[WWI] Royal Mail paint ban petition

Brad & Merville bigglesrfc at sympatico.ca
Sat Jan 4 13:59:03 EST 2014


Message...and "Voss Cowl Earth/Olive" eyeliner...



From: Andy Bannister 
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 1:32 PM
To: 'World War I Modeling Mailing List' 
Subject: Re: [WWI] Royal Mail paint ban petition


I like it! "Richtofen Red" lipstick and "Coppens Blue" eye shadow could be big sellers....
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  From: WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On Behalf Of Kerry Lynn
  Sent: 04 January 2014 18:07
  To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
  Subject: Re: [WWI] Royal Mail paint ban petition


  Can't you just get your preferred vendor(s) to re-label their product
  "Jasta 11 Red Nail Polish"?

  -K-


  On 1/4/14 7:21 AM, Andy Bannister wrote:

    All,
    Those of you living in the UK are probably well aware of the ridiculous restrictions Royal Mail has imposed on sending paint through the post. As an online retailer myself this has really hit hard, and small businesses in particular. The vast majority of my sales was paint, this has pretty much come to a standstill. RM will allow nail varnish and aerosol cosmetics (deodorant, etc) to be sent but not model paint! The cynic in me can't help but think this has more to do with the cosmetics industry having more clout than the hobby industry. Finally someone has started a petition to try and change this; so far it's only for the restirction on acrylics but hopefully it may lead to the complete ban on enamels being lifted as well. For those of you who order paint online or, like me, used to sell it, I urge you to sign the petition: 

    http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/royal-mail-lift-the-restrictions-on-shipping-water-based-paints?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_message_notice

    Hope this is okay to post here. Not exactly OT, but it affects all of us in the hobby, regardless of where we live and the more people we can get to sign the better.


    Andy

    Thunderbird Models Ltd
    www.thunderbirdmodels.co.uk 


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