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About TimB

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  • Birthday 29/02/1960

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    UK - Somerset
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    Rotary Wing, Real Space, Harriers, and aircraft photography!

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  1. TimB

    1/72 RAF SAR Leconfield

    Hi, Andy, yes I visited the flight quite a bit from Finningley. The kitplane was interesting and it was always good to divert visitors! Sorry to hear about the way the business went, though. I'm looking forward to seeing how the dio goes. Regards Tim
  2. TimB

    1/72 RAF SAR Leconfield

    Pity to lose the hangar - you could include the home-built aircraft as well! I forget the type, but remember being impressed by what the technicians on the flight could get up to. Regards Tim
  3. That is a very nice rendition of an old, old model. Nice to see the Airfix one getting TLC usually reserved for the Monogram 1/48th one! Regards Tim
  4. TimB

    Flying a council house from the upstairs loo

    Hi Selwyn, I don't have a detailed record of when I took the picture , but from the slide number sequence I am pretty confident that it was early 88. I was on SAR Wg mid 86 to mid 88. As Phone Phixer says, XV263 was stored at Finningley at that time. Regards Tim
  5. TimB

    Flying a council house from the upstairs loo

    Like this? The view from the office sometime around 1988. Regards Tim
  6. TimB

    Harrier GR.1 1/48

    Very nice - the Monogram AV-8A always seemed to be the most like a first-gen Harrier of the various 1/48 and 1/72 models until recently. You have done it real justice! Regards Tim
  7. TimB

    BAC TSR-2 XR219 - Airfix 1/48

    Wow! That is inspirational. Tim
  8. TimB

    RAF Chinook hc2 paint ?

    RAF Dark Green over IR black undercoat. I think the issue with the first HC2s was that Boeing had limits on what types of paint they could spray, and the undercoat was left off, if I recall. Regards Tim
  9. TimB

    Landing Mat runway San Carlos

    Laurie, From this picture, the planking looks like the standard aluminium mats used by the REs for field sites in RAFG. The planks were corrugated in a nearly square fashion, giving good grip in one direction and none in the other. Here is a view of the matting at a "field" site (Osnabruck Atter), with a bit more detail visible. Regards Tim
  10. TimB

    1/144 F-4 Phantom?

    What about http://www.whirlybirdmodels.com/docs/pricelist.pdf? Regards Tim
  11. TimB

    1/48 SA330 Puma

    As long as it is not quite as difficult to turn it into an HC1 as it was in 1:1 scale. There were over 2000 modifications to embody if I remember... Tim
  12. TimB

    Does *everything* needs to be primed?

    I prime most surfaces with Gunze 1200 thinned down with their leveling thinner. I find it helps most acrylics adhere better, and helps me spot the frequent stupid mistakes, scratches etc. It also polishes up nicely for alclad. If I don't prime, I usually regret it later... Regards Tim
  13. TimB

    1/48 SA330 Puma

    Bravo! Tim
  14. TimB

    Super Puma 1/72

    A very nice model, very well done. It comes across very well. Regards Tim
  15. Very nice. I think you nailed the wing and tank weathering in particular! Regards Tim