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  1. At least they have had the sense to call it off already now, and are not living in some vain hope that everything will be fine by the Autumn., like another large show at that time of the year still seems to be doing. They now have the time to watch what unfolds in the world over the next few (10-12) months, and see how the world re-adjusts and what becomes the workable and liveable with "new normal" so that they can then adjust the format and running of their show for next year.
  2. Been looking at those small starter pots... some are vaguely labelled with a number which does also require a paint chart in front of one to try and translate as to quality of contents ... I will not burden you with them ... Will see what else I can find.
  3. Would you be after items like the little starter pots that come in kits that most of us don't use ... if so "ask/mention about" for them; likewise the brushes and glue that come in some kits that many discard when they get a few builds and experience behind them ... but those starting out will and do use I got rid of a load of mine now, but I did have a bucket full a while back I can certainly find a few tubes of the glue and a few brushes for you still.. .... where will Newbury table be this year please?
  4. Reading through this has really cheered me up no-end... I have tonight looked at a couple of started kits which had fought me in weeks past, I tried building a plane, and I dont normally do planes and this one just didnt glue right, so its gone in bin; the other - I had originally cut out some parts that I shouldn't have, and then when I thought I could do something else with said kit, I made myself another set of problems, so I am maintaining my NY resolution, of if it fights back, it gets binned not put on a shelf to graze.
  5. I am planning on having a weekend back in CMK, so will be along for the day. Happy to bring something for the table, having read that any-standard is acceptable...
  6. your Bentley has gone together nicely
  7. I wont need much persuasion to join you for one too; (or is that one or two)
  8. that is about right - based on what everyone else on other forums and club pages are saying. A lot who went today are saying they will not bother going in February and that, that one is last show there ever apparently. Lots of the regular traders didn't apparently go, very few visitors, a lot less tables available for clubs, and they were only offering 2 rather than 5 wristbands. I used to think it was grim charging those who are putting on a display for you to get in anyway ... but luckily our club did pay for those extras from clubfunds and there were generally only 2 or 3 extras to pay for. Today had we gone, it would probably have been 6 out of funds at £8 a pop. If you did "purchase" any additional tables, you did get one more entry pass for each table and that was I believe £10 a table.
  9. Mike - consider this firm. They are not cheap, but they come fully double glazed, double skinned and insulated on all sides and into roof; carpeted, they supply an oil filled heater, fit plug points,ceiling spot lights .... and you can choose where door and window sizes etc are - pretty much everything is customisable to your needs.... We found them an excellent company and the resultant extra space is superb https://www.smartgardenoffices.co.uk/
  10. The sea king which I cited above, whilst tooled originally in the 1960's, has been regularly reissued and reboxed, in the intervening years, and has even had new and additional sprues issued for it in last few years to stretch more life, profit and variants out of the old and well used original moulds. Had I been referring to something that was issued in the 60's and replaced in the last 16 or so years, then it might be fair to say I was being unfair.
  11. The old (dating from 1969 I think) sea king helicopter was a rather large pain in the rear end. I had it as reissues in both yellow and grey plastic... none of the windows fit, the two halves of the fuselage didn't meet ... need I carry on, it only got there both times with a large tube of filler and a wide range of evergreen. (the new tool issued recently, just falls together on its own and is such a pleasure to build) The other kit which I tackled recently that was a "product of its time" in how it fitted were the two open topped Old Bill and Omnibus variants of old open topped bus. They only got there with a lot of ingenuity, evergreen and swearing
  12. Personally, I have not got the kit, but Nick Allen most probably would if you were to ask over on the IPMS facebook page which is one way of contacting him, as W&G kits were the Beyond Box SIG staple source for years. If you know your kit number, over on the ATF forum, there are a lot of airfix kit ones, also you could if not looked here try this resource: http://www.cavallar.ch/model/ Sorry I cant be more help but if you let me have kit number I can ask a couple of my local club mates who built a few of them kits.
  13. As regards Telford weekend, I will likely start off in Weatherspoons (why spoil a formula for beer/food which works) with the CBK/UAMF gang, many of whom are also at the International this time so we shall no doubt roll back down road and all end up in their bar or the one next door.
  14. Are you having a themed year this year with NS or be it an allsorts and what you all care to bring along year
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