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Jeepboy

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  1. Mine did full term plus a bit, came out, worked for the MOD and died on his 50th birthday just as his second life was taking off. Your modelling skills are excellent:-)
  2. Unfortunately I don't. Pictures tart to appear after he met my mum in the late 50's and they tend to be against a backdrop of the side of a turret or something and show nothing other than grey steel and sea in the background Dad would not go near submarines. He was a marine engineer. Started as an apprentice in Pembroke Dockyard. His dad was his foreman and therefore dad couldn't do right for doing wrong so joined up just before he was 17 and worked his way up the hard way. Barfluer was one ship he mentioned a lot (that and the very dodgy steam system on HMS Triumph)
  3. I've just added a "Thanks". Barfluer rang a bell. I still have my late father's Royal Navy records. Dad joined in 1953. After training at Raleigh and Drake he was drafted to H.M.S. Barfluer in October 1955 and served on her until March 1957. Although I've seen a couple of old photos, they didn't really convey the ship. Your model really brought to life my late father's first ship. Thank you .
  4. ..... camouflage appears excellent. ...................................................................................there is no image Vaastav
  5. Don't they all look so small against what is considered to be a small modern city hatchback
  6. ...wow! An under-rated forgotten plane. Glad the old Frog kit is being built on the group build.
  7. I recall in 1978ish it made a great little model. As a kid I couldn't understand why there was no windscreen. I thought I was doing it wrong so had to go to the library to get books. (Oh those pre-internet days of cycling to the library before they closed).
  8. The Novo bag and card - that brought back memories ! (I now know I am as old as I feel )
  9. ....my post #11 - The model looked very elegant in black and silver and just so glad my memory wasn't playing tricks on size.
  10. Just a quick "Thank You" to all the participants to this build. As a model and plane mad lad growing up in Plymouth the main shop for me was Lawsons in New George Street in Plymouth. They had all the usual Airfix, Tamiya, ESCI and FROG!. I could only afford the Airfix Series 1 kits and I used to wonder what was in the mysterious Frog boxes with their exciting box art and unusual subjects. I was lucky enough to build a few and then when Novo started to appear in Plymouth Model Shop I thought I was the only one who had made the connection with Frog and I was able to have a go at the Miles Master and the Hotspur. Thank You
  11. I remember building this when I was about 12 in the late 70's. I remember it went together really easily, black and silver scheme was great, sort of spaceman pilot and it really dwarfed my Me109 and Spitfire. Cant wait to see this completed.
  12. I had a Willys Hotchkiss M201 Jeep in French army colours. Life took it's toll and it sat in the garage. I loved it and it was a real talking point in the village (hence my site name). After much soul searching I sold it and bought a camper. Nothing special just a VW T4 in blue. We now find we'll go for breakfast in Corsham; lunch in Dorchester, tea and ice cream on the coast at Swanage. Home at 1am. Even going to the shops feels like a trip out. It was a hard decision, even wife shed a tear and I miss the 'kudos' of having the Jeep- but we have more fun in the camper. Life can go on after Mini....
  13. Mum had a Riley Kestrel - wonderfulcar till rust took hold. She bought a blue Austin 1300 and swapped engines. I passed my test and it became mine. All my mates had Escorts and Capris and laughed at my 'granny car'. They were constantly being stop checked by police while I went sailing past. Mates were intrigued when they couldn't keep up with me. The Riley engine was a tuned 1275 twin carb and the 1300 handling superb. Happy innocent days.
  14. Smashing model of a great subject. I'm envious There's a youtube clip somewhere of a Gannet taxiing at an American air show using the jet and the props feathered. The comments from the confused spectators are hilarious.
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