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  1. Services are not great in UK, I live in a retirement town. We have a flashy gp surgery, problem is you can't get an appointment with your gp, you have to see a duty gp, which is a random selection of gp. Each appointment lasts 5 minutes, and you have to explain everything from scratch, so don't get very far if you have anything which is not a simple case. The gp's have different opinons about things, which causes further problems. I am not a senior, but getting closer. I am classed as having "complex" needs, but I feel should be straight forward. I am currently being dropped from my care team because I don't meet their criteria which they have recently changed. There is another team which should provide care I need, but they don't want to take me on. I have found there are "services" which on the face of it provide an extensive support, but when you go through things with them, they are mostly a "directory" service which "sign-posts" you to the correct care. It is quiet sureal how this service suddenly crumbles to nothing in front of you, and you are back at square 1. Although this interaction is recorded as a "positive outcome" and this department takes credit for the service they have signposted you to, which skews all the statistics collected to measure the quality of care. Sorry, a bit of a rant
  2. Have been too active recently on adding to the stash, notable additions Revell 1:144 AN-225 (Had wanted a kit of this for years) ARK Models 1:144 Buran (Just had too with the AN-225) FineMolds 1:72 Millenium Falcon (On my wish list for years, but not the coolest kit these days) Tamiya 1:32 P51-D Mustang Revell 1:48 History Makers Apollo Spacecraft (CM SM LM + LM Adaptor) Sadly missing a couple of small parts Revell 1:96 Saturn V Italeri 1:9 Kettenkrad Trumpeter 1:25 American LaFrance Eagle Fire Truck I really need to tame my kit buying
  3. I am not a fan of the reds, but I had an awesome experience one year when I arrived late for the show and they had already started so I decided to walk to the shore to get a better view, it was a good couple of miles to the centre of display line I didn't make it to the shore but I was on this waste land with trees and bushes. Four time I was met with the Hawks appearing out of nowhere at very low height, buzzing between the trees to get to their next position in the display. Sorry not much help for your original question. I have heard there is a big difference in style of display than with the american teams. You don't seem to get long pauses between the various display elements, it is more dynamic. Paul
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hi,


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


    Best Regards,


  10. 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!

  11. 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
  12. 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
  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. 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,





  16. Hi,


    If the Revell He219 had the BigEd eduard set, I would like to buy it please.


    Best Regards,


  17. Dang, I had talked myself out of buying in January, but reading recent comments on this thread has changed that and I now have one of the moebius discovery kits on its way to me from US. I regret not buying the fine molds millenium falcon kits when they were available Paul
  18. Hi, That's looking fantastic, great build. Impressive just how much detail Matchbox managed to get in to such a small model, and particularly when they design their kits to be very easy to construct
  19. Had this on my recorder and played first episode yesterday, one of the rare occasions I stopped it about 40 minutes in and deleted them off my tv box. I don't know what jarred me, I wasn't put off by the gruesome scenes, I think it is good thing to include for accuracy. I just didn't really find the story hold together very well, and characters were kind of disjointed from their environment.
  20. Excellent, just quickly browsed through the photos and you have done an awesome job. I already have the Thunder Models Scammel Transporter on order, but seeing this has added the recovery truck to my wish list. Thanks for posting it, inspiring. Paul
  21. I thought the film was great, the soundtrack was superb and lifted the movie. Going to see it again next weekend Paul
  22. I remember regularly seeing one of these cars parked down the road in my teens I live at weekends. I rode a push bike every where, but would usually stop before this car and admire it for a minute or so, before moving on. Was that that sparked me buying a Lotus Elise in better times (wish I never sold that so quickly, was considering a move to australia and mark 2 was coming out so look to sell the mk 1 and ship a new mk 2). I didn't like the Mk 2 in the end Paul
  23. Hi, Good catch for £25, I have both releases the only difference I am aware of is the decals, they are improved in 2011 version, although the original release were not bad decals It is a great space kit, it is a missed opportunity that Revell could have re-issued with changes to reflect the modifications to the design of the real life ISS. The retail price is very good, when you consider how much plastic and metal is in the box Paul
  24. Literally, just back home from this event, and thought it was awesome. Lots of info in the lecture from his early career, and a lot of detail on the Apollo 13 failure I didn't know. Probably information that is out in public domain, but I don't delve too deeply in to these things myself, but wonderful to hear it first hand from one of the crew himself. Theres another event in the pipeline for April, just announced with Gene Cernan, but that has either sold out already, or is close to selling out, price is a little higher at £95. I am really surprised Gene Cernan is doing an event in UK, I met him in 2004 in US, and he was very frail then, there was concerns he couldn't make that due to his health.
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