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  1. snowen250

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Great news on the VC and K4! il be buying at least one of each for sure Simon
  2. snowen250

    Hornby secures £18m lifeline

    Indeed. Scalextric has never been cheap however! But I do agree a reduction in cost for these would be good. The Lamborghinis are more expensive due to being a licensed product.
  3. snowen250

    Hornby secures £18m lifeline

    There's quite a few under that, especially aimed at kids: https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2018/blue-wings-f1-car.html https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2018/team-lmp-gulf.html https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2018/team-gt-zombie-anime.html https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2018/lamborghini-centenario-green.html these are just a selection. Even the detailed ones are sturdier then you think though! They easily take a whole days racing
  4. snowen250

    Hornby secures £18m lifeline

    Not quite the case. If you visit the Scalextric web page you will see that set cars are still 'low detailed' strong toys. These are also options in the main range also. Yes there are some collectors cars with etched parts etc, the Legends Classic F1 series for instance. But there is still a large amount of strong resilient cars for kids to smash into skirting boards. But remember, all real cars are licensed. The licensor will not allow Scalextric to modify the design too much. So if they produce a Ford GTE Ford say It MUST match the real car. No removal of wings, mirrors etc, it must be just as detailed as a static model. Not an easy thing to then produce as a working slot car.
  5. snowen250

    1/72 Sword Avenger TBM-3w

    Has anyone seen the schemes for this? Torn with which one to buy! Simon
  6. snowen250

    Solent Sky

    I would presume so! Certainly the description fits, he sadly succumbed to cancer what must be 4 years ago now, if not 5.
  7. snowen250

    Solent Sky

    A great little museum. One that does however come with a tinge of sadness, a wonderful chap who became a good friend Alan Mansell whom I met through the museum. He passed away a few years ago, a great man with a true humour and passion for the museum and its collection. There would certainly be a much less accurate Airfix Swift without his assistance. Simon
  8. snowen250

    Airfix 2019

    This is, as has been pointed out before, a slight mis-quote. Airfix wont produce a model if they cannot guarantee that they can get the shape correct. So for the Victor they wouldn't have proceeded if the original drawings hadn't been available. They weren't for the Whitley. But as it is a corridor with wings, this wasn't such an issue. So for something like a Stirling it would be ok. And drawings exist for the Whirlwind so that's probably ok too.
  9. I think im still going for the Eduard Spitfire option..... although a Valom Brigand in Pakistani colours is also tempting me...
  10. snowen250

    Formula one last season 2018

    Remember you can pay to watch it via Now TV, the Sky streaming service. This works out much, much cheaper. Still a bugger to have to pay, but it isn't quite so bad.
  11. Excellent! i'm thinking of the Eduard Spit IX in either Belgian or Israeli markings. Or possibly a Blenheim.... or a Beaufighter.... plenty of time as you said! Thanks
  12. Is it too late to sign up for this? Looks really interesting and I've never done anything like it in the past Simon
  13. snowen250

    XI / 11 Squadron Blenheims...any good photos or refs?

    Do you have a copy of the Shores books on this period? There may be photos in there! If you don't I do, so I can check when I'm home. Bloody Shamvles Vol1 or 2 should provide some answers. Simon
  14. snowen250

    Revell 2018

    apologies then! I just looked at the pictures! Airfix however I don't believe have said that...
  15. snowen250

    Revell 2018

    Where have Airfix or Revell said that?