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by MikeV
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: International N Gauge Show 10/11 Sept 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: International N Gauge Show 10/11 Sept 2022

Hi Richard Re your control caravan I've been scratching around for reference material without much success.......and then a light came on. There is an example of the control cabin bit perfectly preserved and currently in use not far away - I just hadn't made the connection. Will get some detailed ph...
by MikeV
Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: St Ives Sept 22
Replies: 0
Views: 34

St Ives Sept 22

Two weekends running! Once more the famous three sallied forth (or possibly fifth - we are old) this time to Brampton's excellent St Ives show. Compared to last week we had a little more space but a completely different corner layout. We also tried to ring the changes a bit with our displays, I got ...
by MikeV
Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: Spalding show September 22
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Spalding show September 22

Mike Terry and David Hart had a good day out in the Fens at this small but very friendly show. We were able to show Terry's fantastic displays to great advantage as you will see from the attached photos - the Concorde / Red Arrows formation is, incidentally, flying over Terry's house! Spalding, sept...
by MikeV
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Valom Pfalz D.IIIA
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Valom Pfalz D.IIIA

second that - riggings one of those things I've never really cracked - in any scale let alone ours! Lovely job sir !!
by MikeV
Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: IPMS Stafford 'Stoke' 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 128

IPMS Stafford 'Stoke' 2022

The SIg had a great day out at Stafford yesterday. Huw, David, Tim, Emma and YT managed to show nearly 250 models (a record we think - possibly more as some of Tim 'n Emma's dioramas counted as one but had several models on!) Emma's delightful buildings attracted a lot of interest, and it was notice...
by MikeV
Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: off piste
Replies: 1
Views: 424

off piste

Inspired mostly by the the work of Tim 'n Emma I've had a break from the usual stuff. Full disclosure. I found a damaged 'Gundam' type model I'd built years ago at the bottom of a box and thought I might give it a refurb. The 'head' had a full rebuild - I had it figured as a 'sighting and sensor' un...
by MikeV
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: de Havilland models
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: de Havilland models

what a superb display! - space limits at 'ordinary' shows rarely give us this depth of specialist coverage on a particular theme and it's a joy to see them all together. And what a setting - I gather the museum has had some improvements in recent years - I was last there maybe ten years ago and it w...
by MikeV
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: 'Elf 'n safety.......not
Replies: 0
Views: 344

'Elf 'n safety.......not

It seems that ' don't drink paint' is too simple a message nowadays. Bought some Gunze paint the other day to find an annoying little tag taped to the jar. There are pictograms which suggest that it's corrosive (no wonder the GPO won't touch it) but when you unfurl the seemingly endless tape you fin...
by MikeV
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Sudanese AF MiG-21 and Su-25
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Sudanese AF MiG-21 and Su-25

very nice work Tim - I like the story behind each build and the suggestion of 'manyana maintenance' (not) going on at the MiG !
by MikeV
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: Tyneside 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Tyneside 2022

June 5th A really great show to see back on the calendar - better yet Rob Sullivan gave us some extra space and the SIG rose to the challenge with gusto....we won 'Best Display' - and they don't muck about up their either - proper solid glass trophy it is too ! 20220605_154144.jpg This is proving a ...