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Everything posted by spfparker

  1. Visiting the Stones

    Guilty too - whilst on holiday in Seattle this year on the way from the airport first stop was at a great model shop... only brought the two kits..
  2. What have you purchased 9

    1/32 Revell (Matchbox) Lysander for a tenner from my local air museum
  3. What have you purchased 9

    or - What have you quite not purchased! Beaten to it at a carboot this morning by seconds - some lucky chaps got Tamiya Vosper Perkasa, Japanese PT15 (1/72) and 1/350 Tirpitz + Matchbox Flower class corvette all for 3-4 quid each. Gutted- but I didnt 'need' them!
  4. What have you purchased 9

    1/144 Revell Ryanair 737 (how difficult is it to make a P8 Poseidon out of one of these....?) and an Antonov 124 Ruslan. Also a couple of wooden sailing ship kits - I know not why....except they were only a couple of quid each . All from a car boot.
  5. Imodelkit

    Just downloaded this app that has various paints charts on it and a scale calculator- has anyone else seen and used this and are there any other useful modelling Apps out there???
  6. What have you purchased 9

    Some oldies....MPC/ Airfix HE 177, Airfix Moskva and a Hasegawa Mitsubishi Ki-15 Babs on a recent tripto the USA.
  7. Seattle, Portland and San Francisco

    Hi All Looking for some hints and tips re-model shops and places to visit when we drive down from Seattle to San Fran in the summer for our hols. Have identified a trip to the Boeing factory and also a couple of other aviation museums in Seattle and also the Spruce Goose on the way down but any other recomendations would be appreciated . Have to pick the best of the museums as havng the family with me I won't be able to go to them all!! Steve
  8. Seattle, Portland and San Francisco

    for info - Skyway model shop in Seattle - is amazing - probably the best I have ever visited. Stocked to the rafters with kits and accessories. New and second hand.
  9. What is in a name?

    I'm 56 and born and bred in Northampton - It's called the NEN around these 'ere parts... We also have the town and village of Towcester (pronounced Toaster) and Cogenhoe (pronounced Cook-no)...
  10. What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    An -124 - just over Northampton..
  11. Britmodeller has changed!!!!! (again)

    very smart..:)
  12. A survey about what kits do you prefer

    Good luck
  13. What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    A400 and Herc in VERY close formation over Northampton 10 mins ago
  14. Airfix parts service.

    I ordered some spare parts from Airfix on Thursday at 15.00 over the 'phone - they arrived the following morning at 09.30. Can't get better than that.
  15. What have you purchased 8

    1/32 Airfix Crusader III tank - £7 from a car boot....oh and a 1/48 Lightning using my Airfix £15 discount voucher - 10% club membership and free postage for £18.29..
  16. What have you purchased 8

    Revell 1/48 RAF Phantom FGR Mk 2 - £4.99 from a charity shop
  17. What have you purchased 8

    Airfix Western Front set £3 from a car boot..
  18. What have you purchased 8

    6 x Airfix mounted 54mm figures from a a car boot sale...because they were there..
  19. Airfix parts service.

  20. Air Training Corps

    5(F)Northampton. 1970's. Had a great time doing all the normal stuff. Best bits for me were visits and camps to Wittering (Harriers + Hunters), Honnington (Buccaneers) and Brize. Worst bit (other than the uniform that never fitted any part of me) flying in a Hercules being copiously air sick for hours.... Flew in Chipmunks, VC10 and this (from Wikipedia). United Kingdom Royal Air Force – One Beagle Husky (XW635) was won by Sir Billy Butlin in a raffle and presented to the RAF's Air Training Corps in 1969. It flew with No. 5 Air Experience Flight, flying air cadets from Cambridge Airport until it was retired in 1989 and sold to a civilian user. Was rubbish at shooting and slightly worse at playing in the squadron band........cymbals!
  21. Airfix parts service.

    Last month I asked for a replacement front canopy that was cracked for the 1/48 Meteor that I had purchased from the Airfix website. initially the answer was there wasn't any in stock but in the end I received a whole new kit.
  22. Taylor and McKenna - before they were called Beatties. Used to have some great bargains. Old Town Models in Hemel Hempstead..
  23. what was your very first Airfix kit.

    Mid sixties - Airfix P-51 from Father Christmas in Watts, Northampton. He's cost me a fortune over the years since then.....
  24. Poor Airfix Customer Service

    AIrfix have posted me today a whole new kit which, has to be said, is great service.