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About Coors54

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    Anything that flew between 1935 and 1985.

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  1. Coors54

    RAF Fortress III help needed

    Not that many photos available, it was a very secret operation after all, I think you're wanting something that can't be supplied. Troy has offered the best solution, can't understand why you would be happy to download pictures but not pdf's, aren't they a picture?
  2. Coors54

    Another He-111 cockpit colour question

    You could check the He111 pinned thread on LSP http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=33650 It's aimed at the earlier aircraft but has some interesting info on cockpits and colours as does the sister thread on the Ju88. Photo bucket woes have stripped the pictures unless you have one of the hacks but the written info is good. Dave
  3. Coors54

    NAS Jacksonville - Orions and Poseidons

    Gordon, The RAF aircraft in question was Voyager ZZ333, she was carrying over 3 tonnes of sub rescue gear for the RN sub smash team (who arrived from Mount Pleasant by Herc having travelled down on the Falklands airbridge a couple of days earlier), this was before the sub was declared destroyed. It was a hop of over 16 hours and was one of the longest non stop trips by a Voyager (and possibly an A330-200). So no P-8.
  4. Coors54

    Dick Ward

    Oh, sad, sad news. Dick Ward was one of the doyens of aircraft modelling in the seventies and eighties, a true master of presenting the information a modeller wanted in a simple and accurate manner. If Dick said it was so, it invariably was. Modeldecals were the gold standard for the time, my regret was he never did them in 1/48th but I still bought them for the information they contained. A great loss but a worthy member of the Modellers Hall of Fame. Blue skies Dick.
  5. Coors54

    RAAF Beaufighter colours

    Oh for a decent Beau in my favourite 1/32 scale.........
  6. Coors54

    Why no injected 1:48 Scimitar ?

    But surely this applies to the Sea Vixen as well? Primarily DSG and white and FAA operated only (OK, a couple of target tugs not withstanding), but that got tooled. Having one flying must have helped here. Also the Javelin is not too profuse with different schemes and was arguably a poor performing airframe but again there must have been a good business case for tooling it up.
  7. Coors54

    Howard 500 (Lodestar conversion)

    Yes that was the one owned by Duncan Baker, the one I few in at Coventry, seems he has sold it after some maintenance work was done at Cov and it's gone back to the States Someone asked earlier how much avgas those R2800's consumed - I think one answer would be - a ***king lot!
  8. Coors54

    Question Re: Spitfire wing walk anti-slip

    Looks similar to the anti slip areas on Spitfire MK VII's - http://s763.photobucket.com/user/Coors54/media/Spitfire VII/SpitVIIfrombehind.jpg.html and it is on both sides.
  9. Coors54

    Howard 500 (Lodestar conversion)

    Oooo, Howard 500, that brings back a memory. Coventry airshow 2000 and the chance to fly in Duncan Bakers aircraft during the Friday display practice - what a performer, fast and agile and upholstered to the max! Probably the rarest aircraft I've flown in, is it still around? Dave
  10. Lovely weathering and one of the best SHARS I can remember, just one small thing caught my eye, - the wheels. They don't all contact the deck and they're not weighted, it makes the model very tippy toe and just takes away from an otherwise very convincing build.
  11. Coors54

    what was your very first Airfix kit.

    Youngster, you had it good, back in the day all we had was UHU glue and yard brushes....
  12. Coors54

    Raf voyager

    I can tell you that a 1/72 model would go down very well at Brize. Maybe I should have said Airfix are you listening?.....
  13. Coors54

    Raf voyager

    Didn't the man from Braz put out a request for information early last year? They are your best bet, but Revell are you listening?
  14. Coors54

    From 2011 to 2016, there was Ramex Delta....

    Ramex Delta were a sublime display, power and panache, and I am really happy they have a successor. The two seat Mirage 2000 is sex with wings!
  15. Coors54

    B17F COLOUR ??

    Wow, this thread is a wild mix of good information and........?