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Ratch last won the day on December 14 2015

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  1. The cuirassiers were the heaviest and most spectacular of the heavy cavalry, and as a result enjoyed a popularity which still exists to this day. Their role was to smash through a weakened enemy and win the day, and while only a part of the varied French cavalry they are often seen as the most recognisable, represented here by Strelets set 89 as the 9e RĂ©giment de Cuirassiers.
  2. No offence intended Karl - it just struck me as amusing
  3. Where are these boarders boarding and will they be controlled at the border?
  4. It was a bit flaky yesterday, then no access earlier this morning.
  5. I've had success with Humbrol and MIG weathering powders. Suitably thinned with white spirit, there's no need to wipe off.
  6. That's great to hear. I think kids at that age are excited by actually building something and gives them a sense of achievement. At that age I wasn't concerned about fit or accuracy. I just wanted to make my next toy. Its only as we grow up and mature that we demand finesse in our models. Kids hardly notice (or overlook) what disappoints us. Let's hope he continues to enjoy the hobby and that we might see the fruits of his endeavours.
  7. Anyway John, what did your grandson think about his modelling experience?
  8. Full history here: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1189&p=3487#p3487
  9. Here is my complete range of Airfix 1/12 figures Queen Victoria (x 2), Richard I, Coldstream Guardsman (x 2), Joan of Arc, The Black Prince, the Showjumper, Oliver Cromwell, Julius Caesar, James Bond & Odd Job, Lifeguard Trumpeter (x 3), Charles I, Ann Boleyn, Napoleon, Boy Scout, Bengal Lancer, Yeoman of the Guard (x 2), French Grenadier Guardsman, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
  10. Perhaps Airfix should have contacted every retail unit worldwide and demanded they sell back all their old stock when the new tool was released. C'mon, let's have at least some realism.
  11. I have just completed a conversion to a Life Guard Officer I repositioned the right arm and made the sword blade from plastic card. His aiguillette is thick sewing thread painted gold.
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