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About Meatbox8

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    The return of the not so thin white duke

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  1. Ooops. Typo, Thanks for the info and photo..
  2. Title says it all really. Any help gratefully recieved.
  3. A super looking model. Great work. I'd like one of these very much but they're a bit too pricey for me though, alas.
  4. Are you looking to build an RAF PBY-5A? I believe the RAF only received about 12 of that mark and mainly used them for Atlantic ferrying. I understand that the wheel wells took up too much interior space for ASR kit ot be fitted. Most RAF versions were not amphibians. There's an Avieology decal sheet which covers RCAF Canso As which I think correspond to the PBY-5A and it was used in the anti-submarine role by thr RCAF. See the link below. https://www.aviaeology.com/store/p73/AOD72024.html#/
  5. This is a type I'd very much like. It will be interesting to see how they are priced. Their resin kits are very expensive, with the Baffin and Ripon at £70. Maybe, as these are to be injection moulded, they'll be a bit more affordable.
  6. I'm not sure that a manufacturer is ever going to release a 1/72 kit of the Vulcn or Victor B.1, alas. I can see a manufacturer bringing out a 144th version of each though, which woud do for me.
  7. I've bought many, many red boxes from Airfix. Only one, the 1/72 Blenheim IV, had any issues. No transparencies. I sent off a message to Airfix and got a replacement set within a few days. Great service. I was under the impression, from posts on BM, that manufacturing and quality control was subcontracted out to a firm overseas and this was thought to be the issue at the time. Anyway, certainly looking forward to the new Vulcan although I'm going to have to save my pennies. Just a few years ago I wouldn't have imagined Airfix would produce all three V Bombers in 1/72. That fact alone, not to mention how they are slowly producing all my favorite Cold War types, assures my loyalty to the brand.
  8. So am I right in thinking that it will be the IIC kit with the additional sprue for the IIB wings? I was raher hoping for a release which included Kuttlewasher's night intruder IIC so excellent news.
  9. Piotr's stunning artwork suggests a 174 (Mauritius) Squadron option, a unit I don't currently have represented in my collection. Happy days. Having said that I'll definitely be getting a few of these. This little company from Poland is the gold standard in terms of quality and attention to detail in my view. I am quite intrigued by Wojtek's reference to the stressed skin effect, not to mention the other two kits in development. If the rumours of a P-51B and Sea Fury turn out to be correct I'll be well chuffed, especially the latter. Mind you, Arma have a habit of announcing the unexpeted so I won't be surprised if the subjects are something completely different.
  10. I was cerainly going to get at least one of these when released and fancied the 217 Squadron scheme. I'm going to have to get at least two now so that I can build them in both schemes. The staggering courage and sacrifice of these men demands it.
  11. That is some superb weathering. Great work.
  12. Thanks Mike. People are, without doubt, nicer on here than any other on-line outlet I've looked at - by a country mile in fact. To be honest I wasn't expecting the hugely positive and supportive response to my enquirey so sorry If I have created a storm in a tea cup. I'd assumed this was an 'official' thread explaining how to close an account if one felt that way inclined so apologies. Certainly more than mine, anyway.
  13. Thanks Chief. As far as I'm aware the members who I am thinking of are from the UK. I wouldn't worry too much about your comments being misconstrued as people will realise English is not your first language. I expect most people would read them in the right spirit and are more likely to be amused than offended. Having said that your English looks impeccable to me.
  14. You are probably right, John. Closing my account might be a bit drastic and blosking seems a better course of action. The comments I'm referring to are one offs and probably not worth reporting. I also wouldn't really want to get someone it to trouble for what might have just been a knee-jerk comment or possibly from someone who's just come back from the pub!
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