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Circloy

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  1. Just seen it in the thread title - 23 June. blaming the old glasses - should have gone to ...
  2. Snap!. Not keen on varifocals So I've a pair of distance glasses, A pair for 'computer use' and eyeball mk1 for close up. The computer use ones are not normal readers which are optimised for around 300/500 mm but are set for around 1000 mm which allows screens to be placed in a better position.
  3. Theres an old adage - 'Red and Green should ne'er be seen' the reason being they clash too much to produce good balance. The wording's not bad, probably because of the expanse of white, but the logo's unbalanced. Try turning the red 'sun' white and turn the green phoenix red, may prove enough. If not then consider one of the three colour options under the split complement in the linked chart. However at the end of the day it's your Whif to do with as you please. https://jhesseaarcy.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/295434-color-wheel-poster-by-girts-avotins-freelance-graphic-designer.jpg
  4. Circloy

    "Famous" ancestors

    Only histories first recorded scrumper - Eve OK I'll get my Fig Leaf
  5. Fail to see how the inclusion of a machinery body is a mistake. ICM obviously set out to produce a model of a British lorry they had been able to measure and by all account appear to have succeeded, even down to the tyre pattern. Not all lorries were fitted with general service bodies & the modelling world would be poorer if we only had models of 'GS' types. ICM don't claim this to be a general service truck so whilst it may be an odd choice it doesn't make it a mistake. The inclusion of WW2 census numbers and post war tyres appears to be the only mistake of note. Coupled with the equipment frorm Resicast's own machinery truck, available separately, this could be used in a much more interesting diorama than yet another 'GS' type loaded with boxes & drums.
  6. There's a mass of information, advice and questions over on the RMweb forum along with some inspiring model railway projects. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/79025-a-guide-to-using-the-silhouette-cameo-cutter/ Its a lengthy discussion (currently 95 pages) and includes discussion on software options including links to the silhouette software Centre in the USA. Considering getting one myself.
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    B-17F camoflague

    Anyone shed any light on this - got more of a German look to it rather than US http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/11539 https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-5053-bloody-tangier-show/
  8. Radpoe Out of respect for the crew can you correct the title and use the planes correct name "Mi Amigo"
  9. Tony, Hate to be a pedant but out of respect for the crew can you correct the title? The aircraft was named Mi Amigo !
  10. Whilst the loss of any aircrew on the 22 Feb 1944 should never be forgotten. The self sacrifice by the crew of Mi Amigo on that day deserves the special remembrance that it was afforded by the USAAF & RAF this year. Badly damaged following the raid possibly by flak and certainly by the Luftwaffe on its return leg Mi Amigo was lost some 80 miles from its Northamptonshire base. Emerging from bad weather and with engines failing they found themselves looking over a heavily populated area, probably never knowing it was Sheffield, with little options for landing they spotted an open grassed area and headed for Endcliffe Park. As they did their last engine began to splutter and fail, the park was their last hope! To their horror a group of kids were playing in the park with no power the options were stark. Endcliffe Park sits at a low altitude and by now the aircraft would have been below the surrounding hills without engines so climbing away was not an option. The park is small crash and landing beyond the kids was not possible. A crash was now inevitable but where? Other than the small wood that borders the park anywhere else would have meant crashing into housing with the loss of civilian life. The crew chose to sacrifice their only chance of life and it is for that reason that Mi Amigo hold a very special place in the hearts and memories of Sheffield people. This was not just another crash it was a unique sacrifice on the day and a rare event in the whole war. The flypast was a fitting tribute to their self sacrifice. First Lieutenant John Glennon Krieghauser, pilot. Second Lieutenant Lyle J Curtis, co-pilot Second Lieutenant John W Humphrey, navigator Second Lieutenant Melchor Hernandez, bombardier Staff Sergeant Robert E Mayfield, radio operator Staff Sergeant Harry W Estabrooks, engineer / top turret gunner Sergeant Charles H Tuttle, ball-turret gunner Sergeant Maurice O Robbins, tail gunner Sergeant Vito R Ambrosio, right waist gunner Muster Sergeant George U Williams, left waist gunner All aircrew lost that day
  11. He's obviously looking for something but I'll lay odds he can't put his finger on it
  12. details on smoke floats found here https://ww2data.blogspot.com/2017/02/british-explosive-ordnance-aircraft_13.html & parachute flares (British about 1/4 way down page) https://ww2data.blogspot.com/search?q=parachute+flare
  13. The cover's right - no man's ever owned one that's for sure, those that have desire's to do so are deluded, and those that think they do will find the truth sometime later
  14. Every-time I've tried fixing one I got a warm feeling all over and a terrific tan
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    1/72 B-17

    Having been in the news recently I'd looked to do 'Mi Amigo', an early 'G' type, lost with all aboard killed when it crash landed into woods in Sheffield after avoiding kids playing in the park. Whilst Airfix was reputed to produce a more accurate model it represented a late model 'G' - shame as the the main squadron markings were included in the bomber supply set. Reviews of the Revell kit highlighted issues that put me off using that as a start point. Think I'll be waiting to see if Airfix do an early 'G'
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    And this is Art?

