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wallyinoz

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  1. Yes gary, The mound has been much reduced from sabrina proportions. Yes on the boring greys, I still like the noise though and I continue to try and improve my photography, it's a nice occasional outing that we make a picnic out of Cheers Wally
  2. Hiya the carpark was full, and the overflow area further on and closer to the runway centre line had half a dozen cars in it. Quite a few photographers about but plenty of space at the fence, even with distancing Cheers Wal
  3. Went back to Lincolnshire to exercise the cameras! It was a busy morning flying wise, must have been 15 birds up in clear blue skies. I went to a few different vantage points to get different angles on these Typhoons. I noticed new squadron markings on a few Phoons and subsequenly found out they were 12 Squadron, a joint Qatari and RAF crewed unit to train pilots and groundcrew for the new aircraft Qatar are purchasing. I had a great morning.. "well chuffed" as they say around here, no need to stay the whole day for some action. These are a small selection for your enjoyment (more in the photostream:
  4. Yesterday on the 27 May, wife and I set off for a picnic down Cambridgeshire way at RAF Lakenheath (actually all USAF). we we were astounded at the number of people in the viewing area and on the roadways,sure it was a bright sunny day, covid restrictions have been eased (though everyone was pretty much adhering to the social spacing requirements) so why all the interest? Well we lucked out that day, unbeknown to us a squadron of F-15s were returning from deployment in the middle east. There must have been 30 F-15s in the air (16 Lakenheath and around 14 - I didnt count - Mountain Home based jets.) I took 1000+ pics and spent 2 days going through them, they were a mixed bag quality wise, the sun position wasnt the best and it took a bit of time to get the right exposure but I find some of the silhouettes quite pleasing anyway, I had fun looking through them and I hope you do too, things to look out for: different stores load outs different paint schemes different helmets / flying suit colours kit bags spread around the cockpit coamings crew chief "In Loving Memory of..." Checkmate Eagle nose art, pod / tank with "Ride Hard, Shoot Straight and always Speak the truth" Eagle with bomb mission markings Eagle with 2 green star kill markings (?) I will chuck a few up on here but follow on to my photostream to see the rest, I had a great day, hope you like em 1P4A2594 4 ship silh 2 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2609 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2754-002 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2860-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2891-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2902 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2933 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2948 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2976 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3051 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3062 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3071-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3140-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3153 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3224 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3253-002 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3327-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3494 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3521 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3626-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3713 kit bag and bombing missions by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3756-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3786 202 kitbag by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3795 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr eagle vs eagle by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3870 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A3353 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr What a great job! Aircraft spotters can be be a weird mob.. number takers, shutter snappers and these two: 1P4A2838 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr at the end of the private road there is some sort of alternative church, maybe they were from there, but maybe they are scooter riding Druid priestesses..who knows anyway please enjoy the pics cheers wal
  5. Thanks Richard, I figured it must have been a different engine or perhaps opening of an auxiliary intake. now I know thanks again.. (I hate have unresolved questions lol)
  6. Coming back from Portsmouth we took a diversion to Lakenheath. Weather was crapulent and there was not much happening,, apparently it was really busy week before ..bummer, still got a couple of nice shots out of it. Now a funny thing about the USAF F-15s. They make a weird whining whoosing noise as they open up the taps for take off just before lighting up the burners, on landing final approach at about 200 - 300 ft they make the same noise. When I was photographing the Israeli F-15s last year they did not make that noise. Another difference was the Israelis had their speedbrakes up on final approach. Anyone know what that noise is?
  7. Drove down to Portsmouth last weekend and stumbled across this very recently erected memorial in the village of Horndean a few miles North. 20200315_151224 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 20200315_151324 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 20200315_151348 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 20200315_151358 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr amongst the wreaths was this very Australian home made item 20200315_151440 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr kinda makes you want to build a Mosquito
  8. Hi there glad you like it, it is one of the few models I have kept, still liking it! No wip on this one, it really was quite straight forward build wise. I had to do a bit of research to nail the lines of the blue painted areas but I found the required picture angles. The only thing I did differently to the conversion instructions was that I did not use the replacement cockpit transparencies, I did not think I could achieve a satisfactory job with them, after measuring up and looking at the pieces I sawed off (! Yes I did!) The resin fuselage cockpit framing. Then I sawed the original sm82 kits canopy in half, reduced the width by removing material from both inside edges to fit the narrower resin fuselage. I then glued the 2 halves together again adjusted the framing with judicious sanding and put it on the resin fuselage..a rare complete success and the model is better for it methinks!
  9. Croatian Challenger Bulgarian Falcon 2000EX Ecuadorian Falcon7X Pakistan Army Gulfstream G450
  10. I had 2 gruelling days snapping away at Swiss FA18 Hornets loaded for bear, providing Combat Air Patrols over Swiss airspace during the World Economic Forum meetings. We were running / driving around from vantage point to vantage point, on ladders, on mounds, on high ground, in church yards and atop the newly built civil (bizjet) terminal. Temperatures ranged between -5 to +5 degrees C. I got severely chilled to the bone at times. The second day was very misty and with a low cloud base, but it did provide a plethora of lighting conditions. I took lots of pics, I am throwing some up here and now as examples, over the next few weeks I will pick and process e best ones. Please enjoy this Swiss Hornet study. 1P4A2003-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A2001-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A1988-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1P4A1881-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2313-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2283-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2204-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2181-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2123-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2112-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2105-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2091-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2052-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2026-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A2023-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A1963-002 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A1892-003 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A1861-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A1781-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr 1W0A1571-001 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr go to my photostream for dozens more.. enjoy! cheers wally (now thawed out)
  11. Hi Graeme, just taxy.. looked the part though
  12. Stans Switzerland, the museum owned reccon Mirage taken out for a spin, here is a sample portfolio loads more shots in my photostream
  13. Picture tells a thousand words: DC-7c centresection problem by wallycacsabre, on Flickr
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