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Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
15/10/2019 14:23:00

As a bit of balance, I have used KLMS via mail order a few times this year to buy some of their HobbyFlight enamel paint. It is good value for money as it comes in sensible sized tins (125ml) and I find their RAF colours more accurate than the old Flair Spectrum or whatever they are called.

KLMS are the sole distributors of this paint and it seems a good thing to me, so long may they continue.

I have found their service to be comparable with other established mail order shops, so not all bad....

Here are two models that I have used the paint on:



Thread: Sound module
11/10/2019 19:32:56

It can be anything you want it to be. Some people simply regard it as a power source to fly their scale models and if a sound system helps the scale effect....

11/10/2019 18:09:52

I thought Platt had only designed a Jungmeister with a radial engine? That might be important when it comes to selecting your sound module - engine sound file choices.

Like many things in life it's not always possible to have good and cheap, but if you are budgetting to buy all the wood, wire, wheels, covering, paint, R/C gear. motor, ESC and Lipos to build this model, maybe you can budget a good sound module in as well? The hardest components in a sound system to fit in the model are the speakers and the system that I have experience with lets you buy them separately and cheap. Therefore while you are building the model over the course of a few months, you can be saving up for the sound system but build in mountings for as many speakers as your system uses.

I have used Benedini systems in three models and would unfailingly recommend them.

Benedini Sound

If you fit a cheap system or one with a too poor audio output, you will never hear the sound when the model is in the air...

Thread: BMFA site
07/10/2019 10:26:32

I think the Security Certificate for the site has expired. Someone at the BMFA just needs to update it.


Edit -too slow on my part!

Edited By Alan Gorham_ on 07/10/2019 10:26:50

Thread: Peter Delaney Sportstar
04/10/2019 22:38:49

I typed Sportstar into the search box on the Sarik Hobbies website and this was the result:


Thread: F86 Build blog
03/10/2019 12:37:44

I've managed it so you must have been doing something wrong.

Both will be easy to spot on a cloudy day on the slope....!

03/10/2019 12:37:08


03/10/2019 12:36:22


Thread: Which Colour Scheme?
03/10/2019 12:35:17



There are definitely no shortage of schemes for the F-86!

03/10/2019 12:14:32

Very classy that one!

Thread: Balsacraft Limbo Dancer IC
26/09/2019 15:13:04

Wasn't it nice that the OP took the time to give all those who responded to his question some feedback?


Thread: Cheap Chinese Laser Cutter
25/09/2019 15:25:44

Hi Robert

I just wanted to say thank you to you for starting this thread. It is very interesting to see see your results using simple and low-cost equipment.

I have always hand-cut parts for my models, but I have had a CNC vinyl cutter that I use to make paint masks for over 10 years now, so perhaps laser cutting could be my next move.

I hope you do update this thread with future progress!

Thread: Duxford Spitfire Day
24/09/2019 16:13:06

The Hispano Buchon owes more to the Bf109 F & G than the E - look at their wing tip shapes for a start.

Edited By Alan Gorham_ on 24/09/2019 16:13:21

24/09/2019 15:51:30

You have mis-identified a Blenheim Mk 1 as a Beaufighter.

Thread: Balsacraft Limbo Dancer IC
23/09/2019 18:00:26

I use a 5 cell AA pack and a 4oz SLEC tank on mine. Space is tight but I have the tank hard up against the firewall and the Rx pack immediately behind the tank but in front of the servo tray.

Thread: Security of Information
23/09/2019 17:58:43

Why would they need to if there is a need to register to fly legally? Surely the CAA register would reveal if a person was legal or not?

Thread: Seagull Harvard 75 cowl
23/09/2019 14:08:53

Fiberglass Specialties in Arkansas make a GRP cowl for the TF AT-6 for $34.00 and ship internationally.

Their part number is TF-14.


Thread: Jet Provost 1.5metre Andy Blackburn PSS Plan
12/09/2019 19:55:03

No doubt it dissolved some troublesome nose hairs at the same time! Its pungent stuff...

Thread: Sciabola or Italian Sabre
12/09/2019 12:37:56

Yes it's in the first post of this thread!

Thread: Latest CAA Update
12/09/2019 09:48:21

Sounds like a good job that the BMFA did not mount a legal challenge as some contributors to this thread have suggested!

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