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  1. JohnT

    Iconic Intros.

    From the 60's and one which I recognise instantly 56 years old, reportedly recorded in one take in a session that took all of 15 minutes, and it still sounds brilliant - all the way through.
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    Iconic Intros.

    Oh yes @psdavidson I recall a Friday night at the local church at scouts. The place was empty and the organist was having a practice for Sunday. Once he finished he played this very very loud on a very good and powerful organ. He had a dozen cultureless early teen boys spellbound which was about the equivalent of herding cats. Never forgot it. PS. No one calling Meat Loaf and Bat Out of Hell ?
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    Iconic Intros.

    Sorry my wife insisted inserting some culture Old Ludwig knew a good intro
  4. JohnT

    Iconic Intros.

    One final one from me and iconic 70’s
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    Iconic Intros.

    And two from my - what they call it now? - Youff? and
  6. All the above a very useful pre build advice so a thanks to the posters. On the cockpit and wing fit conflict isn’t that what test builds pre large scale production are supposed to address. On the other hand what would we have to talk about if they just fall together straight out the box? We all hate Tamiya for doing that don’t we…..er not.
  7. Ah no @Mark Harmsworth she is a long hair German Shepherd. Difficult to tell when they are so young. However the rate of growth is phenomenal. She will be almost full size by six months. John
  8. Big. She comes from the same place as we got our boy who is 40 kilos. The photo is at 5 weeks old
  9. To @europapete @dnl42 and @Rich75 my deepest thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Its a new world there and certainly out of my comfort zone. Indeed I might wait until that GB start next year. It will give me time to read and find out what "scuttles" are @Rich75 and I've found the HMS Hood Association website thanks @europapete
  10. Its a pity those old retired chaps are well past the 25% rule or they would have smashed it as winners. Cant get bigger than 1/1 scale and look at all that rigging https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-63584737 They have been working on that one for twenty odd years so well done chaps and treat yourselves to a cup of tea or two. The article says they have started on their second build I wonder what it is?
  11. That's not a bad idea at all @Torbjorn. I can think of a few lesser know pilots and such like who have lost their lives proving concepts which eventually found their place. It would be nice to commermoarte those persons too but getting the background information would be much harder. One that springs to mind is Squadron Commander Edwin Harris Dunning Wikipedia link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Harris_Dunning
  12. After a lifetime of aircraft modelling I've had inspiration from a brain burp after reading too many books on Jutland, Battlecruisers, Operation Rhine and the history of HMS Rodney to want to build a few ship models. Besides I was told ship modelling is more grown up than planes Anyway I think some of my plastic hacking of larger scale aircraft might come in useful and I know where to get kit reviews etc. I also know that for paint I cant go much wrong than to go to Sovereign and get them from @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies. Paints for HMS Hood already arrived thank you Jamie ! Where I am at totally at sea - please excuse dreadful pun - is in aftermarket. There is a bewildering array of etch, wooden decks and metal gun barrels from different manufacturers and at different prices. Can I beg some advice form those have have used this stuff before please? I have acquired Trumpeters 1/350 HMS Hood and Revell's 1/350 Bismarck. What is good and worthwhile and what is perhaps just a waste of money? Is there anywhere I can get AM products reviews? What wooden decks, gun barrels and etch might one recommend? From what I've read so far White Ensign Models stuff is good but did that move across the Atlantic? And from all the wooden deck sets offered from China is there one that's better than the others and not a nightmare to use? As always any advice and pointers are most gratefully received - especially as when it comes to ship modelling all I can recall is having a 1/600 Airfix Bismarck made for me as an eight year old by an uncle and an Airfix Cossack and Hotspur made by me. If you looked carefully you could tell which was which under the layers of Britfix glue. Thanks for any help John
  13. How very sad. A terrible tragedy on what should have been a fun day for all. Thoughts with those who lost loved ones
  14. If you want a pilot history on the early F-105 missions in Vietnam then I enjoyed this one by Vic Vizcarra. https://www.waterstones.com/book/thud-pilot/victor-vizcarra/9781781556450 I will refrain from spoiling the chapter on how the author improved the accuracy of the in flight refueling process. It was quite notorious and features on a few decal sheets. certainly a model for the, ahem top shelf
  15. Nice one. Good to see you add modelling to your other hobby of herding cats (including Wild Cats it seems) - I mean running this place and keeping us all in line albeit a rather zig zag evasive action sort of line
  16. Thanks for showing. I love the F painted up under the Look Like program. We don’t see enough “silver” aluminium painted 205’s or early natural metal ones either.
  17. Perhaps I didn't explain my thinking fully. I thought the Hurricane would be an odd choice to re-tool because they already have one in their 1/24 range and apart from some shape issues its not a bad kit. That said their Spitfire 1 and Me109E are both somewhat very basic. Good in their day but long since surpassed. Much more so than their Hurricane and perhaps they would be better choices for retirement and replacement with a new state of the art moulding. So its not that I would not welcome a new mould Hurri. Far from it. Its just if I was Airfix and drafting a program of mould replacements I'd look at what I have in 1/24 and retire the Spit and the 109 first before doing the Hurri, which I would still do but just a little later down the line. Also purely commercially despite the fact the Hurricane was the hero of the BoB it was overshadowed by the promotion of the Spitfire as the glamour boy by both sides at the time. The Spitfire has retained that position in the eyes of the public and model sales tell you that Spitfires and 109's sell better than Hurricanes. Personally I have a very soft spot for the Hurricane and it remains one of my favourite aircraft. Now if Airfix had a brain storm and just announced all 3 older kits were going to become moulded up to Typhoon standard - but its not Christmas or 1 April yet so...... On the aside of Trumpeters 1/24 Hurricane I have heard that it was put out seemingly by their A team and remains a very decent kit. I don't hear that one getting many knocks in review unlike some if their other efforts.
  18. Thinking about it wouldn’t Airfix doing a new mould 1/24 Hurricane be an odd choice? They have one already which has some shape issues but it’s a better BoB model than their early Spitfire 1. Then again with their MkIX on the way I can’t imagine a new tool Mk 1 being on the cards anytime soon. Having said that a new tool 1/24 Hurricane to 2022 standard as per their Typhoon and Hellcat would be something to behold
  19. when I read that I thought you were talking about vac F-4’s at first You wouldn’t be without them though
  20. I can feel a nice clothes and shoe shopping trip coming over us tomorrow. My suggestion. Get my retaliation in first
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