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  1. Welcome back PC! Well, with all you’ve gone through recently, time for a new job? https://joblift.co.uk/details/e846125b-2112-4473-bd8e-660370a3dccd?utm_source=linkedin_uk&utm_medium=external_feed&utm_campaign=579
  2. Always loved the Spang’ F-4 SAM hunter/killer teams. Great job, nice weathering.
  3. I may be wrong but at the time period covered, unless you had a medical exemption a beard on a RAF station would have resulted in a short, loud meeting with the station warrant officer followed by a rapid trip to the barbershop.
  4. It’s amazing to see how things have come on. I’ve got the Pegasus EAP somewhere in the stash, this may give me the push to give it a go! Loving the price tag!
  5. Looking forwards to it. Hopefully it has a 91st TFS Blue Streaks option. It’s been a favourite since I got a badge from a pilot my mother talked down to an emergency diversion into Tees-side airport where she was a controller. The pilot was on his first orientation sortie in the U.K. when he had a bird strike (being an A-10 this could have been from behind).
  6. When I was at Binbrook as a 16 yr old Space Cadet the lineys had me pumping the Avpin for the starter I was obviously expendable!
  7. You are correct, the cable ducts on the F.1A, F2/2A, T4 are the shorter than on the F.3, T.5, F.6. I can’t remember the exact amount that needs removing from the front end though.
  8. Simon, This build had been an inspiration (literally, Classic Airframes Blenheim arrived a couple of weeks ago, several books are on the way) and is a fine tribute to a fine man. I was privileged to grow up next door to Jack as well as having close connections to Tees-side Airport which he managed at the time, so I will raise a glass to him and to you tonight and say "Cheers for Beers!". Erik.
  9. Looks really good, where did you get the reference for the position of the cable cutters?
  10. Looking good, and I’ll be modding my Classic Airfames kit with the deflector/anti-stall devices, as well as looking at fitting the cable cutters. I’d be intrigued as to the effectiveness of the under nose turret, but I guess what it lacked in accuracy, it also lacked in firepower!
  11. Looks like it’s battling you but you're getting the better of it. Are you planning to include Jack’s packet of sandwiches which ended up getting impaled by the round which hit the aircraft?
  12. Well, I don’t normally do WWII stuff, but I ordered an MPM Blenheim IV last night. I will be attempting to poorly replicate your bomb sights and turret. Excellent work and nice to see sprue and card details rather than reliance on etch and resin.
  13. I presume you’ve seen the account of the Rotterdam raid of 16 July 1941 with a good biography of the crews involved, including Jack’s crew on watton.info
  14. It was, we lived on Acklam Rd, and my mother was an air trafficker at Tees-side so I spent a LOT of time there ( I spent time in the tower during holidays). He was a keen gardener and I used to help out, I also remember he had a canopy section from I think a Skua that he had repurposed as a cloche. What decided you to do his aircraft?
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