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MikeC

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  1. I Don't Understand why......

    Isn't that the truth! Isn't any model a depiction of the subject at one instant in time? Or am I missing something?
  2. 1/48th Airfix Meteor Fmk8 - due 24th March

    Never mind another F8, when's the FR9 coming? And it's a fair bet it will, there are camera windows on the F8 clear sprue ...
  3. Well, that's it. Just deleted all my photos (they're on my hard drive anyway) and closed my account. I figured it was better to do that before I just couldn't get at them any more. The last straw was an ad that I couldn't get rid of urging me to upgrade to a paid PB account. My apologies for anyone who was looking at one of my old threads, but there will be more once I've found a new host.
  4. Hi Max, following this with interest. I've got this kit and the Alley Cat upgrade. Looking good.
  5. US Navy / Marines "Red" edging on undercarraige doors?

    If you haven't found this trick already, a red "Sharpie" marker is a quick and easy way to reproduce red edges on airbrakes etc, far easier than a paintbrush.
  6. Best British War Film Actors

    John Mills could play a submarine captain or an army corporal who didn't really want the stripes equally convincingly. Dirk Bogarde was an army photographic interpretation officer during the war. And all the supporting cast: Harold Siddons, Victor Maddern, Sam Kydd for example. Let's not forget the Germans either: Wolfgang Preiss must have played practically every officer in the Wermacht high command at one time or another.
  7. Hi Mike

     

    Could I have the PR1G conversion with a Tamiya Mk 1?

     

    Will

  8. "Damp tent and a nasty little shack full of dead flies." Good work there.
  9. Post-War Brisfit, Post-War Ninack, Late Snipe, the latter two with some great Pheon decals available, and some apparentlt due for the Brisfit - go on, you know you want to ...
  10. A big "Hello!" from Suffolk, UK....

    Hi, and welcome from another former Bury boy. Good to hear Model Junction's still going; remember CF Rogers in St Johns St.?
  11. Revell Spitfire MKIX.

    Yes, I'm considering that route too; doesn't look too difficult, but time will tell. If it proves too difficult and ends up as bin fodder, at least I won't have wasted a very expensive Tamiya. It seems to be the Mk II kit with new sprues for the fuselage, wings and Mk IX-specific bits. Only four-spoke wheels are included (some very early IXs had five-spoke ones) and they do look to be an improvement on the Mk IIa. It also looks as though they've fixed the shape issues with the Mk II fuselage, but I'll reserve judgement until I've got the bits out of the bag.
  12. I remember that ^^. It was H J Walker iirc, and I seem to remember it being in the basement of a chemist's shop. Only went there once. Nearer home for me: Suffolk boys like me may remember C F Rogers in St Johns St, Bury St Edmunds - Airfix series 1 hanging from the beams and on the peg-board fitted on the cellar door. They even sold some of the old ESCI aftermarket decals - about six options per sheet with one side view per option to work from. Further afield, Ipswich had Everybody's Hobbies in St Nicholas St, and there was Langleys in the Arcade in Norwich. But in the 60s everybody sold kits - even the greengrocer down the road from where I used to live carried half a dozen Revell series 1. Moved South with my job in the late 70s, and discovered my local model shop was none other than Modeltoys in Portsmouth, home of Modeldecals. Great to be able to browse the sheets and decide which one to buy - "oh, and that sheet's got a Gazelle on it,I'd better have an Airfix Gazelle as well please ..." Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!
  13. Where are all the red boxes ?

    Yes, I was in Bedford Hobbycraft on Wednesday and was quite surprised at how denuded the Airfix shelves were. However, for the first time in living memory I went in with a list of half a dozen Tamiya acrylics and found every one in stock.
  14. Model making on tv

    I sem to remember the child Emile in The Wild Geese is seen building a model - must watch that film again sometime.
  15. Greenham Common 1983

    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?
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