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  1. 11 hours ago, Whofan said:

    I've got to say that is the most depressing thing I've seen for years.

    The Internet age has brought with the feeling that all pleasure HAS to be instantaneous, unfortunately. I read several years ago that modern youth expect to get on to any website in 6 seconds or less. If that doesn't work, they simply move on to a site that's quicker to find. What I find interesting about this is that the same individuals are very happy to spend thousands of hours conquering the latest computer-game, so they can brag to their friends about it. So, I guess they can have genuine patience, when they really want to. 

     

    Has this "instant gratification" overflowed into other aspects of life? "Sound-bite" comments on news reports, Tik Tok videos, Youtube clip-compilations, Instagram posts, I've even heard a comment about Hollywood films being far too long (admittedly, this was in the comedy-film "The Bubble"), etc, etc... 

     

    If things are like this now, what will they be like in 10 or 20 year's time?

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris.  

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  2. On 11/30/2022 at 8:50 AM, TIGER HOBBIESLIMITED said:

    Tiger 1 in 1/16, Hobbygoss the cheap version about £90.00 but very very basic

    Would agree it's very basic, but add in some Voyager Models or Aber update sets (not that easy to find, admittedly) and you have a very good representation of the Big Cat, at a much smaller outlay than any of its rivals. For the price, the Hobbyboss kit is a "bargain-of-the-month", IMHO

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris.  

     

    PS: The Atak Tiger 1 Zimmerit resin set is pricey (around £40.00, last time I looked), but is VERY well-produced. 

  3. This is not something I've flown on, but an American friend of mine did. 

     

    A two-seater Mig-29 in Russia. Am I jealous of his experience? You darned-tootin' betcha, I am! Having said that, the flight did set him back a mere $15,000... and that was 10 or 15 years ago.  

     

    He gave me his business-card. It had an image of him during the flight, in the old-style, Soviet helmet. Great memories for him, I'm sure. 

     

    Also, A British friend of mine had a 45-minute flight in the Canadian Lancaster.... which a well-to-do friend of his paid for! Lucky fella...

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris. 

     

     

  4. I'll throw this one into the mix....

     

    "Dragula" by Rob Zombie. 

     

    From what I've read, he's a deeply unpleasant person IRL, but this track is an all-time favourite for me.   

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris. 

  5. 1 minute ago, IanHx said:

    If you're going iconic Rush intros , then I'd be looking at 2112.....  Temples of Syrinx

    To be honest, I've always thought the Syrinx intro is good, but the other two tracks just demand your attention from the very first note. 

     

    To each their own.

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris.  

  6. Rush's "Spirit of Radio". Starts in amazing form and keeps getting better as the track continues. It sends a small shiver down my spine, every time in hear it.

     

    The band's "Closer To The Heart" also has an epic opening. 

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris.  

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  7. There are some great bargains in the sale section. I ordered a Trumpeter 1/32 F-8E Crusader from TMC on Saturday - it arrived two working days later and in pristine condition. UK postage cost was a very reasonable £3.50, too.

     

    TMC are highly recommended, based on my recent experience.

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris.     

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  8. I bought some of the above from China, maybe three months ago. If I remember correctly, two small bottles were around £6.50 on E-Bay, including four-week shipping. 

     

    I've used it in the last week and it does what it says on the tin. A fair bit stronger and quicker-setting than super-glue. It takes between 15 and 30 seconds to take a proper hold.

     

    Also has a very distinct advantage over CA. Whilst it will happily stick to your bare skin, removing it takes a few seconds, as you can simply pick it off with your fingers. I will not miss scrubbing my hands to remove dried-on super-glue one little bit. 

     

    From my initial observations, a good investment. 

     

    Anyone else tried it?

     

    Chris.  

  9. The good folk on Youtube are really going out of their way to slate the Amazon Lord of the Rings series. However, we need to remember that these people can earn decent money by being extremely negative about popular culture and have ulterior motives.

     

    I watched two episodes and left it there, to be honest. It looked amazing - even better than the movies - but I thought the narrative was a bit naff and slow. At a rumoured $58 Million per episode, it should have looked really great, let's face it. Amazon must be the only streaming-service than can afford a budget like that, I would have thought. 

     

    Cheers.

     

    Chris.    

  10. On 11/18/2022 at 9:18 AM, Leamy said:

    Aldi will have Spitfire, Hurricane, Me109, FW190, Mary Rose and Jet Provost online from Sunday, and instore on Thursday. Cost £6.99.

    Sorry, folks. Not wanting to be controversial here, but these are old, tired moulds and ,IMHO, they're barely worth half of what Aldi are asking. I made the mistake of buying loads of Airfix red-box from the store a year ago. I take them to model-shows and - even with a good discount on what I paid - they are VERY slow-sellers. A shame, really. 

     

    Other folks will disagree with my statement - that's no problem at all. No offense is intended, here. 

     

    Cheers. 

     

    Chris.  

     

    PS: The idea that young folk can be encouraged to pick up the hobby with cheap-and-cheerful kits is misguided, unfortunately. That ship has already sailed, for a number of reasons. 

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  11. As I'm sure you're aware, Techmod of Poland produce 1/24th decals for the Spitfire, Hurricane and Bf-109E. Eagle Strike and a few others do the same for big, later- model Bf-109's. 

     

    Why nothing for the FW-190? I have no idea... Surely there would be a decent demand? I'm not sure if Trumpeter have marketed their big FW-190 A5 as yet, but it's been promised for a while now. 

     

    Cheers.

     

    Chris.  

  12. I had a look on Hannants a few weeks ago (as I'm sure you have yourself) and was very surprised with just how little there was available. I was expecting a few decal- sets, at the least. How can a long-standing, mainstream kit like this be so neglected by the aftermarket fraternity? Very odd. 

     

    I wish you the best of luck in finding some enhancements. 

     

    Cheers.

     

    Chris.   

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