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About spruecutter96

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    Many more kits than I will ever build....

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  1. TVs best characters

    Cat in his "Dwyane Dibley" guise from earlier series of Red Dwarf..... Still makes me smile when I think about some of his more memorable lines. EG: "Suck my thermos! You think I like being the Duke of Dork?" Classic stuff.... Chris.
  2. 2nd hand Model Shop in Wimbeldon

    Looking at the previous comments, maybe it was Comet Miniatures. I started visting Tony James' shop (singular) about 5 or 6 years ago. In those days, he had floor-to-ceiling SF kits on the ground floor and second-hand kits in a very murky, dusty basement. There were some underground gems lurking down there. Tony shut the shop down a few years ago and now trades on-line only as timeless_hobbies. I saw him at the Hanslope HAMEX show a couple of weeks ago and he seemed much the same as ever. He was telling me stories about Peter Jackson and H.R. Geiger (designer of the original Alien back in the 1970's) coming into his shop over the years, which I found very interesting. Cheers for the replies. Chris.
  3. RAF Museum Lysander to be Restored

    Afternoon, All. As I'm sure many on here already know, Hendon's old Battle of Britain hall is currently being converted into a visitor's centre (probably in an effort to encourage people to spend more money during their visit). The grassed area that previously contained the Spitfire and Hurricane on poles will soon be a kid's play area (I wonder if this area was stipulated by the local council or not?). The newly resurfaced car park is fairly close to being finished, from what I could see of it about three weeks ago. I will be interested to see what the changes for the RAF's 100th anniversary will bring, but I have a feeling that it will tick the old school-museum visitors off quite royally. Having said that, it has always struck me that "mum, dad and two kids" are more prevalent at Hendon than the aviation-enthusiasts. I guess that Hendon has to cater to the majority of its attendees, like most other modern museums. What do ye reckon? Chris.
  4. Jennings Toy /Model Shop, Enfield, London

    Mystery is now solved, - I have just spoken to the Jennings manager and he told me they are now mail-order only. Also, they are no longer at their Hertford Road address. I asked him if they have any plans to allow customers into their warehouse and he said not in the immediate future... Cheers. Chris.
  5. Jennings Toy /Model Shop, Enfield, London

    Anyone have any further information? Cheers. Chris.
  6. 2nd hand Model Shop in Wimbeldon

    Thanks for all your replies - I think I might have to file this one under "what could have been...." It was worth a try, though. Cheers. Chris.
  7. Hi, All. Does anyone know the current address for the Jennings Model Shop (formerly at 244 Hertford Road, Enfield, North London)? I've goggled it and one site claimed they had closed down, but their phone number is still working, which obviously suggests otherwise. I have left a message on their answer-phone, but have yet to hear back from them. Any information will be gratefully received. Cheers. Chris.
  8. 2nd hand Model Shop in Wimbeldon

    Hi, Pete. Thanks for your reply. I don't think it could have been Comet Miniatures (the owner - Tony James - is now trading on-line only as timeless_hobbies, BTW). The fella I was talking to didn't mention that the shop was primarily SCi-FI / Fantasy and he probably would have mentioned that if it had been Comet Miniatures. I will keep looking, but I have a feeling the shop I'm after may be long gone. Thank you for taking the time to reply - much appreciated. Chris.
  9. 6 days

    It's currently on Netflix. I would think the DVD/Blu-Ray/Download will be available in the next two or three months. I watched recently it and thought it was a solid 6 out of 10, but would be best enjoyed for free on Telly in 18 months or so. Cheers. Chris.
  10. 2nd hand Model Shop in Wimbeldon

    Hi, All. Whilst attending the Midlands Air Museum model show yesterday, I was told about a model-shop that used to specialize in second-hand kits in Wimbledon, South London. The fella who told me about this place said he hadn't visted it for maybe 6 years and the best location he could give me was Wimbeldon (on or near the South Circular). He said the shop has never had a website and the owner largely sold to "local" kit-collectors (that last bit sounds a tad "League of Gentlemen" to me, but never mind). Does anyone know the shop he was referring to? Is it still in business today? If it is, what's the address, please? Any information will be very gratefully received. Thanks. Chris.
  11. Midland Air Museum Christmas Model Show 3rd December

    Thank you to Barry and everyone else involved in today's show. Your efforts are very much appreciated by all that attended, I'm sure. Thouroughly enjoyed the show and will (very probably) be back for the June show. Cheers. Chris.
  12. Hamex Kit swap and 2018 shows...

    Many thanks to Paul, Matt and everyone else who had a part in running the Show. Had a great day, made some nice moolah and talked to a number of individuals of interest..... Cheers. Chris.
  13. Hamex Kit swap and 2018 shows...

    "Can you smell the plastic yet?" BUMPLY....
  14. Midland Air Museum Christmas Model Show 3rd December

    "Only two days now..." Bumpington-Bertey.
  15. Midland Air Museum Christmas Model Show 3rd December

    Only three days to go! See everyone there. Chris.