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Noel Smith

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    Telford 2019

    lancfan IPMS UK has organised special rates at many of the local local hotels to the exhibition centre.
  2. I had a good look at Jim Bauman's Mary Rose at IPMS Scale Modelworld on the Scale Waterline SIG stand. A truly remarkable model with fantastic detailing on a sea base.
  3. At long last an announcement! WOTW is airing on the beeb on Sunday 17th November at 9 PM immediately after His Dark Materials 3rd episode of 8. I believe that WOTW is a 3 part series. Great viewing on the beeb for the whole of the next 3 Sunday evenings. Am enjoying His Dark Materials having read and enjoyed Philip Pullman's books a few years ago. I believe that the BBC will be running 3 series of 8 episodes of the trilogy. The first series appears to be based on the first book Northern Lights. The other books are named The Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass.
  4. Have a look at Jim Baumann's fantastic model of the Mary Rose on a sea base. Really shows the potential of this little kit. I believe that Jim used the Scale Warship Photo Etched Details on the model besides many of his own rigging techniques.
  5. I think that Emhar have issued a Viking Ship and do a set of figures to go with it. Don't know if the scale is the same as your kit.
  6. One must remember that the 'Middle Aged Men' who want these were just small kids when the firs Star Wars movies were shown way back in the 70's.
  7. Still no fixed date for wotw yet. My guess around Christmas? However, the beeb are running trailers for Philip Pulman's Dark Materials based on his trilogy of fantasy novels. Airs on Nov. 3rd. The trailers look really good. I read the books so hope this comes up to expectations.
  8. skeefr22, I think you are right, I think that he does trade at Telford as Model Cars. The resin bodies are usually in his large rummage box together with all sorts of other odds and ends. The kits he sell are mainly 1/24th and 1/25th scale. Mikey, Look on the Harry Potter Studio Shop Website...…..Possibly they might market one>
  9. I think that Monogram did one many years ago...…………...Could be the same kit perhaps as Revell Monogram are the same company now. Hopefully it will be a new tooling.
  10. At least the beeb have not shown us what their Martians will look like.
  11. In Jeff Wayne's original musical version of featured Richard Burton's voice doing the narration. Fabulous! I believe that Liam Neeson's voice was used in later versions. Morgan Freeman's I think was used in the Cruise movie. Neither had the same timbre of Burton's voice. Nearest actor with a similar voice has to be Anthony Hopkins who played Hannibal Ledger in Silence of the Lambs. It will be interesting to see what narrator's voice is used in the BBC version of any! Another interesting thing is that the BBC have also been advertising the Dark Materials by Philip Pullman as a forthcoming drama.
  12. The Whirlwind had a bit of a chequered career having RR Peregrine engines fitted. I often wonder what it would have performed like with two Merlins fitted instead? Many years ago, expert modeller Alan Clark made a fully detailed scratch built model in 1/36th scale that was featured in Scale Models magazine and was awarded a Gold Medal at the UK Model Engineer and Modelling Exhibition. This was way back in the days when IPMS UK used to have their National Championships at Stoneleigh. Some of us old timers may remember itl. His model was made 99 per cent from plastic and was skinned with litho plate. It was disqualified because of the litho plate, which was a bit ironic at the time as many 1/72nd scale kit built models were being entered with Bare Metal Foil that by ratio was no thicker than the litho plate on the much larger model. To add insult to injury many of the 1/72nd scale kit built models in the competition at that time had Aeroclub white metal engines, propellors and other ancillary bits in white metal fitted and were allowed to compete. Ahh well those were the days! Things have moved on over the years and glad to say that the IPMS UK National Competition has taken a much more inclusive approach with regard to materials used these days.
  13. I think that Mushroom Publications may have printed a book about the Crikey. Roger Wallsgrove is the producer of that series of books. He is a keen modeller himself and the books are aimed with modellers in mind. Mushroom may also have a book about the Gloster Gladiator that could be of interest to the modeller looking to build the 1/32nd scale kit that is just about to be released. Cannot remember what company, but heard that it will be around the 40 to 50 quid mark. East European origin pefhaps? I have heard that another company, Roden are doing a 1/32 nd scale Stearman.. Should be nice!
  14. Watched the trailer last night on the beeb. Looks good.
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