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  1. Obviously there is no proof it’s the importers. But look at retail in Japan, often heavily discounted and presumably retailers there are still making a profit! The odd thing is it seems to pretty much apply to our hobby. All the electronics I looked at were similar in price to the UK, and the camera stuff I was interested in was actually dearer even after being discounted than it is here. Of course we have no idea what the trade cost is to overseas suppliers compared to the ones in their home market. I also have no idea what a 40ft container costs these days? I guess unless we can find that out we just vote with our wallets, or go to Japan and get what we want. Tends to work out a tad expensive though, just to save a few quid. I also believe most Japanese online suppliers are not meant to claim lower than actual values.
  2. Japan had a 2% rise in its tax rate in October, so I guess that would be passed on. 6-15% is taking the proverbial! I guess we need to accept things are just getting more expensive and it’s going to happen B word or not. Good excuse to binge buy I suppose. Just in case!
  3. I’m guessing the expression is for fact you’re inverted in a Soviet built jet and thinking ‘oh my god I hope the wings stay on’!
  4. Ouch on the Phantom Duncan. What is the Gloss coat? Gunze? The 109 is looking sweet fella.
  5. Thanks Mike. Senior moment and corrected.
  6. Just a place holder for now. I'll be at Telford both days and wondered if anybody wants the following kits (to be updated later). I'll be leaving by 09:00 Friday the 8th, so any requests before that will be packed and brought with me...... All kits are complete and sealed unless otherwise stated. Prices open to negotiation, especially for multiples. Airfix Nimrod. £35. Two available Airfix Sea Vixen (initial release). £35 Revell 1/48 B-1B - A lot of parts have fallen off the runners and are bagged, but it is complete. Same as the current kit but without etch! £55 Revell 1/48 F-15E - some bags open. Complete. £20 Revell 1/48 Rafale B. £20 Revell 1/48 Typhoon II single seat. £25 Revell 1/48 Typhoon II twin seat £25 Revell 1/48 Harrier GR7/9 - Hasegawa kit. £30 MPC ESB Rebel Base. Prices on Ebay are all over the place - I'm after £30, which is the cheapest I've found inc postage.
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    Telford 2019

    Will do. Loads of people I want to catch up with and new people to meet, so I'll do my best to find you whilst emptying the piggy bank. And WnW are on my list to visit rather fortuitously.
  8. Drichc

    Telford 2019

    Ah, sorry Mr Phoenix. I mean the illustrious @Paul Brown. Who luckily has had a quiet two years me free .
  9. Drichc

    Telford 2019

    Well sadly for PB It looks like he'll have to put up with me for two days after a two year Telford drought. And no Duncan you aren't the only one that doesn't get the club/display thing! Bring the shopping on.
  10. Thanks CN You've pretty much convinced me to get one now. Turns out we have a Creality printer very similar to the photon, so I just need to see what the guys here can do with it, then stump up the cash. Thanks for emptying my wallet😫
  11. How about using a course sponge? That's a fairly well characterised method for doing chipping, so I can see it working on a small scale for patterning on uniforms.
  12. Now this is truly stunning work. And don't underestimate your CAD/CAM skills! I've been looking at DLP printers and wondered what one you use, and how economical you consider it to be. i.e how much resin do you actually waste? Rich
  13. That's good to hear Anil. Probably would have been better to state that in the original post.
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