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About Whofan

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    Modelling, The Who, Loads of other bands, home and family

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  1. Whofan

    The Physics of Santa.

    I'm sorry chaps, the answer to the question how does Santa deliver the presents in the time available was confirmed in The Santa Chronicles - He has a magic hat.
  2. I concur with the comments on this period of the war, especially the French designed fighters. They look somehow almost there, but not quite, compared to the German, British and perhaps even the Italian monowing fighters. Like several others I have several of these kits in the stash, perhaps some "challenging" models - the Novo MS 406, Smer D520 and MB 152 and the RS Models Caudron C 714. I've also got the Frog D-21 (spatted), so will be following your builds with interest, Heather!
  3. Hannants are showing it as a futue release, no price details yet. I will defintely get one to counterpoint the Special Hobby Heinkel 178 I picked up at Telford.
  4. Whofan

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Jesus Freak by DC Talk. It's the subject of a book in the 33 1/3 series of books about an individual album. So far there are 135 books in the series - each one on a single album - and I have all the books, and all bar two albums to go with the books. One is Super Mario Brothers, and is actually a book about the music in the computer game, and no album was ever made of the music in the game. The other album Southern Rock Opera but its on its way to go with the book on it.
  5. Oh, I've seen those! And was tempted, but truly I resisted. "My inner pedant once prompted me to ask a stallholder why it was a Würstchen (little sausage) even at that length, and was told it's the girth that determines a Wurst, not the length." You've also got the measure of a Ced thread !!
  6. I'm not sure that Feuerwurst is on the menu at any of the food stalls in Birmingham, but on the name alone I'll ask!
  7. I'm popping up to the German market in Birmingham for a bratwurst thanks.
  8. Whofan

    Things to do in England when you're Ed[ward]

    That's good to know for our own future visiting culture plans!
  9. Whofan

    Things to do in England when you're Ed[ward]

    Warwick? Hmmm, last time I was their it seemed a bit theme parky. Blenheim, or Chatsworth, perhaps on the culture side.
  10. Whofan

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Vince, the Terry Reid album the song is on has possibly the worst cover I've ever seen on an album - 3 very ugly looking young men! But for me the album itself is great. Incidentally, I have a real soft spot for the song, and Cher's otiginal is high up on my list of great '60's singles, along with little Man, the beat goes on. Gypsies Tramps and thieves, and the incomparable I got you babe.
  11. I will look forward to your build of the Tunnan, as I have the airfix Tunnan with Austrian decals to build as part of an Austrian air force collection too. I have many memories of watching Austrian air force jets and helicopters flying along the Drau valley - below the level of my wife's family's home!
  12. Whofan

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Have you heard Terry Reid's version of Bang Bang? I have to say I think it's great. Others may disagree.
  13. Whofan

    What are you reading?

    I like most of the Vince Flynn books - Mitch Rapp is a decent character in a genre I like. As is Jack Reacher of course, and the Baldacci heroes - the Camel Club, Ams Decker, etc. Nice to see someone else with some of my taste. On the bedside cabinet at the moment - Still reading the 7 lives of Evelyn Hardcastle, M by Henry Hemming, and The Great War by Peter Hart. Lurking in the shadows are an unfinished Modernity Britain by David Kynaston, The Railways by Simon Bradley, Bruce Dickinson's bio, and a host f others in the book stash.
  14. Whofan

    HMS Glory/Ocean Korean War AA Gun Fit Query

    If your Dad served aboard HMS Ocean then that makes 3 of us on BM who's father served on it! Mine was a yeoman of signals on board Ocean in its May - October '52 and May - November '53 deployments.
  15. Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers. as soon as I saw your comment I was taken back to the Top Rank Suite in Cardiff back in the mid to late 1960's, whn my friends and I wouldattempt to impress the girls with our our dance moves ......................... miserably, if truth be told! Apolgies Ced for drifting away from the Nimrod .... oh now I've got myself going .... Drift away (Dobie Gray)