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About Coors54

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    Anything that flew between 1935 and 1985.

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  1. Yes that was the one owned by Duncan Baker, the one I few in at Coventry, seems he has sold it after some maintenance work was done at Cov and it's gone back to the States 😞 Someone asked earlier how much avgas those R2800's consumed - I think one answer would be - a ***king lot! 😂
  2. Looks similar to the anti slip areas on Spitfire MK VII's - VII/SpitVIIfrombehind.jpg.html and it is on both sides.
  3. Oooo, Howard 500, that brings back a memory. Coventry airshow 2000 and the chance to fly in Duncan Bakers aircraft during the Friday display practice - what a performer, fast and agile and upholstered to the max! Probably the rarest aircraft I've flown in, is it still around? Dave
  4. Lovely weathering and one of the best SHARS I can remember, just one small thing caught my eye, - the wheels. They don't all contact the deck and they're not weighted, it makes the model very tippy toe and just takes away from an otherwise very convincing build.
  5. Youngster, you had it good, back in the day all we had was UHU glue and yard brushes....
  6. I can tell you that a 1/72 model would go down very well at Brize. Maybe I should have said Airfix are you listening?.....
  7. Didn't the man from Braz put out a request for information early last year? They are your best bet, but Revell are you listening?
  8. Ramex Delta were a sublime display, power and panache, and I am really happy they have a successor. The two seat Mirage 2000 is sex with wings!
  9. Wow, this thread is a wild mix of good information and........?
  10. Wonder if the Viking was nicknamed Sailor by the crews? Superb pics Britman, keep them coming. Dave
  11. Does anyone else get the feeling no ones listening?
  12. I did a 1/32 Hasegawa F-86 in Bare Metal foil many years ago, used 4 sheets of foil and if I remember correctly it was two sheets of chrome finish and two of brushed aluminium. Lots of cutting, burnishing and peeling but it got finished and looked pretty good I thought. Main problems are compound curves and the technique I used was to burnish small areas at a time with a cotton bud, holding the piece up and stretching it as you burnished. If it creased you could gently pull it up and go again but if the crease didn't pull out it was scrap and try again. Beauty is you cut slightly oversize for each panel then trim once down following the panel lines. The foil also has a grain so putting the same colour on in different directions gives different hues. I took some pictures but they were on real film (see how long ago it was?) and the prints are somewhere at the bottom of a box. Seeing Spencer Pollards P-51 build on his blog using the new chrome paint sort of relegates this method but for those without airbrushes it is an alternative to rattle can silver. Dave
  13. I'll second this, particularly toe curling account of the South Georgia incident, men with huge wosnames..... Dave
  14. Is there anything in the Red Arrows Special produced by the IPMS mag a few years ago? (I'm away from base at the mo' so can't check myself) If memory serves it listed in quite a bit of detail all the schemes through the years backed with photos and drawings, it was a labour of love. Dave
  15. Imaginative use of large bore reinforced fuel hose (automotive for the use of), cable ties (many) and PR1422? Nice to see the defence budget spent on hi-tech gizmology. Dave