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  1. 19 hours ago, drake122 said:

    So, just to follow up on this.

     

    The tracking number I received showed the package being 'delivered' in the UK, but then returned to sender as the delivery address was not found. Then after a month of silence, it shows as 'delivered' back in Mexico. Returned to sender. 2-3 more weeks have passed since then and no change, nothing new.

     

    I have given up on the decals now and will try to force a refund through Paypal, but only to prove a point. It was only an experiment and the 15 euros I lost don't break my wallet.

     

    Anyway, as far as I am concerned Aztec models is absolutely not trustworthy and will never order their products again.

    You're one up on me. My package is showing as having been "in transit" for 127 days! Obviously no change of it turning up now. I wouldn't necessarily blame Aztec myself as the appalling state of the Mexican postal service is more likely to blame - but there is no way I will EVER by from them (or from anyone else in Mexico) again. Ironically Hannants got the sheet I wanted in stock and it turned up last week... 

  2. 7 hours ago, drake122 said:

    Their service is dodgy at best.

    Only accept Paypal and delivery via mail, no courier or anything else.

    Ordered Jan 10th or so, got a tracking number Jan 15th and as of Feb 20th,it shows my package somewhere in the UK where it failed to be delivered. Mind you I live in central Europe, nowhere near the UK.

    Thinking about asking for a refund through Paypal.

    But will definitely avoid Aztec in the future.

     

    drake122 - Most US suppliers seem to be working this way now - do not forget Aztek are in Mexico and may not have the level of courier services we have?

    It is taking a month for orders to get from Mexico to the US and far longer to Europe - but there do seem to be problems with things turning up in the wrong country!!
     

    I ordered my decals on December 14th - they left Mexican customs on January 6 and promptly disappeared. This is NOT the fault of Aztec but even given the shipping problems we are seeing due to Covid, I no longer expect them to turn up as they have been "in transit" for 40 days or so now!)

    I guess it's my fault for ordering direct to try and get them more quickly - they'll be in stock at Hannants before I get them from Aztec!!

     

    Chris

     

  3. 13 hours ago, waltmert said:

    They are good people and produce a good product. Have faith!

    So shitty that a person can not even trust their hobby now days!!!

     

    Walter

    I have no problem with Aztec - they shipped straight away! It's not their fault - this rubbish going on with shipping is damaging all of us small businesses (I say "us" as I run USAFline and I've had to stop shipping outside the UK as I cannot guarantee orders will arrive, even with tracked shipment).

  4. Ordered 14th December and shipped same day. Cleared Mexican Customs 6th January and promptly disappeared (even the tracking hasn't been updated since then !) Either my order is (a) on a slow boat via China, (b) being shipped via carrier dodo or (c) has disappeared into the ether...

     

    I don't hold much luck for it ever arriving but remain optimistic!!

     

    Chris

  5. 18 hours ago, nachjager said:

    Oh man, why not do a 1/48 AH-64 sheet with ODS, OIF, OEF and current helos??? 🤗

     

    Plus if you want current AH-64 stuff, Floyd Werner (Werner's Wings - www.wernerswings.com) is the guy to go speak to 🙂

  6. Hi all,

     

    I'm trying to finish off a T-3A from a resin kit (can't remember the manufacturer unfortunately).

     

    I'm struggling to find an appropriate prop and spinner (3 blade) and undercarriage - the kit parts were unusable.

     

    Does anyone have any ideas where I could take something from - the only alternative is the Heritage (?) kit but they won't provide a set of white metal without buying a complete kit and I'm not going to spend another £30+!

     

    Thanks in advance!

     

    Chris

  7. 1 hour ago, Scooby said:

     

    I just mailed some decals to the UK, will the person getting them get nailed for additional charges? I shipped them regular mail in a photo mailer. No declaration on the outside. Canada Post just calculated the shipping rate and asked for noth8ng more.

     

    Hi Scooby,

     

    It just depends on how big the package is, what's written on it and what mood the inspector is in... 

     

    It's really annoying - I don't think anyone minds paying the tax and duty if due - but being hit for a $10 "admin fee" on a $15 decal sheet is really annoying!!

     

    Such is life I guess...

     

    Chris

  8. Hi Kursad,

     

    I don't think it's just the USPS - we're (in the UK) increasingly getting caught by our Customs for decals. Unfortunately, they are classed as "decalomanias" rather than "printed papers", which means they attract VAT

     

    So now if we buy a single sheet for $14 and then pay $5.50 for shipping, we might be lucky as it's borderline, but if we buy TWO, the order definitely comes in over the threshhold for VAT - so we get charged $11 (handling fee!!) + 20% of the total (including shipping!).

     

    Must already cause you enough problems - I can see why some US sellers won't ship overseas!

     

    Madness....

     

    Chris

  9. 2 hours ago, Laurent said:

    Sorry for the late reply Chris. Thanks but the colored stuff are missing (Canadian flags, intakes symbology). Given I don't have much of a decals sparebox, I guess I'll have to wait (and I'm in no hurry).

     

    The Canadian flags were on a separate tab I forgot to include :) I didn't draw the intake warning markings - can't remember where I got those from...

  10. On 10/26/2016 at 3:03 AM, ikar said:

     

    It sound good.  It's a shame you can't make those stripes reflective for the yellow ground equipment.

     

    Are you doing the complete set of vehicle markings?  This would not only include the door markings but rear license plates.  Normal vehicles used a code that started with the last two numbers of the vehicle's year, such as 70.  Then came the class, which was usually a "B", then its serial number, usually 3-4 numbers.  Large fire vehicles probably had a higher letter, maybe a "L" or more.  In the A.F. police combat vehicles normally carried a "K" code.  This went on something as small as a M-151 to armored vehicles.  Above this code were the U.S. Air Force and under it "For Official Use Only"  If the vehicle was blue, the type was yellow, if green, it was black.  The license plates were simplified, the name of the base and then USAF.

     

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    Hi Bob,

     

    We did look at this, but there's no practical way of doing it in 1/72 - the decals are just too small. And when you look at pictures of the real thing they appear pretty dull - the white especially...

     

    As regards "full" vehicle markings, I did look into doing number plates for the P-19 but they were so small they would have been pretty much unreadable! We have considered a set with door markings - these would be just about readable in 1/72 so it's certainly an option - the main issue being that it would have to be vehicle specific as they'd be too small to allow the modeller to make up their own numbers! Something to look into though - maybe in yellow (for security vehicles) and black (for green vehicles) ?

     

    Chris

    USAFline

  11. Hi all, 

    For those of you with an interest, we (at USAFline) have just released our Vietnam 12' revetments in t/48 to complement the existing 1/72 set - see https://www.usafline.com/index.php/products-by-scale/1-48/view/productdetails/virtuemart_product_id/6/virtuemart_category_id/4. 

    We will hopefully have 1/144 versions out soon - we have them in stock but I haven't had chance to prepare instructions as yet... 

    Finally, we will be releasing a decal sheet to aid marking 1/72 USAF vehicles and AGE - it provides tape strips in black and white. 

    Chris 
    USAFline - www.usafline.com

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