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About Hoppy

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  • Birthday 09/24/1952

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    Emu Plains NSW
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    RAAF, Australian Army, RAN, RAF, Star Wars, Royal Navy Ships

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  1. Hoppy

    Grumping into the 20s

    Same thing here in Aussie but in a caravan/RV park. Love watching the efforts to reverse the caravan into their spot with the mrs directing and mr driving, especially in the older parks with smaller spots and roadways. Attracts people from far and wide all with drinks and nibbles to sit and watch the fun, and the instructions volume level increases with the more missed attempts. We travel in a 8metre motorhome and parkings a snap compared to some's efforts, only have to remember the height under trees. Some of the larger parks use a small tractor with a tow ball on the front to park the
  2. Hoppy

    Missus back at work.

    Maybe something like these, I used one after my last back op as I could only sit in an orthopaedic chair. There should be something similar available in the UK. https://www.bigw.com.au/product/smash-handy-table-set-of-2/p/5051007/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyPWS2qWu6wIV1XwrCh3a5QBSEAQYASABEgK0S_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Bob
  3. Not Sure if this will help with internal colours, I found it while looking for info on the CB 90. I have the kit and hope to build it as a RC model. Bob Check on Youtube there are several posts on the boat in action
  4. It's currently under restoration by HARS at Albion Park in NSW. They have progress photos on their Facebook page. It looked good at the recent Wings Over the Illawarra air show. Bob
  5. Don't forget Steve has access to two other rare airframes , the Vengence and a large chunk of a Lincoln !! Bob
  6. Hoppy

    B-24 oil

    Only time to worry about a radial leaking oil is when it stops, means you've run out. 🛢
  7. The motor out of a vibrating disposable razor works a treat. Just take off the counter weight. Runs on a AAA battery and quite small.
  8. Great show and well worth the trip down from Sydney, we stayed in the glamping ground which was very comfortable although a bit warm on the Friday. We enjoyed it more than the Avalon show, people very friendly and a great atmosphere.
  9. I agree the Richard Attenborough movie was very Hollywood and not the most factual movie. Theirs Was The Glory is an excellant movie and a fitting memorial for the men of Arnhem as it was made just after the war with veterns playing themselves in the original locations. Even has a real Panther tank running around. Well worth hunting out and available on DVD. The 17th is a memorable day for all generations of Airbourne troops and long may their memory last. Bob
  10. Hoppy

    Ryan Hamilton

    Ryans conversions are also sold by Hobbyland at Hornsby in Sydney. I was there yesturday and am pretty sure they had the KC-30 conversion along with a few more of Ryans. I have a couple of his conversions brought from them. You may have to call them or try emailing through their web site. They are an excellent shop to deal with and very helpfull. http://www.hobbylandaustralia.com.auOr telephone 0294762588 drop the 0 calling from outside Australia Hope this helps Bob
  11. Australia has Modelart Australia magazine . http://www.modelartaus.com/ Bob
  12. Great builds as usual Wally, love the Miles. Bob
  13. WNW are taking pre-orders for the two Felixstowes at $269 each and have available to order a dogfight double of the Felistowe and a Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 for $349. The W.29 must be the special reissue that has been mentioned before. http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/ Bob
  14. WNW are now showing the Felixstow F2a in an early and late version on their web page. A message on the page say's they Should be be received by mid December . No pricing yet, but I hope it would be about the price of the Gotha and the same size ! 92cm wingspan with removable outer wings for easy storage. New dogfight double with the new Hansa-Brandenburg ? Bob http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/
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