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  1. Morning all, Another selection of images from last week that I hope will be of interest. With no flying at Fairford on the Tuesday, we moved over to SPTA and enjoyed probably the busiest day I've ever seen there- my first Merlin in the dustbowl was a particular highlight Bell 212 AH1 | ZH814 | Army Air Corps | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bell 212 AH1 | ZH814 | Army Air Corps | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ122/F | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 | ZZ375 | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 | ZZ375 | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 | ZZ375 | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Puma HC2 | XW218 | Royal Air Force | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Puma HC2 | XW218 | Royal Air Force | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ122/F | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ122/F | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ122/F | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ122/F | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ122/F | Royal Navy | SPTA | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr On Thursday, we hung around for the arrival of the U-2. Sadly the light died a little just before it touched down, but always great to catch these mission birds, especially when in an unusual fit like this one Lockheed U-2S | 80-1083 | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Lockheed U-2S | 80-1083 | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Lockheed U-2S | 80-1083 | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  2. Thanks all, glad they were of interest I'm sort of tempted to pull the 1/48 kit out the stash.....
  3. Morning all, Thought I'd share a few images from what's been a productive, if at times frustrating few days on the fence at Fairford. Four B-1Bs are currently deployed to the base, and frankly it would be rude not to try and make the most of their visit and catch these incredible machines, one of my all time favourite jets Tuesday was a maintenance day, so only grabbed the odd ground shot, including this sunrise effort Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0110/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Wednesday started and ended grey, but there was a bit of brightness around lunchtime Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thursday was another gloomy start, but fortunately the sun shone when required for DARK42 in the afternoon Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr All in all, a pretty decent start to the deployment. Hoping for more chances to visit in the coming weeks Thanks for looking, hope they were of interest, Shaun
  4. Thanks for the additional comments all, appreciated as always I'll soon be building my 31 to go alongside this...
  5. Thanks for the kind feedback all, much apreciated as always Thanks Robert, I don't really bother with WIPs as it invovles setting the photo tent up each time, which is just far too much hassle! But, I'm happy to do one with dodgy phone pics on my next build if you're interested
  6. Morning all, My modelling time has slowed a bit after a busy month getting out and about photographing real aircraft, but I've been slowly tinkering away in the background and have finished my latest build this morning, ICM's awesome 1/72 MiG-25. Despite the fairly complex assembly, the model comes together beautifully with relatively little filling and sanding required. Built completely OOB, I used MRP Traffic Grey for the main colour, while the details and metallic areas were painted using my more usual Hataka Orange Line and Alclad lacquers respectively. Overall, a fabulous kit of this absolute brute of a jet ICM 1/72 MiG-25BM Foxbat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr ICM 1/72 MiG-25BM Foxbat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr ICM 1/72 MiG-25BM Foxbat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr ICM 1/72 MiG-25BM Foxbat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr ICM 1/72 MiG-25BM Foxbat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always, Shaun
  7. Another vote for the GWH kit. Builds up beautifully and the details are stunning GWH 1/72 McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr
  8. This is great news, especially if they're up to the standard of their excellent MiG-25 that I'm currently working on, which I'm sure they will be
  9. Thanks all, glad they were of interest I may add one or two shots of them airborne to my Flickr, but there wasn't much light during their display, and I was concentrating on getting the images of them coming and going from their parking spots. I much prefer my helicopter images to have a backdrop to them wherever possible, makes for a far better image The Mk II is a stunning lens, pin sharp right through the focal range. I've had mine 5 years now and it's still as sharp as the day I bought it. Best investment I ever made! I think so, certainly for the topsides, plays better to the light. The fact the helos were parked up that end was a bonus, meant I didn't have to leg it for their start up! I'd have liked some of the take off images from the tank bank now it's seemingly back to its old self, but can't be in two places at once!
