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Royboy last won the day on November 21 2013

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About Royboy

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  • Birthday 10/04/1952

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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. Royboy

    Lanc has landed

    Wonder how quick it'll be to sell out? Mine's ordered though and on it's way!!!!
  2. Royboy

    Lancaster decals.

    Not for me I'm afraid. I'm only doing one and it won't be in those markings for sure!!
  3. Royboy

    Euro Decals Dassault Mirage III ED-32121

    Time to break out the newly released Revell kits from the stash! Which one first though? Happy days!
  4. Royboy

    HK Lanc

    Subject choice will very often make a big difference. Doing an 'obscure' subject that not many people know about will only generate a certain amount of limited sales regardless of scale. Perhaps that's why we get more P-51's. Spittys and 109's because they're better known by the public. If you produce an 'obscure' model other than in IM then price it out at 50 kits produced and then see how it goes after that. Z-M and HK Models went out on a limb with the Do335, I wonder what the sales figures are for that one?
  5. Royboy

    vintage Mirage III pilot by Reedoak

    Fantastic! We need more of these great figures!!!
  6. Royboy

    Phantom of Keflavik, Iceland

    They've been sent the information they need, hopefully they will do them in the not too distant future? Let's wait and see!
  7. Royboy

    Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000-5F !!!

    Would modellers prefer a 'rushed' release that suffers from some silly errors or a more accurate one that isn't? These projects take a long time in development, particularly if your waiting for them from original announcements. I've been waiting for a 1/32 scale Sepecat Jaguar for many years, but I can wait some more if need be! There appears to be a log jam of projects throughout the 'system' and this appears to me to be affecting all manufacturers at this time. There are only so many designers and IM machines dedicated to this effort, let's hope all of them will be with us sooner than later though! Happy waiting.........while you're doing this, go build something else!
  8. Royboy

    Zukei Mura: a jet in 1/32???

    HK Models are doing them right now! Something to watch out for in 2019?
  9. Royboy

    TELFORD 2019

    O.k, I've added some more to the list, keep 'em coming folks!
  10. Royboy

    Zukei Mura: a jet in 1/32???

    Did it a couple of years back! They are entwined currently in the development of the Fw190 series right now, but don't expect them any time soon I'm afraid! I must say that they did tool the Ki-45 though after seeing my part finished vacformed one at Telford, so I suppose it's all about what inspires the designers and the market conditions all at the same time perhaps? Also very happy with the new 1/32 Hs 219 as well, it looks great.
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    Zukei Mura: a jet in 1/32???

    We definitely need a thin wing F-4B/N in 1/32 scale, interesting that Z-M has not tooled it in 1/48 yet either, unless I missed it? I doubt it will come in 1/32 from Z-M though! During my discussions with the manager they are very interested in doing more Japanese WWII aircraft in 1/32 so I suspect their attentions may well drift that way over the coming years. If they're as good as the Ki-45 model (and why shouldn't they be) I got recently at Telford they're going to be fabtastic!!! I wish Tamiya would get interested in it in large scale though?
  12. Royboy

    LSP at Telford

    It was 214 Sqn Mike, there will also be a Mosquito B Mk IV (192 Sqn) and a Liberator in the same scale joining it at some stage!
  13. Royboy

    Who will I see in Telford this year?

    Yes it was Tim! It went all too quickly though! Great to meet everyone who called in at the stand and I hope you all enjoyed the show this year. We were all rushed off our feet as normal, particularly on the Saturday with enquiries about the models on display. I also hope you all liked what we delivered this year? Huge thanks to Dave and Mike Tayt and our new guest Chris from the good 'ol USA for assisting in the madness of the weekend! We probably all spent too much money on goodies but it was well worth it!! Well that's it for 2018, and now onwards to 2019. Time to recuperate and repent a little maybe? Roy.
  14. Thanks for letting us know Tom, disappointed, but we have enough reserve to still do a great display!
  15. Royboy

    The Next Airfix 1/24 Kit Will Be...

    I remember when I was talking with them four years ago about future 1/24 scale subjects I recommended the Hawker Sea Fury and it produced much eye rolling from the Typhoon designer and his boss. Doesn't mean much, but maybe it caused some deeper thought processes somewhere within the Airfix team? If it is indeed 1/24 scale, my money would be on this one. If not now, I'd say a good chance the next! I also think a 1/48 scale Vulcan would be a very good seller too! Looking forward to seeing the new project either way on Saturday.