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About IanF

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  1. Good for you mate, if that's what you're in to, but not everybody is, nor has the means to do that.
  2. Well, I guess you're right and everyone else is wrong then? I'm sure there's an equal amount of people tutting at your view also. I'm with you 100% though in that it looks, feels and smells like a Spitfire. The accuracy of the cockpit details don't worry me one bit, but at the same time I can appreciate that for some, this is important and they want it to be right. Most of it won't be seen under the sub-standard clear parts anyway.
  3. Some pics, https://www.flickr.com/photos/189554295@N03/50180261006/in/dateposted-public https://www.flickr.com/photos/189554295@N03/50180259081/in/dateposted-public https://www.flickr.com/photos/189554295@N03/50180516332/in/dateposted-public And a Tamiya Mk 1 hood for comparison; https://www.flickr.com/photos/189554295@N03/50179688563/in/dateposted-public
  4. Don't get me wrong, I'm not being picky, I think the kit is lovely and has definitely moved to the top of build pile for me, I was just disappointed with the clear parts, especially compared to other Eduard canopies. Fortunately, there's plenty of spares to practice dipping in Klear to see if that improves them any. Incidentally, the sink marks on the exhausts don't look as pronounced on mine either. I'll get some pics up as soon as I can, I'm not with the kit at the minute!
  5. Has anybody else purchased this and are disappointed with the clarity of the clear parts?
  6. IanF

    The horror!

    I've not used their gloss, but have used the matte over Tamiya acrylics with no ill effects. Ian
  7. I don't think that was their tooling.
  8. If you've paid by PayPal, surely your receipt can can be used as proof as to what you originally paid for the item?
  9. Probably true. However, anybody that has used their Brassin one piece cowl for their spitfires, know that they are too long and don't fit. Sure, after some trimming you can get them to fit, but you lose some detail in the process, which kinda defeats the purpose!
  10. Absolutely, and in no way was I aiming that as a criticism of the forums or it's membership, rather a nod to the collective knowledge on here that highlights these issues. I agree regarding the pricing, it does seem a bit steep. All the best. Ian
  11. I don't think there are many folk on here that would agree that Trumpeter get a pass for abysmal product design!
  12. You may have to cut out Tamiya paint masks yourself, but at least they fit the kit they're intended for. Unlike Eduard's.
  13. Yep, I and other members on here have found the same problem.
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