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About nmayhew

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    Sissinghurst, Kent, England
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    Modelling WWII esp Battle of Britain, North Africa and Czechoslovakia. Military history: mostly WWII, WWI and The Napoleonic Wars. In the "real world": going to gym (weights & rowing), tennis, rugby (used to play). Sport: rugby, cricket, American Football, tennis. At home: DIY, farming, gardening. And of course my fiancee, our 2 cats Spitfire and Hurricane, and our Light Sussex hens!

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  1. nmayhew

    Airfix News Just in from Telford: 1/24 Hellcat!

    Wow now *that* was a reach! i will get one to do in a FAA scheme but think they have massively missed a trick by choosing a variant that was ‘navy blue and that’s it’ if you want to do a US WWII aircraft.
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    Decal Proposal for the HK Lancaster

    your research and decal quality is second to none - superior to *anyone* out there But my wish from a personal view is a tick to traditional WWII - that’s what I will be building. my advice from a commercial point of view (for what very little it’s worth ) is...stick to WWII.
  3. I really want to get a Falcon in 1/72 but this is just soo overpriced
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    New, clean topic: HB B-24 Test Shot Photos

    I think the price points would sufficiently different so that would not be the case. The problem for the HKM Lanc is that it’s too expensive to be considered in the same vein as the HB Lib, but not accurate enough / detailed enough (insert as you see fit) when compared to the WNW Lanc. The HB Lib really is so cheap one simple cannot complain. It also puts into perspective just how good and cheap the Revell Ju88 was and, to a lesser degree, their He111 and He219 were...
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    HKM Lancaster Dambusters conversion kit

    i would have considered this, but now will definitely not if - and it is an "if" - I do a Dambuster Lanc - it will absolutely be the WNW version reasons: 1. the base kit will be better 2. i am not confident about chopping up a £350 kit Sorry, but at least I hope the reasoning is useful? So if I were you, I would shelve the whole thing, or maybe make one up and take some *high quality* pics to show people, and then only do fully pre-paid orders
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    Back to Lanc please - it’s not like there aren’t any WWI threads anywhere
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    I thought exactly that.
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    HKM 1/32 Lancaster Kit review

    Just a first look review but a gazillion spruce shots and some very nice close ups here: https://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/5766-132-avro-lancaster-b-mki-first-look/
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    HKM 1/32 Lancaster Kit review

    I am struggling to see why this is might be way more expensive than the B-17. is that the case?
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    Zoukei Mura in 2018 - Ki-45 / Hs -129 NEWS

    Prices are getting a bit crazy - any single one and you could say I’ll pass, but when they are all bonkers high you realise it’s just the new normal how much was the Zm He219? this kit really shouldn’t be as much as that
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    Lancaster purchase

    i was going to pre-order the HKM, but this has changed my mind it's just too much money to get "mosquito'd" - ie a good kit, but when put next to the tamiya one, you can see what they got wrong, and it's just annoying price is no issue for me, but that doesn't mean i am willing to pay £300+ for something that is not spot on etc i will wait for reviews and see what people say about the HKM one - if it's good i'll probably get one anyway
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    Tokyo Hobby 2018 show pictures

    Not an excuse, but keep in mind this kit is verging on only one third the price of the HKM Lanc - that should fund a new turret or two
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    I nibbled on a pre-order. The price was just too good, even if the kit is a dog!
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    Red Kite Books Dambuster Lancaster

    Sacrilege I know but the book made me realise how ungainly the Dambuster Lancs look, especially side-on with no bomb. they look pregnant and yet with no child if that makes odd kind of sense?
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    Making an Gloster Meteor F-3 from HK's kit...

    I know their WWII exposure was very limited but I never could understand why they didn’t go for the F.3 as opposed to the post-war version...