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Andy Young

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  1. Andy Young

    October 2017 SAMI Magazine

    Me too, I made my second call about the October issue this morning and was told it was sent last Wednesday. Andy.
  2. Andy Young

    Mixing scales

    Over the years I have been building a collection of classic airliners in 1/144, and for pretty much the reason you state (ie comparison of sizes etc) I've just stuck to the same scale. Visually I can't appreciate the comparison of say a 1/72 DC3 alongside a 1/144 Britannia, but when they are both in 1/144, it's there in front of you to see directly what the differences are without trying to mentally "see" one of them in the others' scale. Just my opinion though, I'm sure other people have the mental processing power to make cross scale comparisons easier!. Andy.
  3. Andy Young

    Minicraft 1/144 Boeing 707 kits questions

    Thanks Keith, I don't know how I managed to miss finding their website, I must be losing my marbles!! All the best, Andy.
  4. Andy Young

    Minicraft 1/144 Boeing 707 kits questions

    Are the Contrails resin noses still available?, I've had a look round and couldn't find anyone with them in stock. Cheers, Andy.
  5. Andy Young

    Duplicate article in SAMI

    I think that most readers would accept some errors in syntax and grammar, you can find those in any magazines. What the issue here is more about the duplicate publishing of whole articles. To pick up on another point made, I think it would be great if there were some conversion or scratch build articles included. I learned a lot from some of the excellent articles in 1970s/80s issues of Scale Models, Airfix Magazine and SAM where there was less reliance on after market, and a bit more on traditional model making skills. Ah - nostalgia!! Andy.
  6. Andy Young

    Duplicate article in SAMI

    The same thing happened last year too with a Tarangus Saab Safir review in the March 2015 issue being repeated identically in the June 2015 issue. A tad frustrating when I'm paying to read the same thing twice!. Andy.
  7. Brilliant stuff!. For anyone interested, Zoe Quilter has scanned many old Aeromodeller magazines (and other titles too), they are available here: http://www.colinusher.info/model%20aircraft/images.html Andy.
  8. The March 2016 issue arrived this morning, and whilst reading the editorial, I thought "this all sounds familiar", and on checking with the February 2016 issue, it's exactly the same, word for word!. I'm glad it wasn't just me losing my marbles!. Now I'd have thought that there would be something new to write about given the diversity of subjects in the magazine. However, there's a good build article on the Roden 1/144 Britannia by Huw Morgan including some good modelling skills - nice model. Andy
  9. Andy Young

    Revell 1/128 Super Constellation

    Hi Chris, It's quite a good kit, once you get past the rivets and the odd scale. I built one 25 years ago (can't believe it's been that long!) and finished it with some 1/128 Eastern Airline decals from a company called Big D-Cal. If the technology works, there should be a picture of it here!. I'm currently working on one of the new Revell 1/144 kits, and a Minicraft 1/144 Constellation - you can never have too many! Cheers, Andy
  10. Andy Young

    BoB Dornier recovery

    The RAF Museum are Tweeting that it's due to be lifted tonight at about 9pm (beacuse of the tides?). They are saying that it'll be broadcast live on the BBC news channel. Well worth watching I'd say! Andy.
  11. Andy Young

    144 Dragon Rapide

    John, Great to see that you are doing a good job to help 1/144 scale fans. The previous kits you did in 1/144 were all gems and I'd certainly be interested in some Islanders. Maybe there's an opportunity to do civil and military options like the Defender and I think there was even an AEW version at one time. The Red Devils parachute team used one that was all red (no surprise!), but with I believe, a Daily Express logo on the tail. So, from me, definite interest in Islanders (and Trislanders), and I'd also go for a Rapide or two as well. Cheers, Andy.
  12. Andy Young

    1/144 airliner comp. Old or new, passenger or cargo

    Well, You can never have too many Guppys, so here is my one!. This is from the Revell version of the kit and finished with SnJ Spray Metal, treated with their polishing powders on different panels. Cheers, Andy
  13. Andy Young

    Nimrod Reprieve!

    There must be a few Shackletons we can drag out of some museums that'll do!! Cheers, Andy.
  14. Andy Young

    First Solo!

    Congratulations! It's always a great achievement and one that you'll never forget. Mine was in a Robin DR400 at Rochester and I can still remember the feeling of "woaah! I'm up here by myself, and I've got to get everything right to get back down again!!". Good luck with all the ground exams, don't just go for passing them, go for getting 100%, it'll make your flying all the more enjoyable. Cheers, Andy
  15. Andy Young

    1/144 Revell C130 Hercules

    Quite true, it's my building and researching thats slow!!. To be honest though, this one has been bumped around the workbench to the "back burner" position, but I haven't given up yet!! And, David, thanks for the hint about the colour tone. I'll try it out. Cheers, Andy.