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Uncle Pete

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    Buckley, Wales
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    Growing older but not up.

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  1. Nice one, General, very nice. I always liked the look of the VC 10 and as it happens it was my ride for my first ever transatlantic trip when BOAC still existed... Not so show my age or anything! (I was extremely impressed with the acceleration on the runway). Coincidentally, the night before I flew I played a gig for BOAC with the Sydney Lipton orchestra.
  2. Crackerjack work both the models and the photography.The planes are outstanding in their field. Not only that, they're out, standing in a field!
  3. A B17 in 1/48 is about the size of a moose... Maybe you need a proper hangar!
  4. Yowza! That's almost one a week and all of very high quality. Confess... You have a gang of elves in your workshop to help you, right?
  5. My other money-saving rationalisation for the missus... "Could be worse... Could be golf!"
  6. I promised her ladyship I'd only have one small display case so I have to rotate the collection between that and storage. (The case protects not only from dust but also from cat attacks). This was the first time they've all been in one place at one time.
  7. All 1:72 and varied brands, can't remember which kite was what make, though and all straight out of the box except for safety belts made from tape and a bit of sculpting to turn the blue and white Spit in front into a pylon racer and the blue and white Halifax at back left into an airliner. I also don't give much thought to variants so I can't really identify them much beyond, "That's a P 38, that's a Hunter, that's a P 47, that's a Mozzie" and so forth. I'm not exactly a rivet counter!
  8. Very nice and air Vice-Marshall Pussycat seems to approve, too!
  9. To finish up 2020 I thought I'd get the collection (started in 2017 with Gibson's G George) out for an elephant walk. With 28 planes, though, single file would have been highly impractical so here is the Buckley Air Force in full rock n roll regalia. Two more planes, built in flight, are not shown and there are a few which sadly ended up in landfills when the frustration of trying to get the blasted things together got too much for me. Admittedly I don't have much skill but at least the hobby keeps me out of pubs and away from fast women. My wife thinks I'm quite mad... And she may be right!
  10. Very nice indeed. The orange colouring really jumps out!
  11. Looks great. Nothing wrong with giving an American fighter a splash of colour whether it's historically accurate or not. Fighter jocks are, after all, frequently the "Flash Harry" type and given the opportunity would definitely paint their kites up like sports cars.
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