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Radpoe Spitfire

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About Radpoe Spitfire

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  • Birthday 10/07/1964

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    Retford, Nottinghamshire

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  1. Hi, I know there are a number of accessories for the Trumpeter kit, but has anyone used them for the old 1960's Revell 1/32 Me 262 single seat aircraft? And can anyone confirm if it is from the same tooling as the Hasegawa offering? Many thanks, Adrian
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    Captured Messerschmitt Me 262A

    The 616 sqn Pilot was Tony Gaze
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    Captured Messerschmitt Me 262A

    Nice little build there I'm a 616 Squdron affectionado with an old revell 1/32 262 in the stash, so if I may, can I use your photos for reference please? The is an account of 616 Squadron pilot (Tony Dyer- I think , but stand to be corrected) who landed his Meteor on an autobahn being used by a Meteor 262 unit- was this one of the aircraft I wonder?
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    Airfix 2019

    1/48th scale cottage - complete with 1960's plastic doorbell on the doorframe maybe
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    Airfix 2019

    No 6? Hmmm my wife would kill me
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    Supporting a charity via britmodeller

    Hi I would like some advice from a moderator of a contact to find about if, and how I can raise awareness for funding towards a planned monument. I don't want to jump in with both feet and cause trouble. Many thanks Adrian.
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    1/48 difficult and rarely seen builds

    What a wonderful selection - short of a ground up scratch build, even if you build one, it definitely tests your skills. You have done an amazing job on each one. Out of this lot, I have only built the FM Halifax, I'd love to put a photo of mine but I gave up trying in the end. If you ever visit, mine is on display at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. It is finished in the colours of Halifax NA581, KW-U of 425 Squadron RCAF. The aircraft crashed at Blyth in Nottinghamshire on 2/8/1944 with the loss of all her crew. As well as the display in the museum, there's memorial to the crew and that of a Worksop based Wellington which came down in the same village.
  8. I'd love to see the Hampden and Halifax re tooled along with the B24 & P61
  9. I've just taken it to 26- now let's see a few more
  10. This looks amazing, the Dr1 is not a big aircraft at the best of times- let alone in miniature- even in 1/48th scale! But I must agree your finish is superb. I don't model WW1 aircraft very often, but the Dr1 is on my to do list at some time. But your build is a real gem. Thank you for sharing. Frustratingly, the Baron's aircraft's colour scheme has been controversial in that for many years expert argument has raged as to whether it was all red or not- and I still don't even know now, if there is a general consensus of agreement to what is right or not. The two main depictions seem to be either all red or red with part of the fuselage painted in a green wash. So it's really up to the individual to make their own interpretation . Please don't take my comment as a criticism- it isn't - I'm just adding a little trivia which is a trait of mine - and enjoying looking at your finished model.
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    I built the Italeri release a few years ago, being originally released by Accurate Miniatures , I found that it's a nice kit to put together. The real skill comes in the finish and what a cracker you've built- it's spot on
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    The airfix Buccaneer S2b

    Very much so, this is a little beautywell done fella
  13. Hello, I know there is an armour forum on the Internet, but dies anyone have photos of MV's taken at any of Tony Budge's open days in Retford during the 1980's? Or do you know the whereabouts of some of his vehicles? It's a bit of nostalgia for me as I did some voluntary work on some of the vehicles.
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    A very special Auster has come home to roost

    Yes it is in very good condition, other than a bit of dust through hangar storage, with a spit and Polish- this is how it would look now. There are photos of its recovery, and pit-stop at Firbeck, on the museum's Facebook page. The Demobbed website now has a photo of it in the museum hangar, albeit waiting to be put back together.
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    Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant, 1/48

    What a beauty! It looks stunning! It is not often to see a Defiant that flew around the time of the Battle of Britain that doesn' t wear 234 squadron's PS codes. It's so nice to see it finished in this scheme, to me, it has a regional historical aviation significance. (as I am a member of the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum at Doncaster). In October 1940, the 307 squadron was based at RAF Hatfield Moor in S. Yorks. Its an airfield name few will recognise, that is, until you read the airfields new name...... In 1941 RAF Hatfield Moor became better known as RAF Lindholme, the only South Yorkshire airfield to operate both the Avro Manchester and Lancaster. Incidentally, in 1978, I took my first ever flight, as a snotty nosed air cadet in a Sedbergh flown from here.