SWimpy! A Slightly Smaller Build - Vickers Wellington Mk.1A/C

Peter s

40 posts

James-mower: I think we may have dealt with the same incredibly rude customer service agent. Starting every mail with "dear sir or madam" and basically accusing me of scamming Airfix for a spitfire canopy really put my back up. The use of language in the mail made with think the enquiry was being handled a very long way away.

For a £9 spitfire it wasn't worth the hassle but the victor (etc) is pushing £60 and I'm wary of spending that much if a missing part won't be replaced and I'm basically accused of fraud for requesting a part.

@Peter s

James-mower: I think we may have dealt with the same incredibly rude customer service agent. Starting every mail with "dear sir or madam" and basically accusing me of scamming Airfix for a spitfire canopy really put my back up. The use of language in the mail made with think the enquiry was being handled a very long way away.

For a £9 spitfire it wasn't worth the hassle but the victor (etc) is pushing £60 and I'm wary of spending that much if a missing part won't be replaced and I'm basically accused of fraud for requesting a part.

It's funny I lost my landcaste tail gunner clear part and had the same person

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james_mower

558 posts

@Mr de Havilland

James-mower: I think we may have dealt with the same incredibly rude customer service agent. Starting every mail with "dear sir or madam" and basically accusing me of scamming Airfix for a spitfire canopy really put my back up. The use of language in the mail made with think the enquiry was being handled a very long way away.

For a £9 spitfire it wasn't worth the hassle but the victor (etc) is pushing £60 and I'm wary of spending that much if a missing part won't be replaced and I'm basically accused of fraud for requesting a part.

It's funny I lost my landcaste tail gunner clear part and had the same person

Which Lancaster? As I have spares Cool

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

james_mower

558 posts

@T2B

Yeah I had noticed the box artwork, but a search of the internet shows all RAF flight crew (WW2 era wearing a VC) in wing crawling positions are sold out!! Somebody else must be already planning that, can't life be so unjust lol?

 

Modelu may be able to help - though you may need to be 3D scanned crawling on an actual Wellington wing Wink

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

james_mower

558 posts

@T2B

Thanks.

 

The level of detail is truly amazing and well worth the wait to get this kit. I shall include more detail in my next Wellington build, which will be grounded!

Well I had a nice couple emails from someone senior at Airfix over last couple of days - they are checking the tooling on the Wellington and they 'found some spares' Wink

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

james_mower

558 posts

@james_mower

Thanks.

 

The level of detail is truly amazing and well worth the wait to get this kit. I shall include more detail in my next Wellington build, which will be grounded!

Well I had a nice couple emails from someone senior at Airfix over last couple of days - they are checking the tooling on the Wellington and they 'found some spares' Wink

I would like to point out this comment was in another thread @T2B Wellington IIC and the powers at be moved it without my permission or consent Yell 

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

james_mower

558 posts

Ignore the previous two entries (as a result of the Powers that be)

Some 'unavailable' spares arrived this morning...

 

Meanwhile, in-between a lot of swearing (rigging the Eindecker), some paint was applied to the Wimpy.

 

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

T2B

1074 posts

Well James you seem to have got your mo-jo back because that is some decent progress! I have a few days now to make headway with mine before I'm away for a week when nothing will get doneUndecided

 

And are you sure it was Admin??

 

james_mower

558 posts

@T2B

Well James you seem to have got your mo-jo back because that is some decent progress! I have a few days now to make headway with mine before I'm away for a week when nothing will get doneUndecided

 

And are you sure it was Admin??

 

Definitely was Admin/Moderators, I know where I posted that post!

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

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