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About Bennygman

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  1. I had a very enjoyable four hours or so at the show. Easy to park and escape, friendly traders and clubs. Some truly inspirational modelling in comp and on tables generally. Just gutted I missed Lara Croft . Same again next year please! Steve.
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    I pass a few of these on my commute. At first I thought they were random number generators as they made no sense. My current theory is that the speed displays aren't directional, so they may be showing you the speed of some one else coming the other way. That seems to be why the numbers keep changing so rapidly. They also seem to register cyclists, and even pedestrians. Steve.
  3. Andy, your work is never less than stunning, this is going to be another great build and I can't wait until I can get hold of one myself. Now I've buttered you up - I'm nicking that idea for the exhaust! Steve.
  4. A few years ago I was driving round the M25 behind a truck. The truck tyre decided to throw a lump of rock at me which bounced of the bonnet and cracked the windscreen right across (didn't break). Quite exciting at the time, even more so for my then-girlfriend as the impact was on her side! I tend to overtake trucks ASAP now Steve.
  5. It's a Flerken!! I was looking forward to this one for a long time and enjoyed it greatly (I'm a cat person). Part of the reason was that I knew very little about Captain Marvel as a character and the last time I went in blind was for GOTG and that worked out spectacularly well. I thought Bree Larson did a good job, with a self confident smirk on her face and a dry humor that appealed to me. I saw a Youtube review where they said the only thing that could make it better was if they'd used Alanis Morrisette's 'You oughta know' for the scene where she went all out on the bad guys - have to agree that would have been awesome. Genuine question, why did you guys like Black Panther so much and what makes it one of the best Marvel movies? I thought it was enjoyable, but fairly run of the mill and went a bit 'Lion King' at times, although the visuals were amazing and the first glimpse of Wakanda was a great moment. I bought it at the weekend (Sainsburys 2 Blu ray for £15 with Infinity war), so a re-watch is on the cards soon. Steve.
  6. I thought Suicide squad was ok, no more than that. Ghost in the Shell - bit of a telling statement this; I can't remember if I've seen it or not! - I think I have. I can definitely remember the anime version (though I possibly saw the remake), I thought it was excellent and the soundtrack was amazingly atmospheric. Steve.
  7. I think there's been a growing cult of misery for a while now, with people seemingly competing to out emote one another, whilst wallowing in other peoples grief. It's not for me personally, I would imagine that crap things (really crap things) happen everyday, they just don't always get reported. Steve.
  8. I started off with an open mind and thought it was 'ok'. Then I thought it picked up with 'Rosa' and I really enjoyed 'Arachnids' although it seemed to just stop abruptly - I was starting to warm to Jodie's Doctor. Then it nosed in hard with the space hospital one (liked the creature though), and for me continued to smoulder with 'Demons'. I know it's a kids show and the morals have to be drawn with a big marker pen, but I think this is just getting too blatant for me. I've been losing interest in a few other shows recently (for various reasons) and this may go the same way. In the interests of fairness though, I'll probably try to watch the whole series. I do like the new titles, especially the start, stop, re-boot bit at the beginning. Maybe I've just outgrown the show at last (been with it since Pertwee), but I preferred the slightly more edgy 'warrior' Doctors of Ecclestone, and to some extent Tennant. The Doctor has never looked more heroic that that speech to Rose about rescuing her from the Daleks. Steve.
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    Telford 2018

    Truly amazing display of model making. Thanks so much for posting these terrific photos. Steve.
  10. Excellent, thanks Murph. Very much appreciated. Steve.
  11. Hi all, very quick one. Does anyone know wht the things are that look like finless AMRAAMS that go on the outside of the fuel tank pylons? I though they might be ballast/dummy missiles for weight purposes? e.g. here Thanks, Steve.
  12. I watched this at the local Imax last week. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Having never flown in something rocket powered I thought it did a good job of showing what it might feel and sound like along with the claustrophobic feel of the early capsules. I thought Gosling did an excellent job. I've often heard Armstrong described as cold, analytical, boring etc - all names given to people who actually think about things for more than five seconds, often by people who don't. He's always fascinated me precisely because he was the opposite of what you expect a 'spaceman' to be if you're bought up on sc-fi rather than reality, but was exactly what was needed for the job. How prophetic did his quote about "if it were up to me I'd take more fuel" almost turn out to be? I thought the film did a good job of showing why he was/could have been that way. Claire Foy was excellent as a woman on the edge, if shot in a very unflattering way - too close up and goggle eyed, but I guess constant stress and worry will do that to you. If it was a deliberate choice by the Director it worked - I was unsettled by it. Well worth a look, and glad it lived up to my expectations. I read the other day that the details of Neil's PPK are sealed until 2020, be interesting to see if he did take the bracelet with him. Steve.
  13. I recently became aware that this is being made into a film and saw the trailer at the weekend. I read the book some years back and I do hope they don't introduce fake drama as the bare facts of this man's life are the stuff of thrillers already (Naval career, flying bedstead ejection, accidental trans continental hop in the X-15, not to mention the controlled crash on the moon.) I'm optimistic beacause of a clip in the trailer. An excitable reporter says "If this mission is succesful you'll be the most famous person, ever", to which Arstrong replies "we have every expectation of a successful mission". From what I remember of the book, that sums him up in a nutshell. Probably the most technically skilled person to attempt the first landing and probably the least equipped to deal with (or interested in) the fame that followed (that would have been Aldrin) Quite excited by this one. Steve.
  14. Enjoyed this one last night, but totally agree with the Lion King comment at times. I think they pulled off another potentially difficult one and fleshed out what I believe is an important part of the Infinity War jigsaw. Can't believe one of my favourite walking dead actors had a prominent role and I didn't recognise her! (Did look somewhat different, though). I think the humour was there throughout, though whether it hits the mark is down to individuals. I did read a comment from the Director that he aimed for a more normal level of comedy than the more out there Guardians/Antman (Ragnarok?) style. Infinity war trailer looks good, but the one I think will be a lot of fun is Antman and the Wasp. Steve.
  15. Yes, and best British film, which surprised me. Clearly not paying enough attention to the titles. Having seen this and the shape of water I think the BAFTAs got it right, 'Billboards' was the better film I thought, though the two were very different with 'water' being what I'd call a (very) twisted fairytale. It's award for production design was well deserved. Steve.
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