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About slufdriver

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  1. Feeling the Water

    I would love to see a new build 206. As I already have a "Regal Beagle" and a "Kitstarter" from Airfix waiting patiently in the stash for me, that's 1/72 covered. However a new one in 1/48 - count me in! But I agree with Wallyinoz, the 206S2 offers more choices, albeit all civil. Richard
  2. Firstly, Sid (Syd?) Sharrocks on Cockpit Hill in Derby. Railway models downstairs and aircraft/plastics upstairs. The shelving behind the counters was stacked to the ceiling - the usual Airfix and Frog with some Revell and Monogram. Sadly, it was closed down and demolished in the early 1970s to make way for the truly awful Eagle Centre. Secondly, Alf Gooderes on Nightingale Road close to the Rolls-Royce factory. It was a 15-20 minute walk from my Grandmas house, so a must do whenever we visited her. Not just models, but tools, paints and decals as well. Alf would chat quite happily to all and sundry - even a teenaged schoolboy like wot I was. And when it came to pay, he totalled the price and then rounded it down. I always saved a couple of bob (10p) or more. Alf retired in the early 1980s and his son took over but moved away from plastic models into R/C models. Happy Days! Richard
  3. Model making on tv

    His name was "Lonely" and I claim my one point! Callan was one of my Dad's favourite TV shows, which in the days of 3 channels, one TV in the house and no VCRs, DVDs etc meant we all watched it - or sat at the kitchen table building Airfix models. Thanks for the happy memories! Richard
  4. You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out. When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game. Sorry, couldn't resist. I'll get me coat now. Richard
  5. Back to the bushes

    Paperwork is going to be horrendous!
  6. Shackleton decals

    Yes please John Richard
  7. Jet 2 livery

    My 738 decals arrived this morning, only 2 days after I paid for them. Like Dave Swindell, I am very impressed with the quality of the decals and the service provided by Richard. I'm very much looking forward to getting started. Richard
  8. P-47 D kits

    Thanks for that Patrice. Order duly placed! Richard
  9. SAMI in tescos

    Thanks for the 'heads-up". Got mine today - great value as I hadn't already got the Datafile. Richard
  10. Airfix 2015

    Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 in 1/72 scale please. Richard
  11. Slufdriver Summer Holidays

    Hi Martin It's that wonderful time of year when the Slufdrivers head for beautiful Cornwall - we're driving down on Saturday for 2 weeks R&R. I'm hoping to see you at Culdrose (subject to Mrs S's approval of course), if not I'll be visiting the shop. I see you are stocking Fujimi Phantom FG.1s, if you have a couple at the shop you could put to one side for me I'd be very grateful and you're guaranteed at least 2 sales! Look forward to seeing you again, All the Best Richard
  12. Airfix 2015

    And the SR.53 and the SRN.1 and the Scout and the Dominie and the Jetstream and the Heron and the Belvedere and the Rotodyne .......Please?
  13. Cold War Shield Vol2

    I ordered on the 30th Sept and Roger replied the same day to advise he would be away until the 9th Oct and would send the books out after that. The books arrived safely last Tuesday. (Unfortunately they were then confiscated by my wife and I won't be seeing them again until Christmas Day!) Richard
  14. 1:72 CMR Supermarine Scimitar F.1

    That is fantastic - a beautiful model of a beautiful aeroplane. Richard