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  1. Sadly I sold the last decal sheet in 1/48 yesterday. If you drop me a line by email (off the website - redrooatredroomodels.com) and let me know what you need I'll see if there are some bits lurking in the decal archive. Cheers, Gary
  2. The Winjeel has landed! See the Red Roo website for full details (look under Red Roo Kits). First review on HyperScale is here: http://www.hyperscale.com/2016/reviews/kits/redroomodelsrrk48002reviewbg_1.htm Cheers, Gary
  3. Hi Paul and Duncan, I did go back to the local retailer here in Oz who replaced my bottle immediately, saying they had a duff supply initially which has been replaced but unfortunately not before they had sold some. Anyway, the new bottle works just fine and I used it on the exhausts for my P-39 to great effect. Cheers, Gary
  4. Yes, I went and had a look at the bottle of Burnt Metal and it is like sand in water. All the other bottle are very thin, just like Alclad and mix up really well when I shake them up. That must be what the problem is. Thanks for the help fellas, very much appreciated.
  5. Hi Colin and Greg - good points - I did run the AK enamel extreme metal thinners and cleaner through the airbrush before I used the Extreme Metal paint, which went in neat after a solid shake and stir session (as I too believe they are ready to go), just in case there was something lurking in the airbrush from the last use. Sorry, my original post did not make that clear at all. I bought these about five months ago. Do you think I should not have flushed the airbrush? I did wait until it appeared dry before I loaded it up.
  6. G'Day Guys, I just had a disaster with the Burnt Metal colour in the new AK Interactive Extreme Metal paint I recently bought. I tried to use the paint to spray a pair of Spitfire exhausts with my HS Infinity. Prepared and mixed the paint as per manufacturer's instructions, using the AK proprietary thinners and cleaners, etc. After a few seconds spraying the paint went solid. Total airbrush strip, soak in AK cleaner, turps, brush cleaner and four runs through the ultrasonic cleaner before the stuff even started to shift. After a few more trips into the ultrasonic cleaner the airbrush is final
  7. As of today (27 July 2015) Red Roo Models is no longer accepting PayPal as a means of payment for orders placed on the website or by PayPal Invoice or PayPal Requests. Customers wishing to pay by credit card are instead provided with our secure e-Path payment page. This page is easy to use, encrypted, secure and PCI compliant and has been available on our website as an alternative means of secure on-line payment since the introduction of the re-designed website almost six years ago. It fully complies with Australian law and the Australian Payments Clearing Association requirements. This has
  8. Hi Guys, I masked up a model with a hard edge demarcation between upper and lower surfaces recently. I had used White Ensign Models Medium Sea Grey on the lower surfaces which was thoroughly dry when the masking tape went on. Went to prepare my paint for the first upper surface colour the next day and apply it when I found nearly all of the masking tape was lifting or had fallen off. My first thought was - dodgy tape, but the same stuff has been on the other model in the incubator applied over Xtracolor without any lifting for a few weeks and it was bought a couple of months ago. Conclusion;
  9. From late September to mid October we will be operating with reduced staffing levels due to other commitments impacting on our office. All orders will be fulfilled and emails will receive a reply, however response times may be longer than normal. We will be attending the South Australian Model Expo in Adelaide on 11 and 12 Oct 14 and the office will be closed from 9 Oct 2014 to 14 Oct 2014 as a result. The website will still be operating as normal and orders can be placed as normal. We will clear any backlog of orders as quickly as possible on our return from Adelaide. Our message service wi
  10. Just a "heads up" to let you know that we are almost ready to move to our new website. This will probably happen around Australian Model Expo time in early June or just shortly after. Final testing and checks are being carried out now. The URL will remain the same but the site will have a bold new look. For the first time in our 20 years of trading we will have the ability to post multiple images of products, allow customers to manage their accounts, conduct multiple item sales and offer complete and secure transaction processing which will include postage charges in one operation. Postage cha
  11. We have been busy in the last few months down under at Red Roo. We have just released our new book, The 'Stang!, which covers the history of the RAAF's Mustangs and their life as warbirds following their retirement from service. This book contains over 500 photographs, 60 colour profiles and is littered with amazing facts and RAAF mustang data. The book compliments our previous publication, Southern Cross Mustangs, which dealt with the technical aspects of the aircraft in RAAF service, dangley bits under wings, camouflage and markings. The 'Stang! is available as a stand alone purchase for $5
  12. Hi Everybody, Just a quick note to let you all know that we have just release four new Beaufighter accessories. In 1/48 scale we have just added weighted main wheels, pilot's and observer's seats, as well as WW2 and Post-War observer's canopies (so you can fit a machine gun to your early-war Beaufighter observer's station). The 1/48 accessories are all designed for the Tamiya Beaufighter kits. We also have a canopy set in 1/72 scale for the Hasegawa Mk 21 Beaufighter kit. Check out the new products at: http://www.redroomodels.com/news.php For those living in the United Kingdom don't forge
  13. Red Roo Models will be closed from Friday 21 December 2012 and will re-open for business on Monday 14 January 2013. Where did 2012 go? Despite the pundits screaming gloom and doom from the battlements modellers appear to have been well served this year with many long awaited and highly desirable goodies hitting the market place. Some have not sat on the shelves for long enough to gather dust while others have developed into shelf queens, but on the whole most of the new kits, decals and after-market accessories released this year have found their way to eager and excited modellers. We at Red
  14. GPB

    CA-18 Mustang

    Hi Julien, I understand that the CAC designed and manufactured moulded plywood and timber back framed seat fitted to the CA-18 was introduced by the through the Local Modification Committee on 19 April 1945. This variation, along with others, was part of the programme to incorporate as much locally sourced components as possible. I am not sure, but from memory I think this seat added some additional cost to the aircraft. The best reference for the CA-18 and all other RAAF and RNZAF Mustangs is David Muir's Southern Cross Mustangs. HTH Cheers, Gary
  15. David at Model craft has advised that he has received the first shipment of Red Roo products and that he will have these items at Telford for viewing, ordering and purchase. At last there is a retailer in the UK who can assist modellers in obtaining their Red Roo needs. Please visit David's stand and if the item you want is not in stock at the moment do place an order because we can get the gear to David quickly. I have many very happy memories of my visit to Telford in 2007 so I hope everyone has a fantastic time at Scale Modelworld 2012. Pop in a say hellow to David and check out the Red Ro
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