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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 1 month 1 week ago #1

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Hey folks, first up I'll about to place a big Badger airbrush order so if anyone has any specific parts requests now is the time to let me know. I'll be placing the order Monday or Tuesday next week.

Second, a little update as far as AK is concerned. Supply has been a nightmare for the past year or so, god knows what is going on at the AK end in Spain but it has been next to impossible to get restocks when stuff sells out locally. So we're basically working off what it in hand in our warehouse & at the local distributors warehouse and selling through that.

So as things sell through we'll be switching over to the equivalent products in the AMMO of Mig Jimenez range. We'll still try to get the AK publications in where we can but the main paints, weathering supplies etc we'll be switching over.

Scale 75 is also another company on our radar for this year, as once we have a sufficient concentration of places in Spain we're buying off we can start doing LCL sea freight etc.
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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 1 month 1 week ago #2

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Badger - I have looked for Stynylrez Primer quite a few times on Mighty Ape. I am only interested in Black, Grey or White but these colours never seem to be in stock. If you had them I would buy from you.

AK - I really like some of their publications.

Thanks.

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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 1 month 6 days ago #3

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Shame about AK, was hoping some of their new paints would be making an appearance in the store. As for the publications, I'm getting all mine digitally now.
While I don't need some yet, I would be another one asking for Stynylrez.

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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 1 month 6 days ago #4

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More stynylrez will be going in the same order as the Badger airbrushes & I'll be increasing the quantities of the black/white/grey significantly. We're out at the moment cos we had some huge shipping delays from the US in the lead up to Christmas which basically meant I couldn't order more after September.
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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 2 weeks 4 days ago #5

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Hi Dave, any news on Stynylrez Primers Yet?
I'm also after MIG Smart paint Sets?
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The primer restock will be a couple months away- they’re in a 40grand order with a whole bunch of airbrushes so production takes a little while.

Smart sets, if u mean Ammo ones Ill be doing another round of restocks to coincide with their next round of new releases, so a couple of weeks.
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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 2 weeks 4 days ago #7

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Great thanks for the info Dave.
I'll get the Ammo One shot ones instead then.

Yes these Ammo ones
www.migjimenez.com/en/45-smart-sets-colors

Cheers Elliott

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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 2 weeks 4 days ago #8

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Do I read that as dropping AK as a supplier entirely?

Hope someone picks them up properly then, there is nothing like range-equivalence to Ammo. Would hate to start buying a lot overseas.

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Everything in AK has already been reproduced by Mig (in the acrylics and washes ranges the exception being the Real Colours, and the wax and lacquer Metallics). Personally I'd go with Mig every time as long as I can get what I need, I don't like AK's politics, plus Mig does more for the hobby, you never hear of anyone from AK going round all the model shows pimping their goods personally.
He's doing as much for modelling as Shep Paine did to promote the hobby (ok and his products if you're going to be cynical lol).
But that's just my opinion :)

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I think very highly of Mig.. and buy lots of his products! I stay out of other people's company politics but the AK guy has always come across as someone I would not want as a friend yeah.

If I had the two products side by side I would buy mig, But my biggest investment in the nearish future is likely to be realcolor paint, and I've also not seen mig stuff matching quite a lot, though maybe it will come in now.

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Badger Order & AK/Ammo supply update 2 weeks 3 days ago #11

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Marder38 wrote: Great thanks for the info Dave.
I'll get the Ammo One shot ones instead then.


I bought a whole lot of those from MA. They are really good primers, best I've found in a long time

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[quote="shaunfletcher" post=117451I've also not seen mig stuff matching quite a lot, though maybe it will come in now.[/quote]

I'm looking at full racks of the acrylics & weathering stuff, well not the actual racks as that's just wasted freight cost for us due to how we warehouse it but full range. AK realcolour wasn't going to be getting to NZ anyways.

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Look forward to seeing the full range when you get them.

Shame about realcolor as its the genuine article. If only they had had the sense not to write 'lacquer' on the bottle, its the same stuff as tamiya acrylics!

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shaunfletcher wrote: If only they had had the sense not to write 'lacquer' on the bottle, its the same stuff as tamiya acrylics!


Lacquer on the bottle. ?. Tamiya's new Lacquer range has " Lacquer " very clearly written on the bottle and I recently brought some from Acorn Models in Christchurch. Should not be a problem to commercially import. Just have to pay a little more to ship as dangerous goods.

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shaunfletcher wrote: If only they had had the sense not to write 'lacquer' on the bottle, its the same stuff as tamiya acrylics!


Lacquer on the bottle. ?. Tamiya's new Lacquer range has " Lacquer " very clearly written on the bottle and I recently brought some from Acorn Models in Christchurch. Should not be a problem to commercially import. Just have to pay a little more to ship as dangerous goods.


I guess the dangerous goods import from Tamiya is all years ago sorted out, whereas doing it for a new supplier is a lot of work (and AK may not be the best at info/handling)? Also bizarrely the new Tamiya lacquer is actual lacquer and is genuinely a dangerous product, where realcolor and ordinary tamiya acrylics are much less so.

It is seriously the case that some overseas companies will ship you Tamiya Acrylics but not Realcolor, simply because it SAYS lacquer (they are both acrylic lacquers)

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Yes the import process is relatively straightforward, however the associated DG charges & forced seafreight for bringing in AK Real Colour means that the only cost effective way to do it would be in very large volumes, well beyond the needs of the NZ market. & then we'd be looking at a DG ticket for every one which we send to a customer, which costs as much if not more that the actual paint.

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If you really want the real colour paints it’s possible to get it relatively trouble free...

rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A...2Fitm%2F163217043337

If you really want it...

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I got a whole box of them (around $600 worth) direct from AK no issues at all, I fully expected to get hit by customs but it sailed straight through even with the correct billing data attached.

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Are they any good Gary?

I ask as there seems to be a lot of debate that the colours are not that accurate for the British AFV colours and also the German AFV colours....

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I don't like the US interior green, it's too light in my opinion. As for AFV's well I don't really know enough to comment on them, they look ok to me lol

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Thanks Gary,
Ah there doesn’t seem to be much point investing in ‘real colour’ if the colours are a bit inaccurate...

Tamiya / Gunze thins well and sprays beautifully as is and looks ok colour wise..

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Its an interesting subject.. they seem to have done a lot of actual research, and a lot of the online complaints seem to be based on the paints people are used to using. Also there are just flat out disagreements. Ever the way I guess. *shrug*

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Mmmm I’m not sure that’s 100% Correct.

Mike Starmer one of the Experten they (AK) were using seems to be saying the whole colour accuracy thing from his perspective is bunkem for the British AFV colours at least... have a google through Missing Lynx...

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Thanks for the pointer, I had not seen that.

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www.tapatalk.com/groups/track48/ak-inter...lors-t10663-s20.html

Here you go...

On the up side Tamiya paint is available without any fuss...

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Yeah sounds like the British is a bit of a shitshow. The paint is so nice to use I will still be buying and adjusting to taste.

Tamiya is a known quantity, even if that quantity is mostly 'colour description is for entertainment purposes only' ;)

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Very impressive new range of Mig there Dave (and got the rigging back in), definitely a few things there Ill be picking up!

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What? Where? What did I miss? Don't forget to use the link to Mighty Ape that you can find under the Links item on the top menu. ;)

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Got a 'New arrivals from Mig Ammo' mail this morning. lots I hadnt seen before

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Gary wrote: Don't forget to use the link to Mighty Ape that you can find under the Links item on the top menu. ;)


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