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Nigel Bunker

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About Nigel Bunker

  • Birthday 11/16/1953

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    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
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    RAF, RAAF, Armée de l'Air and things that amuse me

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  1. A really good show. I was there with Thames Valley Scale Model Club and we found it very worthwhile, and look forward to being there in 2023. Thanks to the IPMS Avon crew for organising a great show.
  2. When I was 13 England won the World Cup. Now I'm 68 England Ladies won the European Cup. It's been a long wait!
  3. Like Mike, I quite fancy modifying the ICM G917T into something used by the British forces. If the nose is wrong, can anybody point me towards plans which will help me rectify this?
  4. Yes I meant the big shop who has also gone into manufacturing.
  5. I doubt this. When they get their container of kits from India, they need to sell them to make money. Far better for Airfix (Hornby) to send them out in cartons of dozens to their retailers and get paid for them 30-60 days later rather than sending them out in dribs and drabs. I suspect the accountants want stock sold asap to fund the running of the company. I suspect there is no comparison with Hornby locomotives where a lot of smaller model railway shops (not the big boys like Hattons) only take one or two of these and hope to sell them.
  6. Doubtless the pennypinchers at MoD are scouring the world for second hand Pumas to replace the RAF's existing Pumas. If they're cheap they can't be wrong
  7. Thank you Dave I've ordered a couple to try and will wait for the Pup to appear.
  8. For those of us who choose not to use Facebook, how can we order this?
  9. I bought the Takom one. It even comes with (partial) decals for 'Cuckoo'. Just one more thing - none of the pictires I have found show the turret roof. As a captured tank, I am pretty certain it would have a white star on the turret roof so it could be udentified from the air. Anybody got any thoughts on this?
  10. Models were never toys for me. Toys were kept in the toy cupboard whilst models from the start went on a shelf.
  11. Some of our club members attended the funeral, and the shop will be closing as Jan is moving away from West Drayton. Jan wishes it to be known that from Friday 1st July everything in the shop is to be sold off with a 50% discount including all from the 'stock room/lock up'. Postage obviously applies if you order by phone.
  12. I'd like to make a model in 1/35 of the Panther Ausf G captured by the Coldstream Guards in 1944 in the Netherlands and subsequently used by them. I have decals from Kagero but need to get a kit. Looking on the interweb at the few photos available I see the tank is covered in Zimmeritt and I have no desire to make a model then cover it in putty to replicate the finish. Does any manufacturer make a kit with a moulded Zimmeritt finish?
  13. If only I knew where you could buy striped paint.
  14. A really good show as usual, friendly, not too big and not too small. A decent array of traders, plenty of boxes under tables and don't mention IPMS Salisbury's tables selling members unwanted kits where I spent far too much money. Great tea/coffee and cakes and an excellent tombola. We'll be back for the next one. Nigel Thames Valley Scale Modelling Club
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