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  1. Fantastic job, I love how the fur looks so realistic - what method did you use to get that effect and what paints did you use
  2. nheather

    RIP Hardy Kruger

    Must rewatch the original ‘The Flight of the Phoenix’ as a tribute. Cheers, Nigel
  3. Thought Citadel were water based? Cheers, Nigel
  4. Thanks for the link, that is very useful. From what I picked up Tamiya - fewer options only the early Mk Is, but does cover a pre-war variant, has a pilot figure, and simpler construction. Eduard - more detail, many more scheme options, early and later Mk I variants, more complex construction, more masks and they are pre-cut Question - one of the two later options is from Feb 1941 and has half black, half sky underside - do you think that is accurate. Thought the half-black scheme was well gone by then. But think I am leaning towards the Eduard. Cheers, Nigel
  5. Yes the latest Tamiya one and looking at that an the new Eduard profi pack, both the same price. Cheers, Nigel
  6. Fancy making a 1:48 Spitfire Mk I and can’t decide between the Tamiya and the Eduard offerings. Is there anything to recommend one over the other. I’m reasonably experienced with modelling but mostly armour, not so much with aircraft. Cheers, Nigel
  7. Nothing today, no Jadlam order, the Royal Mail 48 service has now taken 120 hours and still not delivered, that is if Jadlam actually shipped when they said they did, which I doubt. And no Airfix magazine either. Cheers, Nigel
  8. I’m not convinced by the Royal Mail 48 service at the moment. I have a current order with Jadlam, had a shipped email last Friday and still not with me. It could be lost but I doubt it, I expect it to soon up soon. So either Jadlam bend the truth when they say it has ‘shipped’ or the Royal Mail 48 service is slow at the moment. I also ordered some books from the Tank Museum using second class Mail since my Jadlam order and they have already arrived - I thought Mail 48 was meant to be faster than Second Class. Also in their own description of the service Royal Mail say that the 48 service usually delivers in 2 to 3 days (so the 48 in the product name is a little misleading) as is the idea that it is tracked because when I enter the tracking number I simply get told “An update will only be provided when we attempt to deliver your item”. My theory - when Jadlam said it was shipped they actually meant that the order had been passed onto their shipping department. The email was dated Friday afternoon so maybe it wasn’t picked by by Royal Mail until the following Monday. Even so it should be with me by now but I suspect the 48 service is running slow at the moment. I haven’t received my Airfix magazine yet either.
  9. The Cromwell was their own, as is the soon to be released Austin K2. I suspect the Panzer III is Academy, although as it is a new release for both Academy and Airfix I wonder whether it was a collaboration. The part count must be wrong though, the Academy tracks are link and length so the part count will be nothing like 450+. Cheers, Nigel
  10. I thought Barbara Broccoli has recently confirmed that the next Bond will be male. That she has no interest in replacing 007 with a woman, preferring instead to introduce additional strong female roles. For equality sake I think this is the right thing to do - all this gender swapping can be counter-productive, giving the impression that woman can’t be good characters in their own right. Cheers, Nigel
  11. Indeed, look at the ones being applied to the Spitfire in this archive photo They may not have gone all the way round the fuselage either. If you look to the lower part the paint seems to stop, it’s quite possible that they wouldn’t have crawled underneath to finish off the stripes. Cheers, Nigel
  12. Hi, Some of Eduard's seatbelts are listed as 'steel'. What is the advantage of steel over non-steel? Cheers, Nigel
  13. I already have pedestals, just looking for something to sit on the workbench so that my primary tools are at hand. Something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154478964299?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D5c864adf9f614fce8ae8e5abac2234f7%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D154478964299%26itm%3D154478964299%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A76127acc-6426-11ec-a6b1-7e3be15bfcd6|parentrq%3Ae8c3da5117d0adb96e4a2d9bfff05bea|iid%3A1 but a bit nicer. Maybe I try these, glue them and sand all the tabs down flush. Cheers, Nigel
  14. No, they look too small. I’m looking something to hold tools, but not precise size, more like a tray that I can throw all my files in - it’s not that I want to be able to precisely know where a particular file is, just to be able to say “all my files are in this tray/drawer and I can rummage through and find what I’m looking for. Cheers, Nigel
  15. Hi, After a set of drawers that can sit on the workbench and hold my tools. Not looking for something Uber organised, just something reasonably sized that I can put all my knives/blades in this drawers, files in this drawer, sanding sticks in this drawer etc. Any ideas? Cheers, Nigel
  16. That mid-way through factory production finish looks amazing - I especially love the chalk marks, they look so realistic. Cheers, Nigel
  17. Thanks for the heads up. Although they are specifically for the Airfix Hurricane and the same price as the other sets I have been looking at, I am still inclined to get the first set because you get two harnesses for the same price - I’ll do a Mk I Spitfire if my Hurricane goes okay. Cheers, Nigel
  18. Thanks for the replies. Just double-checking before I buy, you are saying that the FE811 https://www.eduard.com/eduard/seatbelts-raf-early-steel-1-48-1.html?listtype=search&searchparam=RAF seatbelts would be the best one to go for. Cheers, Nigel
  19. I usually build armour, I built a load of aircraft as a kid in the 1970s but they were always out of the box. I have an Airfix Hurricane Mk I, I don’t want to super detail it but I want to display on the ground so I feel that I need to add seatbelts. I appreciate that more natural looking results can be achieved using Tamiya tape and wire but I want something easy to do so am looking at Eduard photo etch but I am puzzled that they have two offerings at the same price and I’m not sure why you would pick one over the other. The two are https://www.eduard.com/eduard/seatbelts-raf-early-steel-1-48-1.html?listtype=search&searchparam=RAF seatbelts https://www.eduard.com/Eduard/Seatbelts-RAF-WWII-1-48.html?listtype=search&searchparam=RAF seatbelts The second set look more complex and appear to be able to make up as two different types, but this is a totally new experience to me so I’d appreciate any advice. Cheers, Nigel
  20. How does the cut compare with one-sided cutters like DSPIAE. I have a pair of DSPIAE which I think are fantastic but I am conscious that the instructions are not to cut anything to thick - so I do tend to use a cheap pair when cutting big sprue gates. So I would consider a better pair of heavier duty cutters. Cheers, Nigel
  21. BA-3 here is white/off-white http://www.armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/galleries/armored_cars/BA_3.htm I would imagine the BA-10 would be similar. Cheers, Nigel
  22. What part is it - I’m building an Academy Stuart and may not be using it - long shot but if you let me know which part I can let you know. Cheers, Nigel
  23. Thanks, this is the link I visited before posting - it is what caused me to ask the question. Sure this used to describe a £15 (excluding postage) threshold where VAT was not applied. But reading it now that doesn’t seem to be the case any more, it seems that there is no threshold at all any more. But I posted here to check that my understanding is correct. The reason I ask is that I have a long standing board game expansion pre-order from a US Company - it is under £15 so had no worries when I placed the pre-order but now thinking I could cancel because it will now be subject to VAT and courier admin fees which will be disproportionate. Cheers, Nigel
  24. After the UK left the EU did we lose the £15 threshold below which imports are considered for import tax. It looks like it has gone but just wanted to make sure. Cheers, Nigel
  25. Sea Harrier vs F-35B Two factors (there are many others) are range and payload Sea Harrier 288 miles and 8000 pounds F-35B 1,000 miles and 18,000 pounds Basically, to use the harrier in a strike role you would have to sit the carrier in the back yard of the country that you are attacking. P.S. I’m no expert, just ripped these numbers off wiki. Cheers, Nigel
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