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Q. Is your website online shop secure?
A.

Our online shop is protected by a dedicated SSL Certificate, 128 bit encription security, as indicated by the padlock symbol on your browser and is safe to send Credit/Debit Card details. Our website was specifically redesigned in order to offer this protection and replaced our original website on 19.09.2008 to ensure this enhanced security level was available to our customers.

We also offer PayPal, currently at no additional cost to our customers, which also gives full protection for on-line purchasers.

   
Q. Where are you?
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We are located in the South side of the City of Glasgow, Scotland about 20 minutes by bus from the city centre and happily welcome visitors to our office, although it prudent to 'phone in advance. Firstbus service No.4 stops accross the street from our office whilst service 6 stops within view of our premises on Holmlea Road. Cathcart Railway Station is less than 300 metres away. If you would like more detailed instructions including maps, etc., please ask and we will happily send you more information.

 

Our office at 9 Rannoch Street, Glasgow G44 4DF (Tel. 0141 633 1400)


Q. What scale do you produce your model kits in?
A. We produce all of our kits in the original "Small Scale" size of 1:76 (20mm). These are compatible with the plastic injection kits of Airfix, Matchbox, Fujimi, etc.

Q. Are your kits smaller than 1/72 scale kits?
A. Sometimes ......Over a 20 foot length, the difference between 1/76 and 1/72 is 0.17 inches....However that presumes that the manufacturer has properly scaled the model in the first place. Many plastic kits that claim to be 1/72 are not! Some are 1/76, like the Airfix range and some ESCI/Italeri kits, whilst others can be as big as 1/68, as in some of the Hasegawa kits.
Our kits are built to an accurate and constant scale and many customers are happy to add them to their collections which include both 1/76th and 1/72nd scale models.
   
Q. Are your kits similar to plastic injected kits, and why resin?
A. No. Our models are Multimedia kits. Resin allows us to produce our kits with a degree of detail that is not normally available in plastic injected kits. The use of aluminum, brass rod or brass photo etchings enables us to maintain the scale accuracy.

Q. Why are most resin kits usually more expensive than plastic injected kits?
A. Each resin kit is made by hand and is a very time consuming and labour intensive procedure.The Silicone Rubber moulds are also hand made and have a limited lifespan of approximately 30 to 35 castings. In contrast, injected plastic kits are produced using automated machinery with metal moulds that in some cases last for decades producing tens of thousands of kits!
   
Q. Which adhesive should I use?
A. We recommend "Superglue" types.

Q. Are the materials you use harmful?
A. No. Provided you follow the instructions enclosed and adhere to those of the adhesive manufacturers, there should be no problem.

Q. Are there any special techniques or tools required?
A. No. if you have built a plastic kit then you should be able to build these. The usual basic modelling tools are required: Cutting Mat, Craft Knives, Emery Sticks, etc., and most importantly a Razor Saw, but most of us accumulate helpful additional items over the years.Remember that when using any tools, caution must be exercised. When using a saw or sanding a face mask is advisable.
 

Cutting Mat, Razor Saw, Snips, Tweezers, Scalpel, Craft Knife, Heavy Duty Knife, Metal Ruler

- Everything you would ever need.

 

The biggest job in most resin kits is removing the casting blocks from the model; in this instance our Battlefield Series Early production type M4A1, Kit Ref. BA03. As seen, with a Razor Saw, this is a simple task and takes about 2 minutes, with the complete model cleaned and built in under 10 minutes!

Premier Range kits have most of the parts supplied seperately on sprue blocks to give greater build options and although the preperation method is similar, the construction times are naturally greater.

 

Score a groove several times between the track section

and the block..then saw into the groove with care.

Q. How do you make the Hawsers as seen on the KVI's, etc.,
A.

This is a fairly simple process once you have done it a few times. Strip a length of electical cable, removing each of the copper strands. The end of each (2 or 3) strands is then attached to a fixed point, with the other ends attached to a hook in the chuck of a variable dril. Rotating the bit slowly will entwine the strands to produce an authentic Hawser Cable. Using the minimum ammount of "Superglue", rub along the length of cable to seal it. Cut to desired lengths. Alternatively if no electric drilll is available, use a simple "Pin Vice" and turn by hand.

Q. What is the difference between Premiere Range and Battlefield Series kits?
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The Battlefield Series is a simplified range of models which are usually around 30% cheaper, due mainly to the reduction in the number of moulds & parts in the kits and do not have dedicated parts lists.Theyusually have their suspension system and/or road wheels cast in place, but when painted, and given the personal touch, are often difficult to tell apart from most traditional kits.
The Premiere Range kits by contrast are produced with model making and diorama bulding as the priority and come with illustrated parts lists. They have more parts; seperate doors and visors, additional weapons and equipment, optional parts to make different marks, etc., so giving more build options with some kits even containing aluminium, brass or etched parts where we believe it is required. Essentially some models cannot be accurately reproduced in a simplified form and still retain scale integrity and accuracy.They will always be Premier kits.


Q. What do I do if I have any problems with your kits?
A. Simply contact us. We take pride in our products and if you are dissatisfied with the kit then please, do let us know, and we will do our utmost to resolve the problem.
   
Q. If I place an order now, how long will it take to get to me?
A. Most orders are dispatched within 72 hours , occaisonally sooner. However if we are unable to supply your order before then, we will contact you to advise of a new estimated delivery date. Please allow upto 28 days for delivery unless specifying a Special Delivery/Insured/Tracked option.
   
Q Do your kits come with Decals?
A. No. Our kits do not have decals supplied with them however we carry the full ranges of both Aleran and Dan Taylor Modelworks decal ranges which covers most of our models.
   
Q If I only want Decals is there a reduction in the postage?
A.

ONLY ORDERING DECALS?
If only buying decals then only add 15% (Minimum £3.00), or if cheaper to you use the usual Milicast Shipping Rates shown on the on-line generated invoice.
Please note that if you are using a Credit/Debit card to pay, then Milicast will amend the Shipping cost to the 15% or £3.00 total. But if paying by PayPal then the you need only send the recalculated total, amended to reflect the correct shipping rate, and not the amount shown on the on-line generated invoice.

   
Q. Do customers outwith the European Union (EU) get a reduction in regard to Value Added Tax (VAT)?
A.

I M P O R T A N T...

Please note that in January 1st. 2010, the Milicast Model Company was registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) in compliance with Customs and Excise regulations in the United Kingdom. Therefore all prices* have been changed and now include VAT.

For transactions outwith the UK and the European Union a new lower Shipping Tarriff has been introduced to help offset the increase.

 


Q.

Who paints your Display Models?

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Many customers, especially at exhibitions, ask who paints our Display Models. Most are painted by Michael Tooth who has now

decided to make his services available to the public. We recommend his service.

   
Q. What if I have more questions?
A. Browse the site and if you still have questions, please contact us by e-mail (milicastmodels@hotmail.com) or by telephone (0141 633 1400).

It has come to our attention that on occassion diificulties can arise when placing orders on-line due to a recurring error regarding "no postal location available" or similar.

If you have any difficulty placing an order on-line then please contact us directly, either via e-mail (milicastmodels@hotmail.com) or by telephone (0141 633 1400) and we will reply with availability and cost by return.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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