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raguk

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  1. Hi All, I have been involved with Models for Heroes for the past twelve months or so and would like to grab your attention for a moment if I may. Shoulder to Solider are running a drop in breakfast/ modelling club in Warrington Cheshire, the next meeting is on Saturday the 8th Dec. If you’re a veteran and fancy coming along please take a moment to look at the flyer. Thanks Rick G.
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    Bovington tank museum October 2018 show

    Setting off from Bolton in a mo, see you all there! RG
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    Bovington tank museum October 2018 show

    It's a long time since I was at the Tank Museum but that alone is worth a visit. New localish show for me now so will be attending as a visitor as well on the Sunday, and then taking advantage of the annual pass and visiting again on Monday. Modellers that I know who have been to the last show enjoyed it. RG
  4. A fantastic build of an old but still viable kit. Your additions show what is possible with these golden oldies and prove they shouldn't be dismissed. Well done Thanks for posting RG
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    The Northwest Big Club Meet

    BUMP Just a few days now guys. See you there hopefully RG
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    The Northwest Big Club Meet

    Hi All, Clubs and Traders updated Rick
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    The Northwest Big Club Meet

    UPDATED 6-8 With couple weeks to the IPMS Lancashire Big meet a little update was deemed appropriate. The event takes place at the Canberra Club on the A59 at Samlesbury next door to the BAe site on Sunday the 19th August, and opens at 10am There is plenty of free parking. Demonstrations throughout the day, along with a competition for attending clubs. The list of attendees is as follows, Traders, MAN Models (Show Sponsor) http://www.manmodels.co.uk/ Flory Models http://www.florymodels.co.uk P&M Models http://www.florymodels.co.uk/pm-models/ Coastal Kits http://www.coastalkits.co.uk/newstore/ Scale Aircraft Modelling Magazine Rob Stuart (2nd Hand Kits) Raymond Rigby (2nd Hand Kits) Aviation Book Centre Clubs, IPMS Warrington IPMS Bolton 580 Modellers IPMS Manchester Wirral Model Club North West Car and Motorcycles Northwest Ship Wrights Tornado Sig E.E. Lightning Sig Luftwaffe Sig Merseyside Model Club Stoke On Trent Model Club Hope to see you there Rick G IPMS Lancashire
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    The Northwest Big Club Meet

    IPMS Lancashire are holding their inaugural “Big Meet” on the 19th August 2018.(Replaces the Northwest KitSwap) The event will be open to the public from 10:00hrs and be held at the Canberra Club social club next-door to the BAe site at Salmesbury Lancashire. Northwest based model clubs will show case their wares and there will be selected traders in attendance. Modelling demonstrations will take place as well as an interclub competition. So, if you’re a member of a model club in the Northwest and not heard about this then speak to your club secretary or drop me a P.M. or email ipmslancs@gmail.com We will publish a full list of attendees in due course. See update below for further details Thanks for looking Rick G.
  9. IPMS Lancashire will be attending for the first time this year, stop by the stand for a chat. RG
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    USAF F-5 Aggressors Part 1

    Thanks for posting great shots RG
  11. Has to be one of the best builds of this kit a 109 I have had the pleasure to view! It just seems to sit so right and looks great coupled with fantastic photography and well presented. Thanks for posting RG
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    The Airfix Phantom - a personal view

    Hi all, Thought I would have to butt in at this point and will probably regret doing so but after spending a pleasant few hours last weekend building my kit to the stage of primer I have to say my experience of the kit is some what different. Regarding the missing vents and other details I agree that its a obvious feature of the real aircraft and I would have expected these to be depicted as Airfix scanned the aircraft in question. The build so far for me has be pain free no fit issues what so ever except of a small misalignment of the forward end of the underside plate, a swipe or two with a sanding sponge fixed that. Once careful thought about waht was hindering the fit and test fitting was conducted all the parts offered a trouble free fit for me. The spine insert was carefully glued in stages and once the glue dried fully a scribing tool was lightly passed along the seam line to make it blend into the rest of the model.(Made easier by the typical panel lines I have to admitt) The same process was employed with both intakes and while they did need a little sanding to match the contour of the fuselage section nothing more than careful dry fitting and superglue was required. The underside was slightly different in the fit was compromised by the intake trucking at the forward end and this was simply sanded until flush fit was obtained. The wing tip approach by Airfix resulted in a large step and to overcome this all the location dimples were removed and the mating surfaces sanded checked and sanded again until a nice fit was obtained. Not got up to the undercarriage stages etc yet, so who knows what I will find when I do. So to sum up in total agreement with what Bobski says above. Oh and heres the proof before any primer was applied. The one part canopy offers good protection for the cockpit as evidenced by the reaction to the superglue kicker and the tail is not glued in but those ILS aerials will need removing for a Navy airframe. I shall get my coat........... See you at Bolton Show Rick G
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    British Phantoms

    Hi Gents, Thanks for al they help, I just need to build them! Of course I will share them with you. @Ted Are you at Bolton this year if so catch up with you then Thanks once more Rick G
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    British Phantoms

    Phantom help needed!! Just embarking on the route to a couple of Brit Phantoms using the 1/48th Hase kits. I want to build an FGR2 but only have a couple of boxings of the Fg1. What do I need to change? I seem to remember something about the rear horizontal tails being different if so are these able to be "Borrowed" from another Hase F4 Kit. Thanks in advance RG
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    raguk builds in 2017

    Hi all, As 2017 draws to a close it's a good opportunity to reflect on the builds, and to share them with you. Some have been posted in RFI but not all so I hope you enjoy taking a quick look at the past year with me. Let me know your favourite, Hope you all have a great 2018 Thanks for looking Rick G Jan 17: saw the completion of the HobbyBoss 1/48th Lansen Feb 17: two came of the bench the Airfix 148th P-40 and Revells 1/72nd Typhoon Mar 17: Airfix's new Stuka and Tamiya KI-61 both 48th Apr 17: Airfix again this time their 1/72nd Martlet Jun 17: Academy snap together F-15 E in 1/72nd and Zevezda Su-33 again in 1/72nd Jul 17: Tamiya Opel Blitz in 1/48th Aug 17: HobbyBoss Su-27 in 1/48th Oct 17: Hasegawa F-16 C in splinter aggressor scheme in 1/48th Nov 17: Airfix 1/72nd Me 262 and my kit of the year Kinetic 1/48th two seat Harrier T8
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