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I have only a few aircraft prints left to scan and it will be some time before I make a dent in the 2000 odd slides so here's a change of subject.

Feel free to add to the thread.

This fella was waiting patiently as I ate a fish supper in Troon.

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Saw these in a field on Bute when I was on way to photograph Bluebird.

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My burnt waffle didn't go to waste

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This fella became a star when there was nothing to photograph at Prestwick.

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This is Sky,a lilac tortie point Siamese. Sadly she died last year.

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This is her half brother,Sukhoi, a cream point Siamese,still going at 21.

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A heron at the side of the loch along from the house. Last light makes it look like one of those old sepia prints.

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These lapwings flew past at Newcastle airport.

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The swan on the local reservoir is really only in this shot to highlight the colour of the water.

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A damselfly at the same place.

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52 Partridges arrived in the garden one morning. Here's some of them

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For once,nagging Norah in the sat nav got it right when she said "Bear left"  (In Slovakia)

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Photographifying is another of my many interests. Unfortunately I've never been able to afford a super-dupper camera.

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Although not a very good photo (I was in a car at the time) we found this critter waiting patiently for food. Kintyre Scotland.

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Just to destroy all the tranquility I'll post these for you.

A few years ago we went on a Baltic cruise which was great but on the return we found ourselves in Gothenburg where it was hissing down.After couple of hours we had enough of being soaked.

On the return to the dockside we noticed the Volvo car museum, made the day worthwhile, see what you think.

Just for Richard there is a Draken in there as well which I'll post on the aircraft thread.

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I do like that bus in the second photo. I could live in that and never again miss a Pik visitor.

Did someone mention Draken? :thumbsup2:

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Missed this one from yesterday

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Hotel Ukraine,Moscow,one of 'Stalin's Wedding Cakes' Stayed here on my first visit to Russia.

 

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Obligatory pic of Red Square

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My friend George posing with a Japanese (?) tank

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The Vadim Zadorozhny technical mueum ws in its infancy when I visited in 2007. The tank above was outside but this beauty was well looked after inside.

I had an Alfa 145 at the time but one can dream!!

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Driving through a Slovakian town with an unpronounceable name,I came across this office gate guard

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That Japanese tank looks just the right size for RC......................................

Great pics there gents.

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Afternoon Chaps :) 

Some lovely photo's on here, nice one.

Servants were cleaning Mad Hall so thought i'd get out onto the estate and see if I could find something worthwhile to photograph. 

Bloody Cats and Dogs EVERYWHERE!!!

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Thought I'd go and have a chat with the Guard Rhinos, but they were busy having a covert camoflage exercise.....

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I did point out that they were standing in green grass and that they didn't really blend in, so they went off in a huff....

So, coming around then on the return journey to Mad Hall, I thought I'd go and find the estate bouncer... But I was told he was hiding behind a tree so couldn't really find him

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Noooooo, These aren't really from my estate....

The majority of the pictures are from the Lion & Rhino park just up the road from me, and the heffalump is in the Kruger Park.

Mad Steve 

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Some Russian made ejector seats in the Museum at Krakow.

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Hard to imagine this lot being photographed not so long ago.

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Half a dozen for you AFV modellers.

The German things were taken in the grounds of the museum in Banská Bystrica.

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Others in the museum at Piešťany 

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Interesting to see how far the Russian ejector seat has developed; now something you'd happily sit in and trust your life upon while that Fotel unit looks like a deck-chair strapped to a massive firework O.o

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1 hour ago, Col. said:

Interesting to see how far the Russian ejector seat has developed; now something you'd happily sit in and trust your life upon while that Fotel unit looks like a deck-chair strapped to a massive firework O.o

Ooh I dunno about that Col,maybe so with MB's products but Lada/Moskvitch ones........................

 

That Pz IV looks to be in pretty good nick externally though.

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4 hours ago, Miggers said:

Lada/Moskvitch ones...

The Zvezda K-36 series of seats are better in some respects (pilot restraint and wind protection,wider operating parameters) but are heavier than their MB counterparts. 

Much discussion on line about which is best but as long as they do the job,does it really matter?

As an aside..

My late father in law bought a brand new Moskvitch from a dealer in Glasgow. It went very well for a couple of months. The dealer declined to repair it,Moskvitch ignored him,so he drove to London and staged a protest outside where Gorbachev (?) was meeting some UK bigwigs.

He made the newspapers, was tarred as a trouble maker but he got his money back. 

A British car maker got in touch with him and he got a great deal on his new car.

 

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4 minutes ago, RWG686 said:

The Zvezda K-36 series of seats are heavier than their MB counterparts. 

 

 

All that boiler plate and big rivets no doubt.......................................

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10 minutes ago, RWG686 said:

The Zvezda K-36 series of seats are better in some respects (pilot restraint and wind protection,wider operating parameters) but are heavier than their MB counterparts. 

Much discussion on line about which is best but as long as they do the job,does it really matter?

As an aside..

My late father in law bought a brand new Moskvitch from a dealer in Glasgow. It went very well for a couple of months. The dealer declined to repair it,Moskvitch ignored him,so he drove to London and staged a protest outside where Gorbachev (?) was meeting some UK bigwigs.

He made the newspapers, was tarred as a trouble maker but he got his money back. 

A British car maker got in touch with him and he got a great deal on his new car.

As you say, anything that works when you need it in a crisis is good enough.

For a while there was plenty Lada's used as taxi in Aberdeen. Cheap to buy and run, easy to work on, plus anything that can survive a Russian winter must be pretty tough. Everybody thought it fun 'til you were standing outside a nightclub inappropriately dressed at stupid o'clock on a drizzly cold Sunday morning.

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11 minutes ago, Col. said:

As you say, anything that works when you need it in a crisis is good enough.

For a while there was plenty Lada's used as taxi in Aberdeen. Cheap to buy and run, easy to work on, plus anything that can survive a Russian winter must be pretty tough. Everybody thought it fun 'til you were standing outside a nightclub inappropriately dressed at stupid o'clock on a drizzly cold Sunday morning.

They also go quite well with a bit of a tune-up:

 

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17 minutes ago, Col. said:

Bet that thing could max out its speedo bar xD

I betxD.

I remember the "works" VFTS's on the RAC Rally in the late 70's early 80's(they were actually 2105's then),they weren't a 260 brake Escort RS1800 2 litre BDA,

but were pushing around 150-170 from their 1.6 litres and "barked" very well indeed on sidedraughts and a good pipe.

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Driving back from photographing helicopters I saw this appearing out of the morning mist.

I immediately thought of @BlackMike Models,so Duncan,especially for you and your 'Man Wednesday'

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Edit: This may be the USS Hartford (SSN-768)

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She's American. I'll edit the post when I get her name.

Why the confused reaction though?

I thought you just loved all things submarine :stirthepot:

 

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