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Tim T

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  1. Mike Your review points out that there are poly caps in the box, yet I am blowed if I can see them being used in the instructions. I assume that they are for the wheels but a cursory look suggests there isn't enough room between the halves for them to fit...
  2. The lack of weapons is very disappointing. There is an unsubstantiated rumour that Kinetic were going to release the kit with the wrong armament then settled on he fuel tanks...
  3. Tamiya new releases have never been cheap. Look at the price of their F-14's compared to AMK. What you pay for is the engineering. Also kit prices have gone through the roof over the last 18 months. I appreciate that £100 is a psychological barrier, but that now seems to be where the top end for 1/48 scale kits is. Will I be buying this kit? Unlikely as I have a bunch of Academy kits in the stash. I am sure that it will be a superb kit and I would buy one if it weren't for my stash. You pays your money...
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    Bob Willis RIP

    As a devotee of cricket I was saddened to see that Bob Willis has passed away. One of the all time great English fast bowlers. I was mesmerised by his pace and skill as a young lad. The 1981 Ashes will live long in my memory. At the Headlingley Test Match he recorded an amazing 8 wickets for 43 runs. A skilled pundit, never short of an opinion and a deep insight into a game he so obviously loved marked out the latter years on Sky. RIP
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    RIP Clive James

    Devastating news. Clive James was a genius. I could and did listen to him for hours. His books were witty, open, honest and very, very funny. I read 'May Week Was in June' and was hooked. He appeared on 'The Museum of Curiosity' (BBC Radio 4, hosted by John Lloyd) and his exhibit for the Museum was the P-51 Mustang. He loved aircraft and spoke eloquently about the P-47 and P-38 as well. You will be sadly missed. RIP
  6. I think IPMS19 is right. The grey colour appears in your photographs as a tan / beige hue. I thought it was just me!
  7. I've only just seen these. Lovely work. I too have this one in the stash.
  8. I am delighted to see someone building G-IRTY! There was an interview on the Dermot O'Leary BBC Radio 2 programme a few weeks ago. It might still be on iPlayer. One thing I do recall is that there was an additional fuel tank from one of the PR Spitfires that was fitted behind the cockpit. The history is fascinating and I can only wish these guys the best of luck.
  9. There is a NO POLITICS rule. Please refrain from comments such as that above.
  10. Meng do a zimm decal set for the Porsche turret version. The one I have is part number SPS-060
  11. Two questions spring to mind. Are Eduard kits more expensive in the US than Europe? How cheap are gas and utility bills in the US? At the end of the day, you pays your money and makes your choice. I have built the Tamiya and ICM kits and have the Airfix one in the stash plus the 1/32 Revell offering. The Eduard kit is around £35 retail in the UK, compared to £21 for the Airfix kit. If you add in the cost of the photo etch and the mask set, then the prices are probably pretty similar for the basic plastic. The Meng kit is a total unknown to me, so I can't commen
  12. My replacement undercarriage parts arrived from Ali yesterday. They are exquisite. Great work and thanks Mike for suggesting it.
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