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Got me thinking - what about a GB of out of production kits? :idea:

Might get us building those stash-lurkers. Or does that allow 90% of all 1:144 kits available?! Hmmm.

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Interesting thought, but would that include or exclude repops by other companies or reboxings by the originating company?

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Yes. Terrible idea in retrospect! Fraught with problems, more loopholes than a shortshot Alpine cheese.

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You could kiss goodbye to including any Crown kits, thanks to Minicraft ... :roll:
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Could allow any kit not currently listed on Hannants or HLJ.

Although ironically it would be much harder to do a GB with kits that ARE available to order new!

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Just wanted to point out that work on the website is further ahead and I've noticed a nice detail: the kit instructions are available for download. I've seen this practice with some other manufacturers (eg Eduard) and it's a welcome feature.

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Just seen the kit listing. Quite bizarre in some respects. Some earlier stuff still there, but every 109 - including the fairly recent G-10/K-4 releases - gone. Add to that the Starfighters, Hunters, Arado Ar96/Letov C-2 and most of the Beaufighters. Now doubt there'll be a run on some of these. Let's see how quickly some vendors on evilBay realise this and jack up their prices accordingly. :cry:

But totally agree that the inclusion of the instructions a la Eduard is an excellent addition. Just one problem at the moment ... not all the PDF download links have been activated yet. Still, newbies like the G.50 have, so that certainly helps those of us planning a purchase or two.
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Sorry to hijack this topic, just want to check what is the brand of color that Mark 1 instructions referring to?

Thanks.

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emlcs wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2023 12:24
Sorry to hijack this topic, just want to check what is the brand of color that Mark 1 instructions referring to?

Thanks.
Usually they don't refer to any specific paint brands. They will either be a generic colour or a real life colour code such as RLM for German planes or FS for American.

Some do need a little extra research, several of the Mark 1 schemes are based on slightly older profiles that have since been discovered to be incorrect, like the USMC Blue L-4s.

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Tim is correct. Unlike a number of manufacturers who, for one reason or another, give colour callouts in terms of brands like Humbrol, Gunze and Tamiya, Mark I have just gone with the generic naming. Sometimes this aids in finding the right paints (e.g. RLM codes are a godsend for Luftwaffe modellers), other times they go with something far more ambiguous like "green". In the end, you will be indebted to do a little research here and there. Fortunately, this is where the Internet does shine. And remember that forums like ours, Britmodeller, Fine Scale Modeler, etc. can steer you in the right direction.

Or confuse the proverbials out of you! :?
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