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  1. Miggers

    3 Big Boeings in 1/200 - Hasegawa Love Liner 200 series

    Hah,I see now. Good work John,the last time I built an airliner though was prolly an Airfix TWA 727 or BEA Trident back in the '70's. Airliner modelling has no doubt(as I see)moved on a long way since then.
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    3 Big Boeings in 1/200 - Hasegawa Love Liner 200 series

    That looked like a job bunging up the windows on Jumbo but I see why you've done it.
  3. Know what you mean,I wish I'd still got my RS2's and my Mk.1 XR2.... Alwways fancied a rwd Manta.
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    Audi Quatttro S1 (E2)

    Go for dog 'airs though Daz,cheaper than 0.3mm brass rod(ooh he is a tight git).
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    Audi Quatttro S1 (E2)

    It certainly looks the bog's dollox Daz and yes,it really does capture the look of the animal(though I only ever saw them spitting flames and throwing mud). A shame as you say,that you have to shell out another 40 Sovs for the P.E,I've built a few of the Tamiya and Hasegawa rally cars for a mate and the P.E is indeed included in the box. And as for that antenna!!,got a dog or know someone that has?,dog hairs make great antennas.
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    Steam train restoration yard

    Both Metcalfe and Superquick are good for card building models. I've built my own in the past from A4 card and faced it up with brick/stone papers too. http://www.superquick.co.uk/catalogue.htm
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    1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM

    Yep,I do like a black motor(I've owned a few,a couple of Mk2 RS 2000's,a Mk1 XR2 and an MG 2ltr EFI)but they're a pig to keep clean. That Calibra(I remember them racing too)looks very sinister,I like it.
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    1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM

    I'd just like to get my stickies on a SWB S1 Squatt and an M3 Bimmer !!!!!(ooooh,the amusement I could have๐Ÿ˜„)
  9. A nice left and right brace of pigeon with the old Sarasqueta yesterday afternoon at dusk,the boy just about stuttered "WOW,good shot Dad"
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    Rollie goes chasing Doodlebugs

    Give it some beans Roly,foot to the floor and all that. That's come out really well Dunc,that base gives a great impression of speed,you can almost hear that Sabre howling away to catch that doodlebug.
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    So let's take stock

    There was someone making one a few years ago on another place. Can't quite remember their name though........... Seriously (call me weird if you like), I've been hoping that Airfix would revisit the good old Auster Antarctic like they have with the Tiger Moth,Bf109,Fw190,Bf110,B-17,Lancaster ,Dak et al.
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    In The Loop

    "Book a floater ASAP Dad" said my boy," and let me know when,we're going for a day out" So,doing as I was told,a floater(floating day's holiday)was duly booked for yesterday,01/10. I let him know,"Ok"said he,"Bring your camera,scanner,warm clothing and eats". He picked me up at 6am yesterday and off we set,destination: The Mach Loop,Cad. West to be exact. After one and half hour's "press on" driving in the boy's company Bimmer through Wrexham,Llangollen then stopping here in Corwen: https://rhug.co.uk/shop for a wee-wee,coffee and a bacon and egg sarnie,we blast off again on track for the Loop. Aiming through Bala(lovely lake)and heading for Dolgellau,Cadair Idris begins to loom large in the windscreen. Eventually we get to here: http://www.crossfoxes.co.uk/ and the boy hooks a right turn onto the A487,another 20 minutes "rapid"(dunno where he gets it from๐Ÿค”)progress,we pull into the little car park at the foot of Cadair Idris. To our left is Cad.East,to the right is Cad.West,so after togging up and getting our gear into our shooting buckets(swivel seats fitted on top), (for those who don't or have never shot,a pretty handy bit of kit):https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202054410973 we commence a 20 minute climb to reach a spot to sit and stop at about halfway up(Dad is fagged out): Scanner on,select Valley and the Low Level frequency banks and wait(they're as quiet as a Church mouse on a Sunday). After two hours waiting,I heard "Ascot 1250,C-130,into The Loop North",we were rewarded with this boy(if only I'd switched the camera to "burst" instead of "single shot"๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ž Once over the near end of the lake(Tal-y-Llyn I believe),it stood up on it's left wing tip and pulled a 90* left into the gap(Corris Corner) that you can just make out. Another two hour wait and Valley started to transmit,the Hawks were awake(at last) Another hour and the scanner burst into life with "Triplex 3,single Typhoon into The Loop East(he's come in from the Shawbury side),this was his second lap around and pass(camera on "burst"this time): (Our lad's 'ead got on too). The noise and vibration in my chest was awsome,once again over the lake he pulled hard left into the gap and hit the power,plenty of echo from the valley walls. More waiting brought us "Ninja 1,single Hawk into The Loop North from Bala". At last,one of the "locals",a 4 Sqn Hawk T.2 from Valley,this boy was really trotting along: Not great results from a long day of waiting,but on the whole a very enjoyable Dad n Lad(he's 35) day out with "Our Rob"and thouroughly recommended to any of our "mob" who're up in Wales. More info(and some superb pics)from Cad West on this site: https://machloop.co.uk/ Usual caveats apply,if you want mine as screen savers or WHY,do copy away.
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    In The Loop

