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On 4/23/2024 at 3:26 PM, perdu said:

Another simply wonderful model, a what if?

 

No just normal service in Woodyland, it's always a bit magical in there.

 

Thanks Bill, output is slow this year, but enjoyed this one.

 

On 4/23/2024 at 7:34 PM, veg said:

Exactly looks like he has the beret, regimental tie and a navy blazer. 👍

 

Lol, I see it now. I think that is just a reflection on his shiny hair 🤣

 

On 4/23/2024 at 9:57 PM, keefr22 said:

 

I have a half built stalled one planned to be just that - started years ago -  maybe get it finished one day.... :)

 

Keith

 

 

 

Look forwards to seeing thar Keith, any ideas on scheme?

 

On 4/25/2024 at 7:45 PM, The Rat said:

 

 

Here's one by Sandiego89 on whatifmodellers.com Those Pegasus engines would give it a lot more OOMPH!

 

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now, that's on steroids!

 

On 4/25/2024 at 11:25 PM, noelh said:

That's really good and it could been reality if circumstances had been different. 

 

It was insanely noisy apparently. My gardener, yes I had one, grew up in the  vicinity of the airfield where it was tested. He told me the noise would drown out  everything nearby. I suppose they might have fixed that eventually. 

 

But noise was tolerated more back then. I lived ten miles from the airport and regularly would  find myself drowned out by BAC 111s in particular. They were so loud. 

 

Nice what if, though.

 

I do miss the noisy days! Appreciate not everyone shares that sentiment though!

 

On 4/26/2024 at 12:28 PM, heloman1 said:

Exquisite Neil, I do like Wiffery! With you background story, I think you are a candidate for Minister of Transport!

 

Colin

 

Ha ha, cheers. I'll be staying far away from politics! 

 

15 hours ago, Alex.B said:

Very nice build of an odd machine!

 

BTW.. very nice S2000, I’ve got one myself too 😉

 

Cheers Alex, any pics?

 

This is my sons, although I'm insured on it so get to play in it! It's a 2002 one with some bits from later models. Great fun, we did an oil change on it last night as my son is doing a track day on Monday. 

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7 hours ago, woody37 said:

Look forwards to seeing thar Keith, any ideas on scheme?

 

Well, it was intended to be in the early Transport Command scheme of light stone/dark earth over black - I'd already got as far as the light stone. However, there's a problem, as after seeing your lovely build and posting about my part built one, I went to dig it out and get on with it, thinking I might enter it in our next club comp. - except I can't find it anywhere.... :shrug:

 

I hope it's in a box in the loft I can't get at at the moment....

 

Keith

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What a fantastic build! Makes me want to buy one and build one for my own display case, inspirational builds like yours are what this hobby is all about, it grows our hobby when another builder inspires.

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10 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

Well, it was intended to be in the early Transport Command scheme of light stone/dark earth over black - I'd already got as far as the light stone. However, there's a problem, as after seeing your lovely build and posting about my part built one, I went to dig it out and get on with it, thinking I might enter it in our next club comp. - except I can't find it anywhere.... :shrug:

 

I hope it's in a box in the loft I can't get at at the moment....

 

Keith

 

I hope you find it Keith, I love that scheme!

 

7 hours ago, Scooby said:

What a fantastic build! Makes me want to buy one and build one for my own display case, inspirational builds like yours are what this hobby is all about, it grows our hobby when another builder inspires.

 

Thanks for the kind words, I get a lot of my inspiration from builds on here too, I'd love to do more diorama stuff (or at least interesting bases for builds) having seen some on here, but time and space gets in the way!

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19 hours ago, woody37 said:

 

Thanks Bill, output is slow this year, but enjoyed this one.

 

 

Lol, I see it now. I think that is just a reflection on his shiny hair 🤣

 

 

Look forwards to seeing thar Keith, any ideas on scheme?

 

 

now, that's on steroids!

 

 

I do miss the noisy days! Appreciate not everyone shares that sentiment though!

 

 

Ha ha, cheers. I'll be staying far away from politics! 

 

 

Cheers Alex, any pics?

 

This is my sons, although I'm insured on it so get to play in it! It's a 2002 one with some bits from later models. Great fun, we did an oil change on it last night as my son is doing a track day on Monday. 

I'm with you on that Neil. Politicians, who have any of them?

 

Keith, I too have a stalled Rotordyne build. I think having seen what it can look like i skilled hands, I may just resurrect it!

 

Colin

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21 hours ago, woody37 said:

Cheers Alex, any pics?

 

This is my sons, although I'm insured on it so get to play in it! It's a 2002 one with some bits from later models. Great fun, we did an oil change on it last night as my son is doing a track day on Monday. 

 

Here it is: 😉

 

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20 hours ago, Alex.B said:

 

Here it is: 😉

 

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Looks great, are you running a single exit exhaust?

 

This is ours, my son had a few arty shots done!

 

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22 hours ago, heloman1 said:

I'm with you on that Neil. Politicians, who have any of them?

 

Keith, I too have a stalled Rotordyne build. I think having seen what it can look like i skilled hands, I may just resurrect it!

 

Colin

In fairness to politicians mate (can there be such a sentence? 🤣), I'm a great believer that if you aren't satisfied, do the job yourself rather than complaining about others. I reckon 95% of what happens in my life is down to the decisions I make, not the government, so I'll stick to focussing on what I can control. One of those decisions is culling the stash a little at the moment 🤣 Suspect that will be countered by buying some new releases though ha ha!

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On 29/04/2024 at 10:31, woody37 said:

 

Looks great, are you running a single exit exhaust?

I was!

That’s a picture from 2018.. now the car is the same except for the wheels (Advan now) and a HKS Super Sound Master exhaust (dual).

The one in the picture was a Spoon N1, super light, very nice looking (imho) and an insane sound.

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13 hours ago, Alex.B said:

I was!

That’s a picture from 2018.. now the car is the same except for the wheels (Advan now) and a HKS Super Sound Master exhaust (dual).

The one in the picture was a Spoon N1, super light, very nice looking (imho) and an insane sound.

 

We've got the HKS Hi-power spec L dual, a deeper tone but still fairly quiet until you open it up a bit. It's just on Eibachs for now but he wants to swap to coilovers at some point. 

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2 hours ago, scautomoton said:

I suspect the neighbours would get pretty miffed with the noise....

I'm already off their Christmas card list so nothing to lose really 🤣

 

Al

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That’s a superb Rotodyne!
The “updated” scheme looks totally convincing and really stirs the imagination.

It certainly has given an old kit an inventive new outlook - fantastic display base too!

👏👏👏👏

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