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About TonyTiger66

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    Clearing the path with a teaspoon whilst it still snows.
  • Birthday 05/03/1966

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    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
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    Spanish, Polish, FAA, Early Jets, Record Breakers.

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  1. Hello Patrice Please count me in for this. I know my health and completion rates aren’t very good, but it’s good to have something to look forward to . The Kittyhawk is one of my favourite WWII aircraft. There’s one in the Australian War Memorial museum here in Canberra. I would make a model based on that one. A few photos taken on my birthday in 2017: Best regards TT
  2. TonyTiger66

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    I just returned to BM in time to see Jan pop off on holiday. A week or so ago I received one of the DH88 via a chap on EBay (Petr....). I would just like to say that, looking at the box contents, it appears to be a lovely little kit. I was very pleasantly surprised to see it released. I also bought the LVG C. VI; another very nice looking kit. Next will be the K-4. If the Norwegian Hawk is out; one of those too. If not, please release it soon. Have a pleasant holiday Jan and staff, spend our money just as (un)wisely as we would . Best regards TonyT
  3. I'm glad to hear from you. You had us worried. 

  4. Tony.

    Great to hear from you again!:thumbsup2:


  5. Hello chaps and ladies.

    Thank you for many very kind messages. 


    I'll reply to all, really lovely messages, very soon.

    We're fortunate to have such a dignified and kind forum. 

    Mike's ethos 👍.


    All the best (OB)



    1. Show previous comments  11 more
    2. jrlx


      Hi Tony!


      Great to hear from you again! I was worried about your lack of activity in BM... Hope you're fine and can get back to building some nice models!






    3. stevehnz


      Hi Tony. lovely to see you pop up like this after fearing the worst. We've missed your up beat presence the last while.


    4. CedB


      Just seen this Tony, sorry to have missed it - and you!

      Welcome back :) 

  6. Tony we hope you are OK


    Please come and tell us



  7. Hi Tony, Thanks to your encouragement I have finished adding all the pictures back into my Group Builds for 2017. The curse of Photobucket is gradually lifting.


    Cheers Colin

  8. TonyTiger66

    AZ Model (ex Heller) Potez 540 - Interior Colors?

    That’s great information Roman, it gives us many choices for this elusive colour. I’ve spent time researching in Vienna. Also very pleasurable times enjoying good beer, good food, good conversation and superb music. A stunningly invigorating city. Not expected, but to see the result of the Potez in RFI would be wonderful . All best regards TonyT
  9. TonyTiger66

    AZ Model (ex Heller) Potez 540 - Interior Colors?

    Hello Roman, I built this many years ago as the armed version. It was an old kit and suggested Heller ‘Nile Green’ (translated the best I can). I couldn’t get the Heller colour (It may be available again now: “Vert Nil”. I used my No.1 eyeball and went for Airfix duck egg blue with a little white. I think Humbrol Sky Type S with a little white may be fine. Its frustrating; but I’ve read that eg Dark Blue May be appropriate. My answer to that is that I have the film of Malraux flying these (as bombers) in Spain. The interior of real aircraft is regularly visible. Yes, it’s black and white film, but the interior looks to be more feasibly ‘vert nil’ than dark blue. This builds into a very nice model Roman; good choice, those contra rotating propellors can be made to do so with minimal effort. All best regards and enjoy this lovely French 1930’s Aircraft. TonyT
  10. TonyTiger66

    Dornier Do 18-D *Finished*

    Hello Tony, my apologies for the lack of comments. ‘A bit crook’ as they say here. It really doesn’t involve the law . What a gorgeous job you have done on this essentially lovely Matchbox kit. Your work on the sponsons is just exemplary. It’s rather ‘Russian master modeller’ Tony . I doubt that any manufacturer will ever bless us with a new Do-18 kit. I may be wrong. Perhaps Amodel or MikroMir may be our saviours ? Meanwhile we have this wonderful resource on getting the absolute best, showing us how to attain a true representation from the Matchbox/Revell kit. Really good stuff . best regards TonyT
  11. There are so many of us that love these kits. Should we try to get a group build? Maybe an Out Of Box group build; one that we can thoroughly enjoy, bereft of worries of accuracy correction, re-scribing and so on? Just build Frog/Novo/Eastern European re-pops like we’re all kids again? I guess it would be a 2019 GB now, that’s ok. I have a strange love for the FROG Maryland Any thoughts? I’d be happy to host but for health reasons would need a co-host. Best regards TonyT
  12. TonyTiger66

    What music are you playing? Pt III

    Hello old chap, I’ve been away (sadly) from BM for a little while now. I had to log in to say that I’m very sorry for your loss, the music is a lovely tribute. Our mums are irreplaceable, it’s lovely to read your earnest words. Manhugs from overseas, TonyT
  13. TonyTiger66

    Groupbuild poll for 2018

    Crikey; it’s that voting time of year !!!! I’ve been off forum due to poor health. The moment I pop back in for a crafty look, there’s something interesting to take part in; The GB vote . A quick neutral non vote trolling comment/train of thought; The Eleventh hour - Great War; 100 years since the 11th hour 0f the eleventh day of November 1918. I’ve noticed that once Group Builds commence, new people often come on board and take part; inspired by what they see there. I must admit to being rather patriotic when it comes to both ANZAC and Rememberance Day. Like many here; family members in both conflicts (all now deceased). I wonder if, as events around the 100 years anniversary gain momentum and the media give more coverage, people may be more inspired to take part? To push into maybe a new area of modelling as a tribute? Much more plastic than a poppy, maybe a more personal gesture As others have mentioned, perhaps here on BritModeller it could be some sort of ‘special’ group build? I’ve probably made a complete pikelet of myself now; my apologies in advance, I should blame it on medication and poor sleep. Its good to see Rich’s leader boards back. They really help visualise a far more exciting and honest annual vote than the Eurovision Song Contest ! Good luck to all; they’re all great ideas . (I’ll climb back into my hiding place now .) Best regards TonyT
  14. I would really like one of these. A friend could maybe pick up for me at Telford. I can live with Mach 2, nothing unlike a lot of the Eastern European short runs I used to tackle. An injection moulded Brittania in 1/72? !!! A few adjustments and a bit of reshaping is fine if required. Is there any idea of price? I will have to send the money over. Really happy about this Best regards TonyT
  15. The weathering looks very, very realistic. I paused when you mentioned ‘Corsair’. That finish would be perfect. Inspiring stuff Best regards TonyT