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About JosephLalor

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  1. JosephLalor

    Compucolour/DBI Paints: the full range

    Thanks, Mark and Joe. I remember Compucolor paints being listed in H.J. Walker's ads in Scale Aircraft Modelling in the early '80s, and indeed made the occasional trip from Croydon to Leytonstone. I'm under the impression that FS36099 was in the list, but I could be romancing. That would have been useful for the AV-8B in USMC service.
  2. JosephLalor

    Short Jokes II The Sequel

    Tense, nervous headache? Take Nothing. Because Nothing acts faster than Anadin.
  3. JosephLalor

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    I've never heard it called that before, though I'm tempted to think of O'Connell Street as the biggest back street in Europe. Not that I've any real experience of back streets elsewhere in Europe, mind. Reminds me of the introduction to On Broadway referring to that thoroughfare as New York's hardened artery.
  4. Hi Heather, that looks like an ambitious project, best of luck with the build. Your name's familiar - Hairy Sticks Only?
  5. JosephLalor

    Short SC.5/10 Belfast

    Great job. I've two of the Welsh Models Belfasts and I'd be happy to get them within a country mile of that. I've been having this pipedream lately about getting RP-C8020 to Cultra. I'm sure I'm being entirely impractical!
  6. JosephLalor

    Airfix Shackleton MR3...

    I gather that the row of small windows on the starboard side of the Revell AEW.2 is actually appropriate only for a SAAF MR3.
  7. JosephLalor

    1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon

    You're right. Now that I think of it the forward and aft positioning of the bays is defined by the lugs moulded on the underside of the wing fairings of the fuselage halves.
  8. JosephLalor

    1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon

    I think the build sequence recommended in the instructions would have you fix the bays to the wing lower half, which is then attached to the fuselage, with the wing uppers going on later.
  9. I believe that the Airfix Fury, like the SMER Bulldog, was Merit tooling. I'd say Merit did a better job on the Fury than they did on the Bulldog.
  10. JosephLalor

    RAF Phantom Differences

    The F-4J was powered by General Electric J79s instead of Speys, so the engine intakes and rear fuselage would quite different, making conversion to a Spey Phantom quite a job.
  11. JosephLalor

    A Humbrol Curiosity - the paint that never was

    Humbrol's metallics are now very strange indeed. Matt paint with metalflakes. I remember Humbrol Authentic HS217 as being relatively lustreless, certainly compared with HB14. Now there was a silver paint! 1980s Humbrol 56 seemed to me to be the closest to HS217.
  12. JosephLalor

    What are you reading?

    Been reading a couple of novels since I moved to a B&B just off Upper Newtownards Road a week ago. The Other Hand, by Chris Cleave, followed by The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce.
  13. JosephLalor

    Do we want these as BM members?

    A saying springs to mind: Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
  14. JosephLalor

    Sikorsky S-61N question.

    Two nice options there, Irish and Lebanese. If you're interested in reading a bit about Irish helicopter SAR, Nine Lives by David Courtney's a decent read. Easy to spot cover showing a S-61 exercising with (I think) an Arun Class lifeboat.
  15. Which kit is this? It looks like the PP Aerokits detail set, but Sammy's resin in my copy.