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About Alfisti

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    Burbage,near the Far Side,Leics
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    WW1,WW2,Cold War and some modern.

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  1. There is an interesting article on the ww1aircraftmodels.com web site.In the Aircraft Information/Questions section,under 'WingNutWings FE 2b,another problem',there are some good photos of the control line/cable system used and the pulleys etc. Dave.
  2. Its the same situation around here being close to the midlands motorway network and a very large distribution centre that is growing all the time,and further projects in the pipeline.What gets me is the price of properties and how the hell do people afford these properties.There is an old farm house up for grabs at the moment near where I live, probably about an acre of land as its not been a farmhouse for many years,development building around it.Nice 4 bed house,next to main road with good access to motorways,rail and bus depots within 10 mins walking,close to all amenties.£900,000.!!!10% de
  3. Aprils issues of SAMI and MA in WHSmiths Hinckley,bought them yesterday. Do you know what happened to the issues that were collected from the printers but not sent out or received by subscribers? Dave.
  4. First aircraft I ever flew in,Brize Norton to Hannover,September 1971. Dave.
  5. In the Harry Woodman book,'Early Aircraft Armament-The Aeroplane and the Gun up to 1918',there is a description and drawings of the mount designed by Eteve.These are on page 81.The images can be viewed on www.worldhistory.biz HTH........Dave.
  6. There's going to be a forthcoming article by Mike Kelsey for next year on the use of a AW FK3 6219 in Cross & Cockade International.This machine was captured from British forces in Macedonia and used by the Bulgarian forces until lost in action.
  7. About 3 years ago,our cat had a very bad case of constipation.Took her to the vets to remedy the issue.A shot of something was squirted directly into her nether region,and the vet said I had probably 20 minutes to get her home and into the garden before the inevitable happened.No worries,only lived a 5 minute drive from the vets.Bundled her into cat basket and placed it on the passenger seat.As soon as I pulled out of the vets car park,there was a low growling coming from the cat basket,and then the most awful pungent smell pervaded the inner car space.Even with the window open the stench was
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    A date in history.

    If memory not playing up again,when I was in the Army in the 70's,weren't German troops allowed to have long hair and were issued hairnets?
  9. Great song and video,had never heard of this one by Kate Bush. There was a DJ who was a bit partial to getting records etc banned,Frankie goes to Hollywoods 'Relax' springs to mind as one that was banned in the 80's.
  10. Its not a celebrity/politician/political advisor(delete as appropriate) is it?
  11. Alfisti

    Cataract op?

    I had both cataracts removed 3 years ago.The procedure was carried out with lasers,absolutely painless and a very quick op.The left eye was operated on on the Monday,and the other the following day.By Wednesday I was reading stuff that would have not been possible prior to my op.I had to apply drops for about a fortnight after,and wear these eye protector coverings at night,SWMBO said I looked like something from a sci-fi 'B' movie with them on lol,its to stop you rubbing your eyes in your sleep.Colours were extremely intense after too,who needs recreational drugs lol,but this soon settles dow
  12. What about Slaithwaite in Yorkshire.First time I ever went there and was trying to get direction(pre satnav),locals would say where,until somebody cottoned on to where I wanted to go.Slawick,go figure. Great build,eagerly awaiting the finish. Dave.
  13. A couple of years ago I had cataract replacement performed.Our brown sheds definitely were purple after the op,well for a couple of days anyway. Dave
  14. Hi Bob,also have a look on the Hyperscale site,Bruce Salmon builds the Roden D.III in 32nd scale.He shows the frame attachment points in his build.Sorry can't provide link for some technodinosaur reason lol! Dave.
  15. Hi Bob,if you go onto Eduards web site and look at their Albatros (OEF) 253 instructions,it should give you some details.The kit is 48th scale and the etched belts/harness are pre coloured but that shouldn't really be a problem.All the best with it. Dave.
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