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by MikeV
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: de Havilland models
Replies: 6
Views: 133

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: 72

'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: 77

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: 104

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 ...
by MikeV
Thu May 19, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: Scottish Nationals 14 / 15th May 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Scottish Nationals 14 / 15th May 2022

Great two day show - we had loads of space and carried off the 'Best SIG display' trophy shield (it's a cracker too) Huw, Alastair and YT showed something over 240 models. Alastair - on home ground - held up the SIG's reputation by winning a well deserved First for a superb Catalina, said model also...
by MikeV
Tue May 03, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Aviation
Topic: KC-97
Replies: 2
Views: 456

memories

Agree re memories - I used to get to spend my schoolboy summer holidays at my Aunt's cottage - conveniently situated as it turned out a couple of miles from RAF Manston. The USAF were still there initially but after they left it became, amongst other things, a V bomber dispersal with QRA pads at the...
by MikeV
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Dates of Shows and Places
Topic: Model Kraft 2022, 8 May - Milton Keynes
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Model Kraft 2022, 8 May - Milton Keynes

As of this writing the show is sold out so will be crowded with so many trying to get in and set up - If you are exhibiting please look out for the joining instructions (not yet out) PLEASE NOTE (1) we are only getting two seats and may have to pay for wristies at the door (concession price for up-s...
by MikeV
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Dates of Shows and Places
Topic: Scottish Nationals 14th / 15th May 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Scottish Nationals 14th / 15th May 2022

SIG144 returns to this impressive two-day event

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 5.00 pm
May 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Dewar’s Centre
Glover Street
Perth, Scotland PH2 0TH
by MikeV
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Eppleton Hall Paddle Tug
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Eppleton Hall Paddle Tug

That's very nice - are you bringing it to the Northern show?
by MikeV
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Aircraft revetments
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Aircraft revetments

I checked with Haydn (USAF SIG) and he confirms that USAFLine is 'dormant' at present due to difficulties with casting and high postal costs. HOWEVER he does have some 1/144 revetments still available and is willing to bring them to Milton Keynes if anyone wants some - £11 a set - anyone not familia...