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  1. Lovely images on here! I thought the brooding, dark-grey-with-some-splashes-of-blue-sky made a great backdrop to the Gazelle display. In many ways, I was glad there was some big, dark clouds around, as I would have got a bit frazzled if the day had been un-interrupted sunshine. I'm glad that folks enjoyed the airshow - let's hope the one in early August is as good. Cheers. Chris.
  2. I read a rumour a few years ago that Humbrol Clear is just Johnson's Klear that's effectively been "backwards-engineered" by the good fellows at Humbrol. True...or not? No blooming idea! Chris.
  3. I have wondered if the RN regard this as an "alternative-Yeovilton". They seem to support it pretty well. Hopefully, it will continue for many years to come. Chris.
  4. If so, what did you think? It was a shame about the late-afternoon rain, but that's British summer-time for you. I think they put on a good show, all things considered, but it could have done with some jet-noise. It's a real shame the Sea Vixen is out-of-action - I've not seen it flying. Cheers. Chris.
  5. I wonder if the company's insurance-policy will cover getting it out of the mud and back into service? That will be a very expensive operation.... Thanks for sharing with us. Chris.
  6. This looks very good indeed to me. As previous posters have said, the horse's colours look very convincing and life-like (the figure is eye-catching, too). As it's often said, if you can paint a figure well, you can paint just about anything. Thanks for sharing with us. Cheers. Chris.
  7. I love the look of the "Aardvark" - still one of the best-looking bombers of all time. You have made a great-looking representation, here. Thanks for sharing with us. Chris.
  8. He looks like he's just walked straight out of the film! The villain was easily the best thing in Robocop 2 - the script / dialogue was pretty shocking. Thanks for sharing with us. Chris.
  9. As previously stated, either matt varnish or pigment fixer. Cheers. Chris.
  10. Hi, dhilton. I'm guessing you're referring to the Buckinghamshire "Smallspace" model-show, on Sunday 17th July? If my assumption is correct, the format of the show is a good mix of model-clubs and special-interest groups. Additionally, there will be a number of traders, including Tony James of Timeless Hobbies (Sci-fi, Real Space and movie/TV tie-ins are his area of expertise). The show is held in a relatively small village-hall - unfortunately, there not really enough space to provide an area for formal talks. Having said that, the club-members will likely be very pleased to pass on any hints and other advice, if you ask them. There will also be some guest-visitors from film and TV model-making - just walk up to them at their tables and have a chat. Matt Irvine, one of the organizers, made many well-known models for Dr. Who, Blake's Seven and numerous other shows, when he worked for the BBC. Further information on the HAMEX website. Hope this helps. Chris.
  11. I have heard expensive camera-gear described as "male jewelry". I think some people forget that some of the most historic, iconic and influential images of all time were taken using a wooden-box, with a lens bolted to the front. I doubt Ansel Adams would have much truck with modern "camera snobbery". Cheers. Chris.
  12. Beautiful (is that the right word?) painting on Herr Risen. A very vivid and eye-catching rendition of a familiar subject. Thanks for sharing with us. Chris.
  13. Now, now is really great news, Neil! After the scare of having the original table-hire company go out-of-business in the pandemic, I'm glad that a new source has been found. Avon is one of my all-time favourite shows and I'm really looking forward to it. Chris. PS: There an "upstairs" section? I had no idea...
  14. Hi, Calum. I know this is a cop-out answer, but any new-moulding Tamiya AFV from the last ten years or so should be pretty-darned accurate. Maybe wouldn't satisfy the "that-rivet-is-one-hundred-thousands-of-a-millimetre-out-from-where-it-should-be" brigade, but most Tamiya stuff is great for folks who regard model-making as a fun hobby. Cheers. Chris.
  15. I have to agree.... that is pretty damned cool. The F-16 looks very striking and should really please the crowds at airshows. Thanks for sharing with us, Nic. Chris.
  16. I'm not wanting to "hi-jack" this thread, but has anyone used the acrylic metallic-paints which can be buffed to a shine? I think Gunze Sangyo produce some and maybe a couple of other makers... Cheers. Chris.
  17. I watched an interview with a P-51 pilot some time ago. He said that the only airframe the Germans possessed that came even close to the Mustang was the FW-190. He didn't have a very high opinion of the Bf-109, at all. A German pilot has been quoted as claiming the G-Model '109 was a "do-do bucket" (he used stronger words than I have) and he questioned why they were still flying the design. I read that German pilots on the Eastern Front were ordered to never engage the Yak-3 above 12,000 feet, as the Soviet fighter was significantly better than its Nazi opponents above that height. Cheers. Chris.
  18. Looks like the weather has got better for the show! See everyone there. Chris.
  19. Agree with many of the previous comments on here. A very bleak, un-burnished story of an incredibly sad event in a long, brutal and harrowing war. In some ways, it's the "Anti-Top Gun 2". It's a little ironic that one movie will be watched by millions and the other watched by a relative handful of people. Art versus commercialism? Chris.
  20. A very quirky, left-field, non-traditional film (I didn't think they made 'em like this anymore). That's the good side. The idea of multiple-universes is VERY thoroughly explored. Now, the bad side.... It was also over-long and - in many scenes - rather over-indulgent and a-bit-too-proud of itself. It will NOT play that well on streaming services (made to be seen in a cinema - the streaming experience will "reduce" its impact considerably). The more "woke" aspects of it were as subtle as a Pan-Galactic Gargle-Blaster (look it up, kids!). The frustrating thing here.... It could have been a contender for movie of the year, but just fell short, for me. There were some excellent scenes (the 2001 parody, some of the "hot-dogs for hands" scenes, a hilarious / ridiculous / over-the-top scene involving two gentleman's "marital aids"... you'll know it when you see it). I would rack it up as a very brave attempt to do something different, but it only partially succeeded for me. Anyone else seen it? Chris.
  21. Love seeing a Dragon Wagon on the move. Thanks for posting. Chris.
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