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BNA models wont ship AK real colours to NZ any more 3 months 2 weeks ago #1

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I just saw on BNA Models today that Ak real colours whatn't be ship out of Australia any more so where can we get them from then.

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I think Nos got them from europe somewhere and Terry got his direct from AK. I think I did see that Dave from Mighty Ape was trying to sort out getting them. They will eventually show up over here.

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FFS, I placed an order with them a couple of weeks ago, but didn't bother ordering any more at that stage. Wish I'd placed a bigger order when I ordered my first five to trial.

I see they have the same restrictions on Gunze and Tamiya. At least I can buy them with free shipping from HK, real color isn't nearly as widely available.

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CyNaKyL wrote: I think Nos got them from europe somewhere and Terry got his direct from AK. I think I did see that Dave from Mighty Ape was trying to sort out getting them. They will eventually show up over here.


I got my MR.PAINT from Europe through a trader on EBAY..Maybe that could be an option for the AK stuff too?

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Had a look on ebay, nothing practical. Cost about $38 a bottle by the time you pay for shipping.

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Get it direct from AK, if you spend over 180 Euros you get free shipping, just scrape a few orders together from different people and you'll soon be over that limit then split the cost if there's any import fees (I looked on the website and the most you'll pay is $113 import fees for 180 Euros, they didn't put the value on my package).
Then split the goods, just don't be a git and try to sell anything on or it'll bite everyone involved.

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BNA models wont ship AK real colours to NZ any more 3 months 1 week ago #7

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Annoying nonsense, this stuff is about as dangerous as tap water. Obviously the word 'lacquer' is a scary word.

Come on NZ model shops/ape etc, get your act into gear, or all that business is going to source.

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I think you'll find the delay is because they have to deal through the nz distributor (rather than cutting him out and dealing direct with AK), and due to them being what they are (dangerous or not) they get shipped via seafreight. So it is a case of it will get here when it gets here. Dave has said they will stock it but have to wait for it to arrive, no doubt all the other nz retailers who stock AK will be the same. Main problem with living where we do unfortunately.

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True, but it would be a good idea to get the orders in and get the products up with likely dates.. I am usually happy to wait but it helps when you can see they are coming!

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I was going to get the ivory with my order( I ordered the AK real color book and a barrel for my Tamiya Tiran 5) but like I said they won't ship it by air to NZ any more witch is a pain in the butt.

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That news is a kick in the guts. I was going to order some from BNA this coming week, now that I've exhausted my stock of Tamiya XF-60 :pinch:

I'd be happy when Mighty Ape get it here, just hope they order plenty

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Living in AU means they could send it to me via road transport. Couldn’t fly it to Adelaide, but I can still get it. Sadly i can’t even order it for you all as we still run into postage problems.

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I think it's more of a trade restriction than anything else. They won't send the Mr Metal range because of this reason. I asked if it was a shipping issue, but they said they're not even allowed to send it here via surface. Similar issue with the Berkley soft bait range (if you're into fishing, you'll know the brand I'm talking about). Best bet is to get it sent to a friend in Aus and get them to send it surface post.

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It's an IATA Dangerous Goods regulations thing.

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PC gone mad then.

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DG regs are not something you can mess around with as a retailet. Think major fines, loss of shipping/export privilages etc. The NZ disty is supposed to be getting them in but it is a slow process. Plus Ill need to see the msds paperwork first before I can confirm if/how we're able to send them ourselves. If they'rr going to need DG paperwork then that'll make them pricey as those tickrts don't come cheap.

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Pretty sure they are no different to Tamiya or Gunze acrylics.

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From what I have read they are essentially the same as Gunze/tamiya like Phil said. When I was at supercheap auto we used to send paint spraycans on normaly courier and as long as it was under a certain amount qty wise and the box was marked we had no issues on normal couriers. But as Dave said, failure to adhere to DG transporting regulations can net some pretty big fines amongst other things.

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Bay hobby supplies stocks some of the colours.ring them as they may not be on there website

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Things may have changed but about a year ago I emailed BNA about not sendimg Gunze.

The reply was it was ok as long as the quantity was small.

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