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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  4. I started a delivery drivers job in 1975 and I used to go to nearly all those model shops that advertised in the modelling press around England,think I used to spend more than earn lol.Sadly most of those shops gone now.Remember the price hike due to oil prices increases.
  5. Just googled a new electric shaver thats being advertised on TV.I thought cordless vacuum cleaners were very overpriced even with free toolkits worth £50,but £330.00 for an electric shaver,get outta here!
  6. 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.
  7. Its not a celebrity/politician/political advisor(delete as appropriate) is it?
  8. I usually ask for the winning lottery numbers!That stumps them,or ask for my money back on a lottery ticket that has not won anything.
  9. Just been watching the Vera Lynn funeral and tribute on one of the news channels.The film showed 2 aircraft on a flypast.SWMBO commented that somebody would criticise the colours they were in,when the commentator stated that 'A Spitfire and Hurricane were performing the flypast'.The wife was incredulous,the aircraft were 2 Spitfires.Is the commentators remarks an indication of the education/social system in this country at present?
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    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
  11. 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.
  12. Used to take a book with me when wifey goes shopping.Now find plenty to keep me entertained as punters try to enter,park and leave the supermarket car park. 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.
  16. Hi all,just had an email purporting to be from HMRC regarding the award of a £3650 grant.I have never applied for a grant being retired.It is aimed at reservists and former service personnel.Have emailed HMRC to confirm either genuine or scam,IMHO its the latter,even though the email looks good, but am not expecting an immediate response due to bank holiday.Pleas be aware out there!Stay safe all. Regards...........Dave.
  17. Went to this show,travelled from Lutterworth on a Woods Coaches trip,with 2 coaches full of aviation enthusiasts.We got stuck in the traffic near Newbury,and the other coach managed to turn across the dual carriageway and the driver shouted to our driver to follow him.Unfortunately we got stuck on the central reservation gravel,so we all piled off to push the coach free.At that moment a police helo landed in the field next to us,and the commisionar jumped out and ordered us to push the coach back,Sat for ages to get into show,but what a show,and thanks for posting. Dave.
  18. I wonder if he did string those hammocks between the struts?Lovely shots of the old bird,thanks for posting. Dave
  19. I read somewhere that exhaust pipe colours were not as badly dis-coloured as say WW2 exhaust pipes,being due to the fact that WW1 engines never ran at the same high temperatures.If this is the case,what colours would the exhaust system be on a WW1 aircraft,and what model paints would people recommend. TIA.......Dave.
  20. https://boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Boxart-Collection/AIRFIX/SCI-FI-AND-FANTASY/Airfix-Orion-Pan-Am-1st-box https://boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Boxart-Collection/AIRFIX/MILITARY-AIRCRAFT/PROPELLER/Airfix-Handley-Page-0-400-T3 Also the Tamiya Centurion box art,but I couldn't get a photo posted. Dave.
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    D'oh moments

    In the early 80's I was working nights at a hospital.After midnight it became very quiet,so I thought I would check my cars firing sequence as it had been misfiring.Popped the bonnet(hood for those of a different persuasion!),got out the plug socket and connected to spark plug,with engine running!!!Fortunately a patient who was outside the ward who was having a cigarette saw me juddering to the cars firing sequence and knocked me over to break the connection.No damage done to myself or car,but what a muppet!Lol.
  22. During this crisis,I have had no spam emails for nearly 2 weeks,then I suddenly have one pertaining to be from Virgin,stating that my bill has not been paid due to processing issues.These scutters have tried this before.Another scam that is doing the rounds is that someone rings you up purporting to be the police,and that you have been spotted out on an unnecessary journey and that you are liable for a fine,that you can pay over the phone with your credit card details.
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    A few years back,there was a certain big money lottery winner from Leicester,in fact it was his girl friends ticket that had the winning numbers,they had broken up,and he got back with her when he found out about the win!But he had an outstanding court appearance for stealing motor vehicles,he attended court and was sentenced to a custodial sentence,not sure how long.After being released,he and 3 of his buddies went for a meal to a locally well known resturant in Market Bosworth.The place was very busy,and he was informed thus,and asked if he would like a round of drinks,and a table would be a
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    Went shopping in our local Morrisons yesterday,never seen anything like it at all,shelves empty,no loo roll.Talking to the checkout girl,she said a friend needed a new freezer,but was told that she would be lucky to get one as people who had stockpiled food were buying the freezers up to freeze their hoard.
  25. Sad that I liked that Ed,but it was music played by ear...……..(I'll get me coat!)
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