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Thanks Pete. I'm in Buckingham, so both Rugby and Northampton are not that far away, thanks for that.
Also Coventry has Antics in the city centre, and Kits 'n' Bits, although the latter is mainly RC 'planes.
Shame about Trinders though.

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When ordering paint for my Eduard Draken I saw my local guy had a sale on so I bought this.

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It was only about £20 which I thought was great value for money!

I also bought more 1/72 figures for my Schwerer Gustav diorama. I bought an old Italeri kit with German Paratroopers. I know they are wrong for the diorama but with creative painting it'll work for some of the figures.

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Bought this Ammo by Mig released alclad 2 metallic enamel paint as well hoping it'd do the trick on my Draken.

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Please let me know if this is a bad idea. I seem to remember hearing this was the top notch metallic paint but I will test it first regardless.

I also bought the alclad primer and thinner just to be on the safe side.

I could've bought a whole lot of kits right now because the sale was between 25-60% but my wallet is busted after Christmas - and my stash is very healthy - so I decided enough was enough.
 
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My wife and kids bought me a two year subscription to Airfix Model World for Christmas; this kit is offered as a welcome gift.


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Didnt get no kits for christmas other half said i have to many and also i can buy any kit i want next year as long as i get the stash down but i did get something mini rc helicopters from bnm and ive been looking around and theres 3 more diffrent ones a chinhook apache and a cobra on ebay which other half says i can have
 

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That looks like a very nice kit you have yourself there John. Eill be interested to see what you think of it as your start your build.
Yes, it does look like a nice kit! Sadly, it's horrible, truly horrible. Surface detail is excellent, instructions are pretty good, but that's where good stops. The styrene is brittle and stressed all over the place, also covered in release agent, that is near impossible to clean off, every cut from the sprue results in a grainy, stressed surface, most of which will require filling, but the worst part is the inaccuracy of the fit - pretty much everywhere!! For instance, the fuselage is in about 10 pieces, many of which have rebated edges to fit to their counterpart, but, these rebates are soft, i.e. ech one needs scraping out in order for the panels to fit together - whilst waiting for varnish to set on my Zero, I made a start to the forward fuselage, it appears that all the rumours about Kitty Hawk are true - Phil Flory was (diplomatically) scathing about it, and
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pretty much sums it up. I was so chuffed that there was a new-tool Voodoo on the market, but this one is going to seriously try my patience. Grrrr!
 

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Had a change of plan for my "Catch the pigeon" GB so I picked up the new donor and got some other stuff whilst I was at it...

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And the extras

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I also bought more AMMO of Mig Alclad2 paints and I also ordered a couple of the new Tamiya lacquer paints, but they'll come in a few weeks since they're not ready to ship just yet.

The U.S.S. Enterprise will be kitted out with custom electronics and fancy lights. I'm also an electronics tinkerer so expect lots of blinking lights in all sorts of colours ;)
The plan is to paint it with the new Tamiya Lacquers as soon as they arrive but I will practise first on scrap pieces so I get the hang of it.

I've just realised that 7 of my last 10 kits have been airplanes... Perhaps this old "German tank guy" is peaking over to the "other side"?
 
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