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  1. At least one of these for me: Hawker Fury (prob Yugoslavian) AW Siskin Vickers Wellesley Hawker Tempest VI (postwar desert scheme) HS125-600 (prob Irish Air Corps, if my v old Max Decals sheet will still work)
  2. If I knew the colour's AFNOR code (Axxx) I could get its CIELAB details from NORMDEF 0001 and use something like encycolorpedia to try for paint matches.
  3. I've been quite lucky with old Matchbox decals myself, but my experience may not apply to everyone. There's a company called APC Decals who make reproductions of Matchbox and FROG sheets. They sell through a Czech retailer, hobbyshop.cz. I think someone on this site may have mentioned them before.
  4. I'd like to give this one a lash, so put me down please. Perhaps time to bite the rigging bullet and do some of the Matchbox biplanes.
  5. I'd like to (tentatively, given my record on GB's) put my name up for this one. I've a Blue Max Snipe that's been hanging around for a long time. It's a while since I last looked but I think I also have a Camel from the same source, which allows a choice of the F1 and 2F1 versions.
  6. I saw one of them at the Irish Film Institute in the early 2000s: Dark Blue World, from Kolya's director, Jan Svěrák.
  7. I'd love to see a new JP5 to the same standard as the JP3
  8. That's a shock. Got to see Cabaret Voltaire in 1983 at the Electric in Camden, after the release of The Crackdown. As the supporting bill they showed two short films, Un Chien Andalou by Luis Bunuel and Scorpio Rising by Kenneth Anger. Cracking gig I recall.
  9. Kristin's a goddess! Yet to see them live myself. Must put that right some day. Don't know if they've ever played in Ireland. Right now I'm listening to XTC's The Big Express, one of my favourite albums. I love the way Andy whales the bejesus out of his guitar on Train Running Slow on Soul Coal.
  10. I did. I used Xtracolor renditions of RAF Dark Earth and PSA Desert Gold on the upper surfaces and FS 15183 on the lower surfaces. My choices were based on a Finescale Modeler article about 1991 Gulf War colours for the uppers, and an Ian Huntley article in Scale Aircraft Modelling which had a table matching BS to FS for the lowers, the colour in question being Azure Blue (not the WW2 one).
  11. Back in 2007-8 I was on an assignment to UBS in Stamford Connecticut. The convention for email user names was the first 6 letters of the surname followed by the first 2 letters of the first name. For example, my username was lalorjo. The convention was reversed in the case of Sheila Cockburn.
  12. This reminds me that there used to be a hairdresser in the Dublin district of Rathmines, called Trevor Francis. I had a notion that whatever you asked for there, you'd come out with a 1970s bubble perm.
  13. Deano, further to LorenSharp's post, the Aeroclub F1 and F6 are out of stock at Kingkit, but the F3's available. https://www.kingkit.co.uk/product/aeroclub-aircraft-1-48-bac-lightning-f3 You can set up an alert for when a kit comes back into stock.
  14. Might be worth having a look at kingkit.co.uk.
  15. That I would love to see! And a display from a Mosquito wouldn't go amiss either.
  16. I like that, very nice indeed. It's not often that you see a model of a 502 Sqn aircraft. A camouflaged example was one of the options in the old Frog kit as I recall.
  17. Haven't owned a turntable myself for a long time now. I think I made my last vinyl record purchase around the mid 2000s. It was Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express by The Go-Betweens.
  18. I remember Sound and Vision being used for the continuity sequences between the programmes on BBC1 at the time.
  19. Fine job, Neil, very attractive result. You've just reminded me that I have that kit myself and that somewhere I have a book from the BA marketing department with dimensioned drawings of the Landor livery on various types. Also, if memory serves, Pantone references for the colours. I could probably dig those out and see if I can find matches using e-paint.co.uk or encycolorpedia.com. The Xtracolor range featured the Landor Pearl Grey and the Chatham Dockyard blue.
  20. I've taken it that it's a Pyrene extinguisher and painted mine copper. Might change to brass if need be.
  21. I'd like to have a bash at this one. I fancy the Yugoslavian F-86D though @Corsairfoxfouruncle's clearly thought of it first. Depends on whether or not I can get the appropriate transfers at a reasonable price. I also have the 'G for George'/sharkmouth boxing of the 1980s Airfix Lancaster, so that's another possibility.
  22. Thanks Pat. I haven't got the Flower Class, but I'd certainly like to get my hands on it. Whether I'd do it justice is another matter. I have the 1/700 HMS Duke of York alright, but haven't seen it in years and can't remember if I started it. Weekend agenda item perhaps: get all the Matchbox kits into one storage box. I imagine D of Y was selected for kitting due to carrying Sir Bruce Fraser's flag at North Cape.
  23. Please add me to the list. I think I've a dozen or so kits hidden away in various boxes so I should have a decent chance of finding something of interest.
  24. My memory is that Hemp was in BS4800 but wasn't called Hemp. I think it was listed as 10B21 Lizard Grey.
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