Yesterday, I received the twelve 1/300 Do17z I ordrered for my Battle of Britain collection.
The order was placed by web store monday a week ago, after a very friendly conversation by phone with Museum Miniatures in England to check stock status. They had three in stock, yet cast the balance before lunch and had everything shipped the same day. Overall, very impressed with customer service. The miniatures themselves were neat and clean. Some moulding lines and flash had to be removed, yet no more than is usual. Prices were good. Very good experience overall. Although their range of WWII aircraft is quite limited, Museum Miniatures are warmly recommended:
The size of the miniatures was a shock, and I had do do some quick googling to verify that yes, the Do17z were that big! Comparing the model with my 1/300 Spitfires verified that the scale was good. For some reason I had the impression that the Dorniers were one of Germany's smaller bombers, although as far as I could tell both the Junkers 88a and Heinkel 111 were actually shorter. The allied heavy bombers, however... Do17z 16 meters, Liberator 20, Lancaster 21 and Flying Fortress 22 meters!
Cleaned the first model of flash yesterday and attached a 3mm supermagnet, tested the flying base and verified that it worked as planned. Next up is soap water cleaning, priming and painting to finish the first "concept model". This will have to be done parallell to finishing the Spitfires, which await decals and varnish.
To sum up, very good customer experience and very nice miniatures. Looking forward to getting the first model painted.
Dreadful mistake to make the first post without pictures. Will get some in ASAP, and make sure to have pictures before making future posts!