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  1. Those wearing the last scheme,.... the black and MSG Bomber scheme often had the spinners removed.
  2. I`ve always believed that Bomber Command crews were in their normal crew positions during take off,........ even in the Halifax whose W/Op and Nav were in the nose, below the pilot. Ditching positions were obviously different, with crew around the centre section braced against the main spar etc.
  3. That is very sad,...... trying to find Beverley or Argosy kits in the UK is very hard and the prices have gone up drastically,...... so to hear that they are sitting on large stocks is very surprising indeed. If they lowered the price and made them available I am sure that they would soon sell them. Shame with Hannants,..... but I have had similar experiences too,..... even after sending them research and ideas for sheets,....... they went ahead and printed it without even informing me!! One of the reasons I no longer bother to help most model companies! For an Andover the best bet may be Mark One,..... who have already done a CC.2 etc. Cheers mate Tony
  4. WOW Neil,..... that is amazing mate,........ love the paintwork,........ the weathering and the removed D-Day stripes are the dogs mate,...... very, very impressive. It is a lovely kit,..... but you have bumped it up to an entirely new level,...... simply superb, Cheers Tony
  5. Hiya Mike,..... I did ask Valom and they didn`t rule it out,..... but they were worried it might be just too big,..... maybe the Curtiss Commando was a dry run? Even if they did,... it would be expensive,.....!! Thanks Miquel,...... I can recommend it mate,..... it is a bit pricey but if you like the type it is worth it. Thanks Andy,....... yeah I bet they threw out a lot of everything!! Cheers Fella`s, Tony
  6. Like I said Bill,..... they are all superb,...... so hard to choose,.... looking forward to the Phantom,..... I used to see that one fly regularly from Boscombe Down as it flew over our barracks back in the day.
  7. What a cracking job you have made of this famous Fortress Eric and your collection is lovely,...... they all look superb and the attention to detail is simply brilliant, Cheers Tony
  8. A great job on an iconic aeroplane indeed,....... I wanted to grad one of these myself but I missed out,...... and all of that rigging would have scared the hell out of me anyway!! I love the base and also the comparison with the nice little Bristol Scout,...... superb job,....... as Robin says,..... you`ll have to have a go at rigging them,...... they will look even better!
  9. Very nice,..... I had a feeling that you just might go for the RNAS option,.......
  10. Excellent job mate and I second your comment re Danish women,...... I thought exactly the same when I was there with the Army,...... then I went to Sweden for the day,..... WOW! There are some VERY lucky lads living in Scandanavia!! They are very patriotic too,.... which was nice to see. Love the Merlin, Cheers Tony
  11. Cheers Colin,........ 1/72nd?........ really??........ well that is nice of you, thanks. I have built one of the 1/72nd vacuforms and have another to build,........ the first was OK for its day for me,........ I`ll have to get around to building the second,....... but remember to put in a wing spar as the first one is very,...... well,...... floppy!! I never got to see an operational Hastings unfortunately,..... but have met plenty of people who operated,..... and operated from,.... them. Thanks Keith,..... good luck with your 1/72nd kit,..... I think the plastic on mine may have gone a bit fragile,........ I hope yours is better.
  12. Very nice indeed,...... we had one go over the house pretty low a few nights ago,...... very distinctive noise,..... I`ve yet to see one yet!
  13. Thought so mate,..... cheers for confirming it. A nice whiffer with a yellow or white outlined code on the fin maybe?
  14. Just found this beauty Vincent,...... WOW,...... you have done a fantastic job,...... I love the added details and the interior!
  15. Thanks Mark,...... I was hoping against hope that Airfix might announce one this time,....... or a Beverley,...... but it wasn`t to be sadly!! Great memories from Abingdon back then eh,...... I was just too young and lived in the wrong part of the country anyway!
  16. Thanks Ray,...... and I did the same re ordering the kit!! I never got to see one fly, but I love RAF transports from those days and I bet Singapore was a very different,....... and dare I say fantastic place back then?
  17. Excellent Roman,..... and I love the scheme,...... both models are lovely mate.
  18. Thanks mate,...... and nice one,..... oh I do hope that you sent them some photos of the Coastal Command ones too,..... especially the ones with the red titles on the white cabin roof! A couple of nic e Suez aircraft too,..... maybe get them to change their blue? Thanks mate,..... yes I was impressed by those leading edge decals too and spot on,..... a bigger Valetta,.... but without the step in the cargo bay! Bugger to get over carrying a 100lb Bergan and a parachute I`ve been told. Thanks Steve,..... just imagine a RNZAF one in your collection!!! Thanks John,..... yeah nice big tail dragger,..... yummy!! Thanks Vincent,...... I built the Welsh Models kit ages ago when I first got into vacuforms,....... it was a nice kit,...... but this is very nice indeed. Yeah loads of schemes and I did wonder what it might have looked like in the Dark Earth/ Light Stone scheme,..... a definite whiffer! Thanks Keith,..... it is well up their with my favourites too mate,..... yeah Iwould grab one soon,..... the Beverleys and Argosies seem to be riing rapidly in price? Thanks Djordje,..... glad you like it mate. Thanks mate.
  19. LOL,... Hiya Dave,.... looks like we both jumped in here at the same time!!
  20. Yes the British used both mate. The Dauntless was trialled by the Royal Navy,....... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SBD-5_Royal_Navy_JS997.jpg and the Helldiver equipped a Royal Navy squadron, but they ran out of aircraft becaus the US Navy refused to provide any replacements or spares. They were going to raid the Tirpitz with the small number remaining but the old carrier HMS Furious broke down! I wrote an article about the unit in an old modelling magazine http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/SQUADRONS/1820_Squadron.htm#.Yd9w8dXP3IU
  21. Thanks mate and good luck with yours,...... just take care with that horizontal tail fitting! Yes we could do with a nice decal sheet,..... RAFDec or Xtradecal!!
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