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Al Berto (Hunky Blade)
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July 11, 2021

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May 13, 2021

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May 12, 2021

Al Berto
I just wanted to share something with you, and see what you guys think. I am starting a very old kit (Airfix F-14A, kit 05013) that I bought in 1983 (!). After opening the sealed bag and checking the contents, I realised there is a part missing.

I also noticed Airfix still sells the Top Gun Maverick's Tomcat (kit nr. A00503) which according to Scalemates, shares the same tool and includes the same part that is missing in mine. I contacted Airfix spares department and asked them very politely, on Sunday, if they could provide me with the spare part.

However, this is the reply I got on Monday at 08:30 AM (they barely had time to get to the office and sit down):

"Dear Alberto
Your kit is over 38 years .
The newer kit is new tooled kit. Yours is pre-Hornby`s.
Old tooled kit .
There will be a charge for the part and postage.
Part may not fit.
Thank you
Airfix spares team"

This is not really the reply I was hoping for. Has the database got this kit wrong? And am I just getting very old-fashioned, or are they not very helpful or even polite?

I would love to hear your opinion.
11. May, 18:05
Steven Van Dyck
I think they did not research if the part you ask for is part of an old or a new sprue. They just looked at the kit date and wanted to warn you that they may be giving you the retooled version, and that the fit is therefore your responsibility. I don't read any disrespect in their answer.
11. May, 19:37
Łukasz Gliński
I'd trust the SCM database way more than any sales team. As Steven mentioned they simply don't want any claims afterwards 🙂 Still, nice they agreed to help 👍
11. May, 19:41
Al Berto
Thanks for your honest opinion guys, I must be getting old fashioned then 😂
11. May, 20:12
Łukasz Gliński
That must be true if you bought it yourself in 1983 😄
12. May, 07:23
Al Berto
Hahaha, I was 13! In the end I will try to scratch build the missing part, as I don't think it is right to charge the customer for a quality defect they had.
12. May, 15:43

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Mirko Römer
Totally agree with everything written so far! Absolutely lovely!
9. May, 08:33
Łukasz Gliński
Yeah, the infamous Matchbox Trenchdigger 😉
9. May, 19:00
Daniel Klink
Very nice job! The origins does not show up in any way...
Great 👍
9. May, 19:39
Al Berto
Thanks guys, such nice comments coming from very talented builders make my day!
10. May, 07:06
Ronan
Very nice paint job 👍
10. May, 08:56

May 9, 2021

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1:72 F-14A Tomcat (Airfix 5013)
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VF-1 Wolfpack NK-101 | 158627
1974 - USS Enterprise
FS16440 FS17875
 
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May 7, 2021

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April 27, 2021

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April 22, 2021

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April 21, 2021

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1:72 F-22A (Academy 12423)
Air Dominance Fighter
F-22A
Academy 1:72
12423 2010 | New tool
21. April, 13:57

April 13, 2021

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7 | 11. May 2020, 11:26
Cuajete
Nice Mig 👍
11. April, 18:22
Andy Ball
Wow! I remember that one from the late 70s....you've done a good job out of that kit!
11. April, 20:25
Al Berto
Thanks! I appreciate the nice comments, these old kits have quite a few assembly issues and I had a considerable stash bought when I was 12. I'm little by little building them all after getting back in the hobby 3 years ago
12. April, 06:36
Cuajete
Glad to see old forgotten kits finally built it. Every kit deserves a chance, be it old, new, bad or good.
My respects and admiration for having given him the opportunity for which he was born in a plastics factory... and having good results😉
12. April, 17:48
Maciej Bellos
I have built the Heller incarnation of this kit and I must say that I have enjoyed it back then.

Great result Al!
12. April, 18:05
Al Berto
You're all too kind. I have to say that, even with their faults, it is still rather enjoyable to build the 'vintage' uncomplicated kits. I still have quite a few left!
13. April, 06:23

April 11, 2021

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8 | 26. September 2020, 11:15
Cuajete
Well done. Enhorabuena!😉
11. April, 18:22
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1:72
And it's finished!
6 | 27. December 2020, 09:53
Cuajete
Very nice. Congrats!
11. April, 18:21

April 10, 2021

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1:72
Completed
1:72 Hawker Tempest (Matchbox PK-23)
Hawker Tempest F Mk.VI
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
No. 6 Sqn. NX154/JV-K
November 1945 - Nicosia CY
BS381C:241 BS381C:629 BS381C:637
 
