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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2011, 10:42:20 am »
Glad to see its on its way, :party: already pre-ordered with Amazon  :thumbsup:

(Now we just need a decent kit with all this detailed data - hint, hint Colin  ;) )

BTW have you seen the 1214 test shots Anigrand are doing for Fantastic Plastic ?

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BAEHawkerP1214CatalogPage.htm
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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2011, 10:55:02 am »
Geoff,

Thanks for your order! Hope Amazon do a prompt delivery! I am in Manchester if you fancy a pint sometime.

The P.1214 kit looks great, although Kingston were never serious about it, just using it for publicity. The book tells its story, and has a pic of the later P.1214-4, which was different, but equally 'cool' looking.

I think you'll love the P.1212 artwork and other variants illustrated in the book, plus all the 1216 pics/GAs/sections/details!

Mike

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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2011, 11:09:24 am »
Hi Mike

Well i'm in Manchester this Wed/Thu at the Museum of Sceince & Industry as our Model Club are helping with their Transport exhibition this week, so will be in the Aerospace section those days doing a bit of model making  :thumbsup:

So will you be doing Scale Model World at Telford this Novemeber ?

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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2011, 12:24:26 pm »
Geoff,

I can make MoSI this week, so will PM you my moby.

November seems a long way off, but I aim to get to Telford one day soon!
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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2011, 04:10:17 pm »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2011, 01:13:13 pm »
+2!  Mines on pre-order too, looking forward to getting hold of it soon. :thumbsup:
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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2011, 03:33:28 am »
Thanks for the pre-orders!
Nice to hear people are looking forward to it So am I!  :cheers:
And good to see it inspiring modelling work:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,13355.0.html
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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2011, 01:16:08 pm »
Amazon has updated status from 'preorder' to 'available', they gave me an estimated shipping date of 16 aug.

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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2011, 03:57:32 am »
It's here!   :drink:  :cheers: :party:

The publisher, Chris Gibson/Blue Envoy press, will be shipping it out to Amazon and other respectable bookshops in the next couple of days.


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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2011, 02:26:34 am »
I've just had an email from Amazon saying that there's a delay, but they don't give any details.  The last email I got said it should be with me on the 19th August, I guess it's just a slight slip?
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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2011, 07:48:44 am »
I've just had an email from Amazon saying that there's a delay, but they don't give any details.  The last email I got said it should be with me on the 19th August, I guess it's just a slight slip?

Me too, they're blaming 'our suppliers', but then they would of course.  :-\
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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2011, 08:23:24 am »
I got that email as well
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experience has taught me to expect the worst.

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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2011, 09:53:08 am »
Chris only received them yesterday as he is the Publisher so they will go out to Amazon over the next few days who will then send them out to those who have ordered the book  :thumbsup:

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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2011, 02:25:26 am »
Chris has already sent some individual orders in the mail, plus shipped to distributors for Amazon.

I used to work for the company that supplies Amazon with their data. They used to update once a week, or sometimes once a fortnight, and my job was explaining to my 5,000 irate publishing clients (including Mills & Boon!) why their books had not appeared yet, despite having charged them.

Some things never change it seems!

Direct orders will be up and running by tomorrow (my boxes of books arrive today).

Prices (direct) are 9.95 for the book, plus P&P of:

1.60 for the UK
3.00 for Europe
4.50 Rest of World

Paypal details will be on the webpage (http://www.harrier.org.uk/P1216.htm) by tomorrow.
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Re: BAe P.1216 book
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2011, 09:40:54 am »
Just received one from Chris via direct sales - First impressions wow  :thumbsup:
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