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  1. I used to work at Boscombe Down in the 80’s and used to strap in the pilots to the ETPS resident T5. It was a great aircraft and especially stood in front of it with engines running either then marshalling it out or back in. The pilots faces when they landed having never flown a Lightning was always a joy, having broke the sound barrier going up. Sorties varies from 20 to 40 mins. You just didn’t get tired of it.
  2. I asked earlier in the thread if the order book was still open as I’d rather have this than any rendition of a big Lancaster. However have just spent £3683 on a major service and some rectification work to my car, I just cannot justify the cost
  3. Me too, 10 years ago now. I was fit and not a big sugar lover then bang. My mother and Grandmother were Diabetics so perhaps it was a question of when. I’m 50 now but it doesn’t affect my day to day life or modelling.
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    1/32 for me has to be the Tamiya F-15c and not forgetting the Matchbox artwork in 1/72. Some of that just made you buy the kit. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-60304-mcdonnell-douglas-f-15c-eagle--131023 https://www.pinterest.co.uk/peck0859/matchbox-model-kits/
  5. As above you’re the first and it looks great, it caught my eye. Excellent spray job but on the photo looking along from the nose, the taxi/landing light panel is wonky.
  6. ETPS Boscombe Down is what I’m thinking. I’ve done a 1/72 version some years ago now. It was on display in the Salisbury model centre. Somebody wanted to reverse engineer it to make a mould but I couldn’t let them do it. It’s now intact in the BD Museum at Old Sarum.
  7. Mmm I’m tempted by that. I know nothing about it and I’m not on Faceache. Any reviews of what has been made to date that we can view. 3600yen is about £251 in Brexit money. Steve.
  8. The P.1127 linked above is mine. I wanted to build an early RAF operational one which quickly became apparent was not possible. Plan B resulted in this which was hard work with a lot of changes and I liked the challenge, but never again. When I saw the kit at Telford being re-released I thought noooooooooooo. its now in the Boscombe Down Museum at Old Sarum. Steve.
  9. I had one recently but had it for years and sold it on here. For some reason I think the kit just didn’t take off (pardon the pun). With regards to reference there is a fantastic thread on britmodeller on the Typhoon from somebody very knowledgeable about the aircraft...... Steve.
  10. PM inbound for 4 please. Thanks for taking the time to do this for others Steve.
  11. Just found this on britmodeller: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235061469-132-buccaneer-anyone/page/6/
  12. I’ll do it as I’m at the other end of the country - How did you get on
  13. Mine only arrived yesterday and I can’t stop smiling.
  14. Well it arrived today, a great surprise coming home from work. Opening the box, it’s massive I mean massive. My wife says I’m acting like a child again
  15. I think that is great. I’ve never seen anything like that before.
  16. I’ve done it a couple of times. I use a small hand drill and go slow and rotate the leg checking it’s vertical. As others have said you don’t need to go all the way but a decent amount. I replicate the chrome portion with foil and trim with a scalpel. I haven’t had any disasters so perhaps I’ve been lucky.
  17. Got a message from Alan that mine is done, so paid for it last night and it’s on its way today
  18. I’ve just purchased combat machines in WH Smith (£7.99) Buccaneer, actually quite good. https://shop.keypublishing.com/product/View/productCode/SPECBUCC
  19. A serious question, do think it will need nose weight?
  20. Our Son’s girlfriend bought me a 1/72 Spitfire for my 50th this year (She’s German with a good sense of humour). I built it in 2 weeks but as you it’s tiny and 100% not my choice of scale. Dust - can you write your name on the bench yet?
  21. Keep an eye out for these and let us know when they’re available
  22. Absolutely stunning. Good photography and exceptional quality modelling.
  23. A modelling pioneer then, or test pilot. Seriously though it’s great somebody has made a start and others will follow. Remember you took the first steps. I’ve also got one on order but I don’t know when it will come through. I’m anticipating the New Year so I’ve just order the 1/48 Piston Provost to keep me going for a month.
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