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About Jonny

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    Aircraft; Ships; Armour; Classical music.

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  1. Jonny

    Yellow Vacuforms

    Hhhhmmm - I have a 1/48 Czech Model Me. 309 kit that I bought cheaply a year or so ago off a stall at an airshow. When I came to try to build it I found the vacform canopy to be yellowed. I left it on a windowsill for some weeks and it cleared a little. Unfortunately I decided to do something else and now I find the canopy is back to yellow. HOWEVER, sun /natural light *did* seem to improve the situation. Whether it would if a built model is left in such a position I don’t know. In my case such things are discouraged by SWMBO. Does Czech Model still exist, does anyone know? I suspect it’s now known under another name. Jonny
  2. Jonny

    Best T-6 Texan (Harvard) in 1:48 Scale ?

    ThNkyou! Jonny
  3. My NF.11 / 13 arrived today, bought through eBay. No customs or PO handling charges! The kit looks good. Some flash, easily dealt with,.. I sent a message to Mr. Martin shortly after delivery via eBay and had a very nice reply. I did have to explain to him (and will repeat here) that I've an uncomfortably big stash, including the Meteor Mk. 8, so won't be able to start this conversion any time soon. I merely mention it! Hope this helps, Jonny
  4. Jonny

    Best T-6 Texan (Harvard) in 1:48 Scale ?

    Sorry to intrude, but any opinions on the Italeri 1/48 “Harvard Mk. 2a”? Something, somewhere, makes me think it’s a reissue but I can’t recall of what! Jonny
  5. Jonny

    USAF CG-4 / Hadrian in 1950s

    An interesting question! I guess you saw that reference to the 1950’s arctic experiments in WikiVisually. The only help there is a reference to the replacement of the wheeled undercart by skis (hardly surprising!), and use of the ‘hook and line’ recovery system. I hope you get more (constructive) help here. I admit I’d never heard about use of a glider in the Arctic until I read your post. Fascinating. Jonny
  6. What a kit! I’ve just stumbled into this thread. But if you hadn’t Shown pics of the box, bu5 only the contentsI’d have happily assumed it’s injected plastic! Is this what we can expect in the future? In 1/48 scale, of course... (smirk). Jonny
  7. Jonny

    Johnsons Klear?

    I’ve found what Tony showed ... it’s in eBay (the UK one). £12.99 free postage and a London seller. The usual “limited quantity remaining” tag. The description refers to “wax”, by the way. Thought I’d better point it out - searches I made some time ago didn’t show this actual product. Jonny
  8. Jonny

    Spitfire PRU Camera set

    Thanks very much, Troy ... I thought it might be too good to be true. I’ve converted a Mk.IX using a conversion set (I can’t for the life of me remember who marketed it) which had a resin deep nose, fairings for the wing fuel pumps and downward pointing cameras and PE surround for the oblique camera. It was OK but was lost (destroyed) in a house move. When I saw the review in AMW I thought AT LAST! Ho hum. Thanks again, Jonny
  9. Jonny

    Spitfire PRU Camera set

    The April edition of Airfix Model World has, on page 95, a review of a Brengun 1/48 scale a twin F52 camera fit “as installed on PR. X, XI and XIX variants”. And “it would be suitable for 1/48 offerings by Airfix or AZ Model straight from the box (PR.XIX or XI respectively, or via conversions (Hasegawa with a Quickboost set)”. From that I assume the reviewer knows that AZ Model has, or is about to, market a Spitfire PR. I. I looked on the AZ website but couldn’t see any reference. Does anyone know whether or not we can expect a PR.XI Spitfire?? The review indicates that the cost of the Brengun camera is £8:30, by the way. Jonny
  10. Jonny

    Johnsons Klear?

    Tony, could you you tell us from which supermarket chain / village store / website you bought this bottle? None of the supermarkets near me seem to sell anything like it. In hope, Jonny
  11. Jonny

    Hawker Hunter F.6 Airfix 1/48th

    A fantastic model! I haven’t looked in WIP yet, but did you dos work-in-progress, Jonners? This is one of those (many, too many) kits I’d like to have and eventually build - you’ve made that worse! Thanks for sharing this with us, though. Jonny
  12. Oh RATS!!! Just when I thought I should get down to seriously work my way through the stashthis comes along ... not long afterI visited IWM Duxford recently and looked (once again) at their Sunderland Mk.V .... ho hum. I can’t even pretend the high cost is unjustified - if it really is around 40 Euros it’s worth it. MILOSLAV ... I understand you have a pre-launch kit but what are the panel lines like? Please please say they are better than a certain other manufacturer’s Sunderland released not so long ago ....! The images you’ve posted make me think there might be a Mk.III boxing sometime, or is that wishful thinking? Jonny
  13. Jonny

    Those other Tornado specials

    Either way, it seems the big H do offer the ‘right’ (1/48) scale. Guess where I’m going next!!! Thanks, everyone, for pointing it out. i watched the ‘last’ flypast at Duxford last Wednesday. I was surprised how emotional I felt. Comparing notes with others near me revealed I wasn’t the only one. I vividly remember seeing the then new Tornado / MRCA demonstrated at Farnborough years ago, not realising what it would achieve. Cheers, Jonny
  14. Jonny

    Those other Tornado specials

    Well, yes, but the sheet is IN THE WRONG SCALE!!! Any chance a 1/48 version will appear, do you think? Jonny
  15. 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