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About Mikemx

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  1. Mikemx

    Best 1/72 Hellcat?

    I've built 3 Eduard 1/72 FAA Hellcats - both the ones from the Dual kit and the Nightfighter. Excellent all round kits with no real issues. Far better detail than anything that's gone before it, especially with the etch parts from the Profipacks. I'm not sure what else you can say, they just are simply better kits than the others out there. I've built the Hasegawa and Italeri kits before and whilst not bad, the Eduard ones are better in every respect, they're even not that expensive either. I've not seen the Cyber Hobby Hellcat, which is supposed to be quite nice and has folding wings but you can also get several Eduard Hellcats for the price of one Cyber Hobby Hellcat. So no question - Eduard every time thanks Mike
  2. Just a quick post to tell everyone that we have loads of Eduard and Hobby Boss kits on offer in both 1/48 and 1/72 - please see here for details! https://mjwmodels.co.uk/ Most offers are 1/3 or more off UK RRP! We despatch within 1 working day and offer VAT free shopping for non EU customers! Some highlights include the following kits - 1/48 Eduard Royal Class - new Fw190A early variants, Bf109F and SE.5a. 1/48 Profipacks - Mersu Finnish Bf109G Dual combo, Afrika Bf109F/G Dual Combo, Israeli Spitfire Ltd Ed, F-86 Sabre Ltd Ed, Bf109E-3, G-4, G-6 early and G-14. We've got the new Fw190A-5 Profipack really cheap too, as well as the Spitfire HF VIII, IXc early and IXe. 1/48 Weekends - Spitfire IXe and XVI, Delfin, Hellcat Mk I, SE.5a, Bf110F Nightfighter and Bf109F-2 Hobby Boss 1/48 - we have a couple of Ta152's, 3 different Flankers, Red Arrows Hawk, MiG-31, Bf109G-6. Mustang Mk IV and more - some are stupidly cheap! 1/72 Eduard Royal Class and Ltd Ed sets - Spitfire Royal Class, Spitfire XVI dual kit, Spitfire IX triple set, Longest Day Spitfire IX double kit, Grunherz Fw190 dual kit 1/72 Profipacks - Spitfire F Mk IXc, Hellcat dual kit, Bf110G-4, Bf110G-2, Bf110E, Fw190F-8 1/72 Weekend - MiG-15UTi, Fw190F-8, Fw190A-8 Universal wings, F6F-3 Hellcat, Fokker Triplane + Eindecker 1/72 Hobby Boss - P-61B Black Widow!!!!! C-47 Skytrain There's loads more but all are while stocks last, so hurry before we sell out! thanks Mike
  3. Mikemx

    Ship kit recommendation?

    Dragon's German 1936A Type destroyers are awesome in either 1/700 or 1/350 thanks Mike
  4. Mikemx

    Scale Scotland 2018

    It's about time we had a thread for this year's Scale Scotland show! This year there is a change in venue, which could be a massive improvement over the previous years shows. This year it's in the Murrayfield Stadium, in a large conference area, which promises to have more space for everyone, making it much easier to get around. It is on the first floor but obviously there are stairs and lifts, so it's accessible for everyone. There is loads of free parking at the venue, which is outside the city centre and easy to find/get to. It has it's own tram stop and nearby bus stops and the nearest station is Haymarket (maybe about 20 mins walk away), so it's not hard to get there by public transport, especially from the airport area or city centre. There will be exhibits, traders, competition, modelling demos and more. We (MJW Models) will have a stand there as usual, crammed full of bargain 1/72 and 1/48 aircraft kits (and more), many of which a lot of model shops don't stock! If there's room, I might even display some built models. There will be catering on site in the form of a BBQ and I think, snacks and drinks. It should be a better show than previous years and we're looking forward to it greatly! Here's links to the Scale Scotland website and facebook page. If you access them, you should get not only further and more complete show info but their contact details in case you need to know more - https://www.scalescotland.co.uk/ , https://www.facebook.com/groups/1543720675908264/ thanks Mike
  5. For this weekend only, we're offering the recently released Eduard 1/72 Spitfire IXc Longest Day double kit for only £23!! http://mjwmodels.co.uk/edk2125-172-supermarine-spitfire-mkix-longest-day-dual-combo-6414-p.asp thanks Mike
  6. Mikemx

    Sword 1/72nd RF-84F Thunderflash

    Same for me too, I was missing a couple of French ones. I've got pics of a real Norwegian RF-84 too, from when I went to Norway. thanks Mike
  7. Mikemx

    Is a kit box a shipping carton?

    We box up all our (MJW Models) parcels, so the kits have some protection. thanks Mike
  8. Mikemx

    Revell 1/72 Corsair Mk II (F4U-1B)

    This build might get resurrected now. Revell have sent me a replacement glazed parts sprue, so I have a new windscreen. I also have the Eduard mask, so hopefully I'll not break another windscreen when trying to mask it! thanks Mike
  9. Mikemx

    CVE-9 USS Bogue 1/700 (Finished)

    I would paint the radar the same as the camouflage colour unless you know different (or anyone can tell you different). You can see a catapult track of the port side of the forward flight deck. The big radar is an SK-1 air search radar, very common on larger US warships. thanks Mike
  10. Mikemx

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    It might have been. I've got the Malta Spitfire/Re2001 set and the Aussie Vc boxing and they are all 2 cannon jobs. I don't remember any 4 cannon Sword Spitfires, although I did make one as they kit had 4 resin cannon barrels and I had spare decals from the Airfix kit. thanks Mike
  11. Mikemx

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Thanks Jan! I'm liking the four cannon Spitfire Vc. It's good that you chose one that Sword hadn't already done, all their kits were of the more common 2 cannon Vc. I have built one of your Spitfire IIb kits and it wasn't bad at all. thanks Mike
  12. Mikemx

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Is the Hurricane IID an all new kit? Or is it based on the previous AZ/Legato Hurricane kits? thanks Mike
  13. Mikemx

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    This..... thanks Mike
  14. Thanks, it really is a nice kit and anyone who likes 1/48 kits, should have a go at an Eduard Bf109! thanks Mike
  15. Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-4/Trop. This is one of the options in the Bf109G-4 Profipack edition, which comes with mask and cockpit etch. This kit was a nice one to build with no major fit problems. The etch on the tropical filter was a bit tricky to fit but that's about it! That was only because you had to bend it in a curve to fit, the rest of the etch was easy to use. It's nicely detailed and I even tried a bit of pre-shading on the top but I've tried to keep it subtle. It's painted with Vallejo Model Air and while it won't win any competitions, I'm quite happy with the finished model. If you build in 1/48 and you like Bf109's, you really should build some Eduard kits! thanks Mike