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AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal


AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal. Perfect for beginners and experienced airbrushers alike. Complete set - nothing else ...
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78040 6pc Expo Nutrunner Set


Set includes 1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5mm. Suitable for 6/8/10/12/14 & 16BA Nuts. High quality tips manufactured in chrome vanadium steel, heat ...
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AB602 Expo Airbrush Deal


AB602 - Expo Airbrush Deal Look whats included: High Quality Dual Action, Gravity Feed Airbrush ...
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79920 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper


799-20 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper Strips mains cable outer sheath without adjustment! Features: ...
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97653 Digital Command Control for Railway Modellers


976-53 Digital Command Control for Railway Modellers. From background information on the technology itself to layout wiring; ...
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AB500 Expo Portable Spray Booth


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A12001A Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia 1:24 Scale


A12001A Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia 1:24 Scale

The immortal Spitfire was the most famous fighter of the Second World War and one of the greatest warplanes of all time. When the Battle of Britain began in the summer of 1940 there were nineteen squadrons of Spits in action. The two Spitfires for which markings are supplied represent different moments of the battle as it raged from the hot summer days into the cold winter of 1940.

The first is the iconic DW-K of No.610 'County of Chester' Squadron, with its large code letters and oversized roundels that instantly evoke the Battle of Britain. Based at Biggin Hill, squadron code DW-K was initially believed to be displayed on the aircraft P9495 (included in this kit) which joined the squadron in June 1940, and was eventually damaged in a dogfight with a Messerchimitt 109 in August 1940, these code were then transferred to another Spitfire.

The other aircraft is the X4561, squadron code QJ-B of No.92 Squadron based at Manston, Kent in December 1940 and reflects the changes to operational camouflage at the time with the underside of the port wing being painted black as a recognistion aid.

This fabulous model has a detailed cockpit, Merlin engine, gun ports and other extensive detail.

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A05130 Airfix Curtiss P-40B Warhawk 1:48 scale


Airfix Curtiss P-40B Warhawk 1:48 scale

During the early stages of WWII, the American built Curtiss P-40B proved to be one of the most important fighter aircraft available to Allied Air Forces. Flying with the RAF in North Africa and the American Volunteer Group in China, the Allison V-1710-33 powered P-40B was to became one of the most distinctive fighters of the entire war, wearing their fearsome shark-mouth artwork.

Arguably, the most striking versions of the P-40 were the early machines, which displayed an extremely sinister profile – with a shorter, more pointed nose and an extremely throaty Allison V-1710 engine, the P-40B (Tomahawk IIa in RAF service) aircraft looked almost like flying Great White sharks. When RAF No.112 Squadron of the Desert Air Force added aggressive looking sharks teeth and eyes to their aircraft in 1941, they inadvertently turned their Tomahawks into some of the most iconic aircraft of WWII and certainly some of the most visually appealing. These designs would find their way on to many different aircraft throughout the remainder of the war, but the RAF Desert Air Force certainly started the trend.

Livery A: P40B Lt. George Welch, 47th PS, 15th PG, December 1941 Hawaii
Livery B: Hawk 81-A-2 No47 (P-8127) Robert T. Smith, 3rd Squadron (Hell's Angels) American Volunteer Group, Kunming, China, June 1942
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A02102 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Va 1:72 scale


A02102 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Va 1:72 scale

Without doubt, the Supermarine Spitfire was one of the most important aircraft of WWII, with more being produced that any other British aircraft type it was also in production throughout the war. The Mk.V version of the Spitfire was produced in greater numbers than any other mark and gave the RAF a combat advantage throughout most of 1941.

Entering service with No.92 Squadron at Biggin Hill, the Spitfire Va was powered by the new Merlin 45 engine and incorporated the ‘a’ wing, which retained the eight machine gun armament of earlier machines. Pitted against the Messerschmitt Bf 109F, the Spitfire Va proved to be superior at higher altitudes and was generally more heavily armed. As the most produced version, the Spitfire mark V saw significant development during its service career.

Livery A: No. 164 Argentine (British) Squadron, Royal Air Force Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, April-September 1942
Livery B: P7666 EB-Z 'Observer Corps' 41 Squadron Hornchurch 1941
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A02074 Airfix Grumman Martlet Mk.IV 1:72 scale


A02074 Airfix Grumman Martlet Mk.IV 1:72 scale

At a time when the Royal Navy were desperately in need of an effective single engine fighter, the new American F4F Wildcat was seen as the ideal solution and was immediately pressed into service. Known as the Martlet in Fleet Air Arm service, this diminutive aircraft was used operationally right through to the end of the war in Europe.

The Fleet Air Arm introduced the American produced F-4F Martlet (Wildcat) to combat in WWII a full year before the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. One of the most distinctive features of this diminutive fighter was the narrow track undercarriage, which had to be manually deployed by the pilot. With a crank handle placed on the right hand side of the cockpit, the pilot would have to switch to holding the control column in his left hand and crank the retraction handle thirty times with his right hand, in the seconds immediately following take off.
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74379 Long Spare Wire for use with 74375/74376


74379 Long Spare Wire for use with 74375/74376
Pack of 5
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97689 Building Coaches - A complete guide for Railway Modellers


976-89 Building Coaches - A complete guide for Railway Modellers

This beautifully illustrated and practical book covers a wide variety of materials and processes, and tells you everything you need to know about building model railway coaches. Master modeller, George Dent, guides the reader through the necessary techniques and skills. All aspects of the subject are covered from kit building in metal, plastic, resin and wood; soldering, weathering, painting and lining; 3-D printed kits and components; adding passengers to the carriages; upgrading off-the-shelf models; kit assembly, scratch-building and finishing.

Provides important advice on choosing the right tools, materials and adhesives
Covers kit building in metal, plastic, resin and wood
Presents many ideas for detailing, modifying and converting ready-to-run and kit-built coaches
Includes essential step-by-step guides to soldering, weathering, painting and lining
Considers how to get the best from 3-d printed kits and components
Shows the modeller how too produce fully appointed, illuminated interiors to suit any period
Demonstrates how to improve carriage couplings and how to create authentic working gangways
Explains how to build coaches and parts from scratch, including the creation of resin castings
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