Hornby pauses non-UK toy orders because of Brexit The Guardian [...]
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RT @HalifaxAuthor: One of my favourite diecast models is the beautiful Corgi/Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's 1/72 scale Avro Lancaster;…
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One problem with 28mm models is ‘equipment’ is often very large when models are “in scale”. It can start to look a bit ‘GW Space Marines’ with big hulking vehicles or flying machines dominating the table space. Even in WW2 aircraft grow considerably in size and 1/48 as a scale becomes a little less usable. However interwar era aircraft were still relatively small in overall size and so the nicer model in 1/48 is usable on table and doesn’t look over sized or out of place. What this means is that in some scenarios the aircraft can be used as a terrain piece, table dressing or even the objective of the scenario itself.
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I have not been involved in true Club Games for 45 years since my days in London with the South London Gamers in the mid-late 60's. I realized that I have built a figure collection that is really not designed for the rough and tumble of the gaming... I therefore embarked on a new project to build a suitable ACW Union contingent so that I could comfortably field some of my own figures in a club setting. My other collections are based on wooden Litko bases. This project was completed very quickly and I now have a Union infantry Brigade (and another in process), a Cavalry regiment (mounted and dismounted), artillery for both Brigades plus staff, etc. From Frank and other new friends I learned a lot about wargames scenery suitable for a game setting and acquired some excellent hills, houses,.
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A little bit of history: Model car makers Corgi celebrate their 60th anniversary There are also new anniversary models in the range from the aviation collection including the BAE Hawk RAF REd Arrows, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfare planes. More details are on corgi.co.uk or you can see a video of the Corgi models through the ... [...]
DiecastBase Model Car Aircraft Shop DiecastBase is a scale model ... military aircraft, 1/48 and 1/72 model tanks & vehicles and some more 1/50 construction machines. All models are in accurate scale, top quality production and from famous brands, Hobby Master, Century Wings, Corgi, Hogan ... [...]
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After Scalextric and Airfix, Hornby adds Corgi to its toy collection Car maker snapped up from US firm for £7.5m · Model company ... cars for Scalextric and aircraft for Airfix and the same design and engineering information is directly applicable, although in a different scale, to the Corgi business". [...]
We love Aviation ! IGR New Airplane Models Heaven ! Helicopter & Aircraft Pilot Gift Shop resin or plastic Herpa Palm-sized collectible airplane models in die cast metal, available in 1:500, 1:400, and 1:200 scales Corgi American Classics 1:144 and 1:72 Scales die cast models Long Prosper Pre-decorated plastic snap-fit display models in 1:200 ... [...]
Corgi AA27302 Hawker Fury 1/72 Die Cast Model, 43rd Squadron, RAF, Munich Crisis, 1938 I expected something exceptional, but instead received a ridiculously over-priced model at $49.95. (Plus another $5.49 for shipping.) Die-cast plans at this quality and scale go for $15 to $17. Do not waste your money here. [...]
Ugandan boy, seven, nicknamed 'Captain' who has flown Cessna three times and whose role model is Elon Musk becomes online sensation7-year-old Graham Shema has already flown three times on a Cessna 172 The young boy said his dream is to be a pilot and an astronaut, and travel to MarsHis interest in flying was sparked when a low-flying helicopter blew off the roof of his grandmother's house, while he was playing outsideBy Aliki Kraterou For Mailonline Published: 18:01 GMT, 24...
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The toy-train maker Hornby has temporarily stopped all orders to customers outside the UK, blaming delays caused by uncertainty over Brexit and disruption at UK ports. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Stuart Hall/Alamy The company, which also makes Scalextric car racing sets and Corgi cars, said it would not accept any non-UK orders until 4 January, after the transition period ends and EU-UK trade switches to a new relationship under rules that have not yet been agreed....