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Royboy last won the day on November 21 2013

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    Land of the Iceni, United Kingdom
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    My main interest is in Post 1945 but I build most eras and types. Used to build 1/48 but now fully converted to 1/32 and 1/24 scales in aircraft and 1/35 and 1/16+ for armour.
    I also enjoy ship models in 1/350 scale, 1/200 is great but boy that's really big stuff!!

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  1. We'll be nice and gentle with you Paul! Welcome, and I hope you enjoy your stay here and have lots of fun.
  2. Personally, I'd be delighted if it was a HP Halifax or a Vickers Wellington! My money would initially be on the Wellington out of the two, we'll see in time will we not?
  3. There's also a very good Light and Sound set from Magic Modelling in Belgium. Not cheap, but provides everything you need.
  4. Back in 2018, I approached the Revell reps on their stand at Telford and expressed surprise they'd never been tempted to do a 1/32 Tadpole Hunter. I also asked them to widen their range of 1/12 scale cars too. Well, the 1/12 cars seem to be coming from them now, so I've got my fingers crossed on the Hunter Trainer. Maybe they'll surprise us in 2021?? Either way, I think the sales would be very good for a T7/T7A and they should really do it!!
  5. Pleased your back in the saddle Maurizio! Looking forward to all of the new stuff you have planned for the future!!! Best regards.
  6. Looking at the previous comments by CSM about the current lack of WW1 aircraft sales to raise finance for more WW1 projects it seemed to me that doing the odd popular WWII aircraft kit might just generate the sales needed for them. A 1/32 late mark Spitfire at the 'right' price or something equally popular done to their high standards might just do it for them? Means to an end and all that! It would open another door for them I think.
  7. I'm curious as to why CSM in particular want to just develop 1/32 WW1 aircraft kits? There are still plenty of opportunities in 1/32 WWII aircraft subjects to boost sales and income for these other projects if they want too. Spreading you bets isn't a bad strategy in todays competitive market place after all said and done. I hope they do really well with their expanding range of armoured cars as well!
  8. Picture is actually up on the Trumpeter website now! It's REAL!!! Mine are pre-ordered already.
  9. All museums require regular time to be spent on the exhibits, and most of all money! I was a volunteer on the aircraft side of one of my local museums and it took a lot of all of those things I've just mentioned. These volunteers are unsung heroes who are trying their best with sometimes very limited resources to get things done. My message is go visit and contribute something to these valuable places!
  10. I hope that your mother makes a quick and solid recovery, models are totally secondary to family after all said and done!
  11. IMHO Italeri would be really off the mark if they ignored the F3 version, thereby losing LOT's of sales! Potentially those sales could exceed the GR4's because there simply isn't any competition there at all for a 1/32 version as yet. I know I'd be up for a few for a start!!
  12. I think limiting a production run does give some exclusiveness to any product. Even the 'big boys' are doing limited run IM kits these days! I believe that the new Infinity Models are limiting the first production runs to a 1000 kits as well, so not uncommon in these cautious times. Let's see what happens and maybe we should wish them luck in this new venture too!
  13. If your interested in the very big boys scale (1/18) then these might stir your blood? When the prices are published I will consider all options! https://www.jetmads.com/1-18
  14. Japanese model manufacturers have been relatively slow to produce new LSP subjects over the last few years with only Z-M 'flying the flag' to any degree. It does look like the Eastern and Central European countries are picking up the slack with a vengeance though! Not only are they more cost competitive they seem to be listening very closely to what modellers are asking for in all scales and subjects. Further to that, the quality is outstanding and they deliver on the promise. Let's hope it continues. I'm a happy bunny regardless!! Happy days.
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