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About Jonny

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  • Birthday 05/20/1950

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    Hertfordshire, UK
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    Aircraft; Ships; Armour; Classical music.

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  1. A nice looking kit, Tony. I thought “good idea, worth trying to follow the master and build one myself”. That is until I searched Evilbsy. A tad over £72. Postage IS free but I’m afraid that’s over my limit (not to mention SWMBO’s likely opinion). I’ll still watch with interest ... OK if I draw my chair up a little closer? Jonny
  2. Thank you, everyone ... Inspired by Dave’s suggestion for obtaining the Granger drawings (and Chris’s examples) I trawled the usual online source of books and such and found a ‘used’ copy of the Aerodata International No. 7 book. It’s on its way and should arrive in a week or so. Thanks, Graham, for the oft-quoted advice re. obtaining a photo of a particular airframe! Once I’ve got hold of and consulted the Granger drawings that will be my next step. Someone recently pointed out the HUGE advantages in subscribing to BM ... it really is by far and away the best reference site, and way better than printed magazines. SWMBO often has cause to question my sanity when I dissolve into sometimes hysterical laughter while reading a WIP thread. Apart from learning how someone has deal with a particular kit, there’s often a lot of banter. No names but one source - of many - appears to come from a planet far, far away. Thanks again, Jonny
  3. FWIW, Tom Cleaver published a ‘how to’ build a Nimrod using two Airfix 1/48 Fury kits over in Modeling Madness The work is mainly extending the wingspan, using wings from the two kits. Try a search for “Hawker Nimrod (Conversion) - Modeling Madness” NOTE only one ‘l’! Hope this helps, Jonny
  4. Good morning! I excavated my Revell Merlin engined Halifax from the stash the other day and was delighted to find in the box another one containing the Aeroclub correction set. So far, so good. My problem is I’m totally confused by all the variations that are possible with the kit. I thought I’d look for decent scale plans. In that I’ve drawn a blank!!! Can someone PLEASE point me towards a source of reliable (accurate) 1/72 scale plans of the Merlin engined Halifax? Thanks, Jonny
  5. Jonny

    Airmen In Exile

    Well, knowing nothing about the author I looked for the title in the usual well-known on-line emporium. A few copies on offer and I’ve spent A WHOLE PENNY on the book, and rather more for postage. When I’ve read it I’ll give my opinion. From the synopsis I’ve just read I susp t I might not agree whole heartedly with the author. Jonny
  6. OooErrr rs.! I’ve just gone and bought a kit! A Novo boxing because original Frog ones I found seemed to require silly money. I arranged Click & Collect to avoid any interrogation by SWMBO - she’s a treasure and I love her deeply but it’s not always easy to explain things to her satisfaction. This is was a direct result of Paul T’s very helpful provision of the link to his UAF build at post #8 and also his emailing me the PAM News article. Thanks again,Paul. Now to start looking for pics of the real Vimy. Jonny
  7. I’ve just PM’d you, Paul ... Many thanks in advance, Jonny
  8. Thankyou, Black Knight and Orso.. It’s as I feared ... not a new kit. I do have a (very) old Frog ‘Vimy’ somewhere in the stash, and I’ve a rough idea about what needs to be done to backdate it to a ‘real’ Vim6. Not really easy ... . Maybe one day someone will release a decent kit of the Vimy (and HP O/400). ARE YOU LISTENING, AIRFIX??? Thsnks again, Jonny
  9. Although I’m aTalkTalk customer I have to find myself obliged to say I was able to access BM quite early on in the transfer period. Admittedly, there have been ‘hiccups’, when an apparently ‘UP’ site was manifestly not, but all such occasions were explained by Mike. No mega issues there! i hold no brief for TalkTalk (you should see the chat and email exchanges I’ve had with them !!!!!!), but credit where it’s due, I have to say i’m a more-or-less satisfied customer. I’m surprised by the number of adverse comments expressed here about TalkTalk. Is it a regional issue? I’m in Hertfordshire, about 50km northeast of London. Just thoughts ... Jonny
  10. Very impressed! A really super finish, just enough detail visible in the cockpit to make it look ‘real’. Jonny
  11. Yay, We’re back, that’s for sure. The whole site seems faster than before - though that might be down to my fevered imagination! And way below the 24 hour max. that we were warned might be needed. Well done (again) to Mike and his helpers! Jonny
  12. I’ve seen just the blades on eBay (UK) - around £7.69 each plus about double that for postage from the USA. I guess they fit into some sort of holder? Is it a LOT better than a good quality circle cutter? Just wondering. Jonny
  13. HHhhhmmmm Available on Amazon UK at just £385.29 a pop. Free delivery, mind! I shall have to stick with scalpel blades an razor saws. Jonny
  14. Is it me or is there a strong-ish but very nice smell of fresh paint in here?
  15. FWIW, yes everything seems slow - but working. I’m sitting in a hospital waiting room (have been for over 2 hours) using NHS free WiFi. Probably not a reliable ‘test’. Thanks to Mike and all his helpers for a fairly seamless server transfer. Well done! Jonny
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