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  1. Here are the first four aircraft built as a project to represent aircraft associated (by me) with Filton airfield from the 1960s until the airfield's untimely closure in 2012. There will be more to follow, with an F111 and Concorde in the pipeline. All aircraft will be built in 1/144 scale, which is a little limiting but does mean the collection will not take over the entire house. More pics and details of the individual builds to follow. Some aircraft associated with Filton airfield in the 60s and 70s by jonbru0903, on Flickr From left to right in the picture above we have: G-AXLR, the VC10 test bed for the RB211 engine, initially designed for the Lockheed Tristar; D-BABC, the third prototype VFW-614 based a Filton for a few weeks as part of the development programme for the Rolls-Royce/SNECMA M45H engine; XA903, probably the third best known Vulcan, used for testing the Blue Steel missile among other things prior to arriving at Filton to be modified to carry the Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 engine for Concorde. Later it also tested the Turbo-Union RB199 for the MRCA/Tornado; Finally, on the right, G-AMPO a DC-3 used in the communications and transport role, primarily in relation to the Concorde flight test programme based at Fairford. Some aircraft associated with Filton airfield in the 60s and 70s by jonbru0903, on Flickr
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    1/144 EE Lightning F6

    Great work, love it.
  3. Quality piece of work, keep the 1/144 flag flying!
  4. Superb aircraft and diorama...brilliant.
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    Love the build, but still aesthetically well behind Concorde.
  6. Stunning...very well done.
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    Homemade Vulcan B1 XA912

    Hey Rob, great to see the love for the Tin Triangle shining through. Brilliant!
  8. Superb, great to see less common aircraft modelled. Good work.
  9. Viscount 800 completed in the colours of Cambrian Airways. Brings back fond memories of journeys from Filton, Bristol to my grandparents' homes in Blagdon, Somerset along the A38 past the then Lulsgate Airport (now Bristol International). My first attempt at an S&M (name makes me smile) Kit. Decals from TwoSixDecals...(144-177 Cambrian Early Viscount 800 and 144-367 Vickers Viscount detail set). Kit was a pleasure to build. Decals went on well, reacted positively to Micro Set and Micro Sol. The door outline decals were all red and needed the addition of white strips from the spares box to show up on the red cheat line. Lessons learned include: make sure that all panel lines etc are filled/sanded down before applying detail decals such as the detail set; check the dimensions of all decals to avoid eg. overlap on the nose from the cheat line pieces. Take care. Viscount7 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Viscount5 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Viscount1 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Viscount8 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Viscount6 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Viscount2 by jonbru0903, on Flickr
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    Filton Airfield/Airport/RAF Filton

    Having been brought up near Filton airfield, I have set myself the task of building as many aircraft associated with Filton over the years, to a greater or lesser extent. This will be done in 1/144 due to limited storage space. I have started with VC10 RB211 testbed G-AXLR, VFW614 D-BABC and DC-3 G-AMPO. If anyone has photos/slides ets of aircraft at Filton and would be willing to share tham with me, please let me know.
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    The Boneyard

    Some superb diorama ideas here from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, commonly known as The Boneyard, where the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) takes care of disused warplanes and fighter jets. http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9NTEuNTA2NDAxfi0wLjEyNzEwMCZsdmw9NiZzdHk9ciZlbz0wJnNzPXlwLllONjh4MjM0MTQxODIxfnBnLjF+cmFkLjgw Go to the Bird's Eye tab, zoom in, rotate for some stunning views.
  12. Awesome. I like your comments about building kits to different 'standards'. The most important element is enjoyment, other things can follow. Love the look of the colour scheme.
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    Small Wessex

    Superb, stunning piece of work.
  14. Superb, love the ground equipment as well.