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    PhilB got a reaction from R Palimaka in Favorite WW2 Film(s)   
    Most have already been mentioned but an additional vote for "Fury".
    One that I'd forgotten about but popped up on TV here yesterday was "The Train" made in 1964 with Burt Lancaster.
    Seen it before but I really enjoyed it again.
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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Hawker Typhoon   
    When the Griffon engined spits were released to squadrons there were some very "exciting" first take-offs apparently.
    The Griffon, in addition to having a lot more power also spun the prop the opposite way to the Merlin .
    Putting on the wrong rudder application could produce some interesting "f**k me !" moments.

     
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    PhilB got a reaction from dennismcc in Hawker Typhoon   
    When the Griffon engined spits were released to squadrons there were some very "exciting" first take-offs apparently.
    The Griffon, in addition to having a lot more power also spun the prop the opposite way to the Merlin .
    Putting on the wrong rudder application could produce some interesting "f**k me !" moments.

     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Hawker Typhoon   
    When the Griffon engined spits were released to squadrons there were some very "exciting" first take-offs apparently.
    The Griffon, in addition to having a lot more power also spun the prop the opposite way to the Merlin .
    Putting on the wrong rudder application could produce some interesting "f**k me !" moments.

     
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    PhilB reacted to Juggernut in Hawker Typhoon   
    Many, if not most British reciprocating engines rotate anti-clockwise(as viewed by the pilot).  The Merlin is one of the ones that does not.
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    PhilB got a reaction from Derek B in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB reacted to George in Favorite War Film Soundtrack   
    The Battle of Britain by Ron Goodwin is one of the best.  He also composed the music from Where Eagles Dare, 633 Squadron and Force 10 from Navarone.  Ridley Scott intends to make his own BofB movie!
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    PhilB got a reaction from MikeC in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from mpk in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from Paul in Napier in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from Dpgsbody55 in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from R Palimaka in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from Kagemusha in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from Panzerwomble in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from mozart in Hawker Typhoon   
    This was a staged "publicity" shot apparently.
    Aircraft was Typhoon RB 326 codes of 5V-5 of 439 Sqdn at Eindhoven March 1945.
    The female "armourers" were from an RCAF entertainment troupe.
    Source: 2nd TAF Volume IV book
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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_Matt in Great Wall Hobby P-40B Tomahawk in 1/32   
    Telling people on here after a first 1/32 release that there will be more kits coming in 1/32 is like doing a Lady Gaga and dressing up in steak ...........then getting in the Lion's cage.

    Cue the "want" lists..........................................
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    PhilB reacted to thierry laurent in Brexit & Shipping to the EU   
    Jennings, from that perspective everything is politics. This is theoretically correct but what is considered here is very different from ideology-driven standpoints and personal opinions regarding the positive or negative analysis of political decisions. As the initial poster wrote it this is different. The topic here is rather focusing on the practical impact on modeller's habits. Easy!
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    PhilB reacted to Kagemusha in Brexit & Shipping to the EU   
    If you want to take that line Jennings everything on this site is political, development of aircraft, their armaments, even training aircraft. 
     
    Pick a thread, and I'll point out the politics in it: your thread on the F-4E drawing, is that not political? Essentially, why was the F-4 developed, politics. 
     
    It is about context, and it would be if good if people were allowed to discuss the impact on buying modelling products, without it being dragged into an area in doesn't belong. 
     
     
     
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    PhilB reacted to Out2gtcha in Brexit & Shipping to the EU   
    Thats the point we were/are trying to make......Were not taking about the development itself, we are talking about a change of shipping and recieving of models and model related products.
    In this instance the cause may be political, but again we are not talking about the cause, we are talking about a model related topic. 
     
