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    I feel the need to tell you all I actually built something today, in fact that’s not accurate! Somethings! they are nothing special but I got them buttoned up... not my finest work but fun! I’m back in the game!!
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    Happy Christmas to all of Britmodeller! My life is greatly enriched by all of you and our wonderful shared hobby of buying kits, putting them safely away, and idly speculating about building them.
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    Yay it worked!! Thanks for the hint @modelglue
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    Not dead, just devoid of mojo and overworked.
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    Introducing the latest member of the Biggles87 family. This is Blanche who we adopted about 10 days ago, when her previous owner had to move to an apartment and so did not have a garden for her. She's eight years old, is very affectionate and is getting on well with our other two girls, although she's not sure about the horses and thinks they should be barked at regularly. John
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    I have been debating with myself whether to post this or not as it might be considered political, if so I will remove it. However, I could not resist it!
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    Just a reminder that the Pz.IV STGB poll will close on SUNDAY 31st MARCH at 18.00 UK time. You have just over two days to vote!! Kind regards, Stix
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    I have been gifted a Airfix wellington for my birthday from my lovely children! Gosh it looks a highly detailed and beautiful kit! Shame it’s in my stash and not someone else’s text from ex wife on my birthday: hi, your daughter has informed me we MUST buy you an ‘Airfix wellington’.... how do I do this, she won’t let it go. I of course sent her a link within seconds. good to see my 8 year old has my back, though it’s noted my son (turned 7 five days after me) remained quiet about the whole thing
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    "Approximately seven minutes after the attack had begun, I noticed a single Spitfire arriving over the base at 2000 feet height in a port turn. Three Fw 190s were just coming in to strafe. The Spitfire, marked ZF-P [and] piloted by F/Lt. Chojnacki [of 308 (Polish) Squadron] noticed these enemy aircraft and while still in the turn fired at the rearmost from about 800 yards range, [shooting the Fw 190 down almost instantly]..." --Sgt Strobel, 308 (Polish) Squadron, recounting events of January 1 1945. Flight Lieutenant Waclaw Chojnacki proceeded to engage four more Fw 190s at once, drawing them away from the airfield, but lost his life doing so. Shortly after Chojnacki was shot down, 308 (City of Krakow), and 317 (City of Wilno) squadrons returned to the airfield from their fighter sweep and shot down twenty-six more Fw190s, effectively annihilating II/JG1. Chojnacki is buried in Grave IC1 in the Polish War Cemetery in Lommel, Belgium, a thousand kilometers from home. http://www.polishwargraves.nl/lom/0575.htm
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    Hello everyone, Just a quickie. After my quick toe back in the water here on Britmodeller a few weeks ago, I unfortunately went AWOL again. As life, the universe and everything would have it; just a few days later I was put on what should be a very long term course of chemotherapy. I didn’t know that chemo could be administered by tablet, but it can. My late first wife had it administered by drip (many drips) evey two weeks or so. I know that there are many here on Britmodeller on chemo, and many that will know a lot more about these ‘targeted chemo’ pills than I do. One thing that I do now know is; by crikey they’re powerful. Theyve absolutely knocked me for six; I have an even more profound respect for those here (everywhere) that have been on these for years. Imagine the worst, mist diabolical hangover you’ve ever had, multiply it a few times, add a bit of a feeling of rampant glandular fever and a smattering of galloping hepatitis into it and that just about sums up the mornings. Anyway, enough whinging. Suffice to say, I’m starting to get used to it now. A big shock after it really kicked in after day 14 or so, but now the shock value is diminishing. Righto. It’s already 2019 here in Canberra. Mrs. Tiger had to fly to Auckland four days ago as her mum, my mother-in-law, was found in the kitchen. She has had a stoke. I’m pleased to report that this 93 year old lady is currently really very strong and stable. Trying to get out of bed and denying that she’s had a stroke. They don’t make them like this anymore. Scottish ancestry . Mrs. T arrived home just a few hours ago. The delayed flight touched down at 11.59pm, last year. We had coffee in a Thermos (expertly made by yours truly) to see in the new year, in a very deserted airport. Quite fun really. Safely home, we will hopefully now sleep for the next day and a half. I’m sure that this will be the hope of many a new year reveller, albeit based in needs for recuperation stemming from altogether more traditional forms of annual celebration . I just wanted to wish all Britmodellers a very happy new year !! I do hope to make an appearance or two, perhaps a bit of the old ‘modelling in bed with a tray’. The latter having nothing to do with anything related to Marianne Faithful or interesting Swedish ‘art house’ movies; but more along the lines of a thirty pence Revell Brewster Buffalo, tube glue and a pot of Airfix Silver Fox G8. Happy modelling Britmodeller folks, have a lovely 2019, thanks for being you, thanks to Mike et al for this great forum . TonyT
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    The Pz.IV STGB area is now open for business down in the GB section. You can start your build threads now - but not your actual Pz.IVs yet! The kits can be started from Saturday December 15th.
