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sniperUK

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sniperUK last won the day on November 3 2015

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  1. Airfix have excelled again with this kit, I didn't use the kit scheme but one from Montex Masks of another Ulster man , this one from the town I grew up in Donaghadee, Frederick Desmond "Hawkeye"Hughes , CBE, DFC 2 bars , AFC etc who ended his career in 1971 as AVM ,AOC Scotland and Northern Ireland. Along with his gunner Ted Gash he was involved in the shooting down of the Goodwin Sands Do17 and in 1941 in charge of B Flt 264 Sqn was sent ,following the Belfast Blitz ,to NI to provide night fighter cover. IMG_5664 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5661 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5658 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5656 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5650 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr gash-hughesfd-suttonfc-opt2 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr DEFIANT-NIGHTFIGHTER-bw by Tony Osborne, on Flickr
  2. What a fantastic kit , I added the Eduard etch to the cockpit. IMG_5691 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5694 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5695 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5697 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr
  3. sniperUK

    Scampton to close.

    Having spent a week there last year I can confirm it is a dump, most buildings are almost derelict with really only Stn HQ, the Reds hangars ,one joint mess and the NAAFI ,which is off site, in use , the accommodation blocks were so bad that for H&S (asbestos) reasons we were in tents beside the old officers mess. Hopefully the 617 hangar can be preserved as a heritage centre and possibly the officers mess as a hotel ,apparently there are proposals for that. The MoD is not in the job of looking after old airfields ,wasting hundreds of millions of pounds, their job is defence and now Scampton plays no part in that, sad to see it go but it no longer has a purpose.
  4. sniperUK

    1980s Lynx Has.2 and 3 Cabin Seating

    The answer is yes, they can be fitted either way , I have flown in cabs fitted with them both ways.
  5. sniperUK

    Phantom XT864 walkaround.

    Was at the hangar yesterday , they were prepping to take some aircraft to the Newcastle airshow and clearing space for three or more future arrivals so the Phantom was looking a bit lonely so a perfect chance for a walkaround for anyone building the Airfix kit. IMG_5605 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5604 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5603 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5602 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5601 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5600 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5597 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5596 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5594 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5593 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5590 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5588 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5587 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5586 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5585 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5583 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5581 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5579 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5578 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5577 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr IMG_5574 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr
  6. Very basic and the nose looks really off, maybe for a computer game ?
  7. sniperUK

    Airfix 2019

    Well I've seen two of next years new tools mentioned in this thread so far and Airfix do read these forums , and have a good laugh at some of the bankrupting ideas
  8. sniperUK

    Airfix 2019

    Airfix is in the business to make money, with the development costs of say the QE in 1/350th they would need first run sales of at least 10,000 at least £100 to make it worthwhile , would you be willing to invest what is needed on that or on 3-4 smaller models that would be guaranteed sellers ?
  9. sniperUK

    Airfix 2019

    Sadly I know a 1/48th Flying pig is not on the list BfUTJmXCcAItPQD by Tony Osborne, on Flickr
  10. sniperUK

    Airfix 2019

    What you will get next year was decided on either last year or in 2016, development is well under way with scans/research done late last year, now what will there be
  11. Scaleworx has replied to my interest in a UK standard HC.1 HC.2 , if he gets enough interest this could be possible. So anyone interested ?
  12. sniperUK

    Airfix 2019

    Kit pricing for a hobby isn't bad , my other main hobby is target shooting, I have six firearms of different calibres ranging from .22 to 44 Mag and 7.62 NATO, ammunition costs from £4 for 50 rds of 22 to £27 for 50 .44 and £44 for 50 0f 7.62, I can go through 50rds in 15 minutes or less ,add to that club membership of over £250 for the year and the initial outlay, £350 to £1000 for the weapons and even the most expensive kit, and Airfix are the main makers of the stuff I have interest in ,looks like a good deal providing hours or day of pleasure and leaving me more than holes in paper at the end of it. Hornby shares have now raised to over 30p following the statement.
  13. sniperUK

    Airfix 2019

    As long as it is the proper egg beater that would be brilliant
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