    I'd only advise to leave this one alone mate. It's a decision we've made and it's not going to get shut down unless it starts going into the causes of the recent selling and shipping issues.
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    PhilB reacted to Out2gtcha in Brexit & Shipping to the EU   
    I agree with Andy.
    We are in fact all adults here, and the model related consequences of Brexit are I believe within the context of what we do here, concerning the ordering and purchasing of model related parts from shore to shore. 
    Of course this like any thread has the ability to get sideways if people posting in it try to discuss the good or bad of it. Lets all just keep to the topic at hand please and there will be no issues.  
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_Mike in Brexit & Shipping to the EU   
    This thread is discussing commerce.
    Let's keep it that way.
    Yes, that includes you Maru.
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    PhilB reacted to Kagemusha in Brexit & Shipping to the EU   
    Discussing its consequences isn't in my opinion, and there is no need whatsoever to inflame the thread.
     
    I received this in an email from Ultracast earlier this month:
     
    To our valued UK customers:
     
    As you may know, as of January 1, 2021 the United Kingdom will be requiring all companies outside of the UK to register and collect UK VAT.  We have been attempting to register, however after many hours of repeated attempts, it would appear that the UK government website is not really set up to deal with overseas companies trying to register.
     
    At this point, we are just unwilling to proceed any further, wasting time and energy trying to register to do someone else’s work for no pay.  Perhaps, in the future, if the UK government is willing to make an easier process to register, we would re-investigate it at that time.
     
    Therefore, as of January 1, 2021, Ultracast will no longer be accepting website orders from the United Kingdom.  The UK government has decided that it would like companies in other nations to do their tax collecting job for them instead of doing it themselves as the parcels arrive at the border.  We are just a “mom & pop” operation and don’t really have the time, energy or resources to become tax collectors for the rest of the world.  By the looks of it, the EU will be next come July 2021.
     
    So, if you need to purchase something from our website, you should do so soon. 
     
    Many of our products will still be available to UK customers from our ebay store at the following link: https://www.ebay.com/str/ueloyalist?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 or you can find us doing an ebay search for seller name “ueloyalist”.  Apparently, ebay.com will be collecting the UK VAT on all sales, so we will continue to sell to our UK customers from there.
     
    If there is something on our website that you would like to purchase which is not listed on our ebay store (such as decals), you can email us and we will set up an ebay listing for that item so that you can purchase it from our ebay store.
     
    If any of you know a direct and easy way for an overseas company to register online to collect your taxes, you can contact us at info@ultracast.ca.
     
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however at this point that’s how things stand.  If at some point we are able to get registered, we will send another email out to let you know that you can purchase again from our website.
     
    Thanks for your past support of Ultracast; we hope that many of you will still purchase from us on ebay.
     
    Best regards,
     
    Kevin & Teresa McLaughlin
    Ultracast
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    PhilB reacted to vince14 in Brexit & Shipping to the EU   
    First off, this is not a political thread - no need to discuss the merits and detriments of Brexit here. However, because of the current lack of a trade deal between the UK and EU a lot of British companies will be stopping shipments to the EU for the foreseeable future, probably until at least the first week of January (and I guess the same will apply to companies shipping from the EU to the UK).
     
    This is from Hannants:
    'We will no longer accept orders from EU countries from 27th December. On December 27th our website will stop accepting orders from all EU countries. This is ONLY from EU countries. Please send us your orders as soon as possible! We will re-open the website to EU countries on Monday January 4th. The BIG difference is that all EU countries will then be Export countries so we do not have to charge the 20% VAT/Tax. OUR PRICES WILL BE MUCH LOWER!  We will then be charging Export prices without 20% tax. Possibly you will have to pay tax and duty when your parcel is delivered but we do not know. No information seems to be available. Please be sure you receive our weekly Hot News sheet because this is where the more detailed information will be posted.'
     
    And whilst they only deal with car models, not LSP's, Hiroboy and Zero Paints are also stopping EU orders from December 18th until early January. There's also likely to be (possibly significant) delays in delivery of parcels to/from the UK and EU.
     
    So if you're in the EU and need something from Hannants/Hiroboy/Zero Paints before the New Year, better order it quick!
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    PhilB got a reaction from Uncarina in SPITFIRE.   
    I have the film "Spitfire" on DVD.
    I think it's now available on streaming services.
    Quite simply a stunning film.
    Beautifully photographed giving the history and interviews with pilots.
    The trailer on this link gives some idea.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5913184/
     
    You tube trailer:
     
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