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  1. Thanks for that and am glad I can still order from you in the new-year! I was imagining what might happen if the EU reciprocated and asked you to deduct Vat on shipping orders to (for example ) ROI. All theoretical mind...
  2. Genuine question at the end of this rambling... its all well and good to say this will level the playing field but thats only when the items are available in the UK. I can't see the likes of the cottage industry who generate most or all sales from direct sale on their websites bothering to sell to the UK anymore. Thinking of Max Decals, Caracal, Starfighter decals, Wolfpak decals etc, and then the likes of Special Hobby, Eduard etc, and that's before we get into photo etch or resin. Who in the UK sells a dedicated photo etch for Titanic or decals for USS Nimitz that are NOT Gold Me
  3. I can't wait to see how UK customs are going to track your kits when they'll have 7000 trucks to go through. A day. And another 7000 tomorrow. And another 7000 the day after that. Aside that, in a past life I was involved in selling a niche product/service into the UK, as well as worldwide. If I still was and had to deal with this kind of red tape I just wouldn't bother. And I'm nowhere near as well off as Shatner..... I can't see the likes of Eduard, Special Hobby or other small (but significant to us modellers) companies continuing to do so either. To be fair tho
  4. Thanks to all. Yes I know its a basic kit but as I have them.... I have a Fujimi kit to do an SH-3H but will also need to add a D and a G to my fleet. And as I said, I have these to hand. I'm covered by a Revell kit for a Westland version, another to be converted to an S.61N and I even have an Airfix canary yellow kit. So its difficult to justify more expense even to myself.
  5. Sorry to chime in. As the Airfix was first issued as an SH-3D and I've recently acquired 2 examples of it does it represent a Sikorsky or Westland as originally tooled? Also, what do I need to do to make an SH-3G from either new/old Airfix or Fujimi kits?
  6. Yes the glass, not the lid. Has anyone else seen it before? Got one of the small ones from ebay, generic version of the Revell branded and Iwata branded cleaning pots. After a few months noticed it was venting vapour from the threads of the lid, and one day the lid came clean off. under inspection, noticed that the glass itself was deformed around the lip and threads, so much so that it wont screw down at allmnow. Bought one of the larger yellow lidded ones from Bartsharp. Big conical shaped one. Turns out to be too big for my spray booth and as well will not hold my Aztek safely. After
  7. roym

    Ark Royal colours?

    Revell 1/720 says green flight deck. Trumpeter 1/700 says dark sea grey. Historically experience tells me both can get it wrong but Trumpy more likely to. Neither also agree on the hull. Can anyone advise on most likely scheme preferably in humbrol shades? Tia Roy.
  8. As mentioned above the only options so far are to get the Starfighter resin hangar walls and get an Arii 1/800 "New" Enterprise for a 1/720-ish scale refit island. You can use the new sponsons in the Arii kit as a guide or base to add them to the Revell kit. Any other spare parts you need can be robbed from an Italeri Reagan/Bush kit. That's my plan anyway and so far the most expensive bit for me was the resin hangar walls.
  9. Get an Italeri 1/720 USS Nimitz or one if her sisters. Nice, cheap, basic, basically accurate and not fussy builds. Do it out of the box as a waterline and spend your time painting the flight deck as it's the focal point of any carrier. Only filler needed is at the stern for the horizontal deck part on the fantail. The newer issues have a sprue of extra aircraft (Hornets).
  10. Lots there for me. F27, Fujimi Fg1 and SH3, Range Rover and GWagen. Prob a few others. The AV-8 could also be Fujimi or Esci. No new 1/720 aircraft carrier though, thought we might see a USS Ford or HMS QE. Or even a Garibaldi. Hoping for an AW139 or Sikorsky S92 as one of those new tools...
  11. Not all westerners are from the US or UK.
  12. Hi Nick. Have family (lots of them) in Barry and used to spend summer's there as a kid. Whenever I went I used to stock up on kits I couldn't get here (Anything not Matchbox or Airfix...) remember there being a good model shop on the corner of High Street (it was a Greggs bakery last time I looked) around the corner from my aunties house on Broad Street; and before that there was another toy/hobby shop on High street where I got- no ordered-my first Fujimi kit of an E-2C. Still have that model but it's a bit like Triggers brush now... also downstairs in Dan Evans for the Star Wars kits and the
  13. Nice. What scale is it or perhaps more importantly how big is the actual model?
  14. I've built the IAC/IAF issue. I agree that the carb intake doesn't fit and the u/c is fragile. It is a bit of a fussy build but I suppose it's not Airfix or Revell. More serious to me is that the IAC decals are all wrong in both style and sizes and effectively useless as a result. I ended up using a combination of spares from Max Decals and the (excellent) leftovers from the Brigade conversion that I built concurrently. (That gives both early and late schemes). Then when all was finished and it took it's place amongst my other Spitfire models it looks obviously underscale. Even next to the 70
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