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Paul Brown

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Paul Brown

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A very good kit in its day and would be very suitable as a Vintage Classic, but now desperately in need of a new tool. The more recent issues I've seen of the kit show considerable mould wear. 

Paul Brown

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@Mwelljester

Imho if Airfix want their company to stay a float and not go through company changes in the future like its had to over the last 40 years or so, then it needs to start looking to the needs of its modellers across the board fairly, and stop regurgitating the same old kits that have been around from the 60's either that or they are going to lose a lot of custom if they haven't already.

 

Airfix have issued over 100 new tool kits since 2006, that doesn't strike me as 'regurgitating the same old kits'. I get it, classic ship modellers have the thin end of the wedge, but that is almost certainly a reflection of the niche that the genre sits in.

Paul Brown

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Paul Brown

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@0taku

Don't understand? why does a social networking thing affect a forum dedicated to model building? If anything, I thought it maybe we're the last of a generation of model builders, do kids build model kits nowadays?

There's literally dozens of Facebook groups dedicated to modelling, ever since I set up my own Facebook account some years ago I've been observing the drift toward Facebook and away from forums. One such Facebook group has over 24k members. Facebook has an immdicacy lacking in forums and you can post images without the need for image hosting. Lots of people are posting their work or asking questions about modelling on Facebook. One area where it falls down is in archiving. Forums can be structured and archiving is a doddle. That makes them superior for doing a build thread or posting walkaround images, the pages are relatively easy to search and find. As for junior modellers, we are by no means the last generation, there's plenty of young blood coming through.

 

 

Paul Brown

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@0taku

Is it me or has the scale modelling forum lost some of it's vigour! I see L&C BM UAMF ATF all still exist, but not as busy as I remember for some time ago when I was more active

One word. Facebook.

Paul Brown

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If you can find it (currently out of stock) I would recommend Hu 82 Orange Lining. Alternatively Hu 46 with a dash of red.

Paul Brown

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Paul Brown

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It's been driving me mad but I guessed it was probably temporary so refrained from raising the matter in a thread.

Paul Brown

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@Paws4thot

 For example, who else does a 1/76 (or 1.72 for that matter) 

 

Vespid released a Comet recently, but it's only generally available in the Far East. I've got one on order. Vespid are a new brand, their only other kit at the moment is a 1/72 Maus. These are sophisticated kits and include turned brass gun barrels and PE.

Paul Brown

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Is your image 100pxx100px or less?

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