  10. Morning all, Further to the threads alreay posted, I thought I'd share a selection of my images from what was an excellent show at Duxford last weekend. Big Wing Formation | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Wessex HU5 | XT761/G-WSEX | Historic Helicopters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair | KD345/G-FGID | The Fighter Collection | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie B' | 549192/G-THUN | Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Sea King HAR3 | XZ597/G-SKNG | Historic Helicopters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Vc | JG891/G-LFVC | Commanche Fighters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Sea King HAR3 | XZ597/G-SKNG | Historic Helicopters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr North American P-51D Mustang 'Miss Helen' | 472216/G-BIXL | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat | 121714/G-RUMM | The Fighter Collection | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire PR XI | PL983/G-PTIX | Peter Teichman | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire PR XI | PL983/G-PRXI | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Wessex HU5 | XT761/G-WSEX | Historic Helicopters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hawker Hurricane I | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hawker Hurricane I | V7497/G-HRLI | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Vc | JG891/G-LFVC | Commanche Fighters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat | 121714/G-RUMM | The Fighter Collection | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Whirlwind HAR10 | XJ729/G-BVGE | Historic Helicopters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hispano HA1112 M4L Buchon | WHITE 9/G-AWHH | Air Leasing Ltd | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Vc | JG891/G-LFVC | Commanche Fighters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Curtiss P-40F Warhawk | G-CGZP | The Fighter Collection | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Ia | N3200/G-CFGJ | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr North American TF-51D Mustang 'Contrary Mary' | 44-14251/G-TFSI | Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Sea King HAR3 | XZ597/G-SKNG | Historic Helicopters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Vc | JG891/G-LFVC | Commanche Fighters | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Big Wing Formation | Duxford | 18/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, hope they were of interest Shaun
  11. Absolutely awesome mate, you're right to be buzzing with that on the shelf
  12. Thanks all, glad they were of interest Thanks Mark, we were truly blessed to get such good weather for most of the week, usually it's the complete opposite! We were also very lucky to capture the RC-135U both departing and returning to Mildenhall- it usually departs in the early hours of the morning, so we had writtne off any chance of getting it leaving. Had to make a bit of a dash over from Lakenheath to grab it leaving, but couldn't have asked for much better conditions. It was our number one priority for this trip so naturally delighted to catch it! The sharpness comes from the 100-400L Mk II lens that I use, which is just a beautiful piece of glass. I shoot in TV mode which usually yields an F-Stop of around F8 or higher ensuring the whole aircraft is in focus. You can see the EXIF data on Flickr to see what settings were used on any particular shot. To some extent yes, but they were very tight indeed!
  13. Morning all, Thought I'd share a few images from my week off last week, chasing aircraft of all shapes and sizes. First up, a handful from the excellent Victory Show at Cosby Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie B' | 549192/G-THUN | Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie B' | 549192/G-THUN | Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire LF IXb | MH415/GAVDJ | Air Leasing Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr North American TF-51D Mustang 'Contrary Mary' | 44-14251/G-TFSI | Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hawker Hurricane I | P2902/G-ROBT | Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hispano HA1112 M4L Buchon | WHITE 9/ G-AWHH | Air Leasing Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire FR XIVe | MV268/G-SPIT | Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Douglas Dakota III | ZA947 | Royal Air Force | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hispano HA1112 M4L Buchon | WHITE 9/ G-AWHH | Air Leasing Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie B' | 549192/G-THUN | Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Douglas C-47A Skytrain 'Drag em Oot ' | 2100882/N473DC | Aero Legends | Cosby | 05/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr The following day was spent chasing helicopters on Salisbury Plain AgustaWestland Merlin HC4A | ZJ992/AB | Royal Navy | SPTA | 06/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 | ZZ377 | Royal Navy | SPTA | 06/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4A | ZJ992/AB | Royal Navy | SPTA | 06/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 | ZZ377 | Royal Navy | SPTA | 06/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr A couple of days at Mildenhall and Lakenheath followed Boeing RC-135U Combat Sent | 64-14849/OF | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 07/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Boeing RC-135U Combat Sent | 64-14849/OF | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 07/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker | 59-1470/D | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 07/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Lockheed MC-130J Commando II | 13-5778 | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 07/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 84-0010/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 07/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0164/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 08/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr McDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle | 84-0046/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 08/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr McDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle | 84-0044/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 08/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 00-3004/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 08/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 00-3003/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 08/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0312/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 08/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Rounding off the week was a couple of locally based classic helcopters Westland Wessex HU5 | XT761/G-WSEX | Historic Helicopters | Chard | 11/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Sea King HAR3 | XZ597/G-SKNG | Historic Helicopters | Chard | 11/09/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr All in all, a very productive week enjoyed in some stunning weather. Hope they were of interest, there are plenty more images on my Flickr page for those of you who'd like to see more. Cheers, Shaun
  14. Super build, the paint modulation is fantastic
  15. This is quality work Alan, and great to follow too. Dare I say it's even tempting me to digress from 1/72?! Would be quite a jump, but the quality of your work and the kit itself makes me feel like I'm missing out....
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