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  1. Had no idea that there was a 1/24 kit of the Alpine. It looks fantastic. Great start with primer and colour. Watching with enthusiasm, Rally number plates? Good luck with the build Anthony
  2. Yes Count me in with a Seversky SEV-3 in Spanish Civil War colours. Its a resin kit in 1/72 by Kora Models. Hope we get to do this Anthony
  3. Looking good Adrian. The Magna kits have a lot of resin, heavy, but interesting subjects. Im searching my memory for the correct name; but it also reminds me of a Polish Pre war prototype. in fact, one that may have flown right at the start of the war. PZL P-50 Jastrzeb maybe. Have a vac form of that by Broplan stuck with a friend in the UK… One day Keep up the good work Adrian; I see sanding sticks in your future…
  4. Thank you for the kind welcome back Adrian…. Its a long story but all going ok for now. Your Letov looks great with the paint and decals on. Such a big span on these birds. I hunted out the ‘AB Model’ kit today, then went to look at his website. Lovely models. Plus he has restored real railway wagons; is clearly a real artisan. Well worth a look for the variety of Letov variants and an incredible looking Farman Goliath. The end is in sight with this one Adrian. Really nice work Best regards Anthony
  5. Looking forward to this This is a kit that I have wanted for some time; as you say, there was an HMS Ajax version. My grandfather was on Ajax at some point, I’m told: Really want that boxing. However, seeing it made by anyone will be a treat. Good luck with the build Anthony
  6. Hello J-W Thank you; it’s good to be back The NA50 looks superb; I never knew that it existed. It will look great in Peruvian colours. I’m not sure, but maybe the Peruvians used the Curtiss P-36 too? The NA 50 really looks like the Boomerang from this end of the globe. Can’t wait to see your build. I will dig out my Academy kit and the decals. If it’s not too late, I will make a bit of a start tomorrow. All the beat Great to be back, thank you for the kind words, Tony
  7. Great to see you building this kit… I made it around 17 years ago. in bed! How I ever got all those struts to line up I will never know. it looks great Adrian you are doing a lovely job. For the radiator it the front, you can make a nice feature if you go for it. Rub a little pencil graphite into it after painting it with metallics. If you would like to see a photo of my dodgy attempt from years ago; think I have one somewhere. Also an unmade ‘AB Model’ with the KP Kit as the base, but resin bits for a different engine; a prototy
  8. Hello Is it too late to enter the Group Build? I have an Academy 1/72 kit and some funky French decals. Possibly a war in Algeria subject All the best TonyT
  9. Hello This is a great idea. I love Vacforms. Please count me in if possible. The Rareplanes kits are nice, but I have lots to choose from. Possibly a Lockheed Electra. May have a chat with my pal @JOCKNEY about a cunning plan All the best TonyT
  10. Well done Dave, that really is a beautiful model that you have made. I love the Bristol information leaflets in the frame; a great way to display it. All the best from Canberra Inspired by your build. Tony
  11. Hello Pat, My sincere apologies for the lack of contact. Two years from hell. I know that my record of being in group builds is poor now. However, I have a lovely Matchbox Mosquito, right here by the side of the bed, ideal for this. Please could you consider putting me in? Also send me a message - I'm not quite myself and not very good with IT at the moment. It would be great to catch up with you. All the best TonyT
  12. Ok. Erm.

    A lot happened.

    34,000 km.

    Starvation. I went a bit bonkers;

    129 continuous days alone.

    I ended up on the ABC National news as the second news story at peak time on a Saturday at 7pm on the 7/11.

    Any numerologists out there?

    it was the first time that I had seen my wife in 7 Months.

    Way before and during, @JOCKNEYliterally helped keep me alive as always has @AlexNand treated my very stressed and overwhelmed wife like the 15/16 Scottish Princess she is. I think that he may not be here; I was dreadfully torn as a friend that I care about a lot; a better friend, I assure you, a person like me could not imagine, had popped over onto another forum. I had and still have mental health issues. 
    I am Compus Mentis. Not the hardwiring, the data.

    Some stuff needs filing away or to be deleted; taking up too much space on the hard drive.
    We must start talking about this fella me lads; the ladies are often better at it than us.

    I tried to hide my weaknesses and pride led to a big fall.

    Anyway, sadly I can’t promise anything apart from; give the forum masses of publicity as other media sources, on your island, well I don’t know yet.

    However, Mike may not wish for that, it could create too many hits and we don’t want server meltdown.

    Not blowing the trumpet here. I’m ashamed by the 2 and a half minute piece. I had been advised to make it about me, but I don’t like doing that; so I just really don’t like it.

    Now 22 Million people know me as the bloke that arrived in a wheelchair, sounds like a Pom and laid in his own 💩  for three weeks 😔 .

    Being recognised in public (and hospital) for this, is not fun.

    I was 129 continuous days in agony, haemorrhaging, liver playing  an unfair game and starving in the end. Lost about 4 stones; 124 kg. I’m out a bit there because I’m still a bit out of it here, now back in Australia.

    Modelling wise; I’m in need of the help of you people to help get me going again.

    It’s thanks to @Mike that I am alive. That my stepkids have had a Stepdad and still do. That my wife was able to see the home of her ancestors.

    You should have seen her smile. You must know how good it feels when you just know that the love of your life is happy? Really happy?

    Model making, learning how to write again, use computers again, even commmunicate, take photos;,This forum honestly saved my life.

    The fact that some rifts have happened whilst I was sick; it was awkward as the bloke in the other place; a whole load there saved my life too.

    What an awful few years it has been for so many; and now Covid-19 has thrown everything, even my marriage, into touch.

