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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. I got around that by having only one small display cabinet and rotating the models from there to storage.
  2. The 28 years doesn't seem to have dented your abilities. Nice to see a "clean" model occasionally, too. I don't weather mine due to lack of skill, fear of disasters and "kit fatigue" (as I get to the point of just wanting the thing off the bench).
  3. Magic. That kite is outstanding in its field while out, standing in a field.
  4. Lovely job. Airfix Dambuster was my first kit when I got into the hobby a few years back. It was a "Starter Set" version. Like most boys of my generation I'd built ("hacked" would probably be a better term for it) quite a few kits in the 60s since they were supplied by various relatives at Christmas and birthdays. The plan was to build just one kit to see if I could do it right rather than toss them together half painted then blow them up with penny bangers in November. (30-odd builds later I realise that was a hopeless dream). I had barely any tools, had never heard of decal solutions and used the paints and brush supplied with the kit. I never tried to improve it as my tool kit expanded and experience taught me tricks of the trade and it still sits in my display cabinet as originally finished (complete with holes where the windows fell in shortly after gluing the fuze halves together!). One of these days I'll buy another one and see if I can do a better job, maybe pose them side-by-side.
  5. It looked like a 1:48 till I got to the picture with your hand in it!
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. A B17 in 1/48 is about the size of a moose... Maybe you need a proper hangar!
  9. 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?
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