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  1. I thought so too, and I was prepared to go for the uniform look, but my Aerofax book on the Badger is packed with pictures that show all sorts of finishes. It's interesting how the metallic surface throws the light around differently, depending what angle you view it from. You can see it very clearly on the inner wing, where the pitch is so great, and if you turn the model at different angles to the window, the pattern changes again. But I'm reasonably confident that the stuff in the book can't be explained like that. Plus, there's artistic licence ...
  2. What a lovely, elegant old thing. This is one of Trumpeter’s earliest kits, and it shows. It’s no.13 in their range; I bought it in 2003. It has a number of good points, the most important being, it’s a Badger. There’s never been one since and the few that came before it in 1/72 were ropey old things. The kit breaks down intelligently and allows for variants with glazed or radar noses, and lurking on the runners and the PE fret are odd aerials that suggest some of the EW versions too. Not all are there, though - perhaps more will appear on smaller runners in a new boxing, as t
  3. I expect you all know that you can inspect the address by hovering your cursor over it without pressing anything. Here's an existential problem. My junk mail box has started gathering rogue e-mails that say they come from my own e-mail address. Apparently I own a thousand bitcoins now, and logic suggests I both knew about them and didn't. I wouldn't want to dip out. But can I trust me, and if not, why not?
  4. These days I always use PVA and I almost always have to glue across at least one painted surface. The reason for that is that I paint the sills the right colour to ensure there's no bare plastic showing up, and the clear parts' mating surfaces black to cut down internal reflection. That helps mask the fact that they're horribly thick compared with the real thing. My PVA of choice is Pacer's Formula 560, which is, as you say, the conventional stuff marked up - but it seems thicker and stronger than good old wood glue. After a couple of days it's nearly as hard to remove as CA superglue. Th
  5. Well, the captions explain that - it's being dismantled for salvage, unusually. I wonder what other gate guard will be getting what other parts?
  6. One of many things that has nothing to do with the original comic. Why do they always do this? Sometimes you think they buy a property just for the title, they seem so unhappy with all of the content. No wonder Alan Moore always distanced himself from adaptations of his work. Still, looked at on its own merits, it does seem a lot of fun.
  7. This is very interesting: https://www.rferl.org/a/photographer-sneaks-inside-the-legendary-soviet-ekranoplan/30777774.html?fbclid=IwAR3_fWwgH8o2lZARKfaMMLge2eezdurbg6mWlq_L-O4haCCUpGkE7AsTuAk
  8. They're most likely to lose paint on the outside as you fit them, because you're stretching the vinyl on that side. The inside flakes much less. So one option is to paint the inside, fit 'em, then paint the outside.
  9. For years, I've been driving past a West Atlantic 737 seemingly stuck at Exeter, so at least they have a spare on site.
  10. When I win the lottery, I'm going to invest a good chunk of it inventing a special new kind of masking tape. It will stick to models, and only to models - in other words, the complete opposite of every other chuffing tape on the market. You'd buy some, wouldn't you?
  11. Plans to revive Scottish manufacturing have been drawn up, exploiting an untapped reservoir of skills in making ladies' underwear. Apparently, where there's Mc, there's bras.
  12. Toys, models, and coach hire. Obvious, really.
  13. I was happy too, til I saw the price. Bit of a dilemma here ... 1/48 to sit next to a Beaufighter, or less than half that for 1/72 to sit next to a Brigand?
  14. I sometimes get this urge to buy a lighthouse and restore it. But I'm not really desperate to do it - it's an on-and-off thing.
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