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Uncle Pete

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About Uncle Pete

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    Buckley, Wales
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    Growing older but not up.

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  1. 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?
  2. My other money-saving rationalisation for the missus... "Could be worse... Could be golf!"
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Very nice and air Vice-Marshall Pussycat seems to approve, too!
  6. 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 righ
  7. Very nice indeed. The orange colouring really jumps out!
  8. 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.
  9. That's quite a story and an excellent result. Reminds me of the bloke who claimed his axe was the one that George Washington had used to cut down the cherry tree. When it was pointed out it was in surprisingly good condition for a tool almost 300 years old he said, "Well it's had five new heads and eleven new handles since then..."
  10. Splendid. Six days is barely enough to get me halfway through a cockpit!
  11. Here's hoping you can find something to laugh about this Christmas. All the best!
  12. Greetings, Britmodellers, here I offer two more not-ready-for-Telford efforts from the Flintshire Centre of Plastic Disasters. Wanting to increase my WW1exhibit (consisting of a Camel and two Fokker whiffers) I bought a Roden SE5a and an Airfix BE2c. Pulling the SE out of the box first I rolled up my sleeves, spat on my hands and settled down to work. Now I enjoy a challenge as much as the next bloke but this was akin to riding a unicycle up Everest while playing Mozart’s 40th symphony on bagpipes. The detail on the kit is very nice indeed but after several days of struggle with no cheat p
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