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  1. Now the series is finished, I can't say I miss it very much. A bit of a "meh..." reaction from me, unfortunately. I'm glad other folks liked it, though. It would be a boring world if we all like the same things. Chris.
  2. Only five days to go, folks! See everyone on Sunday. Bump 24/5/22.
  3. It's a good show.... with some under-the-table bargains to be had (usually). Chris.
  4. I'm very sorry to hear about Pastor John's condition - it must have been deeply shocking news to have received. I hope that he can keep his spirits up and it doesn't get him too down. I wish him all the best in the future. He has brought a great number of modellers much pleasure with his resin conversion-sets. Chris.
  5. Yeh, but is there any actual "downside" to their use....? I'm sorry, that was me being immature, as usual. All joking aside, the use of atomic weapons is almost too horrible to contemplate. I have always wondered why the superpowers feel it is necessary to possess enough nukes to cause global annihilation ten times over? Isn't doing the job once enough for them? It's part of our ridiculous, upside-down, illogical world, unfortunately. Cheers. Chris.
  6. I can sympathize, here. The first time I went to Telford, I bought an Academy 1/32nd F/A-18 for £50.00 in the kit-swap (that price should have rung some alarm-bells on its own, but it didn't). When I got home, I opened the box to find several large bits were missing and some bits were painted, to a very mediocre standard. Of course, there was no note stuck to the box detailing any of this. Also, I didn't know that you could take dodgy kits back to the kit-swap to get a refund. I wish you the best of luck in sorting this one out. You could try contacting Revell Germany and ask if they have any spares available. Cheers. Chris.
  7. Well, according to the learned Mr Ozwind Osbourne, some fairies wear boots.... The Gannet must possess the biggest pair of Doc Martin's in history! Chris.
  8. Hello, Mikhail. Welcome to Britmodeller. I hope that you enjoy your time here. Cheers. Chris.
  9. Welcome to Britmodeller, my friend. I hope you enjoy your time here. Cheers. Chris.
  10. Thanks for the extra information, Rod McQ. Chris.
  11. IIRC, he was a composer who never learned how to read music. Some of his compositions for Bladerunner were incredibly evocative for me. A sad loss. Chris.
  12. Hannants sell a product called "Purisol", IIRC. They claim it will strip most paints off styrene kits (I have some tucked away, but have never used it). There is also a product called "Model Strip", which appears to be a caustic paste, which dissolves paint overnight. That I have used and it's good stuff. Hope this helps. Chris.
  13. Bump for added visibility. It's this Sunday, folks! 19/5/22.
  14. It's not just the more obscure, Eastern-European makers that don't worry too much about accuracy. I remember that the very first version of Tamiya's 1/48th A-10 were produced from photos/measurements of one of the prototype airframes. This meant it had a 20-mm Vulcan cannon sitting in the nose (the 30-mm GAU-8 wasn't ready to be fitted at that time, so they went with the much smaller gun). Also, the vertical tail-surfaces were much smaller than in production aircraft, IIRC. Now, it can be argued that Tamiya's efforts were pretty accurate for that A-10 ONLY, but not for any subsequent ones). I believe they produced new sprues for operational aircraft a few years after the initial batch. Chris.
  15. I'm guessing that a conceptual model of the type went missing from a Moscow armament trade-fair...? Chris.
  16. There is a small airfield on the East coast of Scotland, which I've read used to be the site of a lot of SAS exercises. Apparently, it officially doesn't exist.... Cheers. Chris. PS: As some may be aware, there a village in Wiltshire (IIRC) that was taken over by the government in WW2 and used for army-training. The local population were given very short notice that they had to abandon their homes and were given vague promises that they could return one day (it never happened). It seems a great shame, even in times of war.
  17. It doesn't fit into the description of "hidden" places, but Kelvedon Hatch atomic bunker in Essex looks well worth a look. Now that the Covid crisis is close to being over (?), it should be open to the public again. Not been myself, but a genuine slice of Cold war history. Cheers. Chris.
  18. This is an excellent diorama, my friend. I would be delighted to produce something even half as good. Thanks for sharing with us. Chris.
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