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Circloy

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  1. 6 hours ago, Noel Smith said:

    Best phone and check when their closing down sale will take place.

    Sad to see any model shop close but suggestions such as this smack of insensitivity you may as well call and say, "I don't want to pay a fair price for anything and keep you in a job so can you tell me when are you being made redundant so I can bag a few bargains and wallow in your misery?"

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  2. On 5/7/2019 at 10:46 PM, spruecutter96 said:

    Hello, folks.

     

    Just a quick heads up for the Summer model show at the Midlands Air Museum.  If you're not familiar with this venue, then it's on the outer perimeter of Coventry Airport. This is possibly the only model-show where you can both enjoy the models on display and climb up inside a Vulcan bomber (although the Newark Air Museum might also provide the same opportunity, thinking about it). 

     

    If last year's show is a good indicator, this will be a very healthy mix of Clubs and traders. Bargains were plentiful at the show, too.  

     

    Doors open at 10:00 am and normal museum admission charges apply.   

     

    See everyone there!

     

    Chris. 

    What date?


  3. 1 hour ago, robw_uk said:

    this was my fist armour build after 30+ years... goes together well and makes a great kit... as to eyesight -try taking your glasses off? i am short sighted and find that that makes life easier on smaller/closer work....

    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.


  4. Called at Aldi's store in Ecclesfield nr Sheffield @ lunch I'd estimate they've around 30 - 40 kits left. Hurricane's, Spitfires, P51's, Fw-19's, Jeeps & Ships.

     

    Even more of a bargain @ £1.99 each


  5. 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

     


  6. 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.

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  7. 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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  8. On 2/23/2019 at 9:06 AM, ivan-o said:

    I am sure that one of the Officers talking from Lakenheath said that although they are remembering this crew they actually lost 43 planes that day alone!

     

    On 2/23/2019 at 9:41 AM, Paul821 said:

    Roger A Freeman (Mighty Eighth War Diary) confirms that + additional 4 planes written off after landing.

     

    There were 799 planes dispatched that day but only 99 reached their intended target due to weather conditions.

     

    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.

     

    :poppy:First Lieutenant John Glennon Krieghauser, pilot.

    :poppy:Second Lieutenant Lyle J Curtis, co-pilot

    :poppy:Second Lieutenant John W Humphrey, navigator

    :poppy:Second Lieutenant Melchor Hernandez, bombardier

    :poppy:Staff Sergeant Robert E Mayfield, radio operator

    :poppy:Staff Sergeant Harry W Estabrooks, engineer / top turret gunner
    :poppy:Sergeant Charles H Tuttle, ball-turret gunner
    :poppy:Sergeant Maurice O Robbins, tail gunner
    :poppy:Sergeant Vito R Ambrosio, right waist gunner
    :poppy:Muster Sergeant George U Williams, left waist gunner

     

    :poppy:All aircrew lost that day

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  9. On 7/3/2018 at 9:56 AM, stevehnz said:

    Is there a reference available the shows what parachute flares or smoke floats looked like? It may perhaps help to determine what might be on those underwing racks by being able to match a shape.

    Steve

    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

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  10. 1 hour ago, Fatcawthorne said:

    For a second I thought you meant this edition

    hAYNES mANUAL

    The pages are all blank, nobody knows how those things work!

    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

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  11. 19 hours ago, stever219 said:

    I’ve no experience if the Revell kits but the “G” is notorious for very deep panel lines around the nose and some peculiar moulding of the nose transparency that produces a distorted look to the glazing.

     

    The new Airfix kit is very good, but will only produce a late “G”: looking at the way it’s been tooled though an earlier “G” or even a late “F” might be on the cards in 2020 or so.

    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'


  12. 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


  13. 21 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

    What really bugs me with news interviewers is when they ask someone a question and keep interupting when they try to give an answer,whether it's Andrew Marr/BBC news or Channel 4 it really gets on my nerves....

    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.

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