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About Mikey-1980

  • Birthday 11/14/1980

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    Costa del Stafford
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    Sci-Fi builds, British Cold War Aircraft

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  1. SOme fantasting photos there, by far the most imtimidating is the Victor in Anti flash white head on and in mid flight. Great picture.
  2. It looks like a Thistle, which is the national flower of Scotland.
  3. You'd be surprised.....the board isnt that far away from Stafford to Wales.......unfortunately
  4. Hi Peter, These photo's are fantastic!! Thank you very much for them I will try and run them through a colouriser to bring out some of the detail too. I am curious with the horse shoe as well, as there seems to be a Thistle in the centre with the Kangaroo but I cant quite make out what is on the left side of the thistle?
  5. Thanks @Ray_W I did down load the picture and the horse shoe is clearly visable The UD squadron & X code should give me a good idea on height too. I also noticed on the art work for DK Decals 1/72 set that the AB842 is partially covered by the fuselarge band as well. Not entirely sure why the reg number wasnt repainted, but hey ho? I've contacted Red Roo models to see if they can lend a hand too.
  6. It is indeed, slap bang in the middle of England. not far from Middle Earth too. Stafford and the surrounding areas are famed for being some of the inspiration for Tolkiens Hobbit & Lord of the Rings saga. I'll check out Red Roo @stevehnz thanks for the recomendation
  7. Some fantastic information from everyone and massive thanks to @Magpie22 as well. A lot of the info you have provided I had no idea about, especially the changes in paint scheme. I haven't been able to find any photos of AB842 as yet, but I will check through Alamy.com though Regards to Decals, Although I would like to get as close to the actual aircraft as possible, It would appear that I may have to go with the slightly larger decals at the 22-24" Do DK Decals resell through Hannents or through their own website as I coudnt see anything on there regards to purchasing I saw the decal sheet in 1/48 but currently out of stock. If AB842 is available in that scale fromt hem soon, Jobs a goodun!
  8. Cheers @Geoffrey Sinclair some great info on the squadron. Would still love to see if the decals can be obained? Even some generic lettering for the MK Vb in 1/48 would be perfectly fine. The rest I can probably piece together from the existing decal sheet
  9. Bit of a *Bump on this one please. I am trying to source some decals for a MK Vb Spit - serial number AB842 of 452 Squadron....this aircraft dubbed "The Staffordian" was donated to the war effort by Stafford based manufacturer BRC (British Reenforced Concrete) in the autumn of 1941. This company sadly no longer exists in the town and is now the location for the local Hobbycraft store. I would like to build this in 1/48 scale as I already have a MK Vb spit in this scale and would be perfect doner frame. Hannants do make a 1/72 scale set of decal (option 5 is the aircraft - 452 Sqaudron 1/72 scale decals Does any one know or could anyone develop a set of decals in 1/48 scale please? If possible I will happily pay for your services to do this for me please? Cheers! Mike
  10. Lovely build! Did you retpuch the tanks for a brighter orange in the end?
  11. Great finish! @binbrook87 A little inspiration for you bud?
  12. Fantastic build there Gra! I echo your thoughts on the impact the 48th scale makes....problem is finding room for them all!?
  13. Great build! I've built this kit myself and its a tad tricky in places but a rewarding build. It is a shame that the cockpit is not to scale, but hey ho.
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