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  1. Just now saw the glad tidings that Airfix is releasing a new-tool 1/72 Beaufort! Personally, I have a preference for my favorite version, but I am soooo happy we are getting a new, state of the art kit, that I don't really care which version/s Airfix will release- just give me a decent airframe, and I can do the rest, as I bet many of you can, too. Here's a short video walk around and a still walk around, along with a two-part video on RAAF Beauforts. I hope you will find useful. Let the reference gathering begin! (Anybody want a couple of Airfix and Special Hobby kits?) Mike https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/bristol-beaufort-walk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXdYILHIis0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUNFkWrGVk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8JND2KiCmQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1WL-jujBg4
  2. Hi guys if this is the wrong place I'll take it down but I happened to find an actual F-4 Phantom today I was driving and asked my girlfriend if the Ulster Aviation Society was nearby and it was so we stopped by and as it happened a tour was about to start and we were allowed to join. This was a gate guardian in Scotland but it was brought to Northern Ireland by ferry a few years ago and painted in her original Navy colours. It's being restored to almost flying condition by retired Phantom engineers the landing gear works, refuelling probe, flaps, the whole aircraft will work once finished with the exception of flying they would get it flying but it's simply too much of an expense they can't afford as its all run by donations. They have a Buccaneer, Canberra Bomber, Puma, Wessex, Vampire, Tucano, and loads more it's not a big exhibition but it's still good so it's well worth a visit if you are ever in Northern Ireland. Anyway thought I'd share that and enjoy the photos I'll try and see if I'm allowed closer next time to get better photos if any one is interested. One thing I didn't know was the RAF/ RN Phantoms were overhauled and or upgraded in Lisburn I was talking to an engineer today who is the head of the engineers restoring the Phantom. And there's the Buccaneer as well I never thought about posting them here until just now so I don't have the best photos but I hope you enjoy them. With regards to the Buccaneer I forgot just how big it was I'm not tall 5'8" but not too short lol but I had to stand on my tiptoes to reach the underside of the wing, I just can't imagine something this big landing on a ship. Also the tour guide mentioned a Buccaneer crash landed on the Newtonards Rd in Belfast in 1972 after a faulty sensor told the ground crew fuelling it that the tanks were full but they weren't and the aircraft which was flying from what is now the George Best airport ran out of fuel on the landing approach and the pilot and Navigator didn't eject they put it down onto a road instead of letting it crash and it wrecked about 50 cars and stopped in an empty car park don't know if there were ground casualties I forgot to ask but one of the crew hurt his back so badly he never flew again. Another piece of information was that the Buccaneer in the photo flew the shortest flight ever for a Buccaneer lasting 80 seconds so short the landing gear wasn't retracted as there wasn't time can't recall where it flew from and to but it was here in Northern Ireland somewhere when it was being donated to the collection, the collection has moved a few times. Again former engineers of the Buccaneer are restoring this, a lot more frontline aircraft were made here and maintained than I ever knew. Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos and information.
  3. Fresh from the 1930s, the Blower Bentley, taken at Beaulieu, the National Motor Museum, back in 2015 by yours truly
  4. Good day gents, I was thinking on getting back to the “dark side” (modelling). So for the first model I’ve picked up Meng F-35A. I would like to build AF-01 the very first one Lightning delivered to unit. However I’m a bit struggling finding the 1:48 decals. Any suggestions? Also maybe anyone of You knows the best way to replicate those rectangular test markings along weapon pylons and fuselage? Or maybe someone of You knows a good walkaround? Any suggestions regarding finishing colours? Any information would be a great help! I’m looking forward to hear from You guys! Kind regards, Edgar
  5. PB2B-2 Catalina VH-ASA, named Frigate Bird II is suspended from the ceiling of Sydney's excellent Powerhouse Museum. I believe there is a resin conversion set for a PB2B-2 Cat and decals available to model this historic aircraft. Take a look here for the aircraft's story and a walkaround: http://warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds/single-post/2016/11/27/Frigate-Bird-II-A-Wandering-Cat
  6. Hi Guys, A photo shoot of a rather reclusive and rare Halberstadt D IV reproduction. The D IV variant itself was rare enough; only three were built, so it is a surprise to see a modern reproduction of it. More photos of the Halberstadt here: http://warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds/single-post/2016/09/23/A-Replica-of-a-Rarity-the-Halberstadt-D-IV
  7. Hi Guys, while I wait for bits of my 747 build to dry, I thought I'd put these out for you to peruse. Many years ago I went to Tokyo and took some rather bad photos of at that time the only surviving Yokosuka D4Y dive bomber. Today there is a second at Chino. Like I said, the pics aren't brilliant, but the aeroplane was a good 'un. Take a look here for a walkaround: http://warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds/what-s-new
  8. For my next trick - the rarely seen, desert exiled brother of Wellington... Anyone know of a Wellesley workaround or source of reference pix. There are plenty of generic exterior shots but not in much detail, nor is there a huge number of interior views. There are a few detailed models out there but I would like to judge a selection from the real deal, especially as I intend to so a LRDA as opposed to a standard mk1. Trust me to choose the difficult version... Actually I looked at the Matchbox decals and had doubts as they've seen better days. If they so end up u/s then the LRDA aircraft will allow a Wiff option I have in reserve. ... Thx in advance.D.
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