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  • Birthday 10/07/1955

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    Widdrington Station, Northumberland, UK

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  1. Thank you Valom. Valom are slowly becoming my favourite manufacturer, given habit of releasing a steady stream of long awaited British designs. I can't wait to see what's next.
  2. My annual wish list from Airfix consists of the following: 1/72 Supermarine Scimitar F1 Gloster Javelin FAW 9 Beechcraft T-6A Texan II / Texan T1 Handley Page Hastings C1/2 Vickers Warwick Westland Whirlwind (Helicopter) Westland Wessex Westland Wildcat English Electric/BAC Canberra B2 Bristol Belvedere HC1 Avro Lincoln Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer Scottish Aviation Single Pioneer Supermarine Southampton Handley Page HP 42 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 22/24 Supermarine Seafire Mk 46/47 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX That should keep the folks at Margate busy until Q4 2022
  3. The RAF Central Flying School began to receive its Bell Sioux helicopters between May and August 1966, replacing the Bristol Sycamore. It saw service with the CFS until December 1973.
  4. An excellent build Dave. I must admit that I really do enjoy seeing these old classic kits being given a little bit of TLC.
  5. That's an excellent build and beautifully finished too. It thoroughly deserves a place in your local model shop's display cabinet. Well done and thank you for sharing it with us.
  6. I'll take your hope and raise you a beg
  7. Great build Dave, which brings back some very happy memories. I too tackled this kit when it first came out, but with nowhere near the same success as you've had with yours. I like the idea of using the lovely Oxford Diecast vehicles. If memory serves me right, the kit vehicles were ok, but the Oxford ones are better. It's great to see this kit again. Thanks for sharing it.
  8. That's great advice you've given there Troy, especially for the newer converts to our hobby. My collection of Modeldecal sheets were purchased when Modeltoys of Portsmouth were still in existence and run by the late Richard L Ward. I am still using them successfully to this day, despite some of them being around 30 + years old. I tend use the hot water method to release the transfer followed by a dip into clean hot water to remove all milky residue from the back of the design. It is then applied to the model with the aid of Micro Sol and Set. I have often wondered if there is such a thing as a "shelf life" for transfer sheets, given that, as you have said, some of the original Frog sheets can be around 50 years old.
  9. That's absolutely brilliant. What an imaginative way to display a model.
  10. I do hope that your family soon get rid of this horrible bug soon. With regards to this project, you had me with "Airfix Hawker Demon", one of my favourite kits as a yoof. But then you added the 3D thingaby wotsit to the equation and I'm hooked. Good luck with this project.
  11. So Mike, you've obviously witnessed me at work on the model bench
  12. Very clever modelling. There are some highly skilled modellers out there practicing their arts, while mere mortals like me just sit and drool.
  13. I too have suffered with serious back pain for years now, which meant that bending over my old workbench was becoming a real issue with regards to my modelling activities. This, however was solved by my wife and my debit card during a trip to IKEA when she discovered the Skarsta standing desk. It is 160 X 80 cm and, best of all, by using the winding crank handle, it can be adjusted in height from 70 to 120 cm. It certainly worked for me.
  14. Good news indeed. I've always looked forward to reading the Paul Lucas Colour Conundrums. What a great idea to hear put them all together in a series of volumes. "Dear Guideline, cash waiting".
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