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Black Knight

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  1. Black Knight

    Recommendations RAF jets

    Airfix Gnat, Hawk and Lightning F.1 to F.6
  2. Representing one of 105 squadron, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, 1918 - 1920
  3. Black Knight

    Radio Scanners

    In the first half and part of the second half of the 1970's in Northern Ireland it was rigorously enforced
  4. Black Knight

    Long (ish) Jokes.

    BE CAREFUL IF SHOPPING IN ASDA OR TESCO'S Over the last month I have become a victim of a clever Eastern European scam while out shopping. Simply dropping into Asda for a bit of shopping turned out to be quite an experience. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.... Here's how the scam works: ...Two seriously good-looking voluptuous 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the boot. They both start cleaning your windscreen, their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they'll say 'No' and instead ask you for a lift to the town centre. You agree and they both get in the back seat. On the way, they start undressing, until both are completely naked. Then, when you pull over to remonstrate, one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over your lap, kissing you, touching you, and thrusting herself against you, while the other one steals your wallet! I had my wallet stolen September 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th and 29th. On October 1st, 4th, 6th, 10th, and twice yesterday. So please warn all the men you know to be on the lookout for this scam. The best times seem to be just before lunch, and about 4:30 in the afternoon. P.S. Sainsburys have cheap wallets on sale for £1.45 each but Asda wallets are £2.25 and look better
  5. Black Knight

    Stories from the courts.

    I was in a court as a witness to a RTA Case before mine was also an RTA. Magistrate not paying attention disqualified and fined the primary witness to the case for the driving offence This had to go before another magistrate to get overturned
  6. Black Knight

    Hawk Cockpit Question

    I painted the edge of the screen Humbrol 103 on these Hawks If you've not figured it out yet; the screen fits on the forward slopey bit of the rear instrument panel cover piece. Make sure its pushed right down and its angle, and the angle of its edge are correct or your canopy won't fit on
  7. Black Knight

    Hawk Cockpit Question

    If that stripe goes from one side, over the top to other side; its the sealing on that screen. Paint the edge a creamy-white
  8. Black Knight

    Airfix product announcement at Telford 2018

    I nearly thought so when I saw the price of this; £131.99, I thought 1/48 was a mis-print, the way they had 1/48 on the 1/72 Beaufighter* box https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/english-electric-lightning-74-squadron-xs927.html but it turns out that that is a Corgi diecast Maybe a 1/48 Beaufighter? Don't think so; this is a new batch coming in from India which means newly moulded stock But maybe they are building up interest for a new mould kit
  9. Black Knight

    Airfix product announcement at Telford 2018

    Not a Vulcan imho Airfix are expecting in another batch of the old Vulcan & paints set - 'Vulcan to the sky' A50097 I doubt Airfix would be re-issuing this if there was new mould kit in the offings btw, there is nothing about an announcement at SMW on the Airfix website
  10. Black Knight

    Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    On my Austin 7 there are just 4 bolts holding the body to the chassis. I don't have to break the exhaust joint to lift the body off. If I use the long exhaust, not the short racing one in the photo, I just need to undo a single U bolt support behind the rear wing There are only about 10 or 12 wires which need disconnected, and a couple of mechanical linkages; ignition advance/retard and hand accelerator/throttle and the speedo cable which need undoing, plus one U clamp holding the steering column up in place My son and I could undo all these and lift the body off inside 15 minutes, and we were not in a hurry.
  11. Black Knight

    FAA and counter shading ???

    The lighter colours go on the lower wings
  12. Black Knight

    F4U Corsair STGB. Official dates are 29 May -30 August 2020

    Count me in too please
  13. Black Knight

    Blenheim camouflage

    A thought; a Mk.IV fitted with a Mk I front/canopy after damage to it
  14. Black Knight

    Blenheim camouflage

    The roundels are pre-WW2 Blue/Red. The effect of the very dark red roundels centres is due to the use of Orthochromatic film which darkens reds and any colour with a lot of red, but lightens greens and blues. Therefore the dark camouflage could be dark earth which has a high content of red and the light camouflage could be dark green which has a high content of blue in it Light Earth and Middle Stone have very little red content and would have a mid-tone in the photo
  15. Black Knight

    Vote Grump!

    A fair number of places in N.I. celebrate US July 4th, Thanksgiving and Black Friday et al, because as a very sectarian country these 'outside' celebrations cross that sectarian divide. One of the biggest sports clubs, especially in and around Belfast, is an ice hockey club - for the same reasons; it has no history of being one side or the other; its neutral btw; Ireland did get donations of both money and food, in great amounts, from the USA during the 'Great Famine' of 1845