    Did he get a waste disposal licence?, or is that why the site, mentioned in the radio 4 article, in the East of England undisclosed?
  17. Not sure what format your camera saves the file in if it's one of the compressed options - JPG, TIFF, etc then editing in Photoshop can be a bit of a faff. You'll need to tweak Hue, colour balance, exposure, gamma etc. If on the other hand you have a raw file Photoshop has a module that gives greater flexibility and has pre-sets that directly adjust colour balance, light temperature and much more with pre-sets for such as lighting type While the pre-sets can do most of the adjustment on their own they may not be perfect but they can be tweaked to suit your own preferences. http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/camera-raw-vs-photoshop/ A great benefit is that they leave the original file untouched and save the edited version, and the edit itself, as new files Not sure what format your camera saves the file in if it's one of the compressed options - JPG, TIFF, etc then editing in Photoshop can be a bit of a faff. You'll need to tweak Hue, colour balance, exposure, gamma etc. If on the other hand you have a raw file Photoshop has a module that gives greater flexibility and has pre-sets that directly adjust colour balance, light temperature and much more with pre-sets for such as lighting type While the pre-sets can do most of the adjustment on their own they may not be perfect but they can be tweaked to suit your own preferences. http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/camera-raw-vs-photoshop/ A great benefit is that they leave the original file untouched and save the edited version, and the edit itself, as new files
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    GRUMPY MODELLERS

    Surely it's the interviewers job to interupt if the interviewee's going off topic. If they don't want to answer a question why not say so instead of waffling or drifting off topic. We need more Interviewer's who can ask the right questions and stop politicians waffling, those that can't are just a waste of ink or airtime.
  19. The bare steel would have been primed during initial construction but the tanks would have been finished before leaving the factory in the then current US military colour, not in bare primer. http://bright-cars.com/uploads/chrysler/chrysler-m46-patton/chrysler-m46-patton-11.jpg http://www.pencaderheritage.org/main/phhistins/tanks/tank10.jpg https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=JIYBYwfr&id=98DA21B46B0787F7CD251990A231EEEA2351EFCF&thid=OIP.JIYBYwfr4sE-IRIm2wMShAHaEn&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fbloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com%2fcecildaily.com%2fcontent%2ftncms%2fassets%2fv3%2feditorial%2fb%2f64%2fb647a521-5bc6-53eb-9e86-f0908bf1e752%2f59834f51423ca.image.jpg&exph=434&expw=695&q=patton+tank+factory&simid=608041439251989306&selectedIndex=10&cbir=sbi http://www.pencaderheritage.org/main/phhistins/tanks.html Abrams but illustrates the point http://www.cobases.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Detroit-Arsenal-Tanks.jpg
  20. Pleased that you have the parking issue sorted - hope you have a successful show
  21. Used to help a mate do O gauge shows many years back at the same venue. I realise that the show organisers are different but of the things dictated by the location I recall no admission for traders the night before or 8:30 on the morning & with over 150 traders setting up became a scrum. Initially parking was good, then came Sainsbury's & parking became limited. If its true there's a car boot the same day - God help - It'll be worse than the replacement Huddersfield leisure centre & I gave up on that after the first year & switched to Bolton. Whatever you do don't risk the supermarket part of the car park I understand it's strictly monitored and 'tickets' issued as if they were litter. I do wish the Huddersfield group well & hope I've not put a downer on things but I can see another move on the cards - the O gauge shows have moved elsewhere. Clarification on parking in next post - Have a good show
  22. Not a marketing specialist just a realist. Looking at the relative offerings, excluding aircraft, from Airfix & Oxford die-cast: Airfix offer approx 20 products suitable for use alongside OO/HO railways, Oxford approx 2250. The real marketing specialists are putting their money where the future is. The voices within railway modelling forums also indicate what's currently fashion on layout and where the future for 1/76 vehicles sits. However this amounts to thread drift so I'll be saying no more about OO/HO offerings. Hope that Airfix do make a successful toe dip into 1:35 military market so much so that they consider new tools of oft overlooked British equipment.
  23. True but the market has swung to die-cast. When Airfix introduced these kits there was little if any suitably scaled die-cast available for railway modellers. Matchbox, and others, were a fit the box scale. the only consistent option was to use civilian conversions of military vehicles. The market is now swamped with suitably scaled die-cast of all types of vehicles. At similar RRP's and without the need to invest time and other monies (for glue/paint) I suspect that Oxford have sold more AEC Matadors in the last 5 years that Airfix have in the last 20. I can only see investment from Airfix/Oxford being in die-cast and not kits. The numbers are deceptive, the difference overall is 5.5% which whilst it doesn't sound a lot put two similar size objects (e.g. buses) side by side and the difference between 1:72 & 1:76 becomes very noticeable. Don't worry about the jeeps though as they'll probably be alongside dissimilar items they'll not stand out, just keep them away from any Oxford variants.
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