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Fire at Humbrol makers
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:45:52 am »
Some of you may have noticed there was a little fire in North London on Monday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42614789

This was the Rustins paint factory. https://www.rustins.ltd/rustins/ They say it was the warehouse that went up in smoke, not for the first time this century....
Rustins make paint for Hornby under the Humbrol banner. http://www.bluebridgeone.com/blog/Iconic-British-model-maker-Hornby-brings-Humbrol-paint-manufacturing-back-home.html

So there may be some shortages of Humbrol paint this year, though given the stocks in shops already it shouldn't be too bad. If you still use the stuff  :rolleyes:


As for the old Humbrol/Airfix factory in Hull? It's been totally redeveloped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-28994525

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Re: Fire at Humbrol makers
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 10:58:43 am »
Had a flick through Airfix catalogue in Smith's they seem to have thinned the range even before the fire

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Re: Fire at Humbrol makers
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 01:01:59 pm »
Q: What's the difference between enamels and acrylics?
A: The enamels burn longer!

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Re: Fire at Humbrol makers
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 02:00:35 pm »
As for the old Humbrol/Airfix factory in Hull? It's been totally redeveloped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-28994525

Yeah, it's been re-done a good few years now, they struggled to sell the site so they re-developed it.  The new development replaced the second factory, the first was destroyed in a another fire in '88.  I remember watching the pall of smoke from my Nana's house.  Unfortunately a girl died and another was badly burned.
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