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Miko

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  1. Sorry I won't finish this one in time, I've been in Britmodeller jail for a while for trolling, it's really knocked the stuffing out of me, I've never had anything like this happen before, they said I broke no rule but in seeking and explanation I trolled a moderator, sorry guys Sorrybritmodeller staff, you made a happy go lucky old man very unhappy
  2. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    Just seen the closing ceremony from Tokyo, they have a wonderful culture out there, so much to admire! I really should use this personal hype to go out and do more before it wears off in a week or two!! Congrats to TeamGB finish forth equalling London 2012 medal haul . . . also congrats to Australia down there in seventh for a best medal performance ever? Miko (pumped up bike tyres earlier, hit the road in a bit)
  3. Yeah but where are you gonna find one of those, they never answer calls, and when you do manage to get one they just mess about while looking super cute??! Ha!
  4. Miko

    Really?

    Who was the theatre guy who created all the decoys and deceptions for RAF airfields? Can't remember his name, quite famous? https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/wwii-ghost-army
  5. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    You know the equestrian events, why don't they have the horse on the podium to receive a medal? After all, it's they who do most of the work? Ha! Miko
  6. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    Just goes to show, the media can prove anything with statistics! ''Lies damn lies and statistics'' (anon) ''You can prove anything with statistics 89% of people know this!'' (Homer Simpson) Miko (part time social commentator)
  7. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    Currently ninth in the medal table with nine renditions of "Wilhelmus" as the horizonal tricolour ascends the middle flagpole! Impressive! However TeamGB's renaissance continues sitting 4th behind the hosts, USA and China but ahead of the Russians and most importantly. . . Australia!! Ha! I remember a time when GB would get just a couple of medals and sit somethingteenth in the table, god bless lottery funding. . . . .and Brexit!! okay, maybe not bxt Miko Hardly offensive, just banter, nothing obscene or bad language, just gentle banter, I had no idea Australians were so easily offended, my apologies to all those down under
  8. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    WoW!! brings hope to us all!!
  9. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    I learned of this in 2012 Olympics, inspired me to get myself a road bike, I'm so proud to say, it's still in the shed to this very day! Ha! Miko (cycles for fun and exercise a few times a week)
  10. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    In the same event those teeny girls were on all three podium spots the mens gold medalist is 46! Experience trumps youth, sometimes??? Doesn't the sports free to air crown jewels include the Grand National and British Grand Prix? Miko (armchair sportsman!) Found it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ofcom_Code_on_Sports_and_Other_Listed_and_Designated_Events
  11. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    I couldn't continue with the artistic swimming, all those legs waving about! Ha! besides, missus Miko will be home any minute! It seems Eurosport extra channels are just for the Olympics, bless 'em! Miko (wonders how they get round the 'TV rights' issue?)
  12. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    Sky channels for Eurosport 3 to 9 are '983' to '989' currently showing Table Tennis, Field Hockey, Basketball, Wrestling, Handball, Volleyball and . . .Ooooh Artistic Swimming again!! . . . brb Ha!
  13. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    Who said it's an adult olympics? the guy on the TV said those girls are not the youngest olympians, ..(quick Google search later).. there's a Syrian table tennis competitor who's 12 and the youngest since 1992 when 11-year-old Carlos Front competed in the rowing and 12-year-old Judit Kiss participated in the swimming. The youngest ever was Dimitrios Loundras was only ten years old when he participated in gymnastics waaaaaaay back in 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens where he finished third. He remains the youngest Olympic athlete to date. I understand your concern about 'burn out' by the time they're in their twenties, thinking of tennis star Tracy Austin, although in these modern times this kind of thing really shouldn't happen, not just because of advancement in medical and physiological science but we are in the age of the law suit too! It seems these days its not physical problems that end them but psychological! these young millennials are growing up past the era of ''Oh stop being silly and pull yourself together!'' School of life! They have no coping strategies because they are mollycoddled all their lives! . . . but that's for another time perhaps? Miko (just seen Australian Mary Hanna is the oldest competitor in Tokyo at 66 and oldest ever was Oscar Swahn, a Swedish shooter, at 72 years old when he competed in his third and final Olympics in 1920. . . . so, still hope for me yet!!)
  14. Miko

    Olympics anyone?

