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Thread: Good news thread.
12/06/2019 22:50:16

I'm going to Weston Park for the first time.

Good news for some lucky retailer as I will be in purchase mode but I will keep some back for the beer ⛺ Fingers crossed for some more luck with proper 🍺😍

Thread: In The Newsagents ...
22/05/2019 07:18:27

Luckily I don't have a back problem but I do get my mag reserved at a local non chain newsagent.

The reason is those irritating, mostly over 60, men who stand in the front of shelves shamelessly reading the magazines completely blocking any sight of or access to your favourites.

I think this famously cluttered and outdated big high street retailer should have either a "No Reading" boundary line or a holding pen signed " Please Stand Here if You Just Want to Read and Not Buy. We Are Not a Library".


Thread: Big Trouble in Model Britain
14/03/2019 15:09:46

Last nights episode not as entertaining as E1, I think, but still a fascinating insight into the company and inner workings and would quite happily watch more of the same.

In terms of Airfix, I build a range of types and manufacturers and the current range of new tool kits are top quality, I've just built the 1/48 See Fury and found it excellent, they don't do 1/35 armour to the best of my knowledge.

God forbid, it would be a huge loss if Airfix were to leave the scene as they are a very competent player in the model market, I've got the big Hellcat on order and are looking forward to some other new tool stuff.

Just waiting to see a decently priced 1/24 Stuka to complete my set, whilst very old and crude moulds they do build into some very atmospheric subjects.

11/03/2019 07:16:23


The Tank Museum now does two "model" shows a year now.

One of the best museums in the world and on these days they have a large number of plastic kit traders, some stunning displays by plastic kit clubs, tutorial/lecture sessions, RC military vehicles, a track set up for RC diggers trucks etc, the Airfix Make & Take for kids which we all might be surprised at how many very young boys and girls take part and walk away proudly with a hand built and painted Spitfire etc and they have a very low key outdoor flying display by the local club add in tours of their restoration collections and you have a super day out.

Highly recommended.


Ps entry fee great value but my pockets took a hammering with more trips back to the car than I  dare admit.

Edited By Devcon1 on 11/03/2019 07:18:53

10/03/2019 17:02:23

Interesting point Ken,

I know of some youngsters who are into plastic kits and there was certainly a young lad sat round the table at the Plastic Kit Club on the programme but they are a minority.

I wonder if we were just a minority in the same way many years ago as I suspect if you looked at the profile of RC, Train and Airfix stuff 40 years ago it was the then older generation who had, similar to now, the buying power.

I think it's been said before but I think we will always have an older age profile in the hobby and it will always be so.

The 15 year old will at some stage some grow old and transmute into a shed dweller just like many of the great characters on the programme.

Looking forward to Episode 2 and what a great personality Simon Kohler is.

10/03/2019 10:59:33

Good shout Geoff.

Nearly missed this. Watched episode 1, some great characters, particularly the Curator of the museum.

There surely is a slot for a very focused look at our interests in the James May style, I know we had the BOB series which was great.

Given plastic bashing is my other passion, current project a cutaway Mosquito. I was one of the thousands who have the Hellcat on Pre Order, can't wait. How true is SABLE.



Thread: Need a new pilot ?
10/01/2019 18:54:37
Was he not wearing a parachute?
Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
05/01/2019 11:48:07
If the family expresses any wishes for chosen charity donations I would be grateful to hear.
Thread: Wot 4 MK3 Classic
02/01/2019 08:21:15

Almost finished, just need to add some more decoration.

The under the skin bits are temporary tattoos which after a coat of Johnsons Klear should be fine.


I used some old Revell 1/32 F14 plastic kit underwing fuel tanks cut in half to make the 2 of the servo shrouds.


Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
02/01/2019 00:03:21

Very sad news.

I only met Dave once at a Greenacres event, he was such a welcoming and open man whose enthusiasm and energy was boundless and infectious.

I also had the pleasure of being told off by him on this forum. His insight, balance and ability to wade through arguments and make both sense and offer alternative views was a massive contribution to this forum. Whenever I saw a reply from BEB I knew it was well worth reading.

Can't imagine his family's loss.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
31/12/2018 00:04:18
Looks to be a great build, watching with interest.
31/12/2018 00:04:15
Looks to be a great build, watching with interest.
Thread: Wot 4 MK3 Classic
30/12/2018 10:09:09

Thanks Rich too,

The hinges were a bit bendy and because the hinge centre stood out quite a bit to get the correct pivot point there was too much flex. The little bit of snake outer added a lot of stiffness. As I'll have large deflections on the surfaces they needed to be strong.

In reality I should have been patient and ordered some of the heavy duty Robart versions which would have been better.

29/12/2018 23:42:39
Wing covered. Boy was I not wrong about the football. Last 40 minutes down to 10 men and I don't think the ball went into their half after that. Our keeper was world class, Exeter fans must have left the ground in disbelief. Up the Mariners.
29/12/2018 10:42:09

Thanks cymas, not sure if it's Russians chasing Americans or vice versa.

The end is in sight, details parts of covering done. The rest tonight. I do not enjoy doing wing tips in film, the finish so far is not very neat.



Just off to watch the mighty Mariners chance their luck at Exeter FC. Fingers crossed.

27/12/2018 22:35:33

Squadron markings courtesy of Hobbyking.


26/12/2018 20:16:29

It's rough out there, half a wing done. Had to make a solid balsa encasement to hold the flap servos.


Thread: Christmas wishes
25/12/2018 23:55:18

Hope you all have a peaceful Christmas, wished for New Year and special thoughts for those in poor health.


Thread: Wot 4 MK3 Classic
22/12/2018 22:59:42

Ailerons and flaps roughly fitted. Will cover wing and control surfaces seperately. Knuckle joints beefed up with old snake outer.



22/12/2018 20:02:08
Awe shucks, my Android phone doesnt give me the option to add photos.
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