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  1. A seasonal take, so what have you bought or been gifted? I have recently got a Meng F-106, Academy 1/35 K-2 Black Panther ROK Army Tank, Julien
  2. Latest Walkaround Updates

    Additional L-39 pics added today. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235025445-aero-l-39-albatros/ Julien
  3. Latest Walkaround Updates

    Hi, with help from Mike, the other mods and the review team I have been working on getting a walkaround section here on Britmodeller. This will hopefully contain the sort of detail shots only modellers need. ie the left handed widget on the Blackburn Wurlitzer etc. We are aiming for Aircraft, helicopters, Tanks, Softskins, airliners, Ships, Subs, Weapons, Ejection seats, ground equipment. Basically anything of interest to the modeller. Guys & gals this section will only be as good as the info we can get and post up. If you would like to contribute then please let me know. many thanks Julien
  4. L-39Cs Pics taken at The Ukraine State Aviation Museum Zhulyany, Kiev. Pics thanks to Dave Haskell.
  5. Aero L-39 Albatros

    L-39ZA c/n232433 of the Czech Air Force, special tail art that was applied in 2008 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the L-39. Pics thanks to Kevan.
  6. Lend-Lease And Soviet Aviation In The Second World War ISBN : 9781911512264 Helion and Company via Casemate UK During WWII a huge ammount of material and arms was delivered to the Soviet Union, the value of this equipement has been long debated though its been shown that the depletion of German assets fighting on the Eastern front did no doubt help the Allied push into France and Germany. Through no doubt a great deal of research the author has not only made a an investigation into how these deliveries did in fact help the allied cause. The book considers the equipment, how it was delivered and how it was adapted by the Russians for use in their own challenging climate. The use by them, and mastering of equipment the western allies thought ill suited to their own operations is investigated; one of the more well known ones is the P-39. Not well liked by allied Air Forces but extremely well liked by Russian Pilots in the ground attack role. Included are detailed combat assessments prepared by the Soviets with their views on the allied equipment supplied. Aircraft considered in detail are; Hawker Hurricane Supermarine Spitfire Curtiss P-40 Kitty hawk Hawker Typhoon Bell P-39 Air Cobra Bell P-63 Kingcobra Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Short Stirling Curtiss O052 Owl Douglas A-20 Boston North American P-51 Mustang Vougt OS2U Kingfisher Curtiss C-46 Commando de Havilland Mosquito North American B-25 Mitchell Amstrong Withworth Albemarle Handley Page Hampden Dougals C-47 Skytrain Consolidated PBY Catalina North American AT-6 Texan In addition to the official deliveries of aircraft the book looks at those which arrived by accident. The text is supported by nearly 700 photographs, 100 colour aircraft profiles, plus maps and charts. Conclusion It is evident that a great deal of research has gone into this book. It really does give a proper attempt to assess the impact of deliveries of these aircraft to the Soviets. If you're interested in these aircraft in Soviet service, and this part of WWII in particular then its well worth investing in this publication. Very Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  7. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    We do have some shots of the TSR.2 seat in thr TSR.2 walkaround, and we have some in the Martin Baker thread. It was a Mk.8a seat designed only for the TSR.2 To make things slightly complicated Martin Baker then re-used the Mk.8a designation for the lightweight Mk.10 seat used in the Tucano. Julien
  8. Mil Mi-4 Hound

    Additional pics thanks to Kevan
  9. Mil Mi-4 Hound. Ex Indian Air Force. Pics thanks to Dilip Sethi, via Thomas McCafferty.
  10. Peterborough Scale Model Club Show 2018

    PM sent, thx Julien
  11. Farewell to the Lynx

    Lynx farewell at Wattisham Camp. All pics copyright to Kevin Baxter, thx for letting me put them here go to him.
  12. Where did www.scale-modles.co.uk go?

    Yes its still there if you put the correct URL in.
  13. Humbrol Aerosol

    Well it said 19 Bright Red on the tin, but appears to be filled with Humbrol 20 crimson inside! Julien
  14. Humbrol Aerosol

    Yes, shocking but that not red is it? I like that ebay as it says Enamel, but then talks about acrylic in the text! I got a tin of 20 out of my old paint stash and it is perfect for the stuff in the rattle can.
  15. Im sorry but where in the review did I mention the Hampden bomb bay? or colour schemes?
  16. Latest Walkaround Updates

    Heston JC.6 pics added today. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032314-heston-jc6/ Julien
  17. Heston JC.6

    This was a British prototype air observation aircraft designed and built by the Heston Aircraft Company Limited in 1947. It lost out to the Auster AOP.6. Pics thanks to Gorby where they came from a family member who worked for Heston.
  18. Latest Walkaround Updates

    Ex Saudi T.55 55-731 updated today; http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032281-english-electric-lightning-t55-55-713/ Julien
  19. Additional pictures mine.
  20. Ex Royal Saudi Air Force T.55 55-713 at The Midland Air Museum, pics thanks to Alan.
  21. Peterborough Scale Model Club Show 2018

    Hi, Can you put IPMS Ipswich down as we would like to attend. Thx Julien (IPMS Ipswich club Sec)
  22. Very rare bird

    Thanks to @Scimitar pics now up in the walkaround section. Julien
  23. Latest Walkaround Updates

    Today in the walkaround section we bring you the Erickson Aircrane / Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032229-erickson-aircrane-sikorsky-s-64-skycrane/ Julien
  24. This is an S-64F. Originally built by Sikorsky as a CH-54B for the US Army (Serial on this one was 69-18473). As an interest Erickson Air-Crane in 1992 purchased the the type certificate and manufacturing rights from Sikorsky. They have made over 1300 changes to the original design. Pics thanks to Scimitar and his road trip for the pictures.
  25. Rick Jolly

    A sad loss as he was not that old. A true gentleman from what I have been told. Honoured by both sides from the war and that in itself says a lot. Julien