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  1. That thread was started in 2016 and 5 years later where are we? That reminds me very much of the Classic Airframes Fairey Gannet AEW3........box art done, tooling started then it fizzled out, never to be due to company going bust........................this seems to be the same...........box art done - years ago and fizzled out........................somebody about that same time was doing a 1/48 Buccaneer, box art done, then that fizzled out........................I think we are grabbing at straws
  2. I do believe a two seater was built, a trainer I think. Now for some unknown reason manufacturers failed to realise this and insist on doing fighters/single seaters all the while, which I find rather boring..........last kit I bought was Ali's two seater conversion for the Hunter.............so many options for two seat Hunters should keep me busy for a while, but would like to see signs of a 2 seat Venom
  3. In my experience many sellers mention its posted, but they only post once per week, possibly a Friday.........another is if its a large company using a parcel carrier and have a trailer backed onto the deck which is left there and changed once or twice per week, the shipper will mark it as posted, which to him, it is, but, its only gone out to be packed in the trailer. That trailer may not be exchanged for a couple of days so, anything marked as "posted" is in effect "posted" but its only outside in the trailer in the yard. I have had parcels arrive within 24 hours and others over 3 weeks..
  4. A few PR spitfires to be seen on Malta here: Best if you rewind to beginning of film
  5. Having driven many, many trucks for many years, it is very realistic and unusual as a 6x2(6x4?).............................It was rumoured in many circles that if "God made anything better, he kept it for himself" Love the model, work thats gone into it and the perseverence. How long did it take to build?
  6. Best war series by far in the 60s was Combat. Based on a company travelling through Germany throughout the war.............episode one starts in England prior to embarking the ships for the D-Day. The 45 minute episode usually featured a guest star/celebrity hroughout its 152 episodes, heres just one featuring James Coburn playing a superb part.........all these episodes can be seen on YouTube
  7. For those of you intererested The Tank Museum has its own YouTube channel where it discusses every piece of machinery in the museum. Each type is givena 20-30 minute history and breakdown of the type, They must have over 100 documenteries on there, they do a walk around of the museum, breakdown of staff members and how they came to be working at the museum...............................an ideal way to dip into 30 mins of interesting fact............having served for numerous years on tanks in the 60s-70s I personally like the breakdown of the Crocadile flame thrower.................see what y
  8. I got the exact same set and its done everything that I have ever wanted from it...............value for money @ £25 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352604692341?mkevt=1&mkcid=28&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=352604692341&targetid=1140014333902&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9045466&poi=&campaignid=12128843707&mkgroupid=117235444295&rlsatarget=pla-1140014333902&abcId=9300483&merchantid=7300134&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjKqABhDLARIsABbJrGlnsH8iDe0ppKxKJrrerFmR_JZDZZ7HxytDfmqr_w5LC08gwsG4kVUaAqXW
  9. I think your dates are a little out Kevin? The Berlin Airlift finished 12 May 1949 and the RAF first delivery of the Beverley didnt take place till January 1955. Incidently, the RAF also had the same problems as you with the aircraft tipping on its tail! To counteract this they fitted a device called an "Elephant's Foot" which was fitted under the centre of the fuselage just forward of the clamshell doors when loading heavy items to prevent the aircraft from tipping back.
  10. before painting, having laid the masking tape down, spray or brush a thin layer of varnish along the edges of the tape...............seals the gap and creates a barrier to stop paint creeping under the tape Happy New Year
  11. Having built many.many resin kits, mainly 1/24 KFS and 1/35 Accurate Armour, manufacturers are aware of these "faults" and tend to warn you about these difficulties in the instructions. They offer a solution, superglue and a needle, just apply the glue to the hole and after its dried, sand it down...............problem solved, for the really BIG holes I add Baking powder to the superglue(after applying it the model, its just like a puddle, drop the powder into the puddle, you can use Talculm powder which has finer granules, Bicarb of soda also can be added to the glue, depends on your prefere
  12. A member of this site posted a number of videos on Youtube of helpful tips and advice, heres his take on canopy s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9PPYEbwPRU
  13. I have always used the washed out tops from disposable Milk bottle containers...…..I have about a 100 now, used once and thrown away...………...for my airbrush I use small plastic medicinal cups from ebay
  14. I have always used the good old Airfix way? A couple of concealed staples, even better if its the top run and behind skirts or bottom beneath a road wheel.
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