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About CharmyDown

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  • Birthday 02/11/1959

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  1. This entry piqued my interest, and do you know what?... ...I thought 'ooh look, a Liberator'! Very nice, so much opinion has been posted here about this kit with very little experience of its reality. I have a D on preorder and started to question the virtue of this, so thanks for putting my mind at rest. I guess others hold a more purist view of this aircraft, but I agree with your take, it's about the art rather than the detail. I'm a Brit, so I'm probably a bit more relaxed about this plane than our chums across the pond. If it were a new large scale Halifax I would likely be getting a bit more anal about it. Respect to all opinions.
  2. S.A.B.L.E. = Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy!
  3. Bring it on! Two on pre-order with Hannants.
  4. I've just completed my Eurofighter Typhoon using their nose gear. Excellent stuff.
  5. Good grief! I've been wondering how to do these, I have an Avenger I intend to do as an FAA machine that's crying out for them, and the B-24D when it's out. I'm definitely interested.
  6. An instrument of evil this was not. So wrong on so many levels.
  7. Yes, only works in the dark though.
  8. Mate, it's a 1:32 Liberator; a canvas to do with what ever grabs yer fancy, and at £135 quid here in the UK it's an absolute bargain. I would never have considered this subject matter before in 1:32, but at this price point I'm in. I'm sure it will look quite impressive in its raw state, even more so with a bit of am stuff. I'll hang on for the D version and most likely do a Coastal Command type - after the Whirlwinds and Lancaster etc., assuming I live long enough!
  9. I specifically wanted to do a later Lanc with H2s, paddle blade props and whatnot, I've already done two of the Tamiya Lancs, one as a Dambuster and the other as an early Mk.1, so this looks like the job for me. The HK Lanc looks a good kit, but I first thought it came with all the necessary options to do the later type, also, I don't want to fork out a lot of dosh for all those extra clear parts that I simply won't use. It'll be interesting to see what future boxings will entail/cost.
  10. No, P6968 piloted by P/O Ormonde Hoskins was the Whirlwind that fatally crashed in Saltford station yard. P6999 was the other aircraft involved in the mid-air collision, piloted by F/L Humphrey Coghlan who managed to bail out, landing in Weston village High Street. His Whirlwind impacted north side of Kelston Roundhill. On 28 October 1941 there was eerily a very similar incident when 137 squadron's CO, S/L Johnny Sample lost his life bailing out too low, following his Whirlwind into a barn at Manor Farm, Englishcombe, Bath. The other aircraft managed to recover back to Charmy Down. This, I believe was the crash Wunwinglow's dad witnessed. Hope that helps Rob
  11. I asked my son what he thought, he just wanted to know how much a big Lancaster would increase the value of my stash by for when I kick the bucket! Nice. Courage Best in my local boozer was 27p a pint in 1978 - rough cider 14p.
  12. Good Lord, you must have read my mind - don't forget the Albacore! Whacky Fleet Air Arm stuff does it for me.
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