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JohnT

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  1. JohnT

    Windsor Davies

    Michael Ball BBC Radio 2 just played this in tribute. Nice
  2. JohnT

    Falklands Ejection

    Nicely done.
  3. JohnT

    Scrap Yard Aston Martins & Lagondas

    Car SOS would have a field day with that lot. Wonder what happened to those vehicles and if they got scrapped or rescued. Looking at at those pics makes me think of aircraft getting scrapped or dropped over the side of carriers into the sea which, had they been preserved, would be worth a few bob today
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    Short Jokes III - Worst in the Series

    Did you hear about the llama that walks into an opticians? Shoulda gone to specsavers https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46933720
  5. That’s very tidy. It is done so well it even makes you want to forgive Trumpeters shape issues. Nice one
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    Long (ish) Jokes.

    After hearing about the passing of Windsor Davies today who - for the benefit of non British television watching members here - acted the part of a British Army Sergeant Major in a television comedy about an army concert party entertaining the troops in WW2 I came across this which attempts to define and describe army ranks:- For the best definition of a WW2 British Sergeant Major read this from the Union Jack. The Army Newspaper of the Day:- GENERAL-- Leaps tall buildings with a single bound, More powerful than a Steam engine, Faster than a speeding bullet, Gives policy to God! COLONEL-- Leaps short buildings with a single bound, More powerful than a shunting engine, Is just as fast as a speeding bullet, Walks on water (If the sea is calm), Talks with God! LIEUTENANT COLONEL-- Leaps short buildings with a running start in favourable winds, Is almost as powerful as a speeding bullet, Walks on water in indoor swimming pools, Talks with God if special request is approved. MAJOR-- Barely clears a Nissen hut, Loses tug-of-war with a steam engine, Can fire a speeding bullet & swims well, Is occasionally addressed by God. CAPTAIN--Makes high marks when trying to leap tall buildings, Is run over by trains, Can sometimes handle a gun without inflicting self injury, Dog paddles, Talks to animals. LIEUTENANT-- Runs into tall buildings, Recognises trains 2 out of 3 times, Is not issued with ammunition, Can stay afloat if properly instructed in the use of a lifejacket, Talks to walls. 2nd LIEUTENANT-- Falls over doorsteps while trying to enter buildings, Says "Look at Choo Choo" Is NEVER issued with a gun or ammunition, Plays in mud puddles, Mumbles to himself. SERGEANT MAJOR-- Lifts tall buildings & walks under them, Kicks steam engines off the track, Catches speeding bullets in his teeth & eats them, Freezes water with a single glance.... HE IS GOD!
  7. I had missed this and without exception when I have said I will join a GB life comes along and says no way. However I do have a 1/32 Trumpeter P-38 I was planning on starting - if not finishing as thats a whole other game - in the next month so I could put a hold that till the start of this GB and while making no promises I will try and tag along but inevitably being left behind ! Still might get it started so fingers crossed John - travelling more in hope than expectation
  8. JohnT

    Windsor Davies

    Sorry to hear of that. Like Greg another part of my past going. I wonder if St Peter will tell him at the gates to square his shoulders and "show em off boy".
  9. JohnT

    OK or BAD?

    You can be well chuffed with those two. They really catch a bygone age. I can almost see a small Hercule Poirot leaving the plane to enter an Art Deco terminal at the likes of Croydon. Inspirational modelling there and well executed
  10. Same team as doing their Beaufort? That’s been on the cards for years. What? 7 plus? Still at least we see snippets of progress from them on the Whirlwind
  11. JohnT

    Any Vulcan B.i kits?

    Adam there is a full review of the Lindberg kit here http://www.modelingmadness.com/review/korean/gb/burstvulcan.htm I am not too sure what substance the reviewer was under the influence of when he chose the rather arty paint scheme. I recall making this when I was at school and I am drawing my pension now so its not exactly state of the art. There are several available on a well known internet auction site and the scale is stated as 1/100 but thats a rough guess I reckon. Frog also did an early Vulcan way back in the day (1964) as well as the early Valiant and the early Victor all in a scale of 1/96. The kits are a bit sought after by collectors thus making the price rather high for what you get in the box but thats nostalgia for you. In December last year a Vulcan went for £147 plus postage after 17 bids on the said well known auction site
  12. JohnT

    Trumpy Wellington Mk III 1/48

    Great work. I have one of these tucked away for that day when I can attack the stash and following your build is so incredibly helpful
  13. JohnT

    Fun with an old Monogram kit

    Great idea and looking good To answer your question whats the monkey holding its a bigger brush - like a decorators brush. What I spotted was that there is something yellow rolled up behind the slid back canopy and I cant work out what that is. Also is the just the angle but the mirror fixing on top of the front screen looks like its been placed at an angle The old monogram kits bring back fond memories.
  14. JohnT

    Are Hong Kong Models kits over-priced?

    What Stewart says. Its supply and demand and the general laws of economics. If they are overpriced then HK Models will go out of business, if not then we might see that 1/32 F-4 FGR1/2 in due course. I suspect a few folks in the UK modelling fraternity would pay a kings ransom for a 1/32 RAF/RN F-4.
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    Blohm & Voss Bv 138

    Great diorama. I just love when these things get done and tell a wee story. Like a painting but in 3D Mind you one of those guys standing up in the Schwimmwagen had better be careful leaning like that or he will end up Schwimmen without the wagen !
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