    Cheers mate. Yeah, the Tonka's haven't got long left. Laddo was back in the Loop last week and had two run through the Cad.
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    Kits at Home Bargains

    Revell 1/48 PV-1 Ventura for ยฃ9.99 This one>>>>>https://www.scalemates.com/kits/102463-revell-85-5531-lockheed-pv-1-ventura
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    In The Loop

    Cheers Debs. Yep,I did think "If that was Debs poling,the sheepies would've had a neat "zzzzzzzzt"haircut right down their backs!!" Those "J" Alberts are so quiet though,no prop thrum or smoke trails. Ok for sneaking up on "unfriendlies",but no good for us sorts perched halfway up a mountain with a camera to "mount,aim and fire"๐Ÿ˜„
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    Wingnut wings Lancaster

    I'd expect very severe pointy footware to posterior contact from Mrs M if I sauntered in with this beauty tucked casually "under arm" I'm afraid. I reckon it's up to Black Mike Duncan to build us a "testing the stock" model...................๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Airfix 2019

    Great Scott!!!!!!! ๐Ÿคค,Ho boy,I have got to get me one or two of these,mmmmmmm,mmm(rubbing his sticky mitts in glee๐Ÿ‘Œ). I hope Airfix give us the big-big rudder and slightly shorter fin option too(thinking FR.XVIII with a bit of work on the wing). Old Col will be widdling himself when he clocks this beauty.
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    A few from Valley last month

    Just a few I'm afraid owing to the aforementioned scanner going bosom up just before we went to the 'drome...... bit closer? Our taxes going up in smoke... Scenery shot,copy and use at will.. New EC-135 or 145,not sure which being shown it's new home,either way,it's the Squirrel replacement.I believe there's four of'em detached at Valley at the moment. Valley's swanky new gate guardian,Hawk T.1 XX156
  19. I shall have to have a word with "The Authorities" about bagging one meself,I have the RAF boxing in the stash too.
  20. WOOO,the FAA boxing of the Tiger is out eh.
  21. Aye,might be worth a prod Col,that's what I heard(sure it was Bill Gunston)the story with the III-O was.
  22. Near enough Col,Bill Gunston reckoned it was because the early model Mirage III was the "A",they couldn't use A for the Australian version,so they used "O" for "Orstralia"๐Ÿ˜‰
  23. Aha,but who knows what the "O" stands for eh?
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    Mustang iii interior

    Is that link to the sale of Ferocious Frankie(I know er's a "D") not any good mukka? https://www.aircraftrestorationcompany.com/ferocious-frankie
  25. Like the Tortoise,looks like a souped Jagdpanther(now there's a tank alright),but the Cruiser could have been built for the Russians. They'd love all that boiler plate and big rivets Big Beau looks very fruity,I wish Stephen Grey would say "Stuff flying it myself,I'll find some foo,er,nice bloke to do it"and get the beast finished and onto the show circuit.