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About Troffa

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  1. Red Arrow 3 down.

    According to this old thread on Pprune the Hawk T1 did have Command eject. No Idea if the current service aircraft have this system operative or in use. https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/523135-command-ejections.html
  2. A fantastic BritModeller debut Juanca! Excellent weathering and attention to detail and enough of the history of the aircraft and Pilot- I've not seen many Buffalo here, and your effort sets a very high bar. cheers, Troffa
  3. Hello from Spain

    Welcome aboard Juan! You are a similar age to myself- what Kits did you build back in the 70's and '80s? Matchbox and Airfix for me - what kits were popular / available in Spain?
  4. Wow, this is going to be some project! Best of luck, and in those times when all seems lost, and the challenge too great- remember JFK's words: "We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too" Bon Chance Booty!
  5. 1/48 RAF Phantom markings

    Have look for "Decal paper" via your favourite search engine- Amazon have a some at around £1 for an A4 Sheet. They are supposed to work with Inkjet printers. I didn't realise it was that available- I may have found my latest rabbit hole in this hobby!
  6. Typhoon 1B, 184 Sqn, RAF

    That's fantastic Chris, and to be honest, just what I hoped for. There are two pics. one from the starboard front quarter that shows the 3 bladed prop, the white? Spinner stripe and baseplate- in the background of this pic there is a Beech Staggerwing (Traveller Mk1 in RAF service, but no markings visible) The other pic is from the starboard rear quarter and show the Pilot, Warrant Officer Wilson and his Groundcrew. There is an interesting dark tone to the lower fuselage on this shot that may be overpainted D-Day stripes, but I'm not sure. I'm hoping to get clearance to post these shots next week, and I will be strongly recommending that the owner gets in touch with 184 Sqn dot com with his collection. Thanks again, very much appreciated! Cheers, Mark
  7. Typhoon 1B, 184 Sqn, RAF

    I have been researching a Photo of a 184 Squadron Typhoon that belongs to a friend of a friend. Frustratingly I cant post it here at the moment, but hope to get permission to do so in the near future. Aircraft is BF-F or E and could be MN141 or MN144 My question regards the non-standard markings applied, namely a stripe around the spinner, a spinner baseplate of the same colour and a stripe through the centre of the tail ID band- if the web is to be belived these would appear to be red- see here: Does anyone have a definitive date, presumambly post VE day when 184 applied these markings? (I've been to the excellent 184squadron.com website but cant find any answer to this query) Help me Oh-Bee-Emm, you're my only hope!
  8. Interesting piece, looks like a Hurricane may be a future pleasure flight possibility! Start saving now! http://vintageaviationecho.com/two-seat-hurricane/
  9. The film will still be in black and white, there is a teaser trailer on youtube. Have a look for dam busters at 75, its studio canal who have the rights.
  10. It's the chance of seeing it on the big screen with a cinema sound system that is the draw for me. Can't wait.
  11. Well he had plenty of time. I doubt we'll ever see it. I Would be interested in reading the Stephen Fry script.
  12. Blinkety flipping flip! "The DAM BUSTERS" , The seminal 1955 Michael Anderson film, starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave, is back on the big screen in the UK, for 1 day only, get your tix now before I "Chastise" you some more- I am so stoked ! http://www.thedambusters75.co.uk
  13. According to this site, it's an Italeri tooling, reboxed by Matchbox in the 1990's. http://www.matchboxkits.org/product_info.php?cPath=100_110_116&products_id=230
  14. Puma HC2

    Cheers for the correction Tim, every day's a school day as they say! :-)