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About avro683

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    Aviation. Most Sport (watching these days), Films, Vinyl (I have been referred to as a "flat earther"), 60's "cult" British TV and I almost forgot, the Family mad Border Collie cross, Pepsi. Pepsi passed away last June, we have a new even more mad Border Collie now called Milburn.

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  1. There are also some ship kits, 1/600 and 1/500. The former look like Airfix Cossack and Daring reboxed.
  2. I took him! Being unable to gain access to any of the aircraft myself, Steve was armed with my camera and was able to take close on 100 excellent pictures for me whilst we were there, except in the Valiant, the reasons for which shall remain under the Official Secrets Act! It was a very long day, I was out of the house for close to 13 hours, roughly equivalent to the length of a Belfast sortie. It was well worth it and although I am going to need considerable recuperation time I sincerely hope that we don't have to wait another ten years for the next opportunity. Congratulations Cosford, a brilliant coup. We got there before ten but Steve was one of the of the last members of the public to gain access to the Valiant and it was after the official closing time when he emerged. Several of the staff told me that they had suggested holding the event over 2 or 3 days but management refused the idea. Maybe they will take heed next time 😁.
  3. I use acrylics exclusively now. As a hairy stick and airbrush user, I agree that Tamiya can be difficult to hand brush but I have found that thinning it a bit too much is actually advantageous, especially when using metallic colours.
  4. The Kitstarter Beagle Bassett has them! Such a shame that the scheme was a failure.
  5. I use Gators Grip. It's PVA with extra, er, grip. Marvellous stuff.
  6. Tremendous work.
  7. Aviation Archive Merlin bookazine. Really interesting as well as being a useful reference source.
  8. Invariably wheels down, especially now that so many are available as white metal and therefore stronger.
  9. Purson, Desires Magic Theatre. Brilliant 21at Century Prog, can't believe they have folded already.
  10. Some of us haven't seen the first one yet!
  11. As did the Stirling, Lancaster, B17 and others of that size and vintage. Just love those old instructions "Locate and cement pilot, part 1, to seat, part 2, after first painting if desired"!
  12. I was wondering the same thing.
  13. Indeed Dave but as is mentioned above the wing tips and ailerons (together) are separate parts. I just think it is a shame that the fin root hasn't been moulded separately too as then virtually all marks could be modelled.
  14. That link has a virus attached to it.