    Bethany's gold was a bit special, to see her emotional response on winning was really quite moving, just an ordinary girl coming good against the odds! that's got a TV movie all over it! As for minority sports there are seven free Eurosport channels showing the stuff Auntie Beeb doesn't want to know One other stand out for me is just how young they are, earlier I saw a tiny Chinese gymnast with little chubby hamster cheeks win gold, she looked about ten! and I've just seen 13 year old Skye Brown win bronze for Team GB in skateboarding losing out on silver to a 12 year old Japanese girl! Just incredible ! when I was in my early teens I spent my time sticking Airfix kits together and painting them with my sisters nail polish! it was the seventies, she has every colour! (Olga Korbut, remember her?) You should have seen my pearlescent pink Fokker triplane! Ha! Also got into trouble with missus Miko today when she caught me wide eyed and open mouthed watching pretty ladies in evening wear dancing in the swimming pool!?!? oo'er!! Miko (athletic days are over)
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    Olympics anyone?

    I'm a bit surprised no one has brought this worldwide phenomena to chat? or are we conforming to stereotype and shunning sports in favour of our more technical and somewhat artistic pursuits within this forum Miko (amazed at how bendy young people are these days!)
  16. For what it's worth, I'm not keen on this paint job either, it looks like it was done by committee with everyone having a say??? a regular over all Union Jack without the dark bits or the self contained UJ's on the canards . . .and, if you're gonna put a roundel on the tail, then why not lose the UJ and go with over all RAF light blue with a huge D type top and bottom a bit like the RAF ensign! Now that would look cool!! Miko (nice to see 29sqn doing the honors this year)
  17. Something really SciFi about the Viggen, such a cool looking jet! When I built mine a million years ago I used Humbrol Authentic paint SW1-5, I really miss the quality of those tiny tinlets! Although availability these days is problematic! Miko (jealously guarding his stash of authentics)
  18. Looks a little like sticking plaster pink! it's a British desert tradition after painting SAS vehicles pink, also low flying reconnaissance spitfires were pink, something to do with low light at the end of the day and just after dawn in dessert environments Miko (read too many books and articles to remember stuff in any detail!)
  19. Decalophobia means I painted the red extremities, I never manage to get decals to edge fit properly. The colour match of MrHobby 86 'red madder' and the decals is really good, there has to be close cooperation between Hasegawa and MrHobby. . . and indeed Mitsubishi! . . . . and some black!! Time to decal, then adding the fiddly bits then little detail painting! Miko (muddling along)
  20. Miko

    JASDF Blue Impulse

    Indeed, from 1960/63 team leader (tenryu) was gold for the Tokyo olympics 1960 MYK Design do a decal set
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    JASDF Blue Impulse

    I do have the Platz kit, a very pricey import, it's the CCV version Thanks for your reply
  22. I'm going to start a Blue Impulse-a-thon, displayed together in flight gear up, any experience with these kits? Miko (waiting for stuff to dry)
  23. You're thinking of 5sqn F6 XR770 'AA'
  24. I built this one many years ago, a Matchbox T55 and an Airfix F1a cut 'n shut, it's a bit of a dull aircraft visually, it's like they started the process of red white and blue 'raspberry ripple' scheme but never finished it! had they, it would have been super cool!! Once it was done I converted it to 145sqn T4 with it's striking red and white tail and spine with trainer yellow fuselage and wing bands! Wasn't this ETPS T5 one of the few lightnings never to serve in the RAF being transferred from Warton to Boscombe? If you want an 'interesting' T5, how about this one. . There's an Xtradecal set for this one, As I understand it, it was flown to Akrotiri with 56sqn and became the station flight aircraft because it needed further Victors K3 IFR tankers to get home having a lower fuel capacity than the F6,. . .and. . . I 'think' this one made it's way to Thunder City in SA Miko (long term lightning builder living on the flightpath into RAF Binbrook)
  25. It's always a difficult to decide, paint first then cementing could be a problem or assemble first and have an awkward painting task, then there's always the accidental damage for one and paint touch up for the other. This one is overall white, so assembly first made more sense, I'll give the undercarriage bay contrast with a matt finish Miko (about to fit the three part canopy)
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