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    Modelling: Helos, Military, African,anything colourful.<br /><br />playing guitars, Crystal Palace FC, Gardening, painting watercolours, Music.

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  1. I like this! Great work so far Jorgen, this will be a little gem when its finished
  2. First of all, great work on the detective work on all the Lynx, very useful and informative, thanks. Secondly I worked for a second tier company as a design engineer on the Wildcat, and I do respect everything you say, and understand your frustration, you are living with the problems after all. But you are mistaken when you say that the designers are lazy and that we have no pride in what we do. I am very proud of the hard work i put in on this aircraft. I have friends who became ill from the stress and workload whilst on this project. I could list arguments against most of what you hav
  3. thanks for the advice on the wings. After a lot of umming and aahing, i put one half at a time in boiling water and put jam jars on them until they cooled. Not perfect but good enough for me.
  4. A few firsts for me here. I've never made a glider before, and I've never made a resin kit. I bought it a fews years back on a whim at Telford, and thought it would be good for this GB I couldn't make up my my on what to make next so a quick look in the GB area and decision made. First job, to straighten those wings! Hopefully it will be a quick build...........
  5. Its been a while since i did any real modelling, so i offered to make my friend and colleague, a model of one of his fathers hurricanes which he flew during the B-o-B. This was partly to say thanks to him for all the help he has given me over the last year, and partly a way to get back into the modelling groove. His father was Welsh RAF fighter ace Fredrick Higginson, who sadly passed away a few years ago now. I was lucky enough to have an evening reading through his flight log and i have posted a few interesting photos of that also. For which hurricane to make, I was spoilt for choice.
  6. this post was t5 years ago, and i have only finished 4 of the models. unfortunately i have added another 15 to the unfinished pile.
  7. Lovelly model, but I was mostly impressed with the realistic qualities of the pilot. Great Job all round.
  8. I cant believe I put this up almost 6 years ago now. I so pleased it has helped this many people.
  9. This diagram brings back memories of my apprentice years. I had six months stripping and rebuilding these and the main gear boxes. I can almost smell the paraffin. Nicely done as usual Mike.
  10. I am going to have a go I think. I don't know what to make though. it will be 1:48 scale but I don't know which of my stash to do. I am trying to get my modelling mojo back. short list is. Merlin, Wessex, Wasp, Seaking and Whirlwind. I have to wait for my sciatica to get better first.
  11. if you took the photo on a white background, you couldn't tell it was a model. Great job.
  12. i will definately have a go at this one. i just hope my newly fired up, but spluttering a little, modelling mojo, is running smoothly by then. and keeps running long enough to finish a model.
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