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PhilB last won the day on January 21 2014

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  1. All of these are real - no CGI in those days. Can't see any nose guns on these either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8rwDiAXKfY
  2. Oh here we go......................................cue yet another "me want" thread. If it happens, I'm blaming you...........totally!
  3. My thoughts also. It's now on here in the Uk and I watched the first episode (of 6) the other night. I think if people haven't seen the original film then they may be ok with it. Personally, I found it pretty dull. I'll give the second episode a go but maybe stretching it out over 6 hours will water it down a bit too much for me. The original film is one of my all time favourites but apart from Clooney in a cameo role (Orson Wells in the film) the rest of the cast are pretty much unknown to me. Maybe the characters will grow a bit as the series goes on so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for the time being.
  4. The A320 maybe a 30 year old design but the next generation A321XLR is taking sales at the Paris show right now. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airbus-single-aisle-long-range-plane-scli-intl/index.html Bad news for Boeing too with no new orders in 2 months. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/17/business/airbus-paris-air-show-boeing/index.html I personally am not a supporter of either manufacturer but some of the anti-Airbus slights and snipes are getting tiresome. Boeing needs to get it's act together or it's place in the small airliner market is going to go. I love the irony of criticising one manufacturer for updating a 30 year old design yet another does the same with a 50+ year old design. 5000 orders for the 737Max? It proves good business sense to keep updating designs that are sound rather than the time and cost of a completely new aircraft.
  5. If you can get it the Mastercasters Mk22/24 cockpit set is very good. As said, the Iconicair front end is also another must have. Freightdog set is pretty comprehensive too.
  6. Title says 1/35 scale. I think 1/1 scale might be a wee bit furry on a scale model.
  7. Oh if you must!!! Were you there for the engine failure on the Norwegian A/c . There was a you tube vid but can't find it now. Superb landing on one prop.
  8. Group Captain James Stagg was RAF and he was a Scottish person. There is currently a play running (parts of which were included in the celebration at Portsmouth posted above) about him convincing Ike there would be a weather window on the 6th June despite others advice to the contrary. He was proved right and the rest as they say is history.
  9. Pretty moving services at the cemetaries this morning as well. Good vid of the Dakotas at Duxford yesterday loading the paratroopers for the Normandy drops.
  10. It's a very big event over here. Yesterday there was an event in Portsmouth to coincide with the day the troops left to arrive in the early hours of the 6th June. Massed parachute drops into Normandy using both C47's and modern aircraft including a couple of veterans jumping in tandem with the British Red devils Parachute Regiment display team and the US Para display team. Plus a lot more going on today. You tube has plenty of stuff including the C47's at Duxford and the new British War memorial unviled this morning.
  11. Do you want board games or bored games? If it's you and the GF in a tent then how about Twister? You wouldn't get bored. Might need a bigger tent though.
  12. For goodness sake. Just stop the bickering and give this thread a rest. It's done, over, finished.
  13. Self moderation is something we do every day in the real world. In our interactions with other people. Unfortunately, in the online world it seems that self moderation is a concept that a minority are either unwilling or unable to grasp.
  14. The first topic on that subject was given plenty of leeway. People were warned several times but some still felt they knew better so eventually it was locked and quite rightly so. Given the history and seeing the same subject being resurrected again, it was not surprising that the same arguments were there in the first few posts. I could understand concerns if the mods were locking topics up all the time but they don't, it's very, very rare.
  15. Yep, I remember the indoor athletics from Cosford on tv when it was probably the best indoor track in the country. Love the Jag in "The Saint" scheme....................... That would look really nice in 1/32.
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