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About Bennygman

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  • Birthday 04/10/1967

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    Stotfold, Herts
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    Modeling (no, really?)<br />Photography, movies, books.

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  1. Black Panther

    Enjoyed this one last night, but totally agree with the Lion King comment at times. I think they pulled off another potentially difficult one and fleshed out what I believe is an important part of the Infinity War jigsaw. Can't believe one of my favourite walking dead actors had a prominent role and I didn't recognise her! (Did look somewhat different, though). I think the humour was there throughout, though whether it hits the mark is down to individuals. I did read a comment from the Director that he aimed for a more normal level of comedy than the more out there Guardians/Antman (Ragnarok?) style. Infinity war trailer looks good, but the one I think will be a lot of fun is Antman and the Wasp. Steve.
  2. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Yes, I'd say "someone who can grow into the job" means someone we can mould to our way of doing things. My question would have been "If you knew that why did you waste both of our time calling me for interview?" Steve. (who isn't usually mad, but can become so when this sort of thing happens)
  3. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    Yes, and best British film, which surprised me. Clearly not paying enough attention to the titles. Having seen this and the shape of water I think the BAFTAs got it right, 'Billboards' was the better film I thought, though the two were very different with 'water' being what I'd call a (very) twisted fairytale. It's award for production design was well deserved. Steve.
  4. Jonathan Ross the Modeller

    Thanks Upnorth, and John! I would never have guessed that from his music, tons of references to Cars and Bikes, but off- hand I can't remember anything railroad related other than "downbound train". I guess like most of us it's used as a release from work. Steve.
  5. Jonathan Ross the Modeller

    Really? Not doubting you for a second, but do you have any further info on that, (cars/bikes presumably)? The guy is my musical hero (well, one of them) but I've never heard anything about that before. Thanks, Steve.
  6. Socially awkward

    I can come across as socially awkward, but basically I just can't be bothered most of the time and don't do small talk. I'm fine if I find someone interesting or have something in common, e.g people in the Proms queue, or the person next to me in the FRIAT stand / crowdline at an airshow. Most modellers I've met are fine too, but again there's obviously the shared interest. I think what made me realise I'm better socially than some was when I was looking at a trade stand at Telford and someone walked through me to look at the same stuff. No request at all, just basically shouldered me aside (I'm about 6 foot 1 and 16 stone, so they were fairly mission focused ). I completely understand the bits about avoiding the public where possible. Although I'd say the majority are still fine if it comes down to it, the proportion of idiots does seem to be on the increase (or does everyone think that as they get older (50 last year)). Us misanthropes need to stick together ...... no, hang on, that won't work will it? Steve.
  7. The Orville

    Really been enjoying this but I found the ep' about a society based on social media opinions a bit too close to reality for comfort. Excellent bit of satire though. I'd been Wondering where Bobbi Morse from Shield had got to... Also slightly disapointed the captain didn't need any 'pickle jars' opened this week . One of the best new shows of the year for me (loving Discovery also). Steve.
  8. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    I did, and it was. Unepectedly funny given the subject matter and great performances all round. Scary thing is that it's probably quite an accurate depiction of small town life. Peter Dinklage needs to ditch the 70's porn star look though. Steve.
  9. Eduard 1/72 Spitfire mk ix NMF Mig Ammo

    I don't post often these days but this one is too good to pass by. It's a beautiful job all round, but your treatment of the nose panels is brilliant. I have t tell you that I'll be stealing that idea! Steve.
  10. IWM Duxford American Airshow 28 - 29 May

    Thanks, that's a perfect graphical version of what I was probably failing to describe in words. Steve.
  11. IWM Duxford American Airshow 28 - 29 May

    I suspect (but don't know) that the sterile area of parking will be the fields at the far Western end beyond the tank bank and the Land warfare museum. If you've been driving out that end and seen traffic joining from your left, that's the area I mean. In years of attending DX I've never been parked there and I assume its one of the later areas to be filled up. If you want to guarantee access back to the car my advice would be to arrive fairly early and you will almost certainly be parked by the American museum (although early is good for a whole lot of other reasons too). The only caveat to the above is that I've not been to DX this year and assume they haven't started parking people in a different order. Steve.
  12. Hi guys, a few from Sundays show at Old Warden. It appears I lied about the Ryan being too far away, I mananged to get a half decent crop from one of the shots. All on 7D with 300 prime and 1.4 extender, airborne shots are mostly crops (apart from the Blenheim) Steve.
  13. Shuttleworth airshow

    But surely if they are serious about safety Duxford would have to go. Believe me I don't want to see it, but I can't see how continued displays there can be called safe. If the changes at somewhere like OW were felt necessary then DX must be giving them nightmares as surely it's the very model of another Shoreham waiting to happen. Am I being cynical or is the issue being fudged in the case of DX for some reason.I mean absolutely no disrespect to any pilots or display organisers, but surely it's just a numbers game as to when someone or something breaks. Very tricky one for me as I love the place, but think it's smacks of a double standard. Steve. Ps Paul, separate photo thread now added.
  14. Shuttleworth airshow

    I'm fairly regular at OW and went yesterday. I go primarily for photography but like to watch the displays too and have a life long love of aviation in general. Some of the display were considerably further away than usual. I use a Canon 7d with a 300 prime and a 1.4 extender. I've often had to take the extender off at OW as the planes were more than filling the viewfinder. Yesterday I had it on all day and still had to crop in afterwards. I thought it put some e.g. the Blenheim at the perfect distance for me, but others e.g. the beautiful Ryan were too high and distant for a decent shot. It did vary though, with Teichman's warhawk the most distant (probably due to the aerobatics) and the Hurricane a lot closer Has the experience been changed? - yes. Has it been ruined? - maybe if you go for photography only and have less than 300mm, but otherwise, not really. Old Warden is and continues to be a wonderful place for an air show and quite frankly if you call yourself an aircraft enthusiast and can't enjoy a day there, you're doing it wrong. 2016 is a wait and see year for me and I feared the worst when I heard the new regulations. For me Old Warden has passed the test of an enjoyable day out, Duxford is very much still 'wait and see', and I do fear the worst for that one ( they closed the country road at OW for safety reasons during the display, so how you can have an airshow next to the M11 beggars belief). Steve.
  15. Mig Ammo Paints?

    I like them. I've used them thinned with their own thinners with good results and no clogging at low pressures( I free-handed a Vietnam camo in 1/72). One thing I would say is that if you go too heavy too early you will regret it, and primer is a must. Fortunately I tend to paint with thin coats and build it up, which is what they advocate on their site, so maybe I'm just lucky this time around. To my eye the colours are excellent, though I'm no expert on that. Steve.