In response to what has become an epidemic of abuse since the release of the inexpensive Airfix 1/72nd scale Mitsubishi A6M2 plastic construction kit the British Government has today promulgated an emergency law as a sub-section of the Offences Against Modelling Act 1983:-
Section 52 (c) Representing Excessive Wear on a Zero Model and Failure to Represent Primer
"It is an offence with penalty on indictment of up to 5 years withdrawal of mail order privileges to represent excessive paint wear (in a technique known to addicts as "salt treatment") when building any representation of the Airfix 1/72nd scale Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero" plastic construction kit. Furthermore the offence will be considered to be aggravated if no attempt has been made to represent the factory applied coat of red oxide primer for which a Judge on conviction will have discretion to extend the sentence by 2 years with a maximum fine of £172 and confiscation of any Japanese aircraft kits in the stash."
The new law is expected to be enforced by units of Her Majesty's Colour Police who will be patrolling shows incognito and joining model clubs under cover.