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About krow113

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  1. Thanks Ozzy. A little family history. Both my parents were from Burnley. Both lost their fathers in the '30's Both were teenagers at the start of WW 2. My Mum , the younger , remembered being evacuated and an over zealous Air Warden forcing a gas mask onto her and my Grandmother admonishing him. My Dad,keen to be in service but too young ,did whatever he could for the war effort . He ended up "installing the tailfeathers of the rockets on the Typhoons". They , like many , were starved out of England post - war . My Dad coming to Canada first , my Mum following after he was employed. Never spoke much of it as was the standard of the time, a standard they carried with that 'stiff upper lip' that defined their generation. The English stopped the Nazi war machine , stood up to them and showed the rest of the world how to do that. A price was paid , dearly ,for that necessity . My Mum would keep myself and my two brothers home from school when certain movies were on the telly. Sink the Bismarck! I remember crying when the Hood was sunk ! The Battle of Britain , my Mum was heard to say things under her breath I wont repeat here , during the scenes of the London bombing. They made it , staying together until the end. I hope everyone has a good group build.
  2. Andrea Miniatures splendid offering commemorating the pilots of The Battle. Perhaps a bit jovial in contrast to the grim reality of the close run thing. He will be mostly out of box , the exception will be a custom base that will interlock with the PCM Hurricane's base to arrive at a later date. I hope I'm not too soon...
  3. Looks like a Dr 1. Does NOT look like Mao. If hypocrisy was money , model forums would be banks.
  4. Incredible the amount of garbage I'm reading about the whole scenario. Yes . I know I dont hafta read it , but it is news and thats digestible , the other crap being laid down is indicative of the nature of the customer base targeted , by Meng and other model companies. And its not a flattering indicator. Kudos to Meng for stepping up , if thats what happened ! I hope they can release the rest of the catalogue or the molds they have , and whoever has the rest , does the same. As of this ponit I DONT BELIEVE ANYONE ON A MODEL FORUM regarding this news.
  5. Got it an LHS. Its model specific.
  6. I use this glue: Thin it down to perhaps 50/50 with water , and repeated applications to ensure capillary action pulls the glue into all the space's available.
  7. Still in. Would like to change my entry to this fig: I had a thread here regarding rag-wing BoB Hurricanes and it seems to have disappeared! In the end the fig and the Hurricane model will have interlocking basework anyway , they are intended to be the same display.
  8. Thanks HDawg. Ref pics show the bombs in no pristine order. Bombs would not be sanded and primed and 3 coated in my opinion. A coat of paint to prevent oxidation with no frills. Manhandled onto and off of carts , cables and mounts being attached , etc. 'Weathered' may not be the best description , as weathering suggests extended exposure to the elements... Thanks for commenting. The tidy little rack gets some p/e and eyelet detail :
  9. Thanks for looking in. Final prep on the fuel tanks was to drill for the fuel feed: Wanted that done as flipping the wing for rigging prep is long over due: The wing , although more stable and robust than you would imagine , is stabilized for the eyelet installation onslaught looming ahead. I'll do the rigging connections as well . Working info suggests that WW! German aircraft had turnbuckles on the lower connections for the most part. Ref pics also confirm that info.
  10. Bomb rack work today. Tool & supply: Basic rack final iteration:
  11. Fuel tank mounting rigging ongoing:
  12. Twin gravity fuel tanks installed , rigging and plumbing to follow:
  13. Thanks John and everyone else looking in. Lower outer wing walkways get their paint:
  14. Inevitable rigging begins:
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