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LF: Name of company that sells backdrops
« on: August 12, 2020, 11:44:16 am »
Sometime ago when I used to frequent The Airfix Tribute Forum, there was a vendor there who had posted a thread about his airfield backdrops and runway/taxiway scenes to pose your models with. For the life of me I can't remember the name of it, I wonder if anyone here knows what that company is called ?
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Re: LF: Name of company that sells backdrops
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 07:08:37 am »
Those look fantastic Tom, but it's not the one. I one I'm thinking of is the scenes are just on printed sheets of paper or cardboard. They're not too expensive either from what I can remember ---
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Re: LF: Name of company that sells backdrops
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 08:03:59 am »
Last night I suddenly woke up and realized that I had remembered the company name, (it's been on my mind for a while). The name Coastal something or other was running through my head ---- so this morning I did a web search and I've found what I'm looking for.

The name of the company is called Coastal Kits and is in the UK.

https://www.coastalkits.co.uk/
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Re: LF: Name of company that sells backdrops
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2020, 08:33:49 am »
Both are good, I have procured stuff from both Noy (from Israel, printed on thin cardboard - these are actually phots of real dioramas) and Coastal Kits (printed on laminated foamed styrene, a bit glossy for my taste).

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Re: LF: Name of company that sells backdrops
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 09:04:05 am »
Wow, they make cracking stuff there.  :thumbsup:

I love their floatplane ramp display base.  :wub:
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Re: LF: Name of company that sells backdrops
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2020, 06:46:17 pm »
I thought you'd like recce base, Kit or the railway one...   ;) ;)
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Re: LF: Name of company that sells backdrops
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 10:47:10 pm »
Wow, they make cracking stuff there.  :thumbsup:

I love their floatplane ramp display base.  :wub:

It's nice - I have already used it for my Gladiator Seaplane, but it only "works" when you look upon it from directly above. It's also pretty small - more than the 1:72 Gladiator won't work.  :-\
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