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  2. I owe Airfix an apology about this at least: I had another look at the tanks and the seams are there - just not as prominent as I'd expected, so I missed the fact they were there. Rest of the post stands though.
  3. Well it's getting nearer: Hannants have it on their site for back-order, no date yet so could be next week, could be December, could be any time ... https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TA60328 As for price, I'm guessing on a par with, or slightly more than, the Pacific boxing, but that's only speculation on my part.
  4. Further info from Nuremburg: https://tamiyablog.com/2020/01/tamiya-static-models-nuremberg-toy-fair-2020/ Doesn't seem to be a decal option for an RF-51D, pity, but one can't have everything, I expect I'll still indulge.
  5. I'm looking out my pitchfork-proof vest and filling the anti-torch buckets as I type this ...
  6. I'm afraid I put me two penn'orth in on that thread to the effect that even better service would be to ensure that short shots didn't happen in the first place. I hope that's not trolling, I think it's a reasonable position.
  7. Yes, that seems to sum up the current Airfix offerings in a very neat nutshell. It's a pity, because the way the Mustang's interior is designed is very good, but again this needed odd bits of plastic shaved off here and there before I could even close the fuselage up. The design of the Eduard kit seems to be very similar, in fact, but I can't comment on the fit as I've yet to start mine.
  8. I've heard good things about this kit, and it does have its good points. But is it me, or is the fit second-rate? I fitted the wings to the fuselage today, and had to do a lot of carving, adjusting and so on just to get a decent fit. I've been test-fitting carefully as I go along, so I don't think it's a case of a knock-on effect, but of course that remains a possibility. I also had a small touch of the dreaded "short-shot" - nothing drastic, just some shrinkage in the prop tips which was easily dealt with. I've also had not-so-good experiences with other Airfix kits recently. Yes, I know I should use modelling skills to fix the issues, and I do, but other companies do better - looking at you, Tamiya and Eduard, for example. And Airfix don't do 1:32 aircraft. OK: rant over, anyone else have similar issues with Airfix?
  9. I don't know if you are on Facebook, but if you are then have a look at Jamie Haggo's post-apocalytic take on it https://www.facebook.com/Jamie-Haggo-Scale-Modeller-243165782692918/ (You'll need to scroll down a bit to find it.)
  10. In fact there are two, as Paul and I posted within half an hour of each other. Wouldn't want to disappoint Steve.
  11. Thanks Paul; I've also done a quick heads-up, Sorry I missed yours; please feel free to delete mine and avoid duplication.
  12. If you want to wait until the official announcement, I suggest you stay off Facebook and another forum, and no doubt other places as well. Apparently someone has leaked the list. No, I've not looked, I'm waiting until Monday.
  13. A nice Vampire/Venom series in 1:32, and a Supermarine Swift FR5 while we're at it.
  14. I seem to recall reading somewhere (can't recall, or I'd provide a reference) that " high-speed silver" was a 50/50 mixture of aluminium paint and a gloss lacquer/varnish: no dope involved. Others may know more.
  15. My mileage is pretty much the same.
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