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Whofan

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  1. Choices for Christmas songs; Wrapping paper by the Waitresses. It's a no brainer. 2000 miles from home by the Pretenders I don't care, Last Christmas by Wham have yourself a wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney Phil Spector's Christmas album Jona Lewie stop the cavalry. Ok, I know the last is not a specific Christmas song, but it has become one by default.
  2. I trust the cursed lad was immediately subjected to ELP on endless repeat?
  3. Whofan

    Iconic Intros.

    I've got to say that is the most depressing thing I've seen for years. People are so impatient that they won't listen to a song for more than a few seconds? Do these people read the first page of a book and decide no, I'll read another one? Or do they watch the first scene in a film and say no, I'll watch another one? I am flabbergasted.
  4. Whofan

    Iconic Intros.

    One thing I’ve noted is how old most of the intros chosen are. I don’t mean the Beethovens, etc., but other than my choice of Kylie, which is 2001, everything else seems to be from the early ‘80’s back. I did think of Blue Monday and How soon is now, but again, early 80’s. Is it me, or is the music of the 21st century unknown to everyone else, or is it just me who finds it mostly forgettable? (excepting Metallica, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, new wave of prog rock, Todd Rundgren, burble burble, ribble ribble …….) Oh, here’s another oldie;
  5. Whofan

    Iconic Intros.

    I can’t be the only one who knows these from their first 3 notes; and
  6. Adrian, thanks for the kind thoughts. overall, I was impressed with the supermodels kits, and I hope you will be, too. Of course you can knock up a supermodel for Christmas !! (Fnaar, fnaaar!!)
  7. John, I also had the pleasure of seeing them just a week or so after Albatross was a number 1 single here, at my University, when Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer wew in the band I remember little of the night, except when Jeremy Spencer donned a gorilla head mask and they played some rock n rolll standards, which memory tells me there was a fair bit of humour from the band that night. The performance I saw in Birmingham in 2015 was an exceptional night, one of the best concerts I've seen
  8. Extremely sad news. I remember her as Christine Perfect in Chicken Shack, singing I'd rather go blind whrn I was a bit of a callow 18 year old. She was looooovely! And then of course the magnificent Fleetwood Mac and Rumours, where in all honesty I think just about every song on those albums is a classic. We then heard little from her until Tango in the night, which brought new songs IMO to equal those on Rumours, and finally I had the privilege of seeing Fleetwood Mac with Christine McVie in concert around 5 years ago and as I mentioned in acomment in the iconic intros thread, I was amazed at how loud they were, and how brutal the bass was on the Chain, but I also remember her great beauty and wonderful voice. Sad to see - as Mr T said - one of the artistes that I've been aware of for virtually my whole life has died. I am sure the great jam session upstairs will be welcoming her and her voice. RIP
  9. Now that Armory models or Dora Wings - or DBMK - have announced a 1/32 Sea Fury, I wonder if Airfix would bother with one in 1/24th?
  10. Whofan

    Iconic Intros.

    When I saw Fleetwood Mac a few years ago, they played this - and the bass runs were brutally loud. As was the rest of the band. I was surprised how loud they were, but you’re right, live, even better.
  11. Whofan

    Iconic Intros.

    The rimshot that changed the world;
  12. My latest build is a Yak 11 trainer as flown by the Austrian Airforce in the 1950's. I have to say this was an exasperating build, as the kit suffered from several areas of deficiency, mostly in fit, but it had its fair share of other awkwardnesses. My late mother in law was Austrian, and because of that family tie, I've already built some planes as flown by the Austrian Air force (AAF) and have several more to do. We used to see planes and helicopters from the AAF bimbling along the valley below us on our fairly regular visits to Austria to visit relatives. Ummm .. "bimbling along the valley below us", you say? Yes, as the relatives we stayed with lived half way up the valley, about 3,000 ft up, and there was another 2 or 3,000 feet of valley above us. So we'd, as I say, often see planes following the river at the bottom of the valley, below us, which was quite an interesting sight! When I saw the model advertised and it had decals for an AAF plane, and wasn't trainer yellow, but a more modest blue grey, It had to join the others in the stash. It's not a particularly big plane, but it is noticeably bigger than the Zlin Z-126 trener which I've recently built in 1/72. The kit suffered from bad fit. It's easy to blame failings on the kit (and you'll see plenty in the photos) but genuinely, this kit don't fit. The worst was the cockpit, where the instructions have an arrow from the "floor" to vaguely near the fuselage side wall. The "floor" of the cockpit is so narrow, that if you fixed it to one side, it would be 6 mm or so distant from the other half of the fuselage. I made a sort of frame for the floor to fix on to is the cockpit opening at what I thought looked like middle and the right height.. The wing didn't fit to the fuselage, the cowling - fitted perfectly on one side, but was 2 mm too wide on the other side. Much sanding and cursing, even though I could have used a shim. The little bit of etch I used went on ok, but there's an area on the fuselage forward of the canopy with a vent covered by a grill, but there isn't a mesh grill in the p/e for this. It does kind of cry out for an etch piece there; checked the stash of unused etch from previous builds and had nothing useful, so left it in the end. I used some Brengun P/e, yahu instrument panels, montex masks, some albion alloys tube, and humbrol 247 to represent the blue gray colour. Seatbelts were from some generic Japanese set, they aren't particularly visible so I think I'll get away with it. Much cursing, sanding, filling and almost binning went on, for far too long on this build. The cockpit canopy gave me grief too, being not quite the same shape as the opening on the fuselage. In the end, after I somehow managed to get a superglue trace on the canopy, I filled the gaps (badly) with Canopy 580 which hasn't improved the look. Probably masking and painting it off the model didn't help. Still, as my mate in Canada says when I tell him the litany of woes around my builds, "a blind man would be glad to see them". latest on the bench is the Revell 1/72 He 162 A-1, which from Scalemates looks to be a re box of a Lindberg model, from something like 1965, though the box I have shows a copyright date of 1984. I've already had as little go at dry fitting some parts - they fit excellently! I almost damn near fainted.
  13. Whofan

    Iconic Intros.

    The Kinks; I know I bang on about this but the intro is so recognisable; And this, which I would recognise instantly anywhere, might not be familiar to many;
  14. Whofan

    Iconic Intros.

    This one's pretty iconic
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