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DIORAMAS I WOULD LIKE TO BUILD

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3 hours ago, PhoenixII said:

Maybe because we had choice AND enough of a variety in equipment to give good shows, whichever one you picked?

Plus, no such thing as bad weather, just incorrect clothing!

Yup, I too got half drowned at Mildenhall, Alconbury, Biggin, Farnborough....yada, yada, yada.......

Too true! It was magic. That first show I went to in 1983 at West Malling, it tipped it down all morning and into the early afternoon. I went with my best mate and his dad, and his dad went off on his own, so we couldn't even take refuge in the car from the rain. We tried sheltering under the soggy tarps of some of the stalls, and gave up and just got soaked. The display still went ahead under a very low, dark grey overcast. Typically, the sun only came out as we leaving, and we sat soggy and stuck to the leatherette seats of his dad's Peugeot 504 slowing steaming dry listening to the chart show.....Dolce Vita by Ryan Paris. Happy days!

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2 hours ago, fightersweep said:

That first show I went to in 1893 at West Malling

Gosh! That’s going back a bit.

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:D

 

Mart

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10 minutes ago, LotusArenco said:

Gosh! That’s going back a bit.

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:D

 

Mart

Oops! Finger/keyboard trouble there. Duly corrected!

 

(Having said that, it feels long ago enough to have been 1893!! The only flying display on the program was a couple of brothers with their hot air balloon. 🤨

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3 hours ago, LotusArenco said:

Gosh! That’s going back a bit.

 

:D

 

Mart

Saw it, but bein a gent, like wot I is, chose to say nowt! :wicked:

Paul

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19 minutes ago, PhoenixII said:

Saw it, but bein a gent, like wot I is, chose to say nowt! :wicked:

Paul

Yes! That Mr Phoenix is a true gentleman of virtue sparing this fair maiden his blushes. 🧐

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But... But I’m a Gent too.. I even put the toilet seat down afterwards!

 

Anyhoo. Wouldn’t mind doing this as a dio. Perhaps in 1/144 N gauge  to save on space.

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Mart

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12 hours ago, LotusArenco said:

Wouldn’t mind doing this as a dio. Perhaps in 1/144 N gauge  to save on space.

Planes, trains and auto-mobiles (and bridges), that's bloke heaven!

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7 hours ago, fightersweep said:

Any idea on the 109's unit and location?

The original photo states ‘8 Jg3 near Wesel 12May 1940’.

I’ve had it in my ‘inspiration’ folder for a while, and like a right plum, I have no idea where I nabbed it from. Probably off an ebay auction?

 

Mart

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