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  1. That looks really good Ian and every inch a Hurricane. I like the very impressive pilot figure, I just wish more manufacturers would include something like that wee chap.
  2. This is coming along very nicely. The Dove has always been one of my favourite aeroplanes. I've always thought that it was a very pretty looking aeroplane and every inch a de Havilland. I wish you well with the rest of your eye treatment. Chris.
  3. Very nicely done Al. I don't think that I've ever seen the Old Grey Lady looking any better than this. I really like the subtle weathering.
  4. Welcome to Britmodeller Pyradus, from up here in Northumberland UK. You've certainly found the right place here. You will find that Britmodeller is a very happy and helpful community to be a part of. Good luck and Happy Modelling. Chris.
  5. Don't forget me and my little Cherokee from over the other side of the runway! I was there most weekends in the 1980's displaying my now famous one wheel at a time landings to the appreciative gathering of roof top spotters. I well remember the Wardair Jumbos flying to and from Newcastle bound for Toronto via Prestwick if memory serves me right . These together with Britannia, Air UK and Dan Air bring back some very happy memories. All joking aside Phil, this is a fantastic project which is coming along very nicely. Good luck with the rest of the build, I can't wait to see this completed.
  6. I've been looking forward to the resurrection of this thread. Your summary certainly shows the quality of your painstaking work so far and leaves us, your hungry audience wanting more. As for your choice of colours, both these period schemes were the best worn by RAF Hawks IMHO and bring back happy memories of the old BBC Fighter Pilot series. Resistance is useless, you must carry on
  7. My gast is once again utterly flabbered. This is a true masterclass.
  8. Looking good so far. I can't wait to see the end result.
  9. That certainly is a fine looking Valetta. This has been both an inspiration and an education to follow. Thank you for sharing the build with us. Like you, I eagerly await a decent 1/72 Hastings.......... Are you listening Mr Valom? That's been on my Christmas list to Santa for more years than I care to mention and I've been a good boy.... Honest!
  10. I bought Volumes 1 and 2 earlier this year from the CWS website and only paid £75 per volume and volume 3 will be on order next month. I've just checked on the site and they are still available in the UK for £75 per volume and £95 for the rest of the world. Initially, I had waited too long to get volume 1 and it went out of print. I contacted Roger Lindsay a couple of years ago and at the time he said that with sufficient interest, there may be a reprint. Fast forward to this year, a casual glance at the website revealed that volume 1 was indeed back in print and was duly ordered. Paying £75 for a single book is far more than I've ever paid before, but the two volumes I've got are worth every penny. On a sad note, when I placed my orders, I was informed that the author, Roger Lindsay had sadly passed away bit his son Richard was now running the business and a thoroughly nice chap he is too.
  11. Thank you, that's sound advice. I've already got the two shades of Tamiya yellow that they recommend, so it'll be very careful measuring and mixing. I've got a feeling that being partially colour blind won't help!
  12. That's absolutely stunning. You've done a superb job with this one. I've got Syhart 1/72 scale set waiting in the wings. If mine turns out half as good as yours, I'll be a happy bunny. Thank you for sharing it here.
  13. Cracking build, but did you use BS or FS references for the blue. I really like the water effect though.
  14. That's a very fine looking T7 and very nicely done. I would never have taken it as 1/144 unless you mentioned it.
  15. They look great. I'm starting to get far too excited for a gentleman of my age. I can't wait for this to be released.
  16. That's one huge chunk of plastic. It's really coming along nicely now. I'd love to see how and where you display all your wonderful creations.
  17. That's a great find Tony. It's very sobering and sad to realise just how much our forces have shrunk in such a relatively short period of time. Great dose of nostalgia though, just before bedtime. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  18. That's a lovely shopping list Neil. I can't wait to see the AEC Mandator. I still can't believe that when I suggested it, many moons ago, you actually agreed that it would be possible. I've been wanting like an excited kid at Christmas since then. Doing the Bedford crew bus along with the Blue Steel trolley is an added bonus. This is going to be a good year after all.
  19. What a great set of photos and an extremely valuable potted history of the Jetstream in UK military service. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us. Chris.
  20. This is coming along very nicely. I think that your method of producing vents with plasticard and hot wire is a stroke of genius and I'll borrow it, if you don't mind, for any of my future builds that may require venting.
  21. Now I needn't start the extremely rare and highly detailed Andy Pack vacform kit!!!!!
  22. Tony, I'm so sorry about the error in my text. At the end of it, after praising your work, I wrote "I tire of seeing your work", however it should have read "I never tire of seeing your work". Note to self..... I must remember to proof read before posting! Please accept my sincere apologies for the error and for any offence that I may have caused. Chris.
  23. That's an absolutely cracking model Tony. Impeccably built and finished to your usual exceptionally high standards. I've always really liked this aeroplane, but I can never put my finger on why, but it still hovers around near the top of my pending pile. You may have just nudged it upwards. I must admit that the Brigand does look to be a meaty beastie next to the Beaufighter. The MSG/Black colour scheme is very appealing and covers fair few types of that era. Apart from the Brigand and the Beaufighter it also appeared on aircraft such as the Mosquito, Lancaster, Lincoln, Canberra. Keep them coming Tony, I never tire of seeing your work. Chris.
  24. That's a fine looking Gladiator you've built. You've done a superb job with the finish and the rigging.
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