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by MikeV
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Blackburn Aircraft

hi David Good to see you back..................gosh they really knew how to make aeroplanes at Blackburn didn't they? I will have to confess that I've never heard of the Sprat - nor for that matter the Vendace - must pay more attention. Have you heard that the last remaining Beverley has been sold (...
by MikeV
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Show dates
Topic: Show update
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Show update

With the exception of Telford it looks like most shows, certainly in the earlier part of the are cancelled, or the rather more positive approach 'postponed' until Next year (Cosford and Milton Keynes have taken this route). However Spalding have confirmed September and booked the venue so there are ...
by MikeV
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Blunty finally finished
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Blunty finally finished

Been working on and off on correcting the miniwings JP and mods to make it a Strikemaster (the kit is a JP) couple of pics to show the extent of the mods needed and the more or less finished item (yes I can see the problem with the roundel) still not convinced the nose is exactly right but it's cert...
by MikeV
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: SE100
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: SE100

Looks like it's waiting for its trainer to throw it some raw meat!......lovely model David
by MikeV
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Clyde Puffer
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Clyde Puffer

Malcolm that's a cracking job - dearly though I like aeroplanes it is good to see something so original and full of character - I'm intrigued by using Halfords primer for the hull plating - that's often overdone in our scale, given the interest any chance of a more detailed build description for the...
by MikeV
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Panther, Ambush in the Ardennes (Arrowhead)
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Panther, Ambush in the Ardennes (Arrowhead)

Nice one Tim - white metal is coming on isn't it? Re the scene - I recently picked up the full DVD box set of 'Band of Brothers' in a charity shop for three quid. I had forgotten quite what a powerful (and accurate) account that was ( the original book was amongst my references when I was researchin...
by MikeV
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: HMS Astute.
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: HMS Astute.

Hi Malcolm I have to say I love that finish - rust streaks aren't appropriate for today's subs and that certainly adds to the visual appeal. I have a number of UBoats in the stash which I really should get out (one day) the one I did build (Revell's oft re-issued Type 21)looks surprisingly modern co...
by MikeV
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: ready for the shows ?
Replies: 0
Views: 92

ready for the shows ?

Sig 144 members will undoubtedly find a way to get to the shows.........
does fog me glasses up mind....... but it's great for safe airbrushing............
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does fog me glasses up mind....... but it's great for safe airbrushing............
by MikeV
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: My first 3D printed model
Replies: 1
Views: 133

My first 3D printed model

A while back, via the good offices of a fellow member I was able to get hold of some 'Triple Nuts' models. These are produced on a very limited run basis by a small company in Japan. The subjects are very interesting and the level of detail apparent astonishing. The main problem with 3D is releasing...
by MikeV
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: 144 in 144
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: 144 in 144

The Tu144 from that aspect has a distinct look. I once had a lengthy discussion with an editor when I wanted to use the word 'lugubrious' about a Starlifter that had the same facial expression..............