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Alex Gordon

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  1. Alex Gordon

    Short Jokes III - Worst in the Series

    Now that you have them all held captive what do you intend to request as a ransom?
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    Just a reminder

    And there I was thinking about a fire sale on barbecues ready for the August bank holiday weekend.
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    And we lose another one

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    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Mk1

    I think that this one had the IFF wire antennae,the attachment point is visible in the roundel.
  5. Well done Airfix.I'm up for one soon,and probably a few more somewhere down the line.
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    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    Neither over my gaff or anywhere near it,I went past Wckenby today and there is what seems to be a Seabee sat on the lawn.I never thought I'd see one of those.http://www.wickenbyairfield.com/
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    BMX trooper

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    627 Squadron Mosquito B.mk.xx Questions

    G'day old fruit,given that the B XX and B XXV were Canadian built with Packard built engines I am going to punt that,similar to the Packard engined Lancasters,the propellors would have been the paddle bladed variety. http://www.mossie.org/Mosquito_var.htm As far as wheels go I don't know and I've found no relevant photos on the 627 Squadron website. Edit;I've just had a flip into Wikipedia and found this photo and caption. KB336 Built by de Havilland Canada as BXX. Taken on strength in June 1944 and assigned to No. 7 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Debert. Placed in storage in Calgary following the War. Sent to museum in Rockliffe in 1964. If this is an accurate representation then I'm wrong about the propellors.Wouldn't be the first occasion.
  9. She's still a good'un. Have a couple of these too
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    Serious question

    That's when you'd need to take up smoking.
  11. Alex Gordon

    AW159 Wildcat

    Any thoughts on uploading to Shapeways?
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    LNSF Mossie codes

    G'day Wally,I found this piccie of a 571 squadron Mosquito dated September 1944 on Wikipedia. As I understand it the addition of the yellow surround was for night operating aircraft that were being used on daylight ops after June 1944.If elements of the Light Night Striking Force were being used on daylight missions then their red code letters would have been modified accordingly.If not then the code letters would more than likely have remained unaltered. Hope this helps,I've been known to be wrong.
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    Cats, they're taking over. Part 3

    As soon as possible.I have been told that when I was of that age and size our cat Blackie took it upon himself to be my guard and sentinel.He would stay put next to my given scratcher at all times I was unattended.
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    Prone Meteor

    The usual pertinent way of looking at it, she looks well good to me,well worth the effort.Have some of these too
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    Poseidon MRA Mk.1

    Golden Rivet?
  16. Alex Gordon

    Various Aircraft

    The Stuka looks like pure evil.Good stuff old lad, and just for good measure have a few of these . Be proud of your works,well done old fruit.
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    Probably going to get a warning for this........

    For my money it's not what you say it's how you say it.Without wishing to become bogged down in the mire of it all,if one can't take a joke one shouldn't have joined. In the meantime,here's a picture of a model aeroplane;
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    Kit Collectors - Help is at Hand

    Who's got the better pension?
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    Airfix 2019

    Since when did sanding relocate rivets?
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    Strange sort of intermittent access issue

    Oddly enough this has happened to me frequently over the last few years.What this has boiled down to is that the outside world connection between my machine and the BM server has stopped coping with the traffic it has to deal with and is not letting me through. I'm in semi rural Lincolnshire,not much paying population per square mile so the infrastructure isn't well financed. As a rule I will give it an hour or two to reconvene and then have another go.I'm still here to tell the tale. Edited to add; It's probably not the BM server at fault.
  21. Good build old lad . Well done on the job,long may you continue ,
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    Spitfire Stencilling I have not seen before

    Is this the image? I'm looking at the odd bit on the top of the rear canopy section and thinking that it's a new one on me. Edited to add; Internally armoured windscreen,round rear view mirror,fully blown sliding canopy portion,cut here marks around sliding canopy portion,light coloured squadron code letter.Could this be a post war Mk21?
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    1/48 "What If?" - Stealth Viper

    You must be representing a cloudy day,there's no shadow.
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    My apologies for butting in chums but, The Morris Minor Club met at Martin Dales this evening.All of these were gloriously perfect paint jobs which I was keen to admire.And then there was this one The Harlequin.Brush painted,runs and all,on a barely prepped body.She's proof that there is still a sense of humour in the world of preservation.