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  1. A fiver was still a LOT of money back in 1978 - so I'm also guessing 1/24 Airfix - I'll go with the Hurricane - just to keep things lively Steve
  2. Nice woodwork there Heather - very nice indeed
  3. No @Ratch - it was David Bowie - from the LOW album...
  4. A bit of a different slant - as I don't do cars - but - if they were available... Basic Mini Metro Ford Escort MkIII Standard Vauxhall Cavalier Saab 93 - either hatch or aerodeck Audi A6 - either estate or saloon ...any scale too - just 5 of the 14 cars I've either owned or had as company cars - I'd love to build any of them.
  5. Vince - I have been looking for every excuse under the sun - but no one is home - so it's all down to me. Madame X will go berserk when she gets in from work - if I have the nerve to tell her. The conversation will probably go something like this... MADAME X - "so what have you been up to today" BIG X - "oh nothing much luv - just watching some junk on sky tv & browsing the forum" Trevor - up to now... I only have 3 cuts 2 hours in & I now have nearly 6 kilos of broken glass in the bin... ...it
  6. Breaking Glass - but not on my desk top
  7. ARRGGGHHHH!!!!! Why am I such a clumsy fool... I've taken this week as a holiday & after sitting on my lazy backside since Saturday morning I thought "C'mon Steve - you were supposed to be doing some modelling this week". So this morning I popped up to the office & began a grand clean up - dusted everything down - new filters & liner in the spray booth - gave both airbrushes a full sonic bath etc... Finally - I cleared my 8ft long bench completely & set about cleaning the 3 sheets of toughened glass that cover it. Toughened glass is brillia
  8. ...more questions than answers??? Have you ever watched Donnie Darko
  9. BIG X


    Some others call it "flea-bay" - as purchases can turn out to be a bit rubbish 'at times'...
  10. Nice work Jonathan - I always love something a bit different. Steve
  11. BIG X

    Covid Jab

    After yesterday's jab I've only had a sore arm this time around. I had the shivers etc last time around & was very reassured by that. Imagine 'wanting' side effects - I must be mad
  12. Nice job Andy - loving the penny for scale too Steve
  13. How about this one... I have over £---- forget that... I have A LOT OF MONEY... In a certain building society / bank - just money we put away every year or two & we used to have a good old fashioned paying in book. A couple of years ago they said they were doing away with the book & gave us a couple of cards. We weren't happy - but what can you do??? Now the cards have expired & we got a letter to say they weren't issuing new ones - because we hadn't used them. NO SHAAAAT - we only pay in at the counter - not take out - so we hadn't used the
  14. BIG X

    Covid Jab

    I'm getting my second shot today (Saturday) - not bad for a bloke of 56 - but I do have a few 'conditions'. Wish me luck - Steve
  15. I have to agree with all the post funeral comments - gentlemen - you have summed it very well - very moving & a credit to the country & commonwealth.
  16. Wow - beautiful "box art" - where can I buy the kit Great artwork Nils
  17. Hannants used to do the decals for Gary's "zero" - don't know if they still do though...
  18. BIG X

    The Weather,

    It snowed this morning - but then the skies cleared & there hasn't been a cloud in the sky. I spotted a couple of Cargolux 747's - on their way from Huntsville & Calgary - to Luxembourg - funnily enough. I also spied a Bluebird Nordic 737 on it's way from East Midlands to Reykjavik - a lovely day for spotting 'fly overs'.
  19. BIG X

    Covid Jab

    I had my 1st jab first four weeks ago - but SWMBO - who is older than me & in much better health than me - turned 60 today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADAME X She hadn't heard anything from our doctors - so I jumped on the tinterwebs last night & I got her a jab today - she hasn't thanked me yet - but she isn't dead either. We went to the Man City Ground - so she liked that bit - C'mon City - C'mon Madame X Happy 60th - to my better half. Steve
  20. It's a well known fact - but worth remembering - Murray was a Captain & Sherman tank commander in the Royal Scots Greys - British 4th Armoured Brigade. Rest in Peace
  21. That's a smashing collection Wyatt - top jobs all round. Steve
  22. Morning George. Thanks for the "heads up" - I had heard / read somewhere that the front wheels & axel were a bit "challenging" & fragile. I'm forever snapping bits off models & trying to fix my errors with metal pins - so I'll be ready for that DOH moment I already have the kit in the stash & it comes with figures. The box shows a very dashing looking Michael Caine figure - but none of the figures look anything like him and even if they did - by the time I'd finished with him he certainly would be unrecognisable I won't be bothering with the engine
  23. Argh... Das Afrika Korps... According to the "conflicting" evidence - the Schwimm was actually captured from the Hitler Jungden - 12 rather than 21 SS PD - which makes more sense. The DAK may have had too much sand in their shoes in Normandy. So - if we go with the theory that the Jungend were handsome young lads - then they would no doubt appreciate a mirror to comb their beautiful blonde Arian locks in. Pity they lost their ride... Remember - this is a bit of fun mate
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