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AIRCRAFT DIORAMAS AND AIRFIELD BUILDINGS, VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT


adey m

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16 minutes ago, Samuraiwarrior said:

Hi Adeym, 

Wondered where you have been hiding. Nice to see your Halifax and Whitley on display. 

What's next to grace this thread from you??

I am having a ponder about that matey, just going through my archives now.

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Matchbox Handley Page Heyford Mk 1

 

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Another recent build of mine, again an original three-colour plastic Matchbox 1/72 kit with a full scratchbuilt interior and rigging.

 

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An early Mk 1 Heyford is prepared for a night exercise in the 1930s.

 

 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Ratch said:

I can't see anything, and clicking on the link goes to a tiny square in a black box :chair:

Hi Ratch, I am having same problem too on my iphone, if you click on the tiny square it will open that picture. It is a nuisance, I can see other peoples pictures but not mine when I use my iphone and I don't know why.

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The pictures work on my Win 10 laptop and Samsung Android phone, so it would seem to be an apple fault.

The Heyford is a strange aircraft and outdated so quickly, but it has a odd charm to it.

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The pics show for me too on iPhone, iPad and desktop (Mac). Viewing them on my desktop is best...they look terrific. The Heyford was certainly a strange-looking beast but the finished model is terrific (as are the Halifax and Whitley) 🙂

 

I have to say...this is one of the very best treads on BM in my view

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Yes, the Heyford certainly was a lofty aeroplane, no wonder they carried ladders inside the fuselage.

 

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The design was actually rather clever. Refuelling points were in the wheel spats and bombs were carried in the thickened lower wing between the wheels and these combined with the clearance of the propellers off the ground meant that it could be turned around very quickly without switching off the engines. This earned it the name of Express Bomber.

 

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Dustbin turret retracted into fuselage.

 

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A view of the painted baseboard on which the model was photographed.

 

 

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5 hours ago, adey m said:

Hi Ratch, I am having same problem too on my iphone, if you click on the tiny square it will open that picture. It is a nuisance, I can see other peoples pictures but not mine when I use my iphone and I don't know why.

Do you use a hosting site like Flickr?

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42 minutes ago, adey m said:

Yes, the Heyford certainly was a lofty aeroplane.

 

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The design was actually rather clever. Refuelling points were in the wheel spats and bombs were carried in the thickened lower wing between the wheels and these combined with the clearance of the propellers off the ground meant that it could be turned around very quickly without switching off the engines. This earned it the name of Express Bomber.

 

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Dustbin turret retracted into fuselage.

 

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A view of the painted baseboard on which the model was photographed.

 

 

Hi Adey, 

Thanks for the pictures and the info on the Heyford's unusual layout and reasoning behind it. Never knew that it was dubbed the 'Express Bomber' 

This forum gives you an endless supply of information that you didn't know. 

Thanks Kevin 

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1 hour ago, Ratch said:

Do you use a hosting site like Flickr?

I use Village.Photos.

 

I have no problem seeing my pictures on our Windows 7 PC but I cannot see any of my own pictures without having to click on a little square on my Samsung android phone.

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Vintage 1/72 AIRFIX Supermarine Spitfire IX

 

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Supermarine Spitfire IX of the Battle of Britain Flight arrives at RAF St Mawgan for an Open Day in the 1960s.

 

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Being marshalled into position

 

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Swing it round a bit more

 

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Okay that should do, cut engine.

 

An original  1960s vintage Airfix Spitfire IX built by a work colleague many years ago and renovated by myself.

 

 

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