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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. A big thank you to all the traders,clubs and visitors to todays show to make it the great day it was,from the East Midlands Model Club. See you all again...…….Dave.
  2. The hall is booked from 2030hrs on the Saturday night(could you please inform us on the relevant page on the web site if you wish to set up on Sat night),and from 0700 on the Sunday morning. Dave.
  3. Hi all,not long now until the show this Sunday. Have been informed that John Vasco will be on the Bookworld stand to sign copies and discuss his two books,Messeschmitt Me-110 Units, parts 1 and 2 in The Battle of Britain. See you all there.
  4. Your choices are very limited for this kit.Techmod of Poland produced some decals for Polish post WW1 a/c,but I don't think they are available at the mo,you might find some on fleabay.The only other way is to check out some web pages,build logs or Windsock data files for images that you could possibly use to print off markings for your own personal use. Dave.
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    GRUMPY MODELLERS

    Must agree totally with you there,I have to flick the channels when that comes on,it really turns my stomach.And I have stopped eating Dorito's because of that ad on the tv because of that image,yuk!
  6. In Scale Aircraft Modelling April 2019 Vol 41 Issue 2 on page 44 there is an interesting article on how to simulate bulged vinyl tyres that looks quite effective. Never been a fan of kit supplied rubber/vinyl tyres. Your kit build looking good. Dave.
  7. Please note,contrary to an advert placed in (at least) one of the monthly modelling magazines,there will be NO competition at this years show.This is due to circumstances beyond the clubs control,for which they sincerely apologise if this has caused any confusion. Dave.
  8. The 29th annual East Midlands Model Show to be held on Sunday 19th May 2019 at the Hinckley Leisure Centre,Argents Mead,Hinckley,Leics,LE10 1BZ.Doors open to the public from 1000 to 1600, and admission is £4.00 Adults,£1.50 Child/concession and £9.00 Family ticket.Lots of trade and club tables,FREE convenient parking at and around Leisure centre,disabled access and refreshments available. For further information and enquiries,please visit the web site www.eastmidsmodelclub.co.uk
  9. Alfisti

    GRUMPY MODELLERS

    Why do some car drivers have to steer upto or over the central white line when turning left or right when there is ample room for their vehicle to stay within the lane they are in!I can understand a bus,coach or truck,but I have even encountered Smart car drivers doing this,muppets. Dave
  10. Decided to give him a phone call yesterday,and he said he was what he stated as 'Open,but on a soft basis',meaning he was still sorting out his shelving etc,but the official opening is as I stated above.So drove over to Ashby,big mistake.spent £80.00 just like like.Stunning little shop,what you would call a real model shop.Well worth the visit,and will most definitely be going again!(Can I hear the missus in the background saying why do I need more models?).Why I ask then does she need more shoes or handbags! Dave.
  11. Hi all, Mike has relocated from Breedon to Ashby.His new address is 3a Bakery Court(off Market St),Ashby-de-la-Zouch,Leicestershire,LE65 1AF.The contact details are email-cliftoncurios@aol.com Phone lines are-Mob 07443536474. Shop 01827373497. Website-www.cliftoncuriosmodels.co.uk His openings hours are at present the same as when he was at Breedon,Saturday 9.30am-4pm,Sunday 10am-4pm and bank holidays 10am-4pm. Great to see a model shop continuing to trade. He officially opens the doors on April 6th. Dave.
  12. So sorry to hear that Vinnie and can sympathise fully as I have just been diagnosed with Lymphoma of the stomach.Mojo for modelling totally gone unfortunately,so have gotten back into reading to take my mind of things as am awaiting chemo which should start in a couple of days.Read something quite light and humerous to start with,'Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy',then the 'Ravenmaster',all about looking after the birds at the tower.It was then onto Jack Reacher in'Past Tense',couldn't put that down,and now reading 'Bucket of Sunshine.,very interesting and informative read about Canberra ops during the cold war,which has sparked an interest to dig out my old Airfix model,but not yet. Wish you all the best possible for the future,and MacMillans have an helpline if you feel the need to talk to someone. Regards..........Dave.
  13. Hi Martian,it looks like they were only used as transport/courier a/c according to my humble sources,I have 5 books on the SM79 and not one mentions their aggressive use or being fitted out with m/g's,but who knows.Apparently the white scheme was employed to emphasize Lebanons non-interventiom policies with Israel.There were 4 a/c delivered from Italy in 1949 which had been 'cobbled' together from a/c dumped on airfields throughout parts of Italy,refurbed by Savoia and fitted with Piaggio P.XI engines.2 of these aircraft were returned to Italy approx. 1970.1 sits in the Vigna di Valle museum and is now configured as a torpedo a/c,and the other sits in the Caproni museum at Trento and is resplendent in its Lebanese colours. Hope this helps somewhat and good luck............Dave.
  14. Drat,it actually stopped me from being grumpy I smiled so much.No,its a grump all said and done as I'm grumping about not being grumpy,yay!
  15. Remembering my great grandfather Thomas Bishop from Nuneaton,Warwickshire.Born 1880,was a coal miner,joined the Royal Warwicks in 1915.Transferred to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 1917.(We cannot find out why he was transferred to a Scots regiment at this time!).Was killed at a place called Billy Berclau near the Scheldt canal in October 1918,buried at Lapugnoy military cemetery. Recently visited his grave site to pay our respects,not only to him but all the other men and women from all sides who perished in that terrible conflict. Dave.
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