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  1. Yes, those going through their first childhood, not their second!
  2. My biggest error is getting out of bed in the morning, things always seem to go downhill from there!
  3. Splendid work! I've always been interested in these multi-turreted vehicles, seems as though every crew member had his own gun!
  4. Nice work, especially the rigging. I respect anyone who can rig a 1/72 biplane, quite beyond my skills.
  5. They probably add a little je ne sais quoi to the salad tray.
  6. That reminds me of a joke Dave Allen told: A man has spent the evening in his local, and, seriously under the influence, sets off home. He decides to take a short cut through the graveyard, and stumbling along, falls into an open grave dug for a funeral the next day. He tries to get out, but its been raining heavily and the sides are too slippery to climb, so after several attempts he decides to wait until morning and sits down in the corner. Shortly after, another drunk comes stumbling through the graveyard and he falls into the grave. He's trying, unsuccessfully, to climb out when a hand falls on his shoulder, and a voice says in his ear 'You'll never get out'. But he did!
  7. You can certainly include me in that number.
  8. Reading ''Beyond The Reach Of Empire' by Col. Mike Snook, about the failed expedition to save Gordon in Khartoum. Outstanding book, as Col. Snook's books usually are, I've just reached his superb account of the battle of Abu Klea. Col. Snook doesn't have a high regard for Lord Wolseley's organisation of the expedition, Wolseley apparently believed that what had worked on the Red River campaign in Canada in 1870 would work on the Nile, after all, 'water is water, and rock is rock.' A great read.
  9. Had a bit of a binge from Hattons pre-owned sale and got the following: Eduard 1/48 Airco DH-2 Profipack Eduard 1/48 Roland C.ll Profipack Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.lll O.A.W. Eduard 1/48 Fokker D.Vll(Fok) Also, from Ebay at a good price Mirage Hobby Halberstadt CLll early version. I wasn't going to make any more biplanes.
  10. Thanks, that sounds as though it makes sense. I'll look out for Martin; Streetly's books as well. I remember reading about the cockpit side window lower halves being painted in 'A Thousand Shall Fall' by Murray Peden, but, annoyingly Mr. Peden didn't elaborate or any other paint jobs!
  11. Out of interest, would that also apply to the B-17s used by Bomber Command, I'm thinking of the Fortress Mk.lll here.
  12. Unless the soldier looks like this, I'm not particularly interested
  13. If you're going to Norfolk, it would be rude not to take a trip across the border to Lowestoft, wouldn't it?
  14. Received this week: The two A10 Cruiser Tanks were from One35Scale.com, part of their May deal, if you bought two they were half price, so £60.00 for both, something it would have been rude to ignore. The Meteor from Ebay a bargain at £16.00.
  15. I'm not a huge fan, to put it mildly, of photo-etch, particularly if you have to fold it, and rigging biplanes is another thing. I love First World War two-seaters, but the rigging That being the case, why on earth have I just bought a MIrage 1/48 Halberstadt CL.ll?
  16. Yes, shame there won't be any more. Anyway, here's another clip:
  17. Outstanding comedy from Father Ted (it made me laugh anyway!)
  18. Lots of both. Since all the pits and factories in the area have closed Barnsley has very clean air. No money, but very clean air.
  19. Splendid work! The Victor is my favourite of the V-bombers, such a beautiful aircraft.
  20. 593jones

    Thunder Strike

    Excellent work! The Thud looks really good in RAF colours.
  21. I'm not sure how accurate their research is, but Xtradecal sheet X72319 has two Mediterranean based aircraft, one Malta based 217 Squadron in EDS Grey/Dark Slate Grey/Azure Blue and one, unit unknown Mediterranean based, in Dark Mediterranean Blue/Light Mediterranean Blue/Azure Blue.
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