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  1. Usually with Amazon at the point of ordering it states that the product will be visible when shipping (meaning that they just stick labels on the product box) and that if you don’t want this you should select Amazon packaging. This warning is not very prominent and is easy to miss as is the option to add Amazon packaging. I can’t say whether this is the case for these particular model kits but I have seen it a number of times for other products that I have ordered. The strange thing is that I can accept that the packaging of many products is robust enough for shipping but Airfix kit boxes are certainly not. My most common damage in the past with Amazon orders was with books. They would ship Osprey paperbacks in Jiffy bags or a heavy hardback unsecured in a box that was too large so that it moves around inside. On every occasion when they have done this I have had to return the books because one or more corners have been damaged. Thankfully, they seem to have got the message now and the packaging is now much more suitable. Cheers, Nigel
  2. My wife and I watch loads of films, we both have Cineworld cards but I've noticed that there is definitely a type she likes nd a type she tolerates because I want to watch. One thing I have noticed is that she considers anything over 90 minutes too long.
  3. I was looking through Android Play Store and I notice that there is now a WW2 version of the WW1 that you first mentioned. Warplanes WW2 Dogfight I’ve not checked whether it is on other platforms but as the WW1 is (I play it on the Nintendo Switch) I suspect that it is widely available, possibly even for direct install on your headset. Cheers, Nigel
  4. One thing that jumps out to me is that they have applied camouflage over all the national and unit markings but have left the swastika absolutely pristine. Almost as if they had a political officer on the base saying “don’t you dare”. Of course it could be that it was supplied from the factory without swastikas so they had to buy after-market decals which were delayed in the post and only turned up once the camouflage had been applied To be clear, my observation is about the actual plane in the archive photo, not your model, which I think is excellent. Cheers, Nigel
  5. Do you want a realistic simulator or an arcade style game? The WWI game you led with is very much an arcade style game and I would imagine would run quite happily direct on the goggles. If you want a realistic simulator you could look at the IL-2 range, you can get several Spitfires in there. The base game often appears on sale and can be had quite cheaply. Warning though Such a simulator needs a reasonable CPU and RAM configuration and if playing VR needs a powerful video card, more powerful then if just playing on a monitor because in VR it is effectively driving two screens. Also IL-2 is very realistic and therefore takes a little practice to fly. Another option is War Thunder where you play against other players. Plenty of aircraft to choose from and it is free to play. The flying is easier than in IL-2 and there are a few realism settings to choose. Free to play so nothing lost if you don’t like it. IL-2 really needs a joystick, War Thunder is better with a joystick but you can get by with a game controller.
  6. I don’t think so https://airbrushes.com/parts_info.php?cPath=400_217_300&products_id=21056 And if you could I would imagine that the price would be almost the same as a new airbrush. In fact you might find the airbrush on discount somewhere so it would be cheaper than a replacement body. Once you have got the bits out I imagine that the threads on the body will be fine - they will be tougher than the metal used on the nozzle. Cheers, Nigel
  7. Would you be running the game from a PC or just using the processor and memory that is on board the VR headset?
  8. Are you asking about Virtual Reality (VR) simulators in particular or just simulators in general. Cheers, Nigel
  9. Couldn’t find anything at all except this BM thread then I realised there is a typo in the thread title - it has 15 when it should be 16. But even when corrected, I could find articles and pictures but no interior shots to speak of. There do seem to be examples in museums so the photos may be out there. Cheers, Nigel
  10. Started to see some teasers for this new drama done by the makers of Peaky Blinders series due in Autumn this year. Looks interesting.
  11. nheather

    Rubicon models

    I have built a few. They are a weird scale, specifically for 28mm war gaming which makes them about 1:56. Being wargaming models they are generally simplified but I would say that they are at the more detailed end of the wargaming models - for wargaming some have a little bit more detail, some that is unlikely to survive much handling. If you are looking for plastic display modelling, rather than wargaming, I would be inclined to look at 1:48 as they tend to have more detail and oddly are often can be found cheaper than the 1:56 wargaming models. Sometimes you can even find 1:35 models cheaper. For example, a Tamiya 1:35 Kubelwagen is cheaper than a Rubicon 1:56 Kubelwagen - and a lot more detailed. The Rubicon plastic is also a little strange. It seems to be a very slightly more flexible and more resilient than the usual polystyrene - I sort of like ABS. Tamiya extra thin will usually bond the plastic but sometime it resists. Rubicon recommend a weld type glue called Plastic Magic. If you go to the Rubicon forum you can see all the instructions and that will give you idea of the detail and complexity. http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?board=5.0 In summary, as wargaming models they are very nice, as display models I would look at 1:48. Cheers, Nigel
  12. Note that he says that he wants to include the box in the display cabinet too - it may be that the box dictates the size of the case more than the model. Cheers, Nigel
  13. Nice, makes you realise how tight a fit the Merlin is on the deck. An inch or two forward and you risk a main rotor strike, an inch or two back and you risk a tail rotor strike. Must take some real skill to land that thing on a pitching deck. Cheers, Nigel
  14. Just watched it - a very grim event indeed. Cheers, Nigel
  15. Yes they do, though many won’t be aware and many won’t comply. GDPR covers the processing of the personally identifiable data of EU (and UK because we kept it after Brexit) nationals. It is the individual that is the decider not the country in which the data is processed. So if an Australian business or website processes the data of a German national then they have to comply with GDPR. That’s the law, how it could possibly be enforced is quite another matter. Cheers, Nigel
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