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March 24, 2021

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1:48 P-40E Warhawk (Hasegawa 09086)
P-40E Warhawk (U.S. Army Air Force Fighter)
Hasegawa 1:48
09086 (JT86) 2005 | New tool
24. March, 13:08

February 27, 2021

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1:48 Fw 190A-3 (Eduard 84112)
Fw 190A-3 Weekend Edition
Eduard 1:48
84112 2019 | Changed decals
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February 23, 2021

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January 26, 2021

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1:48 Su-57 (Zvezda 4824)
Su-57 Russian Fifth-generation Fighter
Zvezda 1:48
4824 2020 | New tool
26. January, 11:01

January 25, 2021

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January 19, 2021

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1:48 Fw 190A-8/R2 (Eduard 82145)
Fw 190A-8/R2 ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
82145 2019 | Changed parts
19. January, 16:33

January 18, 2021

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January 15, 2021

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1:72 Razor Crest (Revell 06781)
Razor Crest The Mandalorian
Revell 1:72
06781 2021* | New tool
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January 10, 2021

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January 4, 2021

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4. January, 13:15
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January 3, 2021

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December 20, 2020

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December 14, 2020

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1:72 Su-27SM (Zvezda 7295)
Russian Air Superiority Fighter
Su-27SM Flanker B Mod. 1
Zvezda 1:72
7295 2014 | New tool
14. December 2020, 18:31
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December 11, 2020

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1:72 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Hasegawa 00549)
Boeing
F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Carrier-Borne Fighter/Attacker
Hasegawa 1:72
00549 (E19) 2004 | Changed parts
11. December 2020, 15:24
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1:72 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Hasegawa 00549)
Boeing
F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Carrier-Borne Fighter/Attacker
Hasegawa 1:72
00549 (E19) 2004 | Changed parts
11. December 2020, 15:24
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1:72 Bell X-1 (Tamiya 60740)
USAF
Bell X-1 Mach Buster
Tamiya 1:72
60740 (40) 1998 | Changed decals
11. December 2020, 07:50

December 1, 2020

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1:72 F/A-18D Hornet (Hasegawa 00439)
F/A-18D Hornet U.S.M.C. Fighter/Attacker
Hasegawa 1:72
00439 (D9) 2008 | Changed box
1. December 2020, 15:06
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1:72 F-117A Nighthawk (Hasegawa 00531)
F-117A Nighthawk 'U.S. Air Force Stealth Fighter / Attacker)
Hasegawa 1:72
00531 (E1) 2008 | Changed ???
1. December 2020, 14:26

November 28, 2020

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Completed
1:72 RAF Red Arrows Gnat (Airfix A55105)
Folland Gnat T.1
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - Red Arrows XR977
1979 - RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire
BS381C:538
 
28. November 2020, 13:08
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8 | 27. September 2020, 12:00
Rui S
Belas memórias que estas imagens me trazem 👍
27. September 2020, 15:09
Al Berto
These little old kits are fun, and a great way to try new things without worrying too much about it
29. September 2020, 07:39
Łukasz Gliński
That's a walk down the memory lane, joining 👍
25. October 2020, 09:58

November 16, 2020

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16. November 2020, 18:46

November 14, 2020

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1:72 MiG-15 (Eduard 7057)
MiG-15 ProfiPACK edition
Eduard 1:72
7057 2014 | Changed decals
14. November 2020, 17:29

November 11, 2020

Al Berto Added a new review for:
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11. November 2020, 16:29
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1:48 Bf 109F-4 (Eduard 82114)
Bf 109F-4 ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
82114 2016 | Changed parts
11. November 2020, 16:20

September 27, 2020

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Completed
1:76 Pz Kw-V Ausf-G Panther (Matchbox PK-73)
Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. G
3R Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)
2 Pz.Div.
June 1944 - Normandy FR
 
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September 26, 2020

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September 22, 2020

Al Berto added a new project.
1:72 B-24J Liberator (Airfix 05006)
Consolidated Liberator GR Mk.VI
US Military US Army Air Forces (1941-1947)
320 BS, 90 BG, 5 AF 785
March 1944 PG
 
21. September 2020, 12:21
Munkyslut
Ahh fantastic! The Jolly Roger is my favourite B-24 livery, watching ;)
21. September 2020, 15:40
Al Berto
No pressure then! I have been building it for a while (Jolly Rogers of course), I will post pics soon 🙂
22. September 2020, 12:12

September 21, 2020

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