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roym

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  1. roym

    six nations thread

    Eh... meh... And meh... Missed the other two matches (Wales/France and Scotland/Italy) so can't comment. However I went to see the under 20s match live with the son and it was a cracker. One of the best I've seen in years. And not just cos we won either....
  2. Lots there for me. F27, Fujimi Fg1 and SH3, Range Rover and GWagen. Prob a few others. The AV-8 could also be Fujimi or Esci. No new 1/720 aircraft carrier though, thought we might see a USS Ford or HMS QE. Or even a Garibaldi. Hoping for an AW139 or Sikorsky S92 as one of those new tools...
  3. roym

    Odds on seeing an F14 in the air?

    Not all westerners are from the US or UK.
  4. roym

    Hello from Barry Island :-)

    Hi Nick. Have family (lots of them) in Barry and used to spend summer's there as a kid. Whenever I went I used to stock up on kits I couldn't get here (Anything not Matchbox or Airfix...) remember there being a good model shop on the corner of High Street (it was a Greggs bakery last time I looked) around the corner from my aunties house on Broad Street; and before that there was another toy/hobby shop on High street where I got- no ordered-my first Fujimi kit of an E-2C. Still have that model but it's a bit like Triggers brush now... also downstairs in Dan Evans for the Star Wars kits and then into Cardiff for the one in Castle Arcade and around the corner to Beatties. Happy days. Enjoy the mad house here. Roy.
  5. Nice. What scale is it or perhaps more importantly how big is the actual model?
  6. I've built the IAC/IAF issue. I agree that the carb intake doesn't fit and the u/c is fragile. It is a bit of a fussy build but I suppose it's not Airfix or Revell. More serious to me is that the IAC decals are all wrong in both style and sizes and effectively useless as a result. I ended up using a combination of spares from Max Decals and the (excellent) leftovers from the Brigade conversion that I built concurrently. (That gives both early and late schemes). Then when all was finished and it took it's place amongst my other Spitfire models it looks obviously underscale. Even next to the 70s/80s Airfix Mk1 it looks "compact". I'll throw some photos up at the weekend.
  7. Yes please. As per the real car modular tooling would make all the versions. One sprue option for engines (Kent, Pinto, Cologne), one for the body (2/4door/estate/mk3/4/5), one for Wheels, one for interior, common chassis. Banker.....
  8. Your all wrong. Its a 1/12 scale Ford Cortina Mk4. Able to build every version from 1.3 Base up to 2.3 Ghia and all in between..... part of Hornbys new business plan to upscale the best sellers from the Corgi Vanguards range. I know this from a vision that appeared to me last night in bed. (This vision may or may not have something to do with the fact I was reading a novelty book called My Dad Had One Of Those from Top Gear people before bed. Highly recommended by the way....)
  9. roym

    Italeri Top Gun F-14 and A-4

    F-14A nose was corrected when they tooled the bits for F-14B. So it should be ok now. And I like both the Italeri and ESCI Shyhawks.
  10. Can anyone tell me what's different from the Z-9C and As565 boxings (besides decals)? Think an AS565 is closest to an IAC SA365Fi but not sure on the Z-9C.
  11. roym

    I hope this is a (bad) joke....

    Agree with you on both Dev and thread lock risk.
  12. roym

    I hope this is a (bad) joke....

    A lot of Irish people (and I suspect a much larger number of Indian citizens) would go even further than PLC1966s reference to serpentine creatures. Since I started this thread I've been thinking a bit more about it (and entertained along the way). I have remembered the wonderful Wallace And Gromit display at Telford and the wonderful imagination shown in the built models. Maybe this (and the other mentioned figures of the other 2 heads of state) might provide the opportunity to do something similar? (With near equal comedy results?)
  13. roym

    I hope this is a (bad) joke....

    How sad am I that I also thought that.
  14. Don't usually buy armour but I WONT be getting this. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1164983-meng-model-ts-026s-m1a2-abrams-tusk-i-tusk-ii-sep
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