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  1. Old (1962) Airfix B-17G "A BIT O LACE"

    I built "A Bit o' Lace" sometime in the early '80s. Didn't look anywhere near as good as yours. Outstanding build and great work. Finnthedude.
  2. A chat about classic cars started by a a guy with a snag with an MGB

    I had a BGT (single 12v battery under rear bench seat) for a long time till it finally succumbed to terminal tinworm. It had a similar problem in that some days it would suffer from a drained battery, for no apparent reason. I changed almost everything in trying to cure it, finally fixed it by changing a relay. On the offside inner wing there's a cylindrical Lucas relay, looks like it's made of dark brown plastic, about the size of a 'C' cell battery, I changed that and never had a problem with electrics afterwards. Might be worth a go. Finnthedude.
  3. Lancaster Crew Radio Recordings.

    This was posted on my football forum (Stoke City) and I thought it would be something that would be appreciated here as well. Quite an amazing listen and some nice artwork in the video too. "I can read my watch in the searchlights", "I'm watching everything", "Could do with a pint". Nothing but respect for these lads. I would have been bricking it, I doubt I'd be able to speak. Finnthedude
  4. If you can do that with an ancient kit, I can't wait to see what you do with a modern one in 1/24! Outstanding work, sir. Finnthedude.
  5. What have you purchased 8

    1/24 Airfix Typhoon. Got it so cheap that I couldn't refuse. In the past I've built the 1/24 Airfix 109, Spitfire and Harrier, but gave them all away not long after completing them due to lack of space. This thing is staying with me on display somewhere, no way am I parting with this one. It looks amazing. Really looking forward to building it.
  6. Name five need new tooled British aircraft in 1/72

    For me: Lysander Vulcan Can't think of 5 for now but would love a Lysander.
  7. Oh fiddlesticks!

    I fell backwards onto a kerb and smashed my right ulna in a couple of places. It was so bad a break (it was called a "butterfly fracture") that I had to have a massive metal plate put in (still in there), but believe it or not it wasn't too painful. About ten years after that I was playing with the kids in the back garden and fell over onto soft grass and got a small fracture in the "champagne cork" of my left radius - didn't need a plate or even a cast, just a sling for a few weeks - but was the most agonising and uncomfortable pain I've ever had. It was impossible to lie comfortably in bed and sleep was a real problem. Weird that the bad one didn't hurt and the minor one was awful. Hope yours isn't too painful.
  8. Ford Escort RS1600 Mk1

    That is awesome in every way. Finnthedude.
  9. Losing interest.

    Time of year doesn't help, seasonally affected disorder because of the dark nights, cold if you have an outside shed and besides that there's a massive amount of other stuff going on with Christmas and stuff. I don't even bother with modelling until work finishes for Chrimbo and then I usually get a bit of a spurt thanks to time off. Can't wait till the 16th when I get a few weeks of time away from work. Finnthedude.
  10. Airfix 1/24 Messerschmitt BF109E

    I had this kit in the mid 80's and never finished it due to the landing gear collapsing so I got fed up of it and binned it. Yours is stunning, so much so that I want to buy another and try again. Finnthedude.
  11. What are you reading?

    Just finished "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. I found it a real slog and had to force myself to finish it. For a quick fix to cheer myself up I'm going to read Pratchett's last discworld novel "The Shepherd's Crown" next. Finnthedude.
  12. Airfix 1/24 Typhoon 1b

    Very nice! I'm not brave enough to tackle one of these beasts yet and I admire anyone who builds one, especially to this very high standard. Finnthedude.
  13. Warhammer 40k ShadowSword

    It's a beautiful beast, The Emperor would be proud! Finnthedude.
  14. Never seen one of those before, thanks for sharing, it's a beauty. Finnthedude.
  15. 1/76 Airfix Bedford QL Giraffe

    Awesome job, that's fantastic. Finnthedude.