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About 593jones

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  1. 593jones

    Gallipoli 1915 - ICM 1:35

    The Anzacs on the artwork look remarkably nonchalant considering how close those Turks are! You'd think at least one of them would be engaging the Turks. Good sets, though, and excellent for the spares box
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    Available kits of the Hampden?

    A lot of us out here are hoping for exactly that, in 1/72 and 1/48. I have a couple of Airfix and AZ in the stash patiently waiting their turn. I did build the Airfix kit when it first came out, but I think I can do a better job now. I remember it as being quite a good build, but then again, perhaps that's my memory being kind!
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    Short Jokes III - Worst in the Series

    Watt's the point of it all?
  4. Hmm, if I remember my reading of The Rover, that would have been flown by Sgt Matt Braddock (Braddock and the Big Bad Wulf) These memories never leave you, do they?
  5. FW200 Condor too, Could be very nice!
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    And we lose another one

    A sad loss, but what an amazing life!
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    AFV Club 1/35 Centurion Mk III Korean War

    Indeed they did. From Wikipedia: Korean War On 14 November 1950, the British Army's 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, equipped with three squadrons of Centurion Mk 3 tanks, landed in Pusan.[29] Operating in sub-zero temperatures, the 8th Hussars learnt the rigours of winter warfare: their tanks had to be parked on straw to prevent the steel tracks from freezing to the ground. Engines had to be started every half hour, with each gear being engaged in turn to prevent them from being frozen into place.[30] During the Battle of the Imjin River, Centurions won lasting fame when they covered the withdrawal of the 29th Brigade, with the loss of five tanks, most later recovered and repaired.[31] In 1953, Centurions of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment were also involved in the Second Battle of the Hook where they played a significant role in repelling Chinese attacks.[31] In a tribute to the 8th Hussars, General John O'Daniel, commanding the US 1st Corps, stated: "In their Centurions, the 8th Hussars have evolved a new type of tank warfare. They taught us that anywhere a tank can go, is tank country: even the tops of mountains."[
  8. 593jones

    What are you reading?

    Quite so:
  9. 593jones

    What are you reading?

    Some accounts from members of 2 and 3 Parachute Regiment here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forward-into-Hell-Vince-Bramley-ebook/dp/B0078XGYE8/ref=sr_1_30?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1548680324&sr=1-30&keywords=falklands+war+books https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spearhead-Assault-Blood-Falklands-Frontlines/dp/009951429X/ref=sr_1_35?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1548680416&sr=1-35&keywords=falklands+war+books https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spearhead-Assault-Blood-Falklands-Frontlines/dp/009951429X/ref=sr_1_35?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1548680416&sr=1-35&keywords=falklands+war+books https://www.amazon.co.uk/3-Para-Falklands-Graham-Colbeck/dp/1526713632/ref=sr_1_19?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1548680796&sr=1-19&keywords=falklands+war+books I read Vince Bramley's book some years ago and enjoyed it, can't comment on the others, though.
  10. 593jones

    French shop Kits-discount,the site doesn't load

    Wondered why I'd stopped getting emails from them!
  11. 593jones

    Are Hong Kong Models kits over-priced?

    Re the price of the WnW Lancaster, their newletter in October had this to say: Price is still to be confirmed, but we are doing what we can to keep it as low as possible and hope it will only be slightly more than 32801 Felixstowe F.2a & Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 "The Duellists". Now this set is currently listed at $349 on the WnW website, which at current rates is £268. If WnW can produce their 1/32 Lancaster for around that price there will be some very happy people around (including me!). Back to Hong Kong Models, I do think they are overpriced and would not consider buying one, but that's just my opinion. Something is only overpriced if you think it is.
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    A Street Near You

    Not a family member as such, but my grandfather's step-brother, Corporal Lawrence Thomas. They joined the army together in January 1915 and served in the same battalion, 14th York and Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Barnsley Pals. Grandad survived the war, but Lawrence was killed in 1st July, 1916.
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    Airfix for 2019

    Outstanding news on the Buccaneer, and a Wellington is always welcome. Shame there's no new tool Hampden in any scale, and, personally, I would have preferred a Hart to a Tiger Moth, but that's just me. What did surprise me, rather, was the announcement of a 1/72 Willys Jeep Starter Set, for pre-order. Isn't this the kit we've all been buying cheap from Aldi?
  14. 593jones

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    I have to say, those B-17 markings are going to look a bit out of place on that Spitfire. Just sayin.....
  15. Very nice, it might just persuade me to do a 1/32 aircraft