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  1. 10 hours ago, KursadA said:

    This is great - Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) rejected my VAT number application as incomplete. I had every intention to obey any reasonable rule and do things the right way. But apparently they need not only my driver's license, but also bank account information, mortgage statement (as a secondary proof of ID) etc. 


    I am not going to give any of this to a country that I am not a citizen of. No wonder many smaller businesses basically just stopped selling to the UK.


    Did you guys really vote for this??  At this point I am not sure how to handle this - I may be forced to simply stop selling to the UK and redirect everyone to Hannants.   

    No we did not vote for this, but from what I gather (and it may not be correct) the EU is going to be doing something similar later in the year. The UK government is supposedly getting ahead of the game. It would be a pity if you cannot sell direct to UK people as I would prefer to give you the full amount for every decal sheet that I buy from you, so that it is invested in more decal sheets for me to buy.

  2. 23 hours ago, Flankerman said:

    I hadn't heard that one Jabba29 - do you have more info ?



    Happened at RAF Brize Norton when somehow the ground crew refueled the tail end first or something went wrong with how the aircraft distributed the fuel. I know someone who was actually on the aircraft and felt the aircraft nose move upwards and hastily when for the front door and made his escape.


    VC-10 that was refueled wrong and sat on its tail - Google Search


    Vickers VC10 Refuelling accident - Aviation - HMVF - Historic Military Vehicles Forum

  3. 1 hour ago, KursadA said:

    The OV-10 reprint is a sure thing - it was a very successful item even with nothing except the old Hawk kit in the market, and should be even better with a new kit in the market. I will probably improve on the design a bit by adding a walkway sheet.


    Maybe with some Desert Storm options added?

  4. Going back to RAF parlance the upper cutaway that you have is a HC1 whilst the lower one is a HC2 (note metal blades on the upper one). The fan on the deck if I remember properly (I did not work on HC1s for that long) is the fan for the Aft Xmsn. I will be honest and say that I cannot remember what those radiators things were for.


    I am just wondering if the slot in the F version is a better way of relieving the air pressure around the Comb Xmsn and on the hinges and locking mechanism of the doors themselves.

  5. 1 hour ago, KursadA said:


    I think there is a bit of overlap between this sheet and one that Xtradecals made some time ago - so I wonder whether anyone who would like to build a Navy Twosair might have already bought that one. I am sure I will release this in 1/72, but the list of subjects may be somewhat different to improve the value proposition.



    Yes they did, but yours would be more than likely more accurate.

  6. The main thing is getting the fuselage together as it is split into two pieces. The other main issue is the nose U/C which is fitted when joining the fuselage together. It looks very feeble and can be easily knocked off (which I did). Just remembered the under fuselage U/C element had to be adjusted as it was way to short to touch the ground with along with the other U/C elements.

  7. These are photos of my KC-10 Extender using Caracal decals. If someone can figure out how I can post these as actual photos rather than a link (like I can and do on Britmodeller), I would be very grateful.
























  8. I am currently building the AMP KC-10 Extender being painted in the SAC Grey/White scheme, and I am at the painting stage where I have run into a slight difficulty. I have the main part all painted up it is the Blue colour at the top of the nose that I am having a problem with. I will be using the Caracal decals for this build and they only supply a small section of the rear of the Blue with the rest being painted by myself. Although the decal is not fitted yet, this is where the problem has arisen in trying to match this colour. The instructions state the colour as FS 15102 and I have got the MiG colour for this number, but when painted on the model it is not the same as the decal. I have also tried to mix my own version but to no avail. Does anyone know of a paint that can be brushed and bought in the UK that I could use? I have also had some advice from @Dutchabout this .

  9. 15 hours ago, Dutch said:


    Yes, that is unsettling when the advertised paint color is nowhere close.  Looks like time to custom mix your own! Sorry, I have not even begun to think of starting mine, so I haven't crossed that bridge yet.  Dive in!  The water's fine!




    Thanks, I thought that that might be the answer. Any colour suggestion Dk Grey, Black or something else?

  10. I am looking for a little help, and thought that this topic may be the best place at the moment. I am currently making the AMP KC-10 kit using this decal sheet to make one of the Grey/White schemes, but I have run up against a slight problem. I have got most of the kit painted and I have now started on the Blue around the cockpit. I have bought and started to use the Ammo-Mig paint No MIG-0229, which is said to be FS15102. But when I have painted it next to the photocopied mask that I using to get the painted area correct it looks too bright from the Blue on the mask. I will post some pictures showing what I have got, so hopefully someone with a better eye than me could possibly make a better suggestion. If a different paint suggestion is made it would have to be one that could be used with a brush and is available in the UK. Many thanks in advance for any help.










  11. Thanks for that, but I do not think that it is showing what I am after, but it does show in good detail the drogue housing which is not included in the kit and the APU. I am thinking that because the boom is lowered slightly this opens up the panel as shown. I did forget to say the I will have the boom stowed in the up position, so does this mean that the panel is down shown the latter part of the fairing?

  12. I am currently building the AMP kit of the KC-10 Extender and would like to ask a question about the boom operators area. I think what I mean is the cupola where the operator sits (I think) and its shape. The kit has a blunt ending to this with a largish gap between it and the actual boom equipment. Now I have seen this area with a more shapely end to the cupola almost touching the boom equipment. I have tried to look at some photos of this area and it seems that the latter part is on a panel that moves upward being hinged at the rear so (I think) that the boom operator can see what they are refuelling. As I am building the model on the ground which of these is actually correct?

  13. On 6/1/2020 at 3:31 PM, picknpluck said:

    Fightertown Decals is doing this S-3 in a forthcoming sheet.

    But that will probably be 1/48th and I usually model in 1/72nd which I know that Kursada will often make.

  14. 19 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

    South Vietnam received some F-5Es in late 72 or 73, but rarely used them.  They were still there and captured when the North took over the South.


    So, yes there were some F-5Es in Vietnam at the very end, but they were not USAF aircraft.


    Like this one that went to the Poland and then to the museum at Kbely in Prague where I photographed it last year.



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