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- Oct 3, 2015
- First Name
- Walter (but everyone knows me as Del)
Just wanted to tag on to Laurie's post here. I live on the better, sister isle of Guernsey so have the same problems. We do have a lovely LHS, however being small they don't stock everything I need. They can't order 'special' paints in very easily as they have the same problems (apparently) as us hobbyists. I like to use Alclad 2 for my metal colours and technically, as I understand it, they can not be posted to Guernsey. Other shops have simply refused to send such paints to me, their websites block sales to the Channel Isles.\ said:Just to say a little thanks to John and inform recently joined members.
I live in the Channel Isles which entails John sending anything I order by land sea and air.
It is very rare that I do not get a delivery within 24 hours of ordering. Some have been within 18 hours.
That is about 400 miles on land and another 150 miles over the sea. Does not get better.
On stock. John stocks high quality stuff. Before I found SMF I used Emodels and tohers & became tired with
some of the quality of the goods stocked. Numerous things I have replaced. Tired old soft aluminium
tweezers for John's quality sprung metal as an instance. Vallejo paint is cheaper and on top of that
you get points which you can use on future purchases.
The forum is full of seasoned model makers and John takes note of their wants and finds those tools
and goods which are not up to scratch. Also items to take into stock which have been recommended
Also you do get on this forum a wealthy of free incredible advice from experienced model makers
from all over the globe. Incredible that replies for help are measured in minutes coming in thick and fast.
A note to John can he get what you want is answered by return.
Free. This forum is run and paid for by John, all the equipment upgrades and daily tweaking, to keep us happy on the
best forum that I have experienced. So all in all you are on to a good thing. Just to say the forum was set
up before the shop.
E-models were helpful, they have sent parcels with paints solvents etc to me but have marked them on the packet as SURFACE MAIL ONLY. However they have also sent paints in an unmarked (apart from the address obviously) parcel. Both have got through ok.
Is this something you could help me with John?