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spruecutter96

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  1. Wow! That is one hell of a list! Have you ever thought of writing a book about your career? Cheers. Chris.
  2. RN Sea King (at a recruitment-drive open-day in Portsmouth, when I was 16). Hughes 500 in Australia, near Surfers Paradise. DC-3 in Auckland, New Zealand. Dragon Rapide at Duxford. Not the same as an actual flight, obviously, but maybe worth mentioning... At an open-cockpit evening at the Cosford Museum a few years ago, I sat in their FW-190 and stood with the upper half of my body in their Ju-88 (they didn't allow you to climb around inside, but I appreciated being able to have a good look). On another evening at Cosford, I sat in the F-111, Mig-15, Pucara, Harrier, Ohka Kamikaze "manned-bomb" ( a very rare treat) and a number of other airframes. At open-cockpit events at Duxford, I've been inside the B-52, B-17, Lancaster, Huey, "US Marines" F-4 (a British-model Phantom, repainted as a 'Corps one, IIRC), Sunderland and a few others. Cheers. Chris.
  3. I'm assuming here that we're talking about 1/48th? Hasegawa (although we're talking about US pilots only and they're part of the pilots/ground crew set). I'm not aware of any pilots specifically made to represent Typhoon drivers - I guess the distinctive helmet contours could be made out of putty... There are a lot of garage-producers on e-Bay, offering 3D-printed pilots in many different scales, but the few I've bought have been a bit generic in appearance (nothing that couldn't be enhanced with the right skills, though). Hope this is of some help to you and good luck in your search. Chris.
  4. And we're on for tomorrow. Might be a good idea to bring an umbrella... Bump 18/6/22.
  5. I guess this proves that a great design can grow some genuine legs. Chris.
  6. Thanks for the information, RaceAddict. Chris.
  7. So, the Kenobi "limited-series" is now over. Can't help the feeling it went out with a bit of a whimper... and had a real feeling of "To be continued" (inevitably, I guess). Chris.
  8. Hello, All. Just a quick note about the 2022 "Smallspace" Science Fiction / Real Space model-show on Sunday 17th July. The show is part of the HAMEX range of shows, happening in the village-hall in Hanslope, Buckinghsamshire (just north of Milton Keynes). This is the normally biggest event in the Hamex calendar, usually attracting a large number of science-fiction model enthusiasts. Regular Smallspace traders include Timeless Hobbies (Tony James), Chris Mitchell Models and several others (yet to be announced). Additionally, there will be a number of model-clubs displaying their amazing work. The address: Hanslope Village Hall Newport Road Hanslope Buckinghamshire MK19 7NZ The biggest local landmark is a huge, gothic-looking church-spire (just down the road from the venue). Opening times: 10:00am to 16:00. Admission: £5.00 per adult, accompanied children under 16 are free. Please see the HAMEX website for further details. Cheers. Chris.
  9. It was still there in December, so is likely to be present on Sunday. Cheers. Chris.
  10. I think they are from an English Electric Lightning (educated guess). Not sure what "Mark" of MB seat that would make them. Cheers. Chris.
  11. When kit comes to lighting-kits, it is MUCH cheaper to buy individual components from E-Bay, when compared to buying "off-the-shelf" kits from various suppliers. I'm making the assumption that you can use a soldering-iron, here. Hope this helps. Chris.
  12. See ya'll on Sunday. Bump 13/6/22. PS: Falcon Aviation will not be at the show now, due to family commitments.
  13. Thank you to everyone who turned up yesterday.... paying-punters, club-members and traders. Cheers. Chris.
  14. All tables are now set up..... now we just need lots of lovely, smiling punters tomorrow. Bump 11/6/22.
  15. Since aircraft-bourn nuclear weapons were introduced, something like eight of these devices have been "lost" in oceans too deep to make their recovery practical. If you add the missiles that were onboard destroyed ICBM submarines (which - I've read - are rarely officially declared by any of the superpowers, due to the "sensitivity" of the information), I think we should be extremely uncomfortable about their existence. I agree that nuclear weapons have prevented a major war since 1945, but - as you have alluded to - they have certainly not prevented the super-powers from fighting "proxy" wars in numerous smaller, less-powerful nations ever since. Maybe mankind is simply pre-disposed to destroy itself..? Chris.
  16. Should have posted this a month ago... My apologies: Chris Mitchell Models Falcon Aviation Klassic Kits (Steve Foster) Fox Miniatures Robert Brookes Project (modelling / general tools) Models For Sale Affinity Models Colin Lee Paul Francis Models Basic Bases The Blenheim Society The Pit Wargaming Shop Guideline Publications..... and a couple of others, which escape me right now. Chris.
  17. I would take an educated guess, here.... No money and no spare parts? I have a feeling it's now effectively stored in the hangar. In the years I've been aware of the airframe, it appears that very little has been done to restore it. I would welcome some more, definitive information, if anyone has some. Cheers. Chris.
  18. Thanks for the reply. I wouldn't know that the flying shots were tightly cropped - a tribute to the quality of the Nikkor lenses, I'm guessing. Cheers. Chris.
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