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Eric Mc

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  1. Eric Mc

    Zvezda 1/72 109F

    I presume the Misterkit "F" is a reboxing of the old Heller mould?
  2. One of my favourite Canberra schemes.
  3. My FROG/Novo Barracuda is progressing slowly. I am using an Airwaves photo etch set which is designed for the Special Hobby kit so needs adjustment to fit into the FROG fuselage. So far I've spent most of my time sorting this aspect out.
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    IPMS Torbay Model Show

    You only get the free paddle if you find yourself up a certain creek.
  5. Eric Mc

    IPMS Salisbury Model Show 2018

    Intend to be there with the Farnborough mob. It's pretty much an annual fixture for me these days.
  6. That looks lovely. I vaguely remember Aer Lingus F-27s passing over my home in Baldoyle on their way to the UK and elsewhere. I have a Doyusha F-27 in my stash. Is that suitable for an Aer Lingus version?
  7. Eric Mc

    Valom 1/72 DH-91 Albatross

    One of the most beautiful aircraft designs ever. The chief designed was Arthur Hagg who went on to design the Airspeed Ambassador. The model looks really nice. I'm tempted now. Looks like the cockpit windows fit OK too - often a weak area in Valom kits.
  8. Eric Mc

    No wonder the planet’s sinking under rubbish

    The earth's mass gradually rises over time. The earth (and all the planets, moons etc) were formed by a process called "accretion" i.e. stuff that is free floating in space gradually falling together under gravity to form larger bodies . Although the bulk of this accretion happened 4.5 billion years ago, it hasn't quite stopped and will in fact keep going until the end of the solar system. Every day, hundreds of tons of meteors fall into the earth's atmosphere. Even though most "burn up", the dust still eventually falls to earth, often encapsulated in rain drops. The earth does lose some mass through gases escaping (and rockets) but these losses are outweighed (literally) by incoming material.
  9. Eric Mc

    RS Models 1/72 P-51H

    I bought one of these on the weekend so I can do a NACA example. Interesting to hear what the problem areas are. Yours turned out really well.
  10. Eric Mc

    Revell/ ICM TU-144.

    The Paris crash didn't bring about an immediate end to the programme. Other test versions continued to be flown and it eventually entered limited service with Aeroflot in 1977. However, Aeroflot didn't really want it and it proved pretty much unworkable as a practical supersonic airliner. There was another accident in Aeroflot service and the few in use were all retired by 1980. The Tu144 wasn't completely finished because in the 1990s, NASA hired a refurbished and re-engined example and used it for supersonic transport experiments and tests.
  11. Eric Mc

    Revell/ ICM TU-144.

    Very nice. I have an ambition to build a Concorde and a Tu-144 as a parallel build.
  12. Eric Mc

    Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C

    One of my favourite airliners - despite its faults. Nice rendition.
  13. Eric Mc

    No wonder the planet’s sinking under rubbish

    I think building the Airfix Sunderland might be an easier alternative.
  14. Eric Mc

    No wonder the planet’s sinking under rubbish

    You've heard of "Carbon Capture"? I indulge in "Plastic Capture". You only need to look inside my loft to see how much plastic I've captured over the years. On the subject of recycling plastic, has anybody got any favourite techniques of disposing of their waste runners/sprue?