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MikeC

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  1. Yes, very good memories of Greenham in the 70s. My ATC Sqn used to run a minibus to the show. One year, at the conclusion of flying (the Arrows in Gnats of course) we were just backing out of the parking space to come home, when someone yelled "STOP!!" Coming low and fast, crowd right to left, was a high wing and deep fuselage, which turned out to be a B-24 on its delivery flight from India. The same B-24 is now in the RAF museum. Anyone else remember that?
  2. Iirc the Rareplanes vacform FB4 was a very good kit. Yes I know it's a vac ...
  3. Could i have the kitty hawk cougar please

    glyn fuller

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      MikeC

      Thanks, and yes of course - PM inbound

  4. I've got that sheet, it consists mainly of generic serials and badges, so that you can build any Gnat from the fleet. It's also got specific decals for the Bedford gust research a/c, for which S&M also do a conversion set.
  5. Seen locally to me once, on a private car: "Well Driven? Let my Mum know, she worries."
  6. We were talking about Camels at the December MKSMC club meeting. I'm not that familiar with the Biggles books myself (although I did read a few in my youth) but a friend is. He said that there are frequent references to the "Bentley" engine of the Camels flown by Biggles, so you'd be advised to get the "BR1" boxing.
  7. DH2? Can't think offhand of anything with more rigging than that. Got the worst out of the way first. Once you work out the best way for you to manage rigging, it gets a lot easier, and whilst I have to be in the mood it can be very theraputic. Don, noted, thanks.
  8. One built, the Sopwith Triplane. Four in the stash: RE.8, Salmson (USAS), Post-war Ninack and Post-war Snipe. On the wishlist: a DH9 amd (although the wallet and logic both say no) a Felixstowe. Would love to see an Avro 504, but have my doubts as to whether they will ever do one. Hope I'm wrong!
  9. That's why I always go for the signed-for option: costs a little more, but you have the option to pass that cost on to the buyer as an element of the P&P charge. It also gives the buyer peace of mind, as they are assured the parcel won't just be put in a "safe place", potentially at the mercy of any passing person with nefarious intent.
  10. Used them for a while now, and many parcels - the only problem I've had is one parcel got stuck at the national hub for a few days, but it (along with an apology) was delivered eventually. Yes, the tracking info can take a little while to catch up, but I've found them reliable and good value.
  11. Mks I & V?? Eduard haven't finished the long-nose Merlins yet? What about the VII and X/XI??? Please Mr Sulc?
  12. Lowest one I got was extremely obvious, it was who it purported to be from that made me mad:
  13. In acrylics, Humbrol 230 - one of the more reliable Humbrol acrylics in my experience. With Tamiya, 3 parts XF-18 to 2 parts XF-2; you can vary the latter slightly for post-shading and tonal variation if you wish. Valejo do a reasonable PRU Blue as well. I'm afraid Xtracrylix are on my "avoid" list after one bad experience too many, so I can't comment on their version.
  14. I'll put them in if there's a chance, however small, they'll be seen, but otherwise don't.
  15. I use an Iwata HP-CS for finer work to smallish base coats, and a Badger 155 Anthem for large areas. Like Karl, I only ever use the side cup. One thing I did purchase some years ago: a bayonet fitting. There's a female connector on the air hose, and a male connector on the brush, a different connector for each brand of brush. Connecting brush to hose is now a push-fit, and disconnecting a simple pull of a collar and remove the brush. Changeover: 2 seconds or perhaps less. I can't remember where I purchased it now, could well have been from Little-Cars (as Paul was then), but I did get my Iwata and current compressor from him. I wouldn't consider changing either brush, they both work well for me, but your mileage may differ. Paul's suggestion above looks good.