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Hutch

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  1. Hutch

    Spray booths

    Many years ago I built my own from a car radiator fan powered by a spare battery charger unit. To get the fan pulling instead of pushing I just reversed the connectors. It came with a fabulously shaped frame that vented a fair amount of air. It was also during the time of 'blowing yourself up' but I was then hoping it was fairly environmentally sealed. Multiple moves and a change of circumstances means it no longer exists but it certainly did what it said on the tin....
  2. The 'jetman' is a young man called Sam who was on the same design course at Loughborough uni as my son. To the best of my knowledge he went to gravity industries for his year in industry and helped to develop the flying units for his final year project. A lot of the pack has been 3D printed in metal... As a part of the end of year design show he flew it around the campus and got it shown on the BBC. He did look like he was enjoying himself at Yeovilton. They are all graduating tomorrow so I might go and introduce myself....
  3. Looking really good JB. I've got the same set of decals in the 'pending' pile as the history of the real airframe is an interest to me. My father was an RAF engineering officer at RAF Broadwell during 1944-45. The airframe was with 575sqn and he would have dealt with any issues it had as he was daily duty officer working with Daks. He missed out on D-day but was there for Arnhem, when he was awarded a MiD. I knew about the MiD but only found out about Broadwell 15 years after he passed away and whilst I was living 4 miles from the airfield. So, I'll be following this closely and hope to emulate it. Hutch
  4. A bit of a theme... Single: 'Antmusic' by Adam and the Ants Album: 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' by Adam and the Ants Hutch
  5. Hutch

    "Famous" ancestors

    My 5th-great grandfather was a Dorset farmer called Benjamin Jesty and he successfully innoculated his wife and two of his sons (including my 4th-great grand pa) against smallpox by using cowpox 20 years before a certain Dr Edward Jenner did it and subsequently received all the praise. I guess the fame and headline story of a high flying doctor sounds better than a lowly farmer. Jenner got the £10000 prize and Edward got a 'well done' and a portrait painted during a visit to London.... Only found this out about 18 months ago as my wife is heavily into family history and the link appeared one evening on her computer screen. That, along with the fact that we are both related with a common ancestor back in 1620...... At least we married late in life and don't have any children! Hutch
  6. Hutch

    What's your day-job?

    After undertaking an apprenticeship at NGL/Westlands back at the beginning of the 90s i went and trained as a DT teacher and have been helping teenagers turn perfectly good timber into sawdust for the past 25 years. Currently working in North Wiltshire but have taught in a variety of schools, state and private, day and boarding and now seriously looking forward to a well earned rest and retirement in about 9 years time... My photo shows me in the art gallery at a particularly well known school (there is a certain world cup next year that is all about a sport that was invented and named at the school) showing my wooden 1:24 mosquito i built for the staff exhibition back in about '04. My modelling skills have worked both ways as I'm able to use them during lessons and also use the tools and facilities for my own benefit. Access to a laser cutter, 3d printer when it works,vinyl cutter and various casting processes is a real bonus. Just wish I had more time to work through my stash..... Hutch As for the ideal job - somewhere warm as an underwater archaeologist
  7. Stunning, simply stunning... I love the animated crew and the weathering is devine. I don't know how you did it but it even looks heavy... Best I've seen in a long time. Now, can I get my 1:48 tornado to be anywhere close
  8. Skunk Anansie - 'Charlie Big Potato'
  9. Hi Galgos I hope you don't mind me asking but where in S Rhodesia was your father based? My father was also in the area during the same period as an RAF engineering officer working on Harvards et al. I also notice you are in North Dorset where I grew up many years ago. Small world? Hutch
  10. Mike You are a star!!! Simple things to please simple minds........ My 'Britmodeller World' is now complete and I can surf happily. Hutch
  11. Hi Mike I'm liking the new look apart from one 'lost' item; that is the numbering of the posts. Previously, when you were reading the comments, and surfing the different topics, you could tell where you were as each reply got a #number and you knew that there were 20 posts per page. Now I have to scroll to the top of the page to see how large the topic is and where I am in the conversation. Maybe I am the only one who is missing this, or even noticed but it does frustrate at times. Is there something that can be done to ease my navigation....? Hutch
  12. I might just do that. I've got Ripley(combat), Spunkmeyer, Vasquez (not sure which one - it's hidden in the stash!) and Drake so between us a good selection. I have a feeling that there is Gorman in my bag-of-bits and possibly Newt (have her body I think) as well as Bishop (there is a laptop in the bag). I'm surprised that there is so little info out there regarding these. Hutch
  13. Hi Kallisti I'm not sure as my bag of bits had about 25 sets of legs, 40+ arms and a whole load of other 'parts' (but no torsos or heads). I also have a few unopened figures in my stash but don't really want to open them in case I eventually sell them in a few decades time. I was just wondering if there was somewhere in internet-land that had scans of the set of instructions. Hutch
  14. Does anybody have scans or links to the instructions for these figures? I have obtained a large number of 'spare' body parts and would like to know who they are from. Hutch
  15. Here they are 'Head in the Clouds' I wish I had the SD card in for the first few as they would have been even better as they were closer and more over head. Numpty!!!!! Hutch
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