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  1. Just to announce that I am currently working on the developmental, political and operational history of the Boulton Paul Defiant, for release ( all being well ) late summer 2018. The book is being published by Frontline/Pen & Sword, and will be about 80,000 words in length with 100+ images. But that's a ball park figure as I have been given free reign to make this book as large as possible. Hand over date to the publisher is 1st December 2017. There will be a complete list of claims made by Defiant crews, and a roll of honour listing the 200+ aircrew lost on type; the latter will where possible, have an image of each airman. Other areas covered will include a section on aviation archaeology, and modelling the Defiant. If anyone wants more information, please drop me a line, and thanks for looking. Regards Andy
  2. I discovered this little gem just now. A fascinating read: http://helicopterstory.blogspot.ie/2012_03_07_archive.html Tony
  3. Not sure if this has been posted before but if not then I thought it might be of interest, The sad tale of the ex Strathallan collection Lanc, including some interesting detail shots of various bays, pipework etc that might be of use to someones superdetailing. http://www.timefadesaway.co.uk/strathallan/kb976/kb_976_7.html
  4. I am building a 1/72nd Trumpeter FAMO with a Revell 8.8CM FLaK 36 mounted on a platform, & a CMIK conversion. I have it nearly finished, I would like to find more information on the history of these vehicles. Can anyone point me to where I can find this history ? Carl T
  5. I first recall reading about so-called "scale colour" or "scale effect" adjustments of model paints in the middle 1980s. It was in Fine Scale Modeler in the USA. When and where did this topic first come to plastic modelling? In the UK? In the USA? What was the groundbreaking article on the subject? Did the topic start in the model railroad hobby before reaching the plastic modelling crowd? Who was the benefactor (or culprit, depending on your point of view) who brought it into plastic modelling?