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  1. I have the original REWE boxing - it's a nice kit with plenty of detail, especially with the detail PE set
  2. Graeme

    1/6th Vincent Black Shadow

    When I joined the Army as a boy soldier in 1973 (at Arborfield near Reading), our camp chaplain (who was pretty camp...) rode either one of these, and the other Vincent with the enclosed body (Black Prince?) around camp. His cassock used to billow out behind him so he looked like Batman, but of course in order to keep going he needed to keep his hand on the throttle, so when we saluted him as he rode past, he used to salute us back with his left hand...! His name was Basil Pratt, and he won a medal in the '64 Olympics
  3. Graeme

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    No pic yet, but I got the Lego Millenium Falcon (Kessel Run variant) and a Lego Snowspeeder (don't know why my family never buy me kits but do buy me Lego, LOL)
  4. Graeme

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    How about this Tony Christie classic...? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeFyD-JYWD0
  5. Graeme

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Another one of my random YouTube finds - once gain excellent British prog rock (and live too!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3LEHh4QxE
  6. Graeme

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Stairway to Heaven...as you've never heard it before...
  7. Graeme

    Australian Cents in Vietnam

    Hi for anyone interested in this subject, around 50 photos showing Cents in operational use in VN have been posted on the Centurion Tank Appreciation page on Facebook
  8. Graeme

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Very much into The Tangent at the moment...and Roine Stolts' The Flower King has a new record out tomorrow as well, so that will be on my phone by 10am! Talking of Roine Stolt, I only found out earlier this week that he did a collaboration with Jon Anderson - called The Invention of Knowledge:
  9. Graeme

    New Airfix 1/35 armour?

    Surely Airfix must have some plans to release some 1/35 armour at some stage? I was looking at my stash recently and notice that there are kits of most other large-budget military countries equipment, but the Army is actually relatively poorly served by a UK manufacturer I’m not expecting the to be Tamiaya standard but look at how good Revell’s range of Bundeswehr kit is. The old favourite about Trumpeter kits not earning anything for Airfix can be taken both ways, so c’mon Airfix, lets have a new Foxhound, or an M5 Halftrack etc etc etc
  10. Graeme

    Peter Jackson's new film announced yesterday

    The bit that made me smile was the guy with the rifle grenade - when he fired it his rifle jerked back and knocked his helmet off...and he looked at the camera very sheepishly
  11. Graeme

    Peter Jackson's new film announced yesterday

    I don’t how many of you have seen this film in which Peter Jackson’ production company has taken original WW1 footage and then used modern tech to slow down and colourise the footage...plus they have used lip readers to work out what people are actually saying in the footage, and provide it as a ‘voiceover’. Its a very interesting, moving and graphic film, but what I noticed from a modelling point of view is that where tanks are shown, they are not ‘chocolate’ coloured, but green (as are all the artillery pieces seen). Given that current opinion seems to be that tanks (other than the early multi-coloured camo ones) were some shade of brown, do we think that Peter Jackson got it wrong?
  12. Graeme

    Takom T-55A - how to select which options?

    OK, as I thought, the options could be endless One other question - I have found a picture on Armorama (unfortunately I can't seem to insert a link to it) of what I believe is Marina taken from the rear, and it shows the fuel tank brackets are 'folded' sideways against the rear hull plate...do they fold/hinge sideways, or are they simply damaged and have been forced sideways after contact with something?
  13. I'm currently working on Takom's T-55A and I'm going to build the Croatian option (I know its not completely accurate, but hey), but there are three different options for the turret fittings especially - but the instructions give no indication of which is the correct set of fittimgs. Can anyone shed any light on which parts I need to use? (The painting instructions are so small, and done on colour, that they can't be used as any sort of guide either) TIA graeme
  14. Graeme

    V-22 as COD for the new QEII Carrier?

    So in effect the ship will be the world’s biggest taxi, for a group of aircraft the UK will have no operational control over? Pointless!
  15. Graeme

    V-22 as COD for the new QEII Carrier?

    Yes and Yes...the ship is pointless, and without COD it will have to keep coming close enough to land to allow helicopters to reach it...which is also pointless. The money should have been spent on modernising (and expanding) the Army