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Paul Brown

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@Ratch

That's odd! I've just looked at my bottle and it says (first sentence on the back)

 

Humbrol Clear is a water soluble, self levelling gloss medium....

 

Yep. Also, from the Humbrol Gloss Clear product page;

Paul Brown

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any help would be apreciated

 

Did you try reading the lable or looking at the information for the product on the website? 

Paul Brown

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The spares service is still running, but as I understand things it is no longer the bottomless pit that it used to be, i.e. far fewer kits are held in reserve to cannibalise for spares. People tend to use the spares service as the first port of call, which is fine if the spares are available, but really the first option should be to exercise your rights under the sale of goods act, that is the vendor to replace faulty goods or give you your money back. 

Paul Brown

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@Colin M

Also, if a business isn't going forward, it's effectively going backwards. Are Airfix missing something here ? 

 

It simply may not suit the business model that Airfix have been following, albeit historically. It's also likely they're operating to capacity with available financial/human resourcesassets over the range of genres and scales currently on the catalogue, so extending into another aircraft scale is not feasible. Or if they did, something else would have to be dropped.

Paul Brown

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Given the engineering of the current kits I'd be pessimistic without ruling it out completely. Sword do T2/T10/TAV-8B kits in 1/72.

Paul Brown

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@Ratch

In the Trader's defence, he doesn't know what condition the kits are in (whether they're complete, started, part painted or factory fresh)

 

Which is exactly why my man is not keen on buying up collections, but if he does then it's a snap valuation of between £1.00-£2.00 per piece. Then the kits have to be transported and stored Iin itself an on-cost). Before re-sale they all have to be opened up to check for completeness, decals, instructions etc. In his case anything started or painted goes in the bin. I have every sympathy with the OP, but if he wants to maximise the value of the collection it's time to knuckle down, check the kits and get selling.  

Paul Brown

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@T2B

Without knowing the content of his collection it's difficult to give any exact values and also an item is only worth what someone will pay for it. But at £350 the dealer is only paying approx £1.52p per kit so yes I would suggest that is under valued as he is factoring his collection costs and profit against what he his paying you!

 

I know somebody who trades and buys up collections. what's been offered in this case is the going rate. To maximise the value, then for sure selling individual kits, or maybe even breaking them down into job lots will make more dosh. Another avenue is a specialist auctioneer. To be fair, when it was explained to me what was involved in buying up then selling off a collection, I saw things in a different light. In fact my contact prefers not to deal in buying collections, due to the hassle involved and no longer advertises as such.

Paul Brown

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Forgot about those, apart from the VC10 I think they were mostly Trumpeter re-treads. For military stuff in 1/144 elkhart, you could look in the catalogue of a Very Well Known Manufacturer whose name I won't mention.

Paul Brown

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Re-boxed Academy kits.

Paul Brown

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Airfix have a whole range of 1/144 kits in the back catalogue, it's just that none of them are current. They do go back a long way and it's been some time since any new tooling appeared in 1/144. You can find a list here: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/aircraft-civil-t1674.html

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