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About Jonny

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  • Birthday 20/05/1950

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    Aircraft; Ships; Armour; Classical music.

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  1. Jonny

    RAF Tornado Farewell Tour

    For what it's worth, the timings for the Tornado farewell flypasts were released today. Have a look at https://www.military-airshows.co.uk/press19/tornadofarewellprjan2019.htm There are timings and some other info. Enjoy. I'm planning on being at Duxford on Wednesday. Jonny
  2. Jonny

    RAF Tornado Farewell Tour

    Ah, thanks, W-D. I’ve just emailed the IWM. That won’t help you personally, I know but if I get a sensible answer from Duxford I’ll pass it on. Jonny PS IWM Duxford replied to the effect they hadn’t - at the time they replied, afternoon of the 13th - been told timings by the RAF. They advise to keep an eye on the ‘RAF website’.
  3. Jonny

    RAF Tornado Farewell Tour

    This is good news, of a sort - I’ll be sorry to see the last of the Tonka. It doesn’t seem so long ago that I watched one at Farnborough. Thanks to @amblypygld I know there's a chance to see the fly past at IWM Duxford. The thing is, does anyone know the time it’ll take place? IWM Duxford hasn’t mentioned it to ‘Members’. Hoping for some help here! I will, of course, ask Duxford but they’re not always very quick to answer. Jonny
  4. Jonny

    White balance

    Hello again ... I had a reply from the RAF Museum today. This is what they said: - The Bomber Hall is currently fitted with a metal halide lamp which is to be replaced next financial year. The lamps can vary in colour temperature due to manufacture and so it’s difficult to be specific about makes. The ancillary lighting is a standard fluorescent low frequency fitting with again standard coated lamps. At least they answered! And at least we can expect improvements 'next financial year'. I hope this helps anyone planning on visiting RAF Museum Hendon. That's it, Jonny
  5. Jonny

    Noble Endeavours Book

    Yes ... about £27:00 over here in the UK. Rather too much for me. A shame. oh well ... can but keep looking! Jonny
  6. Jonny

    White balance

    Thanks, both of you. The Nikon D7500 I was using the other day permits the saving of images in several formats, including JPEG and Nikon’s equivalent of RAW. To economise on space I used JPEG fine. I have one of the cut-down (express) versions of Photoshop. Chris - I’m sure I tried ‘Auto’ among several other WB settings. As you say, the lighting in the Bomber Hall is ‘low key’ - it looked as though it’s still very much a work-in-progress . The He. 111 for instance was showing its back to visitors (no bad thing!),, the Grand Slam was wedged against a wall, and one needed a torch to even see the Haifax! And no, I didn’t have a torch. I do hope the Museum w8ll improve the lighting in the Hall. The flash on my D7500 is quite good but frankly not adequate to illuminate a whole twin / 4 engine airframe. My error, I should have taken my SB700 flash. After I posted my plea for help here I realised I could enquire of the Museum what type of light8ng is in use, so completed their form and submitted it. If I receive a helpful answer I’ll post it on. Thanks again, both of you. Jonny
  7. Jonny

    White balance

    Hi, everyone. I’m ashamed to have to ask this, but I feel forced to! I spent a happy day on Thursday Feb. 7 at the RAF Museum Hendon. I took my Nikon D7500 and was able to select a suitable White Balance value for everywhere except the Bomber Hall. i tried all options - incandescent, Flourescent (yes, sodium vapour, white fluorescent, cool white, day white, daylight fluorescent, high temp mercury vapour), everything that didn’t involve what I consider natural light of flash. Every time I ended up with a heavy ‘cast’, usually green. I didn’t have a problem in the other halls. I think I can adjust the images in Photoshop or similar tools but I cannot understand what went wrong! I don’t know when, if ever, I’ll be able to revisit RAFM Hendon, but could someone please suggest a white Balance setting to eradicate the ‘cast’? At the moment I’m unable to post images here. Many thanks, etc., Jonny
  8. Jonny

    Tupolev Tu-22M3 crash

    Well - thanks for sharing the link. It was an awful accident. But, more than that, thank you for your comment about respect for the crew. Respect richly deserved. Jonny
  9. Jonny

    1/48th...ish Tiger Moth

    Oh wow! Thanks, Paul. This brought back memories ... my first ever foreign working trip, to Amsterdam in (wait for it) 1975. I was working for a multinational corporation in the UK and they sent me to A’dam for a month to liaise with the Dutch subsidiary and bring back a software package being developed there. Wandering round the city I chanced upon a model shop - as you do - and saw that very kit. I bought it, brought it home, where it languished for years still in its wrapping until lost in a house move. I often wondered why I never built the thing. I don’t think there was any othe4 1/48-ish kit available for ages after. Ice t9see itagain.
  10. Jonny

    Moving Time Again

    Yes it IS money well spent - especially if one compares the content of the WIP Fora ( Ihope thst’s the correct plural of Forum!!!) with what’s printed in paper magazines. Far better quality as well as the ability to ask questions of those brave enough to post in the WIP.. Better still, some threads have me screaming with laughter - to the consternation of SWMBO who’s convinced I’m mad! YES - please keep the site running. I honestly think it’s by far the best I’ve come across on the Internet. Jonny
  11. As always from Tony ... excellent models. I must say the Arma Model kit looks good. I might get something for the ever-growing stash! Jonny
  12. ACE!! Your daughter puts me to shame- I’mhopeless at Armour modelling. Well done, her. And well done you, to encourage her. Jonny
  13. Jonny

    Moving Time Again

    I made my modest donation last night, via my iPad. It took a little while to locate the ‘donate’ button but when I did I found the ‘by card’ option. I did have to scroll down the screen a little, because when it first appeared it looked as though the ‘Paypal’ option was the only one. Like some others in here I have some reservations about using PayPal directly - although the receipt for my donation was from them.. Every little helps, as a well-known UK based supermarket chain sometimes claims! Jonny
  14. What a SUPER video! Thank you do very much for sharing it. I do hope your father-in-law is able to enjoy many many viewings. All the best, Jonny
  15. Well, using my iPad with the latest IOS (12.1.1) The ‘link’ appears as several lines of what appears to be Chinese or Japsnese text! I’ll try to look using my Windows 10 (1809 update) laptop. Happy new year everyone. Jonny