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bzn20

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About bzn20

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    Painting/drawing/airbrushing, aircraft, cars, Motown/soul/jazz/funk. History, Geography. nearly forgot modelling!

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  1. British Caladonian +

    Exactly, they had 4 floating around LGW back then... Great pictures though...........Thanks !
  2. RAF In Camera 1970s

    What no VC10s, Brits and Belfs ? We were there twice week at least with stuff and people to make the fast jets fly.... In the words of Duncan ,Bannatyne.. For that reason.. Am ooot!
  3. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    Not sure about the 1st two but The Orb had something going .. Liked that.
  4. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    That should have a warning. Must listened to after a minimum 8 Pints or a few Jamaican Herbals ...Reminded me of 1970s Afro Rock stuff with something added . Heres BT Express.. This House is smokin' 1974.
  5. Amodel: DH Comet 4B Olympic

    That's the reason I've never bid on one...Didn't like the look of it !
  6. Amodel: DH Comet 4B Olympic

    Hi Adrian..The Lighter Blue I saw was on an early Olympic issued Comet postcard ,you might have it. I wasn't sure if it was a printing error or a proposed scheme that literally didn't take off.
  7. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    Some tracks you have to go back and remember what they felt like the first time you heard them. Walking into a club and hearing BT Express, Parliament, Funkadelic, Kool and the Gang (1973 version) and Ohio Players etc. James Brown is a given now but back then he was everything, owned the scene. He never made it on to UK radio except for one single that made the top thirty...I know I may have lost a few here... BT what,Funka who ? Brass Construction, the wall of sound
  8. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    Oh yes ! I agree with a few of yours ,this one is the standout ! Good shout, never would have thought of that one. I got some too For the love of money (Apprentice USA theme) but to followers of Funky music The O'jays 1973..In and out of reverb on the geeeeetar. Green Onions Booker T and the MG's Mighty,mighty Earth Wind and Fire...It's the Bomb ! I'll leave it there..Thats enough for new ears !
  9. And one failure means ...check 100%.. I had 25,000 Hi-lok collars .. Some from Hi-lok the rest from Voi-Shan. We had an issue with the latter. I ended up going through all 25,000 to quarantine the Voi-Shan. Both were a metallic blue, one has two annular rings the other only one..Took me 8 hours ! Halfway through I'm thinking about my headmaster asking what I wanted to do when I left school.. I want to travel the World and work on aircraft sir (small s) and here I am in Cambridge scrutinising Hi-lok collars, farsands of 'em. I didn't see this coming ! They look like these https://www.ebay.ca/itm/HL70-5-Collar-Shear-HI-LOK-Aircraft-part/140371330195?hash=item20aec88493:m:mWB7PTdCHQmVZ1_xuI2E7fA&vxp=mtr
  10. Lufthansa new scheme.

    Not in the actual look though , they're just Bean counters.. Cost of repainting the fleet (they repaint a percentage of the fleet each year anyway), all the Company paperwork with logo letterheads,brochures and airport desk updating ,vehicles etc. It would be the same for any Company Facelift. Its great advertising too.. We're all talking about it, in the papers, trade mags and business news streams
  11. Roly's 10th Anniversary VC10(s?)

    The Beaver tails on 99% of Supers had pointed/conical Beavers. The only two that didn't were G-ASGB and 'SGC at Duxford. Possibly 'SGN that was blown up at Dawson's Field..Have a look at this piece of ART, just forget the 4 reversers EAA Supers only ever had 2. No connection with this ebay sale BTW...I already bought this and 3 other similar VC10 prints/ads. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-East-African-Airways-Super-VC-10-plane-Shell-Oil-aviation-vintage-print-ad-/362231905161?hash=item5456b43b89
  12. Lufthansa new scheme.

    More like 48 years ! That's when I had a Tonic Tavera suit, Blue/Gold. White Ben Sherman and Oxblood Ivy Smooths
  13. The new Scheme and 737 starting services is give or take simultaneously ISH ! I'm starting to think I'm confusing the real world with my airliner postcard collection ! The first Blue Fin/Yellow disc scheme I saw was on a 727,that would be very Late in 68 or just after Christmas because the old North Wind (don't remember the runway No) runway was in it's last days, this 727 was pretty close to our house and low with only 2 miles to the runway, loved those North wind days. Only in use for a few times a year in the jet airliner days, more often with the older Propliners. My school mate told me he'd seen the Arian Afghan 727, he hadn't , it was the new Lufthansa marked 727 but it dates the day to no later than 5th Jan 1969 because that Ariana 727, YA-FAR (only had one at the time) crashed on approach to Gatwick 5/1/69 in the middle of the night. I cycled there in the morning and saw the aftermath. A few weeks later I got a heap of Lufthansa postcards, maybe this where the confusion starts ! I had 1 or 2 737 postcards in the old scheme and 1 in the new Blue Fin colours with the same of 727s and 707s,that was around March 69. I think I have a picture of the first 737 service in to Heathrow but can't get at it. I'll have look tomorrow...................... Hopefully ! Sorry about the Ronnie Corbett story style but it helped to nail some kind of timeline . Anyway, if you're interested details of that 727 crash.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariana_Afghan_Airlines_Flight_701
  14. Short SC.5/10 Belfast

    That Blue interior shade is just about on the nail except for dirt and essence of RAF Movements people's dirty hands, boots and general butchery !
  15. Lufthansa new scheme.

    That would be some record no doubt from inception to now, 1972-2018. Previously part of MSA. Here are some interesting Lufthansa schemes https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=new+lufthansa+livery&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjo5r2f4o_ZAhXsCsAKHWINDmUQ_AUICigB&biw=1301&bih=602#imgrc=LJx_KJXXZ2egBM:&spf=1517867821361
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