Jump to content

Tissue and Dope

LSP_Members
  • Posts

    41
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Tissue and Dope

  1. Hmmmmmmm …… I’m not sure that the dihedral angles on both those two planes in the artwork are identical
  2. One of the UK retailers is stating that they are expecting the kits on 31st January.
  3. Completely off topic, but my interest in the Hurricane was kindled in the early 1960s by reading ‘The Hurricane Story’ by Paul Gallico. I’ve NO idea how accurate the book was - I can’t remember if the dihedral was mentioned ;-) .
  4. After saying that I’d get this for my grandson, he yesterday showed me a Technic Lego product with over 700 parts that he made in very quick time; on that basis I reckon that the Hurricane would take him under an hour ………….
  5. Hannants are saying late Jan early Feb for their stock.
  6. It’s a good way to get youngsters interested. My 10 year old grandson is really into Technic Lego ( which involves no painting) and I shall be getting him this kit in order to hopefully steer him towards this kind of subject ( someone appreciative has to inherit my stash ;-).
  7. These are very well made and although stated to be for the HKM Lancaster, I’ve bought them assuming that they can be used with the Border Lancaster. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MR32-113
  8. I didn’t check all my spruces but I wanted to get at the instructions at the bottom and so I removed the two ‘troublesome’ clear spruces and turned the box upside down, slowly lifted off the bottom of the box, removed the instructions ( and the decals ) and simply put the bottom of the box back over the undisturbed grey tower of sprues.
  9. After some pondering I've pre-ordered from H's at £109.99 with I presume free shipping. Personally - it would have been a definite NO at around £140 and it would have been a very speedy MUST HAVE IT at something meaningfully under £100.
  10. To the UK at $109 USD ex-works direct from Kotare, plus shipping, plus 20% at the present mini-pound exchange rate, must be getting on for almost £140 ………. hmmmmmmmmmmm.
  11. Volks Japan will be selling an Eduard interior set for this kit: https://hobby.ec.volks.co.jp/item/4518992529745.html?__lang=en
  12. Paid the balance today and I SHOULD get it tomorrow - how exciting!
  13. According to a UK dealer’s email I received today, Z-M’s Bf109g ( and other Z-M planes ) will be available next week.
  14. Mine which arrived directly from China the other day didn’t have the two card end packing pieces and so maybe that’s something that MBK added for extra protection? I wanted to get at the instructions at the bottom and so I removed the two ‘troublesome’ clear sprues and turned the box upside down, slowly lifted off the bottom of the box, removed the instructions ( and the decals ) and simply put the bottom of the box back over the undisturbed grey tower of sprues.
  15. Despite opting for the $20USD shipping via Slow Boat From China, mine unexpectedly and surprisingly swiftly arrived on my doorstep in the UK yesterday…… ….. the slow boat was obviously steaming full ahead. I was truly excited when I saw what the knock on the door had brought me, but then really trepidatious about opening it to reveal canopy etc. damage. But no clear parts had been damaged in transit, there were however a small number of clear parts with those ‘cold front’ fine lines in them; they are most noticeable in the bomb aimer’s blisters, but you do have to be looking for them under the right lighting conditions for them to be annoying. I now have to pluck up courage to remove sprues from one side of the box in order to extract the instructions which I’m told are at the bottom of the box, whilst keeping the ability to get everything back in until the build……….
  16. I’ve just had an email from Jadlam to say that they have it back in stock.
  17. Ah ha ! That’s why I failed to find it anywhere …..
  18. Mines on pre-order from Jumblies, and they appear to be still taking pre-orders. Would someone please be kind enough to point me to Vincent’s review?
  19. Too bad that it’s “Out of stock”.
  20. When the kit eventually arrives and if there is damage, I’d be asking them to send any replacement parts by air.
  21. Sorry to hear that Gary; I hope that Border rectify things for you satisfactorily. Was that postal outer box a retailer’s box or Border’s box? I wonder if the ones shipped by slow boat will fare even worse?
  22. £94.99 pre-order at Jadlam: https://www.jadlamracingmodels.com/airfix-a17001-supermarine-spitfire-mk-ixc-1-24-plane-model-kit/
  23. Nigel has started the build !!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8aBkWTagok
  24. I see on BM that a customer in New Zealand who had ordered from Border’s Ali Express shop has just received theirs.
×
×
  • Create New...