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  1. This is what I did - two of those cheap Chinese portable spray booths, joined together to make a single larger unit. It's designed to do this, although I added some gaffer tape to close the gap on the floor between the join, so it fits together well, and there's more than enough space in there for most 1/32 kits. Mine is located right up against a wall, so I just drilled two holes for the output, put a grille over them and that's done the job ever since. I rarely switch both extractor fans on, as I tend to only spray in one half, but I did use both when I sprayed my 1/32 B-25. Cost m
  2. I recently received their 1/32 F4U/F6F wheel set, and it is exquisite, but a little more pricey than the competition. I didn't realise they were printed. All this 3D printing stuff has me in two minds. It allows superb levels of detail to be very easily added, but part of me (the old, miserly, miserable bit) thinks it's a little sad, as it's a step further along the path where the size of your modelling budget dictates the quality of your finished model. How long before you order a 3D printed model that has been produced to your exact specifications, and it arrives a week later in
  3. Finding it difficult to get too excited about this one. Only around 100 built, standard RAF camo, unspectacular & short career. Am I missing something here?
  4. Your book is very, very strange. WNW made 70 odd kits of some of the very finest 1/32 models on the planet in the space of 10 years, birthing a cottage industry of WWI 1/32 aviation as a result. ICM are not anywhere remotely near that, both in terms of quality & quantity, whilst Lukgraph kits are nice enough, but largely resin, not many of them, & damned expensive. Both decent, but I've never heard anybody claim they are more "special" than WNW. Is this a widely held belief? Don't overlook Roden's existing 1/32 WWI kits. They are older and cheaper than
  5. Filling a gap in the market the size of a flea's nads.
  6. I am strangely unenthused by the prospect of this kit, even though WWII is my favourite period. I don't know why, maybe it just has a touch of the HpH's about it. Looks great in the box, costs a small fortune and goes together like a 2 million piece jigsaw that's been mixed with another 2 million piece jigsaw and then dipped in bleach for 24 hours to remove all trace of any graphics. The multiple additional sets for additional money suggest the base level of detail will be somewhat limited, otherwise why bother? Will this end up as a classic HpH type kit, bought in smallish number, built in ve
  7. The only reason I ever order any kits from China is always, 100% the same - to save money. To do so, I swap speed for savings, because I'm a tight arsed git. And because, like pretty much 99% of this here forum, the kits will stand in the stash for a good few, um, years, as I, like everybody else, already have a healthy (or unhealthy, depending upon your spouse) stash that is already intimidating me and poking its tongue out, because it knows it's already too big for my rapidly aging self to ever deal with. In other, simper words, why rush to get a kit that you're not going to immediately buil
  8. Mine are on the way!! Then I remembered I took advantage of Lucky Models $8 shipping offer. At $39.99 and $8 shipping and a 15% discount (I had to order 3 to get the discount, like I needed an excuse....), the downside was that they're being delivered, literally, via a slow boat from China. Or Hong Kong, not sure. So it's travelling at around 15 knots, with 11,000 nautical miles to travel, I reckon it'll take almost exactly 31 days of sailing, just to get to Amsterdam. Of course, it'll probably stop to load & unload on the way, so that'll slow it down even more. Then once it h
  9. Good call! Loads of shops, claim the 20% VAT back, loads of space for stuff in the ride back home. They could fit thousands of Hercules models in the Hercules, as well as pretty much unlimited LSP's. They'd have to learn to speak Mancunian, of course, which flummoxes even native English speakers.
  10. I'm outraged! 1/72? What is this, teenagers scale planes, or large scale planes with the occasional tiny scale planes? If I wanted to see tiny model aeroplanes, I'd just stand further away from the ones I've got.
  11. Nice of you to interact with us "gutter-snipers". Although if "lack of perfection" were important, we'd be reviewing the 1,562nd 1/32 Bf 109G-6, lamenting that it's nearly perfect, but a single misplaced rivet out of alignment by 0.5mm just won't do......
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