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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. I was in similar situation recently, and found it very difficult to buy an international courier label with destination being UK. It's probably easier and much cheaper to ask your buyer to buy the label and offer to send them money via paypal, just ask them to make sure it's tracked. In your case I would argue with eBay that no mention of the language for the instructions would assume that they are in the local language, and should be up to the buyer to check that.
  2. I don't know if there's any subliminal message in the movie/documentary, but since I viewed it in imax theatre, I have an additional 12 Saturn V kits added to the stash, 4 of which are the Dragon 1:72 monsters. I am planning on buying the 4k bluray to release to keep as a physical copy
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    Steam Model Builder

    Hi I stumbled across this Yesterday, and thought it was quite funny. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1164250/Model_Builder/ Some interesting details if you click on the "Official Discord Server" article
  4. Thanks for the reply, the importer is "The Hobby Company" they don't have any spare parts. I've had to order a replacement from another retailer. Will have to send this one back for refund, it's good I discoverred the fault quickly after it arrived. Have got loads of kits I have not fully checked, some even un-wrapped
  5. Hi Does anyone know how to get replacement parts for a new Dragon kit, just received one of my top wish list kits, and has cracked clear sprue Thanks, Paul
  6. Hi Yes, a typo on my behalf, sorry; I have seen references to 65mm and 70mm.
  7. I can't find a topic for this release, apologies if I have double posted; I feel it's worth another mention. This is the film released back in July with all the other 50th Anniversary releases. This film was created by digitising a set of 64mm panavision reels of fillm which had never been seen before, it is going to be a future classic. It quietly appeared on Amazon Prime, is available on Bluray in 4k. It's not free, but worth watching. I saw it first in Imax cinema, and it was stunning; also watched it at home which was a different experience, but still very good to see. There are 64mm reels covering other missions, so hope to see releases for those too in the future
  8. Thanks for your reply, I have reported it to eBay, but have got no assistance there. I don't really want to post item numbers here as it would identify the seller, which I feel is wrong on a public forum in this discussion. All you would see, is a listing for 3 kits which sold, and was re-listed for an identical listing for 3 kits a little later which sold
  9. Warning! sorry my post is going to be a bid gloomy, if you just want happy threads, please move to the next thread. Had a strange eBay experience. Found a couple of really good listings with a photo of 3 kits in each. I paid for one, and put in an offer for the other one. The one I put an offer in for sold at full price, so my offer was declined, no problem Got a message a bit later, saying there was an error in the listing and price was for one kit only, so he would have to cancel my order. Really gutted at that but understandable situation. What I can't understand is what happened next I found the original listing I bought, re-listed again, exactly as it was 3 kits in one listing, was bought by another ebay member I also find the other similar listing for different kits, remain sold I can't see any new listings for each individual kit. I try and ask seller why he has screwed me over like this, but getting no real answer, he just says it's my right to cancel Has anyone any ideas as to whats happened. I just want to avoid situations like this. My feedback is good, with comments praising me as a good customer
  10. I bought the most recent release of the AN 225 in the new decal scheme (wish I hadn't bought the old one now) Last month have bought a model kit I have been looking out for years for, the Revell Apollo Lunar Spacecraft, that's the kit in 1:48 with the LM CSM LM Adapter and Escape Tower. I think I have paid a bit over the odds for it, but happy to have one, at a price I would not be deterred from building. Need to tame my buying for 2020, last year has been a big year for additions to my stash, some have been great, but there are a fair chunk of purchases I am not so keen on along with a raft of others I decided not to purchase but now very much wish I had
  11. Not a fan of Dr Who in general, but was looking forward to start of this new season. I stopped about half way through first episode, the actor's just didn't seem to gel together, and didn't really feel the female Dr Who actor was any good, it is like she is trying to tell a joke way too fast with no emotion to get to the punchline as quickly as possible. Shame, I will probably catch up earlier series on iPlayer, have plenty I have not seen. I received the Airfix Dr Who in Manhatten kit Today, maybe best place to start. I didn't finish watching that episode either, but enjoyed what I had watched. Paul
  12. Looks like a scam, when I have had similar experiences (six), you need to wait until the end of the estimated delivery window before raising a claim. Really annoying, and I have a chaotic life, so I am sure I have missed some of mine. That's what they gamble on. I had an odd situation once, when the seller sent a very low value item as a "gift" along with a note that model kit is out of stock but soon on its way. Problem is eBay take it verbatim that gift which had full tracking is proof of delivery. Was a worrying time trying to get through to eBay that item tracked could not be what I orderred. Another thing to look out for is when something goes wrong and seller re-schedules delivery and gives a wide window. If it takes you beyond 30 days after the latest orginal estimate you lose eBay protection. You may still have paypal protection, but I never got that far.
  13. That is a really brilliant build, absolutely stunning. The canopy and cockpit are great, love the camo scheme. How long do you think you spent on the build ?
  14. Hi Have been scammed on AliExpress, I thought it seemed a bit dodgy to start with, but thought what could go wrong. I am only out of pocket by low value as far as I can tell, but want to fight it on principle. I am new user so unfamiliar with the web site and wondered if other experienced users might be able to give me advice. Anyway here's what happen - Found really cheap item and went to buy it, I normally pay by paypal, but there was a fee for that, so used my credit card directly. - About a day later I get notice that the price has been increased on the order I confirmed (massively increased) - I follow link through to cancel the order, which happened within about a minute of this message, order status is unshipped - A week later get shipping confirmation email Now I am thinking of contacting my credit card company, but worried if that ends up with me paying more, or credit card company insisting it is posted back to sender which will cost way more that the item value. So there is buyer protection, but finding their site very difficult. There is no link to the order in the shipping confirmation to the order. It mention there is a period that buyer protection is available, but on the order all I get is a 2 month lead time for the delivery. Anyone knows how does the buyer protection works ? Is it any good ?
  15. Hi Ewen, I understand situation, I feel writing off the money is morally wrong. If accounting practices are forcing them in to this situation, then I feel the organisation should have decided not to offer gift cards in first place. I don't see why there could not be an option for a holder of a gift card to apply to have cash equivalent, maybe less a reasonable administration charge, for a limited period after the card expires. In the company I used to work for, we dealt in different currencies, predominantly US$, although main base was UK. When there were swings in the exchange rate, this would affect profit and loss. This was accounted for by including another figure in the reports which smoothed out the currency fluctuations. I am no accounting expert, I feel something similar could be used for the situation you mention with gift cards. Sorry a bit of a rant again, gift cards are a pet hate of mine.
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