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Duncan B

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Duncan B last won the day on November 19 2015

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About Duncan B

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    Chief Bottlewasher @ BlackMike Models
  • Birthday 29/11/1962

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    Near Brechin, UK

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  1. Duncan B

    IPMS Salisbury Model Show 2018

    But what time will you turn up Nigel, the big hand points to the minutes and the little hand points to the hour. DB
  2. Duncan B

    Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1

    I have been told by my Distributor that his stock is arriving by ship in 5 days time then has to clear Customs before being shipped out to me so it looks like I will be posting out to customers at the end of the month. Duncan B
  3. Duncan B

    Thefts from Shows

    Modelling is the art of scaling down real life and unfortunately that seems to include the worst side of life too. Traders have been reporting the increase in thefts at various shows to each other for some time now (yes we do talk to each other and yes we do pass this kind of information around to each other). The reports of theft of models from Club displays and even from competition tables also seems to be on the increase. Some Shows are more pro active than others in responding to reports of suspicious behaviour of individuals but we can all make a difference by keeping our eyes open to what is going on around us, whether we are Traders, Club Members or visitors on the day. If you see someone acting strangely at a Club Table or Trader's stall tell someone and pass on a description if you are not able or willing to point someone out. There is no need to confront anyone on your own but by alerting the Organisers etc to any suspicious individuals (they might not be acting alone of course) word can be passed around to keep a look out for these people and it will make their objective that much harder to achieve. This is exactly what happened at a recent Show I attended, no fuss was made and the person in question was probably totally unaware that he was being monitored as he moved from table to table but it really spoiled his day if he actually was planning on lifting anything. It only takes one person to ruin a Show for so many but we can all spoil their day if we keep our eyes and ears open to protect our hobby. Imagine how you'd feel if it was your prized model being lifted for someone else's gain? Rant over, sorry but I feel very strongly about this! Duncan B
  4. Duncan B

    Photobucket images are back

    In the long run Photobucket have done me a favour. I wasn't happy with how slow their site was and that adverts sneaked through even though I had a paid account but I was used to how it worked and was too lazy to look for anything else. Once they forced my hand I had to look around and am now very happy with Smugmug.com. It is a paid service, which is fine by me, it is very user friendly (for numpties like me) and is a lot faster than PB so thanks Photobucket but no thanks! Duncan B (who finds it almost unbelievable that the PB management could be so out of touch with reality)
  5. Duncan B

    Modelcollect have arrived at BlackMike Models

    Oddly enough I was just thinking I'd better check up on them tomorrow! Duncan B
  6. Very nicely done and good to see something a little different. Duncan B
  7. I built one of the Airfix Fw190 kits when it first came out, the other 2 I bought at the same time were given away. What an awful kit that is. Duncan B
  8. Lovely job on a lovely kit. I really wish I hadn't sold off my stash of Hasegawa Fw190 kits now. Duncan B
  9. Duncan B

    Revell spare parts request service

    I'm waiting on Delta Dagger wings coming from the US for kits that had the wrong type of wing in. I think I'm on to a loser with that to be honest. Duncan B
  10. Duncan B

    What have you purchased / been gifted

    Or the same stupid rabbit three times?
  11. And to keep the Mig-25 theme going I have taken delivery of some Revell Mig-25 RBT Foxbat B's to keep the PD's company. You can find them in the usual place, here: https://www.blackmikemodels.co.uk/collections/new-arrivals Duncan B
  12. Duncan B

    What have you purchased / been gifted

    For my Zoukei Mura F-4D (if it ever arrives). My only purchase at the IPMS Gloucester Show (I was very disciplined for once, I.e. I forgot my list!). Duncan B
  13. Duncan B

    IPMS Gloucester Show 2018 - Traders and Clubs added

    Firstly a big thank you to Jeff and all the other organisers for putting on such a great show and for squeezing BlackMike Models in at the last minute, please tell us what that big yellow thing in the sky was as we've never seen one of those at any of the Scottish shows. Both Steve and I had a great time although I completely missed the cakes (I did find the burger van though ). Thanks also to each and every person who took the time to come and speak to us, we enjoyed meeting everyone and being finally able to put faces to some Britmodeller members. Steve finally met someone else who was interested in building model submarines, two separate people in fact although I was convinced he had put the first gentleman up to asking if we had any model subs! How I managed to resist the Hasegawa Black Mike sitting across from us all day I still don't know. I got home at 1.30am this morning and Steve decided he'd carry on the last 1.5 hours to his home so probably got home around 3am. Over 1000 mile round trip for him for the weekend, slightly less than 900 miles for me. Would we do it again? Oh yes please. Duncan B
  14. I hope the box problem doesn’t spoil the kit for you. Remember to post your progress in the WIP section on BM for us to see. DB
  15. Duncan B

    IPMS Gloucester Show 2018 - Traders and Clubs added

    We are in the Hotel and all set for set up in the morning. Looking forward to it. Duncan B