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Angus Tura

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  1. Steve lost a FLAK in Huddersfield

    Thanks for that chaps. I am replying to keep this high up on the board in the hope that it is seen by someone who knows Steve. Alan
  2. SW Model Show at The Tank Museum Feb 2018

    Paul, That's not quite right. I certainly don't think there's anything "suspect" about the Bovington date. Our, Huddersfield, show was on the second Sunday in February for many years and was often the day after Yeovilton. We moved to the third Sunday to try to avoid that, and because the weather might be fractionally better. Last year we found ourselves double-booked with the Huddersfield Trampoline Club and so couldn't have our choice of rooms. So, this year we have taken 11/2/18 because there is trampolining to be done on 18/2/18. Only after we had committed to 11/2/18 did we hear about the Bovington Show. We are dependent on income from the traders who attend our show, and so we are keen to avoid the dates of other shows. I'm sure that the continued existence of the Tank Museum is not dependent on a few traders on a cold day in February and to that extent they might well care less than we do about this issue, but I do think our clashing dates is just an accident. Yeovilton knew years in advance when their shows would be, and I hope that the Tank Museum might also know their dates for years to come, and then we would simply avoid those dates. So, I'll be in touch with Bovington before we set our date for next year. My apologies for the length and tedium of this post! Alan
  3. Steve lost a FLAK in Huddersfield

    Hello, This model was entered in competition at the Huddersfield show today. It was attributed to Steve Raey (his friends entering it thought.) I wonder if it might be Rae. Or Reay. It won our vignette class but wasn't picked up again at the end of the show. The trophy was picked up, weirdly. If you are Steve, or know Steve, please let me now, Alan.
  4. 2018 Huddersfield Show

    Thanks for kind comments about our show today. I thought it felt a little quiet too but the door staff thought that our footfall was about the same as previously: ~750 paying visitors. Sorry they couldn't raise a smile. It can be pretty stressful. If the show was quiet, I think it probably has more to do with us clashing dates with Bovington, to whom we lost a few traders, than to us following Bolton, which we've done for quite a few years. We don't have to clash like that again I hope: Bovington appeared in the calendar after we were committed to today. I was running the competition and there were a number of models entered for a modeller by his chums. The modeller's name was Steve Rae, I think. His people weren't sure if it was Raey, or Reay. He won the vignette class but the model wasn't picked up: If you recognise it, or know Steve, please let me know and we can bring it along to some show or other that he might attend. I'll post this in the AFV forum as well. Thanks again. Alan
  5. Two decades later... 1/72 Italeri YF-23

    Phantome. That looks great. I just posted yet another failure to complete and you have given me hope and comfort with this 20 year delay. Alan
  6. F-15B Chase Plane

    Oh dear! Another unfinished group build: I can't quite believe that it's two months since I posted on this. Meantime I haven't even started the F-104. As you can see everything is just about ready for paint here. I do at least find that I'm still enthused by this and will just keep going...in aircraft RFI...not here! I've been too busy with work and Christmas and, of course organising bits of the Huddersfield Show to which you must come. Put all ideas of Bovington next Sunday from your mind! Alan
  7. The Pacific at War GB

    I've got an A5M3 Zero and some Platz decals that I've been looking at for few years. So, they would certainly survive for another year. Alan.
  8. The Pacific at War GB

    Rich, Would a Japanese plane in New Guinea be OK for the SEA bit of this? Or is New Guinea too South, or too East? Alan
  9. Giorgio, I do think that's a little picky, but fair enough. I shall think again. Alan
  10. Steve, Thanks for that. That'll be me then! Alan
  11. Rich, Sorry to keep bothering you. What about a Sea Vampire F.20? Alan
  12. Ah well. I get you. Many other possible things. Alan
  13. Does this mean no X-47B? I initially registered interest for this before t'vote thinking about Japanese or FAA aircraft but I would like to do the X-47B. It did do a lot of take offs and landings from USS George H.W.Bush and USS Theodore Roosevelt. Alan
  14. Hello. I'd like to add this Starfighter: The F-104 was in Modelzone's closing down sale. The Italeri (previously ESCI?) kit is not great but it has Cartograf decals and cost was about £6.00 on E-bay. I've bought the Italeri paint to try to match the decals' blue. I've just added an F-15 to KUTA X, and this is maybe too much, but I've wanted to start this for some time. I'm hoping the kit can be quite a quick build, and the real planes are very clean. So, I'm hoping it can be quite a quick paint job also. I'm probably deluding myself of course! I've got some pictures on Google of these equipped with a nanosatellite launching rocket on a starboard wing pylon and an electronics pod on the port. Those look OK to scratchbuild. I don't think I'd better put the pictures here, copyright-wise. If anyone has sprayed Italeri paint before I'd be interested to know their experience. Thanks for looking. How cool must it be to privately own your own F-104? Alan
  15. F-15B Chase Plane

    Hello. This more or less seamlessly slips from F-15 GB to KUTA X. I've nearly got it to the point of sticking the airframe together: The cockpit needs a few more switches and knobs painting. The windscreen has bee stuck on twice. First time, I got some glue, which looked high-gloss, just inside the windscreen on the coaming and I couldn't live with it. Its been prized off, and matt varnished again and stuck on a bit more carefully. There are a few gaps which I'm going to fill with black Mr.Surfacer. The canopy is masked inside and out and sprayed: Its going to be painful to get the outside framing white again. The rest of the airframe is ready to close up: I've just added the tab in front of the airbrake to support the coaming behind the cockpit better: it has needed a bit of thinning down to be flush with the panels each side of the airbrake. I'm looking forwards to getting the airframe finished and trying a white finish. Thanks, Alan
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