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About Bennygman

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  • Birthday 04/10/1967

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    Stotfold, Herts
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    Modeling (no, really?)<br />Photography, movies, books.

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  1. 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.
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    Not Action man.....

    Complete with "realistic two-way radio"? Those were the days, though I was more of an 'action transfers' kid, myself (battle on the moon, battle of Britain, D-Day landings, Underwater adventure, Circus, Roman Collosseum, etc) Steve.
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    Things I don’t understand

    I've never heard tht phrase before - brilliant! Steve.
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    Zoukei Mura..............I dont get it....

    I think the comment about them being a niche object (and designed as such) is spot on. There is different mind-set at play with ZM and it's one I quite like, being based on enthusiasm for the subject rather than mass market appeal. I've bulit the Mustang, which was a struggle and one of the anime tanks, which fell together. I have the big Horten in the stash. I like all the internals and found it intersting to see how things like the intake trunking on the Mustang worked and the fuel tanks in the wings, these weren't something I'd given much thought to before. Quite tempted by a Phantom. Steve.
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    Black Panther

    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.
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    Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    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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    Jonathan Ross the Modeller

    Thanks Upnorth, and John! I would never have guessed that from his music, tons of references to Cars and Bikes, but off- hand I can't remember anything railroad related other than "downbound train". I guess like most of us it's used as a release from work. Steve.
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    Jonathan Ross the Modeller

    Really? Not doubting you for a second, but do you have any further info on that, (cars/bikes presumably)? The guy is my musical hero (well, one of them) but I've never heard anything about that before. Thanks, Steve.
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    Socially awkward

    I can come across as socially awkward, but basically I just can't be bothered most of the time and don't do small talk. I'm fine if I find someone interesting or have something in common, e.g people in the Proms queue, or the person next to me in the FRIAT stand / crowdline at an airshow. Most modellers I've met are fine too, but again there's obviously the shared interest. I think what made me realise I'm better socially than some was when I was looking at a trade stand at Telford and someone walked through me to look at the same stuff. No request at all, just basically shouldered me aside (I'm about 6 foot 1 and 16 stone, so they were fairly mission focused ). I completely understand the bits about avoiding the public where possible. Although I'd say the majority are still fine if it comes down to it, the proportion of idiots does seem to be on the increase (or does everyone think that as they get older (50 last year)). Us misanthropes need to stick together ...... no, hang on, that won't work will it? Steve.
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    The Orville

    Really been enjoying this but I found the ep' about a society based on social media opinions a bit too close to reality for comfort. Excellent bit of satire though. I'd been Wondering where Bobbi Morse from Shield had got to... Also slightly disapointed the captain didn't need any 'pickle jars' opened this week . One of the best new shows of the year for me (loving Discovery also). Steve.
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    Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    I did, and it was. Unepectedly funny given the subject matter and great performances all round. Scary thing is that it's probably quite an accurate depiction of small town life. Peter Dinklage needs to ditch the 70's porn star look though. Steve.
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    Eduard 1/72 Spitfire mk ix NMF Mig Ammo

    I don't post often these days but this one is too good to pass by. It's a beautiful job all round, but your treatment of the nose panels is brilliant. I have t tell you that I'll be stealing that idea! Steve.
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    IWM Duxford American Airshow 28 - 29 May

    Thanks, that's a perfect graphical version of what I was probably failing to describe in words. Steve.
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    IWM Duxford American Airshow 28 - 29 May

    I suspect (but don't know) that the sterile area of parking will be the fields at the far Western end beyond the tank bank and the Land warfare museum. If you've been driving out that end and seen traffic joining from your left, that's the area I mean. In years of attending DX I've never been parked there and I assume its one of the later areas to be filled up. If you want to guarantee access back to the car my advice would be to arrive fairly early and you will almost certainly be parked by the American museum (although early is good for a whole lot of other reasons too). The only caveat to the above is that I've not been to DX this year and assume they haven't started parking people in a different order. Steve.
  15. Hi guys, a few from Sundays show at Old Warden. It appears I lied about the Ryan being too far away, I mananged to get a half decent crop from one of the shots. All on 7D with 300 prime and 1.4 extender, airborne shots are mostly crops (apart from the Blenheim) Steve.