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  1. HP42

    V2 Missiles

    I've got the same kit though I've only built the V2 so far. I'm thinking of doing an Operation Backfire diorama and having a Jeep next to it. I can't find suitable unarmed German troops to go with it though. My first foray into 1:35. Yours looks amazing! Have you done the Hanomag tractor yet?
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    Fairey Gannet...I had no idea..

    ...a little better footage with commentary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnoWIePrKqc
  3. I knew of this aircraft but hadn't realised it was back on the US circuit. Fabulous! In the same way the Vulcan was shot with 4K before it retired, I just wish there was better footage of this almost extinct aircraft. I wonder if it will ever make it 'home' to the UK, and if so could it even fly here?
  4. Just catching up on BM after being distracted. Great Spitfire Ced! The decals look effective. Off to look at the Harvard now. I have an unfinished one in the stash somewhere myself...
  5. Very smart looking! I've got the same kit in the stash. Tamiya will have you mix 3 of their paints together to make the orange which is a faff. I've never seen Italeri paint so I wonder if Valejo do the same colour as a single bottle? I might get mine out and start it after seeing your fabulous model. :-)
  6. HP42

    Apollo 11 recovery

    Sorry to sound a like a schadenfreude, but that's a very funny story and I nearly spat beer over the monitor. Glad you got a colour TV after that!
  7. HP42

    it's CHRISTMAS!!!!!

    Wooooooo! Christmas....it's snowing, it's snowing!!!
  8. HP42

    Italeri Tornado IDS into a GR.4 1:72

    Thanks Steve, I'm torn now... That's very kind of you VV. I think I'll just do a quick mojo restoration 'out of the box' build, stuff the minimal extras on to make it a GR.4 and move on. It's a gap in my collection and I think I'll fill it quickly before spending time on other projects. ...of course that how things start, then I end up getting so enthused I do it all again with the better kit, photo etch etc...
  9. HP42

    Italeri Tornado IDS into a GR.4 1:72

    Thanks for that, I've been having a look at it through the bag and it certainly appears a little less detailed but still looks good. I think I'll go with it, it looks good enough. I made the Revell some years back but it's in a display cabinet in a café so I don't have ready access to it. As long as there's no glaring errors with the Italeri it can become my GR.4 donor kit. I got it for free so it's not exactly costing me anything (so far!).
  10. Hi all, Picked up Italeri's 1:72 Tornado IDS kit the other day. I'm just wondering how good it is compared to the Revell GR.1, whether or not it's their own moulding or a re-pop of somebody else's moulding? I'm looking at turning it into a GR.4, ideally something fairly recent from Marham. What exactly do I need? I see Freightdog does the laser pod things under the nose. Will they fit this kit and do I need anything else? Questions, questions...
  11. HP42

    Tut how vulgar. The phallic outline

    I'm guessing it leaves a track on the Flightradar 24 app or similar? Must try that next time in the in Warrior.
  12. HP42

    Tut how vulgar. The phallic outline

    I can't believe we've had 114 years of powered aviation and this is the first time I've seen this... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/42032629 Phil (48 and aspiring to be 9...snigger )
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    Oh knickers, they broke it.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-42037832
  14. HP42

    Dick Gordon RIP

    Sad news. It can't be too many years before the whole Apollo program disappears from first hand knowledge and resides only in historical records. The saddest part is they paved the way yet now in 2017 we've never been back.
  15. HP42

    Qatar to buy Typhoon

    Typing from a position of no real knowledge, is this still going ahead? I thought they were shedding jobs at Warton, many of which were Typhoon based. What's the latest?