[WWI] Royal Mail paint ban petition

Dave Calhoun davecww1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 18:28:53 EST 2014

Hi Michael,
If I remember correctly last order from Squadron came FedEx ground.  I will have to double check that but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

From: Michael Kendix <mkendix at hotmail.com>
To: World War One Modeling <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Subject: Re: [WWI] Royal Mail paint ban petition
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And yet I see in the Squadron Flyer in the US that Humbrol paints are advertized. Do they use UPS or DHL?

From: davecww1 at gmail.com
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:27:18 -0500
Subject: Re: [WWI] Royal Mail paint ban petition

I signed the petition... lets see what happens 
next. It has been noted that US postal regulations prevent sending paint 
in the mail, I think we need to research this a little more. I have seen 
in recent Squadron catalogs that the Airfix 'gift sets' which contain paint 
cannot be shipped air. And perhaps a way to get around it, an ot site that 
sells airliner models stocks the Xtracolor FedEx purple paint, but cannot ship 
paint through the mail... unless you buy a kit, then they will put it inside the 
kit box. Illegal? Well only if the bottle breaks open and leaks all 
over the postal machine I guess...
Dave C

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I like it! "Richtofen Red" lipstick and "Coppens Blue" 
eye shadow could be
big sellers....

From: WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On Behalf Of Kerry 
Sent: 04 January 2014 18:07
To: World War I Modeling Mailing 
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"?


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

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 
(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 
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: 


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


Thunderbird Models 

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