    Alone, in the bath, looking for my old mates; see if I can learn from you again to get on my Own Two Feet and get model making; give back.

    I have missed my mates here. Very concerned that you’re all safe.




    I can email a link to @Mike of the video, phone going flat in the bath 🛀 too hot today 🥵 cold water 😃🤣.


    Love and peace and all that xx

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    2. Biggles87


      Good to hear from you Tony, and glad that you seems to be ‘ coming out the other side ‘ as they say. 

      You are probably in the best place as far as Covid-19 is concerned so stay safe and keep in touch.



    3. Mike


      Dunno what I did, but glad to see you again :)


      Stay safe,



    4. The Spadgent

      The Spadgent

      Tony T. Well butter my crumpets. 😀 Glad you’re fighting the good fight dear sir. Hope you find your feet (paws?) soon. If I can help in any way I (us all on BM I’m sure) are here for you. Take care dear tiger. 


  13. Very much looking forward to this Wez. As time goes on I start to love these kits more and more. We appear to be passing the ‘trench line’ phase of model manufacturing and now people are *purchasing* river sets. I’m not a river counter, but Heller weren’t big culprits for boilerplate rivets and kits like e.g. their Bf-109K still look just ‘right’. One of the last kits I tried to build a few years ago, but with added detail. An AML cockpit detail set, True Details wheels and those ‘Master’ wotsit (I cant remember the name ) real metal fun barrels. AZ Mo
  14. I think that we may be making one as we go along Pat ! A P-38 would be nice. I do have quite a nice old Airfix kit of a P38F. It’s a big improvement on another Airfix issue I have. Happy to get Mrs T to post it to me in my next box of goodies from the antipodes, then send your way. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-03018-0-lockheed-p-38f-lightning--166022 I don’t think anyone makes the modern ‘Glacier Girl’ warbird Transfers in 1/72, but the original pre-crash markings would be a good way to go TonyT
  15. Hello everyone Some time ago @Mjwomack suggested an ‘Anything but Injection’ group build. This was and is very appealing to me. I love building resin and vac form kits. I haven’t done one for a long time; it was the KPM vac form Lagg-3. A kit that I actually finished, when I returned to the hobby for the second time, around 15 years ago. I didn’t know of any Internet forums, used my supply of 1970’s Airfix and Humbrol enamel paints, paintbrushes from the same, very old, childhood ‘model making’ box. My skills and hand/eye coordination were worse than those I h
  16. Thank you for the kind words everyone. I have been home a few weeks, now finally ready to get on with this. All my builds will be slow at the moment. Mrs T, until we get immigration stuff sorted out, is currently normally 11,000 miles away. She is here for a little while and has told me to get cracking with modelling, but not make any promises. SWMBO really is almost always right, whereas yours truly increasingly often makes a bit of a buffoon of himself. Therefore, I will be following my good lady’s advice, whilst trying to do this lovely little kit justice. A model that I n
  17. Hello Dennis, I would like to also offer my condolences on losing Martin. Very upsetting. A cat that theoretically lived at a neighbour’s home when I lived down under; “Gobble” went missing the week after I left; last October. He spent most of his time with us and genuinely was a good friend. Even though I left the country, the news was saddening. Pet friends really do become just like people friends. They’re often more cuddly too. My sincere apologies for the ludicrous delay in providing info regarding the model/photographs. I will PM tomorrow. No longer in hospital, but 3
  18. https://www.forces.net/news/rare-spitfire-lost-norwegian-mountains-fly-again I must write to Mr @Beard very soon regarding a very kind message that he left for me some weeks ago. I will; it has only been delayed for the reasons outlined above. Meanwhile; thank you Mr. Beard for the warm welcome home and kind words; I hope that you are doing ok . I did not know about this Spitfire until recently. Moreover, I did not know that they flew so far north, in cases like this, unarmed. There is every possibility that you have built it already, but any inf
  19. On Oooooooo!!! There’s also the Norwegian helicopter at the beginning of the film. David Cronenburg at his best! Well now Mr Spadgent you have thrown me a curve ball here. A movie, based on a 1938 Novella (Who Goes There), that is set in Antarctica. The subject matter is perhaps more pertinent now than it has ever been, if considered even simply in terms of the possible effects of rapidly spreading viruses, of covert warfare, of invasion by non traditional means. The 1982 movie was shot, however, mainly in Alaska, very close to the Arct
  20. I love the LaGG 3 in the profile. There are some superb photographs of this very machine on the internet. I believe that I may have a 1/72 AML transfer set with the cat in it. The aircraft changed appearance a few times, but as a really big fan of the Soviet ‘Varnished Flying Coffin’; I really adore this one. . Maybe ICM released it once in 1/48? All these profiles are really top notch stuff. Much fun to be had with white distemper camouflage. AZ did a nice Rebox of the Valom Hampden with transparencies that fitted, Airfix’s Hampden is a nice subject for nos
  21. Yes. Shock! Horror!. I hear Cups dropping to the floor. Clubs being taken out of cupboards. I will have to nail planks of wood to my windows and doors. It’s all over now! ———— Grimsey. Northernmost inhabited Icelandic territory. Currently divided by the Arctic circle. It has an airport and ferry service. People. It is part of Iceland. Perhaps I may venture to suggest this is so, in a similar way to that in which Shetland is part of the United Kingdom? Further north than G
  22. Thank you Procopious! Wonderful news. Your taking part is very much appreciated . Welcome on board. This should be frosty fun. I will be fascinated to see what you choose and look forward to it. With best regards Tony T
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