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Radpoe Spitfire

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About Radpoe Spitfire

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  1. Radpoe Spitfire

    My Amigo flypast over Sheffield 22/2/19

    If you don't already know, a flypast of 10 military aircraft are due over Endcliff park at Sheffield in memory of the crew of B17 "My Amigo", which crashed 75 years ago with the loss of all 10 crew. It is due to fly over at 8:45 am.
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    What's your day-job?

    No not this one- to much of an aircraft preservation nut to do that. The worst thing I did was to play heads and tails with an empty aircraft pallet with a 10k Henley and come up tails.
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    Monogram wishlist

    I know they're not up to days standards, but back in the 1980's they were my main choice for 1/48 scale aircraft. So I'd love to get the Devestator and AV8A Harrier for kick offs🖒
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    616 Squadron decals in 1/32 scale

    Just asking if you would do Decals for a series of 626 sqn Spitfires & at what cost please?
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    What's your day-job?

    After a stint in the RAF as a Movs Controller (Movers to those in the know). In 2004 I took on a new & current career with Ambulance service. So instead of the logistics of loading C17's, C130's, VC10's & Tristars with freight and Passengers, I now load A&E ambulances with poorly people.🖒
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    Airfix 2020

    Oh how I keep threatening to scratch build a 1/24 lunar module🖒I have the old Monogram 1/48 one as a basis for taking measurements from.
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    New Airfix 1/35 armour?

    I don't see a problem with Airfix doing 1/35 scale from another manufacturer. In the late 1970's the released both 1/32 and 1/35 MV's. I built the Grant(1/32), Bedford QL gun portee and thier Dodge 1/35 MV kits- which I believe were by a company called Montex- all of which were marketed by Italeri. All the big names have done it over the 45 years I have been building kits. For me the only concern is that if they are from the Acadamy range, will the prices on par?
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    Wellington T.10 NC425 and others - questions

    There is a colour photo of a Gamston based T10 which was one of the decal options for the Italeri kit (coded Y7-J). This one appears not to have the over wing windows.
  9. Radpoe Spitfire

    £50 names nomination list- 3 aviation related

    Just read a list of 991 nominees for "the face" of the back of the new £50 note. A quick glance has revealed at least 3 aviation related. Sirs ;- Frank Whittle, Patrick Moore (Astronomer and RAF Navigator) and Stanley Hooker are all on the list🖒.
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    Hornby Group (airfix's owners) half-yearly results

    I agree with what you say, but considering that the UK is still in austerity, the release of a new 1/24 SCALE kit shows that Airfix seem to have faith in a brighter future. I just hope that is the case, and we are seeing an upturn in fortunes. The effect of what happened to the Airfix US market in the early 1980's is something I don't wish to see again.
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    Hornby Group (airfix's owners) half-yearly results

    By Vertue of the announcement of a 24th Scale Hellcat at Telford reinforces a confidence in the company.
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    M3A1 Scout Car (Tamiya, 1/35)

    It's good to see one of these in 1/35 scale - the last one I had was the old Airfix/Montex offering- & that was over 30 years ago. I look forward to seeing this finished.
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    Revell 2019 1st quarter releases

    Nice to see a 1/32 Me110c on this list. OK it's not the old Revell molding, but I hope it's a lot cheaper than Dragon's prices. Look forward to seeing it on the shelves
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    New 1/48th Scale Blenheim Announced by Airfix!!

    You could always do a what if - scratch build an arrestor hook, scribe a wing fold, paint it in navy colours and some spurious FAA decals- jobs a good 'un!!!!
  15. The Royal mint are looking for a face on the obverse side of the new £50 note. The criteria are a British scientist who is deceased. Seeing that there has never been a figure from aviation, I have nominated Sir Frank Whittle, simply because his work into the Jet turbine is an invention of international standing. So I ask other forumites to put his name forward and support an aviation related scientist please.