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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. Yep, from what I can see and read the Lancaster didn't have any larger BB doors to accommodate these particular 'biguns'! Graham, could I suggest that the bomb trolley could be sold separately without the larger weapons on it, or perhaps add some 500lb'ers with bomb shackles included for them in a new boxing at a later date? These trolleys also carried bombs for the USAAF on their bases, and so would also go well with both the HK B-17 and B-25 models If your also bombing up fighters serving in the ETO this would look pretty cool next to them as well! I think once the modellers see these at the shows more interest will come over time, we will probably cobble up some 'trolley riders' to make it even more interesting for later in the year with a new subject! Happy days!
  2. This is a market long overlooked by manufacturers. Same with ground crew figures in 1/32 and 1/24 scale, apparently there were only pilots in the airforces of the world|! My friends and I cobbled up some adapted figures in 1/24 scale to show with our models at shows around the U.K and always get questions on where we got them from! Luckily there are now some 1/32 figures of these coming onto the market and very welcome they are too. There's gold in them thar hills for those manufacturers who might be interested I think!
  3. Fantastic! All we need now Graham is the DB tractor to go with it? Looking forward to receiving this trolley to go with my other one! Once I have the DB, hopefully someone will do an AEC Tanker to accompany it, then I think I can finally get a 1/32 Lancaster on the 'chocks'!! Never say never, it could happen!
  4. Yes, looks like a full brass set for the undercart, you can see it on the pix too! Perhaps someone will confirm they come with the kit?
  5. Looks nice though! KH always give you some nice decal choices and a full metal undercart with this one too!!! It's definitely on my list.
  6. Love your work shop, but of course every good modelling den has to have a fridge for the beers! Just nice for those hot summer days to come. ...............Oh I forgot, your in Wales!!!
  7. Looks fantastic Dave! Well done to get it in such a prominent position which is so well deserved! I look forward to seeing it when I visit this year.
  8. I wonder how sales of the other 1/32 WWII fighters in their range are selling for Tamiya? If the numbers aren't that good from their expectations then they'll simply rely on re-issues of the others for their profits in the future. Rumours are that they're giving up on 1/32 scale aircraft? What chances of new aircraft stuff coming at all? No 1/32 jets from them for years now, and how much would they be in comparison with others? Not everyone can afford the higher prices of these super kits. Perhaps the super detailed large aircraft kits that cost so much to tool are at an end from them? Incidentally, I would love to know the sales figures of the 1/32 scale Mosquito since it came onto the market! Happy days anyway, we've never had it so good regardless!!!
  9. I must say the model looks stunning to me! I've bought some more figures to go with it too, can't wait for it's release now. Well done KH and team!
  10. Oh shame! I'll have to put it back on my wishlist again. Never mind there's always hope I guess!
  11. Just seen on their news announcements! Now hoping for the -25 to go with it. Happy days!! http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=151&l=en
  12. I think Kittyhawk deliver some of the most colourful markings from any of the manufacturers. I didn't like the idea of the 'narrow joined' decals in the F-86D kits though, they just didn't work! The newer ones are much better by far. I agree, some really 'blingy' jets would be great!
  13. FWIW I'm still waiting for their F5-F to arrive in the U.K let alone the Mirage 2000!! When they both eventually appear someone can have my money for them. Fortunately I still have over three hundred kits to choose from until then!!!!
  14. Perhaps the question might be what 'large' model will HB produce next? HB has broken any perceived size barriers that I thought they might have in 1/32 scale, although the P-61 is certainly no tiddler! The Liberator like Revell's He111 has definitely made a statement in my book, dare we look forward to other four engine projects in the future? I have to say a Halifax in 1/32 scale in both major marks would certainly 'float my boat' plus some Russian aircraft too!
  15. Great news and not before time! I can see some coming into my stash at some point.
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