How did you find that when constructing it ? Thanks, Paul
  15. Hi Again,


    Would you be ok with  £95 for


    Revell ISS

    Airfix Skylab

    Revell 1:48


    If not I will take ISS @ £50 please


    Best Regards,