DavidJC

Bio: 53, getting back into modelling, likes all forms of historic transport.

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DavidJC

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I'm reading Barnacle-Bill's post as "I bought a part-built second-hand kit and still expected the manufacturer to address my problems with it".

No, I never purchased a part built Kit, I purchased a brand new still in the box and the box still in the cellophane 1/48 Scale Model Buccaneer

 

Then I am confused. You refer in two separate posts as to the kit quite clearly having been started:

 

As the Kit was purchased, even from a dealer, with the Kit half built,

 

 

I purchased the Kit on ebay, no return, especially as the Kit is part built,

 

In any event, and however poor the kit is, I don't see through how all of your legal quotes any company can be held responsible for an aged kit. Putting aside your twice-made assertion that the kit was already started, the contents was what the box described, right? A 1/48 Buccaneer that the purchaser had to assemble, needing paint, glue and skills?

 

Airfix have indeed addressed problems with the new Sea Fury but supplying new fuselage halves, as they would be duty bound to. I am afraid to say, how they have any responsibilty for a decades old kit that was of its time and not that great to start with is anyone's guess.

DavidJC

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General Data Protection Rules Ratch. An upate regarding how e-data (and other for that matter) is captured, stored, used and disseminated.

 

Not quite understanding how that affects this in this particular case though.

DavidJC

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Interesting point - not being a rigger (other than the Airfix Walrus kit that did my eyes in Laughing) I don't know as I've never come across it before. I'd be interested to hear myself because of course it might not be rigging one needs to attach to a decal - crew boarding ladder, say.

DavidJC

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Thanks richard shea - that's useful information. It does sort of tie up with my seeing the colour as being a mid-grey. I will trawl again but thank you Smile

DavidJC

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Probably not so much that the Sea Fury is small but that the Wyvern is huge. My father built that a few years ago and even compared to the 1/48 Sea Vixen (and other 1/48 craft) it's comparatively huge.

DavidJC

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I've been looking at images of RN Phantoms for the colour of the internals, once exposed, of the wing fold. So far it appears to be a mid-grey rather than that kind of yellow-green 'internal' paint.

 

I know that's true for the Sea Vixen, but is somone able to confirm that for UK RN Phantoms, the resultant exposed surfaces of the wing fold are indeed a mid-grey?

 

Thank you Embarassed

DavidJC

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I had absolutley no idea the Japanese flew Me109s at all, so that's quite a revelation.

 

Personally I'm not overly-bothered with colour. It's very subjective anyway. So long as - to me - it looks close enough and therefore looks right, then it suits, even if it isn't the 'proper' FS or whatever match.

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Is that based on a real subject or more 'freelance'? Good looking project though.

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Certainly a nice looking build there, the diorama is good and sets it off really well.

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As Administrator has suggested, it woould be great if we could get back to the topic which has seen some great examples and discussion of the Sea Fury - short-shot or not. Thanks all Smile

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