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  1. https://claybornglobal.com/IHF/index.php/British_RAF Bit of Googling turned up this. Edge
  2. Great looking Mustang there! Have to admit to putting this one back in it's box when I attempted a build last year - the Arma announcement took the will to push on out of me! Edge
  3. My parents had a place in a small village called Clatter, which is between Caersws & Carno. We saw the Hercules on the back road to Newtown, around Aberhafesp I guess, while the Hunter was, I think, near Mychnlleth. Of course Hawks made up the majority of what I saw (and most of those I saw were camouflaged), so anything different was quite exciting. Happy times indeed! Edge
  4. What a fabulous intro. I was lucky enough to be a regular visitor to mid Wales in the 80s, thanks to my parents having a holiday home there. I seemed to spend most of my time scanning the skies to identify the aeroplane responsible for disturbing the peace, which my friends (locals) and resident sheep ignored! Particular favourites are the Hercules (generally seen on Wednesdays) and a 2 seat Hunter, both of which I looked down to see! Plus a one-off sighting of a Canberra which flew, at very low level, directly above us and a Jaguar which screamed past leaving the air crackling & buzzing for several seconds after, something I’ve never understood. We also saw the occasional American aircraft, F-111 screaming along the valley and slower and far more interesting, to this teenage spotter at least, A-10s. Needless to say, any trip to a larger town would necessitate a search for a kit of the latest aircraft to pique my interest. Edge
  5. Hi all. wondered if anyone had come across this previously? Apologies for the grainy phone photo. It shows a piece of pre coloured Eduard etch attached to the kit IP of an Airfix Vampire which I’m slowly building. The piece bonded quite well to the kit part using Bob Smith Industries CA but trouble started when I attempted to attach the 2nd etch piece on top. It looks as if the CA has lifted the ‘paint’ meaning the 2nd piece won’t bond to it. I’m hoping it’ll calm down if left alone (if so I’ll try again with Gators Grip) but I’ve never seen this before. Any suggestions as to where I’ve gone wrong? Edge
  6. Great spot Stu! https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72336?result-token=r12Vv Edge
  7. Really nice result! I had similar issues when I built the kit recently - found it becoming a chore towards the end! Edge
  8. Smashing result Ben! Used to have one of those tucked away but sold it as it was way beyond my abilities! Edge
  9. I’d love to see a series of 1/72 Javelins. They would fit the current post war/Cold War trend very well. Unfortunately not too much choice in camouflage options, but several bright squadron markings. There are extant air frames in the UK which could be measured also. Edge
  10. Spent a pleasurable few moments catching up Johnny - you’re definitely getting the upper hand despite felling grotty. Seems as if the vaccine has done its job, although I know from experience that you feel like death! Best wishes Edge
  11. Another vote for Yorkshire tea here Edward. About 3 mins with a dash of milk, no sugar! Or, when I'm feeling posh (so hardly ever) some loose-leaf from the Golden Monkey Tea Company in nearby Warwick: https://goldenmonkeyteacompany.co.uk/
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