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  1. Shane

    Airfix for 2019

    That's pretty arrogant. It may be so for you but don't presume that everyone does, or should, agree. Shane
  2. Shane

    Revell Camel 1964

    Ken This is what I call modelling. Keep at it, it's inspring me, and God help us, I need some inspiration at the moment! Shane
  3. Shane

    Why do we put up with it ?

    False equivalence galore. Ikea make kits for people who only want the finished product cheaply and are willing to endure the inconvenience. In addition Ikea makes kits of furniture they design themselves, so by definition, it's accurate Model kit manufacturers make kits for people for whom the actual build is in fact the point of the exercise, or they'd be buying diecasts. Kit manufacturers make kits of subjects they neither designed nor often have sufficient information to make accurate - and the buyer decides how to define accurate. To be absolutely fair, Ikea suffers from people moaning bitterly about their product but are big enough to ignore them, and generally model manufacturers will ignore their own tranche of inveterate whingers because most people are willing to be realistic Shane
  4. Shane

    Why do we put up with it ?

    Really difficult to answer this. "Legal rights to expect a minimum standard" sure looks like a massive can of worms to me. What minimum standard then? Should it be impossible for an inexperienced or just plain incompetent modeller to make a mistake? Because if you read the net completely without expectation you'd think that almost all models are complete pieces of the proverbial, yet personal experience and that of friends and acquaintance with a range of skills suggest the opposite. Wondering whether the manufacturer would have legal recourse against buyers botching the build and blaming the manufacturer for poor quality. Fault is not always with the manufacturer Shane
  5. Shane

    UK Buys Back Into Boxer MRAV to meet MIV requirement

    Now where have I seen that before? Shane
  6. Shane

    Plastic melting when using liquid glue

    It caused me to have a run of sagging undercarriage legs until I knew better. Mind you, as an old fart, I learned better almost 50 years ago but have since seen my son and others make that mistake and learn that lesson Shane
  7. Shane

    Plastic melting when using liquid glue

    Did you remove all the paint from the undercarriage leg pin and mounting hole, pitot and mounting hole before gluing? Contacta and other thick solvent glues aren't really hot enough to thoroughly melt through layers of paint and without that you're left with a little bit of dried out flexible filler holding the part Shane
  8. Shane

    Any Correct Centurion Wheels in 1/35 kits?

    There is no way any of those can be injection moulded without a transverse split which will add a lot more problems than the inner wheel profile. If you want raised ridges, look at resin Shane
  9. Shane

    Has Airfix gone Hollywood?

    Yeah, found it after I posted, then couldn't recall WHERE I posted. Stuck indeed. Thanks be to the cross benchers who demanded it, and the major parties who "caved against their wishes" because they'd be able to blame someone else for any pain while taking the money to waste on the stupid idea of the day Shane
  10. Shane

    Has Airfix gone Hollywood?

    I'd look VERY carefully at the source of that email if I were you. While Mr Harvey and others have been moaning and whinging up a storm, this hasn't been widely publicised here and I'm unconvinced that it's been legislated at all Shane
  11. Shane

    Has Airfix gone Hollywood?

    The model shop in the city is probably paying five times as much rent as the one in the wild west of Sydney. That has to be paid somehow Shane
  12. Shane

    Academy 1/72 F-4J Phantom II

    NOT the same aircraft though. It's entirely possible that the photos of 7249 and whatever was used to design decals for 7260 are from different periods and the extra antenna are on a replacement "206" Shane
  13. Shane

    1/7nd AFV's, what's the attraction

    I'm getting old, and my eyesight is getting worse - after starting out bad - so 1:72 is more of a challenge. I'm stubborn like that; not planning to let anything stop me from enjoying the part of modelling that most appeals - trying to miniaturise a subject convincingly Shane
  14. And as the tape is now the same colour as the rest of the airframe, you will no longer need the decals to fill in the "panel" lines. Or you won't when older airframes have been brought up to the latest finishing standards Shane
  15. Shane

    Airfix - 2018 Release schedule

    Paul at The Last Stand (Corinda) had them on the shelves still as late as yesterday.... And they're still in stock going by his web page on Saturday afternoon at 4:45 Brisbane time Shane