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    Cold War period military aircraft, rugby, beer!

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  1. Thirded! Whilst we're at it, what's the progress with the 1/72nd Super Mystère?
  2. Wez

    F-86A in 1/48

    Thanks for taking the time to show us the differences between the early and late configurations, there's a lot more to it than you think. I doff my cap to you for having the courage to strip back and rework the windscreen like that, many wouldn't have. I'm more and more convinced there's a need for an A and early E model kit in both 1/72nd and 1/48th.
  3. Wez

    Flying a council house from the upstairs loo

    Aah, you mean a Twizzle Stick! There was a time and a place for everything. Personally, I preferred wire locking by hand where possible, pliers were used where there was a lot of wire locking involved but there were certain places only a Twizzle Stick would do. Admittedly, being a Fairy, most of the time I used locking wire pliers was to close down P-Clips. Keep posting, I never worked on G-Nomes apart from when I did some work experience on them before joining the mob. Variable stators... ...ugh!!! What's wrong with a bleed band like other engines use? What was the Walter like one one engine? I know the Queenie could only control its descent on one engine.
  4. Wez

    Flying a council house from the upstairs loo

    Please keep posting, I never worked on Walters although I did fly in a few (mostly SH), I'm finding this thread very interesting, keep up the good work!
  5. Colin, Well done and what a cracking result, you should be very proud. Wez
  6. Wez

    Airfix F-86D

    I read this in preview, I was tickled pink at the thought of a shiny, silver pooch strutting about the streets of Southampton... ...slightly disappointed I won't be seeing a glittering growler when I visit the city. Nice work with the Sabre in the meantime though.
  7. Wez

    F-86A in 1/48

    Looking good Duncan, the fairings look pretty even which would be my worry. Good work with the speed brake wells too!
  8. Bargain! I look forward to both!
  9. Nice choice, interesting to see an Italian C-47 without that strange lamp unit on the nose as seen here, or for that matter, as Spad says, liberal amounts of dayglo!
  10. Jinxman, you're very welcome and your choice of subject is great, the Ouragan definitely counts as a Heller classic! If you're interested or in need of different decals, check out this new set by Model Art. Anyone else want to join? There's plenty of time to raid the stash, if it was an original Heller mould it counts, it doesn't matter whose box it's in - Airfix, Encore, KP, Lodela, Plus Model, Revell and SMER amongst others have all boxed Heller kits, other manufacturer's kits in Heller boxes don't count I'm afraid.
  11. As others have said, condolences on the loss of your beloved pet. We are in a similar position with our beloved Jack Russel Terrorist who is somewhere between 14-16 years old (we got him as a rescue some there's some doubt), I feel we're living with a ticking bomb... That's reassuring to know, I've always shied away from their decals based on comments from some on this site.
  12. I reckon you're probably right, anyway, you have a photo to work on and you could justifiably model it in that configuration.
  13. The winch would have to have been reasonably powerful to winch 40,000' of cable, the target and the forces imposed travelling at high speed, and then there's the little matter of a drum to stow 40,000' of cable, I don't think there's room there for it in that pylon.
  14. To be fair, I think that's a blessing!