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About roys

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  • Birthday 02/05/1966

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    1/72 aircraft (mainly jets),books,airshows & museums

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  1. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    Glad to see Wagner's got a mention. Been fortunate to sit in Leeds Town Hall twice for "Gotterdammerung" and that opening strikes me to the very core. If I need inspiration at work I give myself a blast of it "Vorspiel".
  2. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    Regarding the engine intakes, I have a copy of the 2013 publication "Build & Convert No3"-SAM Publications. Page 91 "resin parts way too small, and without major reshaping of the fuselage would not fit. I resorted to using the kit intakes, scratch building inlet trunking and supplementary intake doors from plastic card." Author Tony Gloster. Not stopped me from buying one though! I am wondering if packing them out from the fuselage side would help?
  3. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    I investigated my own kit over Christmas as a possible 2018 project. One BM post sticks in my mind regarding this kit, in that a chap recommended an unusual order of assembly for this kit. Might have been starting off with the upper surface of the wing & assembling the rest of the model around that? I will watch with interest!
  4. Drinking (and drugging) and driving

    I had a bizarre experience recently.Walking towards a newsagent in a dodgy area.Small parking area perpendicular to the pavement. Old fiesta comes into a space towards me with both tyres screeching & smoking. Driver shouting abuse at a middle aged lady stood by the side of the car.Old guy with walking stick jumps out of car.I go into shop buy paper and laugh about having bad experience outside."Plenty of bad things happen out there" is the response. Struggle past old guy & daughter in the doorway. Old guy goes off to the till to pay for bacon & paper. Me & daughter exit shop.l spot half bottle of vodka placed neatly on the kerb under the bumper.Stopped me & daughter dead in our tracks.However the seal was intact, just looked like he had bought it elsewhere. Get involved or not? I chose not to
  5. Bad Couriers!

    I went into Toymaster Halifax to look for a kit & found no evidence of any Hornby product. So here we are, what a wonderful invention the internet is. Christmas 2017 & no train sets or scalextric Outside they have an old Beatties illuminated sign with the broken power cable hanging forlornly down. Models / Hobbies / Toys it reads. Going back with my cameras as it should make a good picture to remind myself of my youth!
  6. https://www.magnumphotos.com/newsroom/science-technology/peter-marlow-concorde/ https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-42024835#ampshare=http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42024835
  7. Rodney Bewes has died

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/dmitri-hvorostovsky-russian-rock-star-of-opera-dies-at-55/2017/11/22/b31629f6-cf8a-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe_story.html?utm_term=.e1af9771943d Another great loss an amazing journey from teenage tearaway to rock star then opera star.
  8. You Know You're Getting Old When ......

    When we had 4 buses an hour, main roads & pavements not clogged up with badly parked cars! Also what a godsend lowered kerbs are !
  9. Quite a popular idea buying a spare wheel, but not a cheap option.As someone who has found out that Nissans are not made the way they used to be, it is interesting to read here about the same issues with VAG.
  10. What's in your glass?

    Glenfiddich with diet ginger ale but I am finding it a bit sweet these days so perhaps I should try something different.
  11. Bad Couriers!

    On that basis by their rules, they do not have a leg to stand on in terms of compensation.
  12. Bad Couriers!

    My DPD local (formerly Interlink ) driver advised me today, that the latest forthcoming development, is to include a mugshot of the driver delivering your parcel in the email giving delivery information. At one point I had a very cheerful Rumanian called Andre.His van had lots of fore and aft damage and I used to joke it was revenge for the B word. But Andre got sacked for demolishing somebody's conservatory.
  13. Had a trip to the car dealers the other week. Salesman had some odd ideas about how their finance plan worked.Something about me gaining by £1500 every time I went back for another one. But I would be paying 5% interest for 3 years! Buy a diesel and even if it became worthless due to environmental issues I would be guaranteed the residual value under the agreement! Came away thinking something one year old, top of the range from a big S/hand dealer is better than new & basic bottom of the range. Plug in cars make me laugh due to our crumbling national grid!
  14. Would we have liked mobile phone in the 70s

    Possibly the problem was that basic cameras were expensive & put people off? Also information was not available easily and it was easy to fleece the consumer which was my experience in the eighties & nineties. But my father did ok in the fifties & sixties with cheap cameras & I think his 2 album's are absolutely ace.
  15. Gambling

    Bit like the rest of the financial services industry!