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About Muddyf

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  1. Thanks for the replies guys, it has me baffled. Il be honest, I’ve never seen that remark in the ‘duty’ column, but then again I’ve only see a handful up of logbooks.
  2. A friend has obtained his great uncles log-book, very interesting read. He usually flew as a Radio Op, but one flight is noted as a ‘Screen Op’ the flight would have been late or post war 45-46 out of Changi, any ideas what a ‘Screen Op’ is? Aircraft was a Dakota. He is looking to build aircraft his uncle flew in operationally.
  3. Recycling will save the planet! (Oh, and anything that will save cash for more kits of course ).
  4. I have tried using the supplied pots (usually if I’m out of the particular colour) and found the paint to be either ‘useable’ or complete dross. I’ve had mixed results even with the same colour from different kits before. I tend to bin the paint and reuse the pots to store excess paint I have mixed.
  5. Interestingly, I have seen hundreds of Beaufort photos and also not seen those two ‘slots’. I have seen them in the artwork for the upcoming 1/48 ICM Beaufort. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/icm-48310-bristol-beaufort-mki--1330560# Makes you wonder, it’s not Airfix’s ‘deliberate mistake’ similar to mapmakers inventing roads as a form of copyright infringement proof? Pondering of Bristol
  6. I have the venerable Airfix kit as a long term build project an so will be following this build with great interest, A great start, and i cant remember the last time i saw paper transfers!
  7. Looking great. It is an ungainly looking bird, but is beautiful in its own way! The Gannet needs a huge amount of weight to stop it being a tail sitter. Regards the DU, i know of some Iraqi 'Buisnessmen' that may be able to help. The story of their last client mysteriously disappearing along with his DeLorean and a suspiciously old looking teenager is entirely ficticious. Honest
  8. That’s looking fantastic. Looks very rickety, and ready to collapse any second! Must admit I just had a tinge of nostalgia and dug out a couple of old White Dwarf’s, found one with the ‘original’ inn.
  9. There is a subtle difference between ‘interesting’ (see Belphegor above) and ‘flying garden shed made from random windows from the tip’ (see Amiot 143). I don’t think the French built ugly aircraft, just the case that some were really coming off the drawing board at least 10-20 years after everyone else. Look at the Bristol Braemar (1918) or its civil version the Bristol Pullman. Chop of two sets of wings and...... the similarities are there. Flying train carriage..
  10. I signed up for this GB with the idea of something Vichy, maybe a carrier. I looked through my stash, looked at Hannants for decals and found the fantastic Xtradecal set X72161 - Battle of Malta RAF. So, i start thinking and come up with the idea of building Malta based aircraft! Now, my stash consists of (WARNING! EXTREME UNDERSTATEMENT!) one or two Bristol aircraft, and with the Airfix Beaufort on the way i thought i may build a Beaufort, Blenheim and Beaufighter. So three Bristol's (No sniggering!) with a pair of Bristol's (Stop it!) each. A
  11. Sorry if I seem down. You see, tomorrow is the Mother-in-laws funeral. She’s cancelled it.
  12. My personal favourite: I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, Six should be enough."
  13. History teaches us not to ignore the past. Just because we haven’t deployed an MBT in 10 years doesn’t mean we won’t need one tomorrow... No existing AEW available during the Falklands conflict immediately springs to mind.
  14. That is fantastic! Not found that one. Looking for photos of her on the IWM site is the proverbial needle in a haystack. I found the Haifa photos with a search and a further two of her whilst trawling through over a thousand photos taken by the same photographer, both labelled as Hero in the description but not found in the original search.
  15. I picked up the Mistercraft HMS Hero recently Scalemates as a spur of the moment purchase, whilst im researching and prepping another project. Im a life long aircraft modeller apart from a few Airfix ships in my youth (so hastily put together in an afternoon!). Now, as usual with any kit i start trawlling the internet for references, images etc. I have obtained images from several sites including the IWM collections, a copy of the Warships Profile for HMS Hesperus etc.. Im looking to build the ship in its May 1942 guise (as per the IWM pictures), the model depicts the s
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