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  2. Belated congratulations PC.
  3. FOUR better - or worse!

    from an online catalogue
  4. New Me-262 Airfix 1/72

    Neil, good news for you the Eduard photoetch for the Airfix ME262 has been released and Creative Models is selling it with 46% discount, http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=73600&oscsid=ee5fe5451db8074a511555e563e310dc&x=5&y=5
  5. Cats, they're taking over. Part 2(?)

    A cat curled up in a toilet...
  6. With the revelation of Duncan Sandys as one of the Duchess of Argyll's lovers, so could have ended the career of Duncan Sandys, before he could hand down his infamous White Paper. The consequences of which were far reaching. Instead of the RAF cancelling all aircraft development in favour of guided weapons, the British aircraft manufacturers continued to produce aircraft. The result was a proliferation of types. Some successful, some not... In 1961, the English Electric corporation began to develop a new version of it's Lightning interceptor. Utilising a mixed powerplant consisting of a rocket motor and a Turbojet they hoped to provide the RAF with the means to intercept any approaching enemy bombers, well out into the North Sea before they could approach the British coastline. The first version was a little, well "insipid" was the best word to describe it. The Avon turbojet which was chosen was just adequate to push the aircraft back to base. Roll Royce however came to the party with a new type of powerplant, a Turbofan, the Spey. When combined with a de Havilland Spectre producing approximately 10,000 lbs of thrust for over 30 minutes, the aircraft was capable of a phenomenal performance, climbing to 80,000 ft in less than five minutes and reaching a speed of Mach 2+. In 1964, English Electric went on a sales drive, attempting to sell their new interceptor to primarily small countries which did not require long range but required high performance such as Singapore, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Israel. They had considerable success in all of them. In Tel Aviv in particular, fears of the Arab Bomb drove their acquisition of the Lightning F.7 as it had been christened by the RAF. They up armed their aircraft, using the overwing pylons for two additional Sidewinders in addition to the two Red Top missiles normally carried, with of course two 30mm ADEN cannons. The Model The model is a combination of a Matchbox 1/72 Tempest nose, a Lightning F.Mk.6 fuselage and wings, plus a Spey exhaust from a Fujimi F-4 Phantom. It also has a lot of putty. I've often thought that the Lightning would be better served with a chin intake, rather than the annular one it was built with. If a rocket was added instead of one of it's twin engines and a large, more efficient Turbofan instead of it's Avon Turbojet, well, it was a sure winner.
  7. 1/72 Heller Mirage IV

    As you can probably tell, I'm quite pleased about this.
  8. AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Q3 2017

    It look's like everything is slipping, the one I'm waiting for most eagerly is the Sea Fury.
  9. FOUR better - or worse!

    to pick their noses
  10. Today
  11. New Me-262 Airfix 1/72

    I also have this one ready to go, but was waiting for the edaurd pe to come out. Will follow.
  12. Qatar to buy Typhoon

    Im not in disagreement but its just something i thought about.
  13. ADP MASTER modell 1/72 Iljuschin IL-4

    In the near future my dream come true I hopeand I`ll find a reason to limit the appetite of tobacco speculators (of one person at least). You absolutely right, Benedikt. ("it makes no sense to feed the well-fed").
  14. FOUR better - or worse!

    whether to use them
  15. AIRFIX A4B SKYHAWK 1/72nd scale

    Very nice model. I'm building the same kit at the moment but will do the Argentine version. Cheers
  16. Meng 1/48 F-35A

    New from IsraDecal is a RAM panel coatings decal sheets tailored to fit Meng's 1/48 F-35A kit, the sheets are at the printer now. Source: https://www.facebook.com/SAMEditor1/posts/1431433896971611 V.P.
  17. AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Q3 2017

    Now expected in October 2017. Sources: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/coming-soon/supermarine-walrus-mk-i-1-48.html https://www.facebook.com/officialairfix/videos/vb.65102591270/10155545614916271/?type=3&theater V.P.
  18. Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 1/72 Airfix

    Stunning model mate! What a beauty!
  19. Eduard 1/72 MiG-15

    Good work so far mate looks great. These are cracking little kits
  20. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Well , this is just a very short video showing the car turning on the tray, but I would like to do something more ambitious, with connections with some of our historical documents, in particular parts of the video. The problem of such a project may be the copyright. Roy, do you think I can use with no problem the video of Archivio Luce in a You tube video and on our thread? For the sounds, I could ask help from my nephew Nicolas who is a very good pro in post synchronizing. P.S: thanks Roy.
  21. 1/48 SAAB J 29 by Pilot Replicas

    Rebell Hobby? https://www.rebell.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Replicas V.P.
  22. Eduard 1/72 MiG-15

    My next project is this little MiG. It is the Profipack edition with the PE and masks. Nice kit! For nose weight, I used a combination of split-shot and "Liquid Gravity". Still trying to decide on paint scheme...
  23. I'm not sure that would work seeing as the new kit incorporates geometrical changes meaning that the revised parts may not fit the Kinetic kit properly. An example would be cockpit tub and its clearance with the nose gear bay. Mark
  24. Flying boats and float planes GB chat

    I have only seen average images of the Douglas WC on line, and none with floats. It'll be very cool to see this, with a WiP to boot! That breakdown of builds is fascinating. So many civilian craft! One would not find that in, say, a GB of 109s or other wartime craft.
  25. From what I have seen so far, this is going to be quite the beautiful hydroplane. Such lovely detail...
  26. A BIG Rolls Royce

    Magnificent!
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