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    Aeroplanes, guitars, music, wildlife.

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  1. I'd been watching a couple of listings on eBay for the Valom Valetta, both of which were reasonably priced, the idea being that I'd nab one when funds were available. I received a Buy It Now offer of £22.50 (posted) today, so snapped it up. I can't imagine getting a better price than that.
  2. Hi all, I'm reaching the stage where I'm going to have to commit to fitting the first 0.50"s to my Airfix B-17G. I'm sure I read that they're considerably over-scale. They certainly look rather too big. I bought some Quickboost replacement barrels, but these look too small in comparison with the weapon's body. So, are the Airfix guns indeed too big and if so, what's recommended to replace them, bearing in mind I don't exactly have a huge amount of cash to throw at it? Cheers, Mark.
  3. The Pavla KK-2 ejection seats arrived and I'm not impressed. One is acceptable, just. The other is atrocious. It's so poorly moulded that I can't believe anyone would look at it and think, "yeah, that'll do!" I guess I'll have to try to get a replacement sent. OK, it wasn't expensive, but I can't afford to write anything off just now. One thing's for sure though: I won't be buying any more Pavla resin parts.
  4. Went for a walk around the local nature reserve yesterday. There’s a lovely, little memorial garden tucked away, which looks beautiful at this time of year. As we were sitting down, just relaxing in the afternoon heat, we saw large numbers of butterflies nectaring on the hemp agrimony. There were at least eight different species there, most of which were peacocks, red admirals and gatekeepers. In all, it has been a pretty disastrous year for butterflies, so it was heartening to see so many in such a small area.
  5. Some pot-head has just driven in to the back of my wife's car. She got his details and has informed the police, who are currently attempting to catch him drug-driving. According to the Mrs, he's off his noggin. She's fine and apparently his car came off much worse.
  6. A couple of Pavla KK-2 seats for my Airfix MiG-17s.
  7. A Zvezda 1/72 Su-25 and the Battle Of Britain Combat Archive 1 book for an absolute steal. I've wanted the BoB series for a while, but the price has always deterred me. At least I've made a start on it now.
  8. Using more packaging than necessary is unforgivable, IMO. Have they not been watching the news?
  9. Photo etched detail sets, in particular, the Eduard set for the Airfix 1/72 Mosquito. Admittedly, it’s one of their earlier efforts, but nothing fits, looks like the real thing and the *really* useful bits, such as the radio boxes, aren’t even included! The instructions are dire and should be replaced by “Throw the set away and build it from scratch. It’ll look better and you’ll be less stressed out.”
  10. Given that these are going to be the last ten kits I'll ever build, I'll go for the more complex kits to get the most out of it. Airfix 1/72 B-17G Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B.II Airfix 1/72 Victor B.2 Airfix 1/72 Victor K.2 Airfix 1/72 Valiant B.1 Airfix 1/72 Nimrod Academy 1/72 KC-97L Academy 1/72 KB-29P Academy 1/72 B-24M Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190D-9 That should keep me occupied for a while.
  11. Some Cocteau Twins EPs, namely Tiny Dynamine, Echoes In A Shallow Bay, Love's Easy Tears and Iceblink Luck.
  12. A pair of Spitfires whilst I was out yesterday (one of which I’m pretty sure was BM597) and today a 2-ship formation of a Dornier Do 28 and Miles Gemini, which I’m guessing isn’t something you see every day!
  13. Model kit prices. I’m kinda getting sick of it, to be honest.
  14. A KP DH.88 Comet. I may or may not have been influenced by seeing G-ACSS in the air recently.
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