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About AntPhillips

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    Officially, the Grumpiest Old Git, West of anywhere
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  1. ***Finished*** Airfix Fairey Firefly

    You're putting me to shame, that kit has sat in my stash for years, glad to see it finished and that it went to a good home Message to self "kits are for building not shed insulation"
  2. Books covering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    I'll second Centaurs recommendation of Carlo D'Este's book, I read this a few years back, it is a very good read.
  3. SPanking morning at The Heath

    I'm pretty sure that its on the starboard intake cheek and is a Sniper targeting pod. http://www.f-16.net/g3/var/resizes/f-16-photos/album37/album05/Sniper_001.JPG?m=1371910633
  4. If you haven't already heard, HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to enter Pompey tomorrow on the morning high tide: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/august/14/170814-hms-queen-elizabeth-to-arrive-in-portsmouth
  5. New Forum Software Update

    My favourite new feature too, we really are very easily pleased aren't we
  6. Airfix Rommel's Half Track

    I built this when I was about 12 or so (that's 40 years ago now). I remember it being fairly well detailed and a great kit to build. If I recall, the steering mechanism is a little tricky (well it was to a 12 year old me) and remember to fit the road wheels of the tracked section in the correct order. I seem to remember I leapt in and ended up having to rearrange them. I look forward to seeing some progress pics.
  7. what was your very first Airfix kit.

    I'm another who's first build was the ancient Messerschmidt Bf-109G-6, built within a matter of minutes, unpainted of course and transfers (not decals in those days) straight onto the plastic.
  8. More on Airfix 2017

    Just a little bit:
  9. 1/48 F-14D Tomcat

    IMHO the best guide to building the Revell Monogram F-14 was written by Darren Roberts (owner of Steel Beach Model Accessories) and published by Fine Scale Modeler. The article is available as a PDF download here: http://www.finescale.com/online-extras/2008/10/better-ways-to-build-monograms-1-48-scale-top-gun-f-14-tomcat Hope this helps. Ant
  10. Hunter T.7 on the move

    Traveling home from work this evening along the M4 near Port Talbot, I spotted a low loader coming in the opposite direction in the Eastbound carriageway with a bright red fin projecting above the can of the truck. As I got closer, I could see the unmistakable sight of a Hawker Hunter T.7 fuselage in full blown Raspberry Ripple colours, although it did look a little weather beaten. As it's heading East passing Port Talbot I'm presuming it's either come from Swansea or I'm thinking that possibly it may have been a gate guardian down at Brawdy (if there was still a gate guardian down there). Anyone have any info as to where it's come from and where it's heading?
  11. Any models shops in Wales...?

    Did you manage to catch anything flying through the loop?
  12. New Forum Software Update

    I just had to log in again, no surprise once I realised Mike had done the update, initially the page formatting was all jumbled up, overlapping lines of text etc. I switched my theme back to default as was mentioned above and it's all normal again (I've even got the like button back, except it's a heart now lol)
  13. More on Airfix 2017

    Both do indeed look excellent, after a couple of so-so artworks, Airfix come back with a superb double header.
  14. Photobucket Picture Removal

    I voted option 1 too. I've transferred all my photos from PB to Google Drive for now. At some point I'll get around to changing any links.