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nicholas mayhew

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    Modelling: WWII air + armour; Brit post-war jets<br />Sport: rugby, cricket, tennis, American Football<br />Collecting ancient coins
  1. Exactly!! I am not sure why you are even considering this?
  2. more importantly, i think the picture shows just how much detail you need to add to Airfix's already great looking 1/24 kit if you are going for full detail!
  3. Think you should get it v soon - mine arrived Sunday, with cracked canopy Emailed Airfix Sunday, replacement arrived yesterday Very good kit indeed; not quite up to Tamiya's Spit/ P-51 / Corsair in terms of detail and finesse IMHO, but still very good And great value at £74.28!!
  4. I would be surprised if there was anything in the book that you would not find on here or LSP These books are all churned out either before the kit's release or just as it comes out Great commercial sense, but not great for modellers if you want information on aftermarket stuff and how to use it in your kit, as this stuff usually takes a while to come out
  5. Ordered waay back and paid £74.28 Arrived today (yes Sunday!) Current Amazon price is £87ish I think
  6. I'm sorry but the arrogance of Eduard over all this is incredible: First ridiculous hype over the best 109 ever... Then dismissing guys out of hand who have forgotten more about 109s than Eduard could ever hope to learn. Then denying it's not only incorrectly proportioned, but just too big. And then saying 'oh but we don't do measuring real aircraft...' Yes it is wonderfully engineered, yes it 'looks like a 109' (and I have nothing against modellers who are happy with that - for a number of subjects I am in exactly that camp), but for all the hoop-lah, it still has errors AND it's not the advertised scale I am disappointed - and yet not surprised - at some of the reviews it has received (I speak as an ex-reviewer)
  7. But I looked there and couldn't find any reference to the size issues, only about bumps at the wing / fuselage join (which although small, Eduard did get wrong, despite much protestation to the contrary).Going back to the post from Thepureness - did you ever get a response from Eduard? I do not build 1/48 anymore, but it is interesting that none of the big reviewers picked this up ie actually measured what they were reviewing For those happy to build it then fair enough - to each his own; but I do feel sorry for someone buying it who actually believed all the 'most accurate 109 ever' bs who is then told by someone at a show / club etc that he has basically been conned
  8. all this dewy-eyed nostalgia about model shops makes me laugh a bit - my guess is you all shop at Tesco or similar? as regards shopping locally, I do that for things that matter like butcher, fishmonger, local fruit and veg from various farm shops (I am keenly aware I am lucky here) and please think before saying things like price regulation and 'shouldn't be allowed to sell things at so and so price...' - before you know it we'll all find ourselves in the 1970s or worse, in a pseudo communist / socialist state I have ordered one from Amazon, and I too am "guilt free" back to the kit itself, I am slightly more interested in whether the kit has options for different tail planes? the beautiful example built here on BritMod had the Tempest tail planes, but I see Xtradecal are already producing decals for earlier versions which had the 'original' smaller / Typhoon ones http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X24003 does anyone know the answer here?
  9. firstly, if you want a D, then the Tamiya kit is the best one hands down (i have both this and the Zoukei mura kit, which is nice, but simply not as good or as accurate) secondly, around low to mid £80s shipped with guaranteed no thievery from Customs and their Royal Mail cronies is pretty good value this is the same price as airmail shipped from LuckyModel they do have $5 flat surface shipping at the moment i think, so you could shave a £ tenner off your price. but you'll have to wait maybe 6-8 weeks to get your kit so it depends on whether you must have it right this minute etc etc
  10. Mossie is coming from HK I would wait to see which one they do, and make accessories for that. I would use Roy Sutherland at Barracuda as your guide - if you can make stuff as good as him, and as accurate, then you'll sell.
  11. interesting discussion can the original poster explain WHY he is looking for this specific set of attributes? are you trying to model something specific etc, and if so in what scale? this may help others to help you etc
  12. I suggest you seek out John Vasco on either this or other forums He is the foremost expert on all things Bf110
  13. Hi The Hartmann markings in the new Revell Erla g-10 are for a plane with the small kidney shaped wing bulges, rather than the large ones you have in the kit So, sorry to disappoint, but if you want an accurate Hartmann Erla G-10, you will have to either wait, or take some wing parts from their G-6. In the pics of this plane it is quite obvious that the plane has the kidney bulges, so Revell's error is quite frustrating. I do think the kit is pretty good - and excellent value. I would add maybe the DOC resin spinner and prop blades... Am sure others will chime in with other stuff Cheers Nick
  14. JamesH is Jim Hatch - owner of both Scale Plastic and Rail and Large Scale Modeller (I review / am on Staff of both) He is NOT Jamie Haggo The 188 conversion is definitely not for beginners, and you better like vac canopies My assessment of it would be that if it had Bette instructions and an injection moulded canopy I would give it a stab; in its present form I would not be brave enough You had better have extensive 188 references, above average skills and a lot of time if you want to do the project justice HTH Nick
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