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About Whofan

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    Modelling, The Who, Loads of other bands, home and family

    (not necessarily in that order!)

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  1. What are you reading?

    Just finished Spook Street by Mick Herron and started Max Hastings' Secret War.
  2. Christmas menu

    "A nice bottle of ..." err .... bottle ? I find the trauma of Christmas can be eased by several bottles of wine, together with assorted sniffers of sherry, prosecco, single malt and brandy. Not all at the same time of course, spread throughout the day, starting by nicking Santa's sherry before breakfast. Hey, Santa's driving, he can't drink!
  3. Paignton model shop robbed

    Julien, Thanks for that, sadly it doesn't work on quality kindle. (Make note to self; try these things on PC first)
  4. Paignton model shop robbed

    You're quite right, thanks for changing it. Is changing the title of a thread something only mods can do, because I had a look to see if I could.
  5. Paignton model shop robbed

    Bug***r !! That's that predictive text again. Apologies!
  6. Paignton model shop robbed

    Apologies if I've missed another report of this, but Paignton model shop was robbed of stock of trains over the weekend; http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/863981/devon-model-train-robbery-paignton-toy-hornby-cctv-image-united-kingdom
  7. CJP, You're welcome, but I need to offer an apology over an incorrect piece of information. I can't actually find specific after market decals for a firefly (mk 1 or mk 5) that flew off Ocean, but - as I confused myself, they can be made up from aftermarket generic post war FAA decals. Dragonflies also flew off HMS Glory which did tours in the Korean War, though it looks like one dragonfly simply transferred from Ocean to Glory and back again.
  8. CJP, Whirlybird models have released a 1/72 vacform/resin model of a Sikorsky S 51 in dragonfly HR.3 mode, and include decals for a dragonfly off HMS Ocean in The Korean war. Allied to a sea fury - many 1/72 sea furies kits have decals for Carmicheal's fury off HMS Ocean, and a mk. 5 firefly, where aftermarket decals are available for planes flying off HMS Ocean, and you have a Korean war project with all the planes flown off Ocean during its 1952 tours of duty.
  9. Pet hates.

  10. Tom Petty RIP

    It's been confirmed now that he has.
  11. Oh goodness me, such a huge relief for you and Mrs P, great news. Many congratulations on Grant's arrival in the Family Procopius!
  12. Airfix Triumph Herald.

    Rick, A lovely job, but that bent coat hangar aerial ......... PRICELESS!!
  13. Retirement - what the hell do you do with your days?

    Throwing my 2'Pennorth worth in, I can start by agreeing with the above replies. I retired 4 years ago, and in all honesty I think it's gone by faster than my last 4 years at work seemed to. Everyone's circumstances are different, and what kind of activities we do will depend on your circumstances. And of course your family - if you have children, then you already know your time with them, helping or otherwise, will expand! One good thing I heard from a colleague is this - before you retire, you only have time to do what you have to do; when you retire, you don't have the time to do all that you want to do! Good luck with it all, I'm sure you'll have a great time!
  14. Ced, looking at the colour of the uniforms you've painted the crew, I think I've worked out your surprising twist in the tail on this build - they are actually a downed RAF crew and they are going to steal the JU 52 and fly it back to Britain, aren't they? What's that ? Err .... no, I've only had a couple of glasses of wine for (blast) with lunch ........ hic. If you ever find yourself at Munich airport with a spare couple of hours, they have a small aviation park ouside the airport and there's a Ju52 there.As we were periolously close to missing our flight back, we barely had a couple of minutes left to look at the planes as we swept regally past it in our hired skoda octavia.
  15. What are you reading?

    The Sunday Times Culture magazine has reviews in it today of two books that I am sure will be of interest to many Britmodellers. The first is Air Force Blue, by Patrick Bishop reviewed by Max Hastings. His review wants me to go out and read the book now! The second is Munich by Robert harris, whose Fatherland is still one of my favourite "war" books ever (along with the Cruel Sea, SS GB, HMS Ulysses, The Making of the Atomic bomb (not strictly a war book, but the best history of the Mnahatten Project I think that has ever been written), by Richard Rhodes and The Eagle Has Landed) reviewed by Dominic Sandbrook, whose review, again, makes me want to go out and buy the book now. I know books, like music, films and art are intensely personal, and what one poperson may recommend another may dislike, but I am sure I am preaching to many of the converted here who will read these books because they like the authors. Both are out in hardback now, and I am not employed or sponsored by either author or publisher ;- )