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    Today in 1940, the Luftwaffe launched Adlertag, the beginning of Unternehmen ADLERANGRIFF.
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    Air Show weekend! Do I need to say more about how I feel ?
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    Torn between the desire to do 1/700 ships and the desire not to do something that looks insanely difficult and frustrating.
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    5,000 POSTS!
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    How is the gang doing?
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    Got a couple of mid Eightie's boxing's of Airfix's Bristol fighter and Sopwith Pup given to me today,clean molding's and good decal's time for a bit of fun I think!
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    Just a quick heads-up - we have started a Panzer III STGB thread in the GB section. If you are interested in taking part you can sign up here.
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    Only a few hours until the Pz.IV STGB starts!
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    In two weeks from today - on 15th December - the Pz.IV Single Type Group Build starts! Hope to see you there! Kind regards, Stix
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    After more than three years and several setbacks with the decals, I finally finished my Royal Navy Phantom!
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    Three months from today the second AFV only STGB on Britmodeller will be starting. More details about the Pz.IV STGB can be found here.
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    "The stories in The Magnet are signed 'Frank Richards' and the stories in The Gem 'Martin Clifford', but a series lasting thirty years could hardly be the work of the same person every week. Consequently they have to be written in a style that is easily imitated -- an extraordinary artificial, repetitive style, quite different from anything else now existing in English literature." -- George Orwell, "Boys' Weeklies" "Mr Orwell finds it difficult to believe that a series running for thirty years can possibly be written by one and the same person. In the presence of such authority, I speak with diffidence: and can only say that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, I am only one person, and have never been two or three." -- Frank Richards
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    First actual modelling for months.
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    Experimenting with Mr Surfacer, a syringe, and the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire I's panel lines. 2018-08-06_10-07-28 by Edward IX, on Flickr
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    Managed to get Tiger "131" finished at the weekend. Armour Ready For Inspection photos: Here Vignette Ready For Inspection photos: Here P-47 build still ongoing and going to start my Eleventh Hour GB builds soon! It's all go! Kind regards, Stix
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    I can't get over the incredible value of the IWM's oral history recordings of Battle of Britain pilots, all freely available online. There's not really anything like it here in the USA. Just a few: Tom Neil in 2004 Geoffrey Wellum in 2004 Jeffrey Quill in 1989 Brian Kingcome in 1988 Christopher Foxley-Norris in 1988 "Tony" Bartley in 1990 Al Deere in 1988 "Grumpy" Unwin in 1990 Douglas Bader in 1982 Roland Beamont in 1988 John Willoughby De Broke in 1981
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    Greetings Dennis. Thanks for welcome,i,am a bit of a technophobe but the site is giving me new standards to aim for . cheers Brian
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    Hia all. The Poll in the Panzer Single Type Group Build is now open and can be found here: Please come and see all the excellent models and chose your favourites! Kind regards, Stix
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    Super job on the AV8a real nice version and you have made the Matchbox version look just as good as the modern Airfix version. Regarding your sea harrier ...they never used BL255 only 1000Ibs with retarded or ballistic tails ...won't worry about fuzing (note the Z) at this scale. Clearly there are other loads ....sidewinders, Sea Eagle,,CBLS (practice bomb carriers) or even a bucket of sunshine should you wish to go up that route ...(ex 801 and 899 before I went Sea King Mk4 and Apache Regards JR
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    Note, the Italeri Il-2 Shturmovik, is a reboxed of the Accurate Miniatures kit, (and has been reboxed by Eduard, Academy and Revell) Not as good as the Tamiya, but pretty good nonetheless. It can be tricky to assemble, see here some of the scheme in the Italeri kit maybe cobblers too, the kit is this variant but metal winged, https://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/il-2/il2-camo/il-2m3/il2m3-camo.htm note both @Massimo Tessitori and Jason Moore aka @Learstang are members here. HTH
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    Happy holidays everyone, whatever, wherever you are celebrating have a fantastic day and best wishes for 2019
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    Hi, mate....Thank you very much for your kind offer. I planned to build the Monogram kit as a Coastal Command example, but I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to it that way without some modifications. My acces to information about them is very limited, and don't want to build an inacucrate model. If you're willing get rid of those leftover decals, I'll gladly take them, and build an 8th AF example. Of ocurse, I'll gladly pay for them and the shipping costs. Please, note that I'm from Tenerife, so please tell me how much must I pay for them and, of course, a paypal account to send ou the money. Best regards and, again, thank you very much for your kind help. Arturo.
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    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark or even eagle flew -- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. John Gillespie Magee, Jr 9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941
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    It seems I win a 'Gold trophy for most liked content' every October. Thanks for all the 'likes' guys.
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    Hi Tran! I loved the video of your build. Here is my Showtime 100 from Academy in 1/72. A beautiful kit to build, but decals are difficult. Hope you like. Duke Cunningham and I are friends. I built this for him. Charles
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