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About chrisrope

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  1. Thanks for all the input I should now add that no Lancs or bouncing bombs will be involved. I’m hoping that I can get hold of one of these bases as a starting point for this. I plan to keep it simple and just do the upper section and lose the towers, straightened wall, add the spillway and keep the water behind. I now have a 1/144 Chinook so if the dam scales out smaller than 1/72, I’m closer with 1/144. My ultimate goal is to build it and hopefully put it forward locally to go towards the local fundraising efforts which are being put together to help those who helped us here in Whaley Bridge last week Now to find a base
  2. Hi a quick question for anybody who has one or experience of. What does the dam base base in the old 1/72 Dambuster gift set scale out at? I know it’s smaller than 1/72. This is is for a project I’m planning and need a suitable base to start with Cheers Chris
  3. I’m here in Whaley Bridge now. Sort of lucky I don’t live in the evacuated area but we have got a bit isolated since they shut all the roads again Saturday night. Im here with my 5 year old daughter and the dog but my wife and older daughter are lodged with my mum 8 miles away in Hayfield. She went to work Saturday and not been able to get back since. But the news is within 24 hours the reservoir should be lowered to the safe level and plans to get everyone home can be put in place. Its been amazing to see the work put in by the various workforce’s up here, I’ve had a ringside seat.
  4. I did this a good while back. I used a belly tank section from an Airfix F3 I got for free Not too hard but the MB kit fuselage is slimmer than the Airfix from memory. Needed some filler and plasticised to line everything up I had a look at using the Airfix wings but ended up cutting out the F6 kink and just straightening the wing. Not accurate at all but worked better than trying to make the Airfix wings fit. I actually ended up making it into a T4 using a resin fin I think came with the Airfix kit but it was based on the T55, long before the Sword kits came out. Personally, I’d just build the T55 as it is and look at picking up a Sword kit for a dedicated T5 Cheers Chris
  5. Cheers Chaps Im ok where I am as I’m behind it so not evacuated and at home. Everyone who has come to assist is doing an excellent job, the sound of the Chinook is quite reassuring I might have one sorted but good to know I can have the MH-47 as a backup just in case
  6. Hi I have a wanted ad up for an Italeri Chinook but was wondering if one doesn’t turn up, are the basic bits to build an RAF Chinook in this kit? If I don’t use the bits on the extra sprue for the MH-47 and find appropriate decals that is or am I better waiting for a dedicated kit https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F401630601705 Cheers Chris
  7. Boris Johnson And a Chinook every 5 minutes or so
  8. Probably around 1995, this was our 154 back to Manchester from Burgas Ive got a few more but my dying Photobucket account is making it hard to transfer to Flickr
  9. Bang on, I know where I’m going when I finally get round to it
  10. You can get the older scheme from eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323775259793 I need to get one of these built, flew on one back in the 90’s
  11. I have just finished that book too. A good read covering the accident and the frankly scary political system regarding how it was handled. The shows creator via the official podcast references Voices of Chernobyl a few times so this may have had more influence on the epic series ( I've watched it 3 times)
  12. I’m really looking forward to next year in terms of films coming out. Top Gun 2, Ghostbusters 3 and Bill and Ted 3 all out in 2020 All 3 have the potential to be big letdowns but that won’t stop me watching sequels to some of my favourite films from my childhood
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    RAF Sabre

    @Paul J is selling the Sabre book here
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    RAF Sabre

    Canadair Sabre Mk.4 were used by the RAF. Earlier ones used the slatted narrower F-86E wing and later ones the broader F-86F non slatted wing with the little fences. Some, but not all, were “re-winged” with the later wings so you need to see which Aircraft you want to build as to which wing it had at the time The Academy F-86 is a good starting kit for an RAF Sabre
  15. Finally got hold of a kit I’ve always wanted Never built an F1 car before but I’ve always liked the yellow Jordan cars. Bought for a not too shabby £20 posted
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