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Radpoe Spitfire

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About Radpoe Spitfire

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  • Birthday 10/07/1964

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    Retford, Nottinghamshire

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  1. I'd love to see the Hampden and Halifax re tooled along with the B24 & P61๐Ÿ‘
  2. I've just taken it to 26- now let's see a few more๐Ÿ˜
  3. This looks amazing, the Dr1 is not a big aircraft at the best of times- let alone in miniature- even in 1/48th scale! But I must agree your finish is superb. I don't model WW1 aircraft very often, but the Dr1 is on my to do list at some time. But your build is a real gem. Thank you for sharing. Frustratingly, the Baron's aircraft's colour scheme has been controversial in that for many years expert argument has raged as to whether it was all red or not- and I still don't even know now, if there is a general consensus of agreement to what is right or not. The two main depictions seem to be either all red or red with part of the fuselage painted in a green wash. So it's really up to the individual to make their own interpretation . Please don't take my comment as a criticism- it isn't - I'm just adding a little trivia which is a trait of mine๐Ÿ˜ - and enjoying looking at your finished model.๐Ÿ‘
  4. Sturmovik

    I built the Italeri release a few years ago, being originally released by Accurate Miniatures , I found that it's a nice kit to put together. The real skill comes in the finish and what a cracker you've built- it's spot on ๐Ÿ‘
  5. The airfix Buccaneer S2b

    Very much so, this is a little beauty๐Ÿ‘well done fella
  6. Hello, I know there is an armour forum on the Internet, but dies anyone have photos of MV's taken at any of Tony Budge's open days in Retford during the 1980's? Or do you know the whereabouts of some of his vehicles? It's a bit of nostalgia for me as I did some voluntary work on some of the vehicles.
  7. A very special Auster has come home to roost

    Yes it is in very good condition, other than a bit of dust through hangar storage, with a spit and Polish- this is how it would look now. There are photos of its recovery, and pit-stop at Firbeck, on the museum's Facebook page. The Demobbed website now has a photo of it in the museum hangar, albeit waiting to be put back together.
  8. Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant, 1/48

    What a beauty! It looks stunning! It is not often to see a Defiant that flew around the time of the Battle of Britain that doesn' t wear 234 squadron's PS codes. It's so nice to see it finished in this scheme, to me, it has a regional historical aviation significance. (as I am a member of the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum at Doncaster). In October 1940, the 307 squadron was based at RAF Hatfield Moor in S. Yorks. Its an airfield name few will recognise, that is, until you read the airfields new name...... In 1941 RAF Hatfield Moor became better known as RAF Lindholme, the only South Yorkshire airfield to operate both the Avro Manchester and Lancaster. Incidentally, in 1978, I took my first ever flight, as a snotty nosed air cadet in a Sedbergh flown from here.
  9. For a 25 year old it looks fantastic- but don't go and spoil it with new odds and sods- please leave it as it is.๐Ÿ‘ It's an authentic part of your personal modelling history.
  10. What a wonderful project, I can't wait to see the end result. I do have a vested interest in that my wife's Uncle drove both the Diamond T and Antar in the 1950's - I assume your dad is still around and it's a long shot, would he remember a Brian Kennedy or Ranby camp in Nottinghamshire? Either way, I shall be following the build with relish๐Ÿ‘
  11. Hi folks, in the last week or so, members of the museum collected the latest acquisition and it is very special to South Yorkshire. Auster Mk1 LB314 has been acquired from Denmark. This Auster is special to SYAM, in that in 1942 it operated from RAF Firbeck with 654 sqn on the former South Yorkshire airfield. Eventually the sqn found its way to North Africa, serving as aerial artilliary spotters in the NA campaign. The museum was formed when the old S.Yorks.Aviation.Society voted to turn its memoribilia collection into a full museum, sited in former buildings of the site from the early1980's until it moved to Doncaster in 1999-2000. On retuning to the UK, the first port of call was an informal photoshoot, taken next to a memorial at Firbeck, which stands on the base of the airfield's only Hangar. Congratulations to all involved- it has taken over 30 years, but this is the museum's first significant WW2 "Warbird"
  12. All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Thank you Troy your help is very much Appreciated ๐Ÿ–’- I'm actually repairing a Revell kit which lost a couple of blades, hence trying to locate a replacement prop/blades.
  13. All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Can any tell me which type of propeller was fitted to Dennis Noble's Hurricane- remains now displayed at Tangmere.?The aircraft serial is P3179. If you can answer my first question, what after market 1/32 propellers are available for Revell Hurricanes? If you can help it's much appreciated. Many thanks๐Ÿ–’
  14. Owl Decals

    Thank you for your reply, It's a great help- as I don't want to ruin them.๐Ÿ–’
  15. 13 Foot HMS Ark Royal 26 years to build

    Good effort fella, extremely well done. The 1/96th scale HMS Hermes displayed at SYAM in Doncaster is blowing enough- this is its equal.๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ‘