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About NealParkes

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  1. Some nice progress on the project, that Minicraft 757 looks like a headache doesn’t it? I’m sure that it will come together nicely though.
  2. Hi Phil, No unfortunately I cannot measure the height of the building on Google Maps, you can do a ‘3D’ view but there are no planes at the pier to judge the height. But I did find the photo amongst this document. In it you can see the 777 is about the same height as the pier, that should help a bit with guessing the height. Screenshot 2020-10-07 at 08.21.54 by Neal, on Flickr Neal
  3. Hi, Just a though to help you out on this impressive project. You can measures distances on Google Maps or in Google Earth. Have you tried that? I’ve done a couple of quick measurements for you: Screenshot 2020-10-06 at 14.40.33 by Neal, on Flickr Screenshot 2020-10-06 at 14.41.36 by Neal, on Flickr I hope it helps out a bit and good luck for the build. Neal
  4. Well they must have been in contact with HKM as they got authorisation to use the artwork and poll the public, so if it was defined no goer surely HKM would have said “no you can’t use the artwork and no point polling anyone”. Also HKM have set the precedent with the B-17 and there is a need for a new 48th scale Lanc as the Tamiya kit is quite long in the tooth now.
  5. Hi guys, I don’t know if anyone may have already seen this, but over on facebook at Model Kits for Less ran by Mike Jolly there is a post enquiring about interest in a potential 48th scale Lancaster from HKM. Mike and his team are trying to gather interest and get HKM to scale down their 32nd Lanc, this could be awesome! So if you are on facebook why not take a look, also just as a disclaimer I have no ties to Mike Jolly other than being a very satisfied customer of his. Neal Untitled by Neal, on Flickr
  6. Hi, You are more than welcome Tony, i look forwards to seeing what you have to offer, I’d be particularly keen to see a dual AIM-9 adapter if you have one in the pipelines! In the meanwhile take care and I’ll be keeping my eyes open for more Tomcat goodness here. Neal
  7. Hey @Tony Oliver, I’ve just re-read through the thread briefly to go back through your builds and must say the workmanship is amazing! I seem to recall that at some point talked about making some upgrade sets available to purchase from you. Is this still a thing? If so I would be quite interested in what you had planned. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing it with us. Neal
  8. It is a Paveway II that is being carried, I can’t tell from that angle though if it is an Enhanced PWII or not though.
  9. Hi Tone, yes I saw that but then others contributed about videos waffling on and other points that I mention. I have done videos where I put a slide show in the video but that isn’t the main content. I agree with you that if that is all the video is then it isn’t always the most interesting thing to watch but then again the like of RobBasicModelling I find entertaining to watch. At the end of the say we all like different things and dislike different things too! Anyway going off topic it is nice to see you have started building Tomcats again!
  10. Hi guys, So I might get a bit of hate for this but hey so be it. I am one of those youtubers who has a modelling orientate channel! I have not posted a video for ages, not because I do not want to or can’t be bother but as pretty much all my scale modelling and related hobby it has ground to a halt due to my 1/1 size daughter taking up most of my time know. Coming back to Youtube videos, mine are no where near the same quality of video or indeed build as say Plasmo or Scalemodelaircraft or Phil Flory’s videos, however I did enjoy doing the videos, and yes I’ve done inbox review (which I
  11. Hi Tony, It was pretty easy but the kit is not designed to be built wheels up, but nothing some minor surgery cannot sort out. You can see what they looked like in my WIP thread: I’d love to see you build some Aussie and Spanish F/A-18’s Also good to see you back at your Tomcat builds! Take care and Merry Christmas. Neal
  12. Hi I’ve only just spotted this thread and it is a gold nugget on information. Regarding the QRA duties which squadrons did these duties? Thanks Neal
  13. I know that these are inert weapons but it’s a “I mean business” load out, 8 x AIM-120 & 2 x AIM-9!!
  14. Nice working on the revamp of this one!! Have you got any further with the idea of selling some of your resin mods?
  15. Hi guys and girls, So firstly I’m not 100% sure this is in the right place, but hey ho here we go anyway! So I’m about to loose the mancave , as our daughter really does need her own bedroom soon and we need our own space back! But prior to this I want to do a quick project and build three “Cute” planes in order to make her a custom mobile! The chosen kits are the following: Tiger Models Cute BF-109 by Neal, on Flickr Tiger Models Cute Spitfire by Neal, on Flickr Meng Kids Lancaster Bomber. by Neal, on Flickr My wife will be jo
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