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  1. I get that every time the stash is seen. I moved my hobby into the loft room (proper set up room but only accessible via loft ladders) to avoid being seen. Only trouble I now have is the difficulty of getting the newly arrived big boxes of plastic from the front door to said room without being seen ! Anyway, back to the topic, noticed infinity models are now on the future release list with hannants so have added to my never shrinking backorder list the helldiver, vampire and val. Oh dear, more secretive moving of boxes to the loft in the middle of the night......
  2. one mans old hag is another mans Red Rum, it's subjective. To my eyes it's a good looking aircraft - don't really care how good it is in air combat as I don't really want that to happen. As for the kit, I like the trumpeter kit and it looks like a eurofighter, again it's subjective but to my old eyes it looks ok and builds ok, I had fun building it.
  3. I'm not quite that bad, I should be done by 95 as long as my eyes and hands hold out and I don't buy any more - trouble is I like to buy them !!
  4. we don't do xmas presents in my house for me and the wife, haven't done for years now on the basis that we buy what we want when we want it so why bother. So there I was earlier this week, blow it, about time I added to my stash so it can sit there and never be built. Always fancied doing a 1/32 FAA avenger - out of stock, no problem, I'll build my dad's Halifax only this time do it in SEA markings covering his time in India flying to burma in 1945/46, it was a mk VII so the latest review 1/72 issue kit covers that - out of stock. Oh well, always fancied going big, I know, the hobby boss 1/18
  5. I'd give my entire stash for a R172 SLK55 in 1/12 scale to match the one on my drive.
  6. I'm also building the kit but using far fewer bits in the cockpit as my fat fingers and eyes can't cope with all that tiny PE and I wont see it once complete. Your build looks great. I came to the conclusion that it might be a fire extinguisher so have painted it copper, I don't think they were red at that time but could be wrong.
  7. I think the nose wheel is single on the 27, double on the 30 (I could be wrong). I've built the 30, it's probably my favourite built kit to look at and went together well. It's a big beast though !
  8. same boat in the UK based on my searches tonight. Are there any other manufactures that sell these colours ?
  9. thanks Joachim, I'll go for those. Appreciate the feedback. Neil
  10. PVA for me as well however given this thread I will give extra thin a go - always assumed it will fog.
  11. Hi all, I have a couple fo paint questions I was wondering if anyone could advise me on. I'm just about to start the micro-mir miles magister (seems a nice kit and looks like it will be a quick build) and wondered if anyone knows if the Trainer Yellow Air Series AK Interactive AK-2065 paint is a close enough match for the yellow on the aircraft during 1940 (I'm building this as part of a BoB set of aircraft) ? I was thinking about scratch building the bomb rack they fitted to a small number of aircraft as part of the invasion defence plans but so far can't find any decent pictures of the rack
  12. It's a Vickers VC10 in BOAC livery, they are starting a new trend of 1/24 scale civil airliners. Hopefully.
  13. unfortunately I've come to the same conclusion - it's the larger canopy that's the issue and I haven't got the skills to replicate that with the trumpy kit. Plan B will be build as per the box. That will teach me not to do my homework before buying - I wanted to build a non-Russian example and looked at all of the versions on offer but picked the K because of the Indian Navy. It's been 42 years since I left school but those old teacher reports on my performance still ring on my ears - has the capability but is lazy, must do better if he is to succeed !
  14. thanks so much, this is really helpful
  15. thanks - it was the double sized canopy that was throwing me off.
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