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  1. AlanG ... I'm from Morayshire in Scotland too. Elgin actually and always been interested in Astronomy, have experimented with a couple of telescopes in the past decade and keep thinking of getting back into the hobby. We are lucky that Moray has a well established astronomy club with their own bothy well away from local light pollution and they have their own wee bothy in the wilderness ... yet not to far from anyone in the Moray area for star gazing nights, they do their own club nights at Birnie hall ... check it out here ... http://www.sigma-astro.co.uk
  2. What a great show ... love Pink Floyd. Its been a real good year for me gig wise has 2018 been, caught Roger Waters 2 nights in a row at Glasgow, then Nick Masons (nostalgia) Saucerful of Secrets show as well, towards end of year is always The Aussie Floyds time to tour in our parts ... but oh wow ... about 9th time I have seen them now, tickets were bought a year afore and indeed tickets for Aussie Floyds 2019 show went on sale on Friday just passed, this one turned out to be a big surprise for me as one of my friends tacked on meet and greet ... what a mega great surprise, mentioned that here in the Jelly thread But Damn, was so chuffed to bits and still am. Guys if there is one thing I might suggest, please dont get to focused on the plastic/resin or whatever, its a great hobby for sure, make time for your family and friends too. http://www.aussiefloyd.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K__TjiTviMQ
  3. It seems to me, with Tamiya's new hi fidelity 109 G, F-14's and now Spitfire MK1 they are born again with a revamp in their already good quality standards but in 1/48 scale focus again. Might be some time (decade or more ?) before we see a new 1/32 tool Tamiya aircraft kit, global economy is in a dip we're told, its been a fun set of releases from Tamiya in 1/32 and we have other manufacturers ready to take their mantle, lets not be to hard on them if this is the case. Tempted to try a new Tamiya 109 or Spitfire though.
  4. Thanks Maru, know you are a good guy, thanks for contributing
  5. This may or may not make others jealous, but it was a big thing for me ... a massive thing, love my Live music as most here will know and even above our Scale Modelling passion ... Pink Floyd is a big passion, it was arranged that me and 5 other friends go down to see the Australian Pink Floyd show at Glasgow on Saturday ... Few of us have seen the real Pink Floyd before, but some hadn't and this was mostly my arrangement getting things sorted for gigs ... all was sorted, all was good ... but oh wow I was told at last minute another friend had tacked on a greet and meet package for us ... and so we all talked to the band and got a good Australian Pink Floyd Goodie Bag too ... Bloody Hell ... was overwhelmed with my good friends generosity
  6. But back on topic, do enjoy the spirit of occasion and would like to add one more kit for this years Raffle ... have always donated 2. And i thought it was us Scotsmen who were supposed to be tight Adding a Trumpeter A-7E Corsair II with quickboost resin seat too.
  7. 2 items put aside for our raffle this year ... and of course count me in please. Trumpeter Swordfish 1/32 Mk.1 as one entry Also How to Build Tamiya's 132 Mosquito FB. VI by Brett Green (mint condition) magazine as second entry ... its a mint edition.
  8. My favourite and my decal sheet for it already, bought the sheet for my Trumpy P-51B but put the kit up for sale on ebay last night (minus this decal sheet) I can wait for the ZM kit in confidence it will be much better than Trumpeters
  9. To those from Airfix in the know, what happened to their glass nosed 1/24 Mosquito ... was it ever on the cards, down to sales too perhaps, looks like its still a good seller to me for 1/24? What I'd really like to see is a glass nosed Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito, really thought that would follow on as their Zero/Spitfire/Mustang/Corsairs did ... but it hasn't, same with their 1/32 F-16 possible logical additions, just no fathoming out Tamiya at all At this point I'd like to see Tamiya release their 1/32 Thunderbird F-16 one last time ... kicking myself for the chance of buying one at its release and not doing it. Tamiya have bailed it seems for foreseeable future and their 1/32 series, so fair play to Airfix for what they do these days, just (personally) wish it were 1/32 and not 1/24.
  10. Outstanding work on the model and its case.
  11. I'll be away for a concert all this weekend and offline, but count me in and will put up my contribution Monday at latest.
  12. Looking fwd to it once again, will look out something good too.
  13. Yup, really like Interstellar, its one of those movies that creeps up on you, dont own it yet but will soon, love to keep a library of great films almost as much as I like to have a stash of great kits ... Interstellar is up there in my personal Sci Fi list of greats, Contact (Carl Sagan) too ... I really hope Rendezvous with Rama can be made into a good movie some time soon too.
  14. Yes its Brett Greens addendum I've printed out, thanks Mike.
  15. Its odd aint it, seems just like yesterday they launched the Zero, but with 3 Tamiya ones already I'm happy with what I have for this classic Aircraft, heard the Hasegawa kit is a real nice kit though. Its more Tamiya for 1/32 aircraft kits I'm worried about, every projected release pattern theory thats been put forward has fallen apart ... I think they are taking a break from this series and perhaps for years, perhaps a decade or more that has happened before, they owe us nothing and they have given a lot, so fair play if true ... I really think thats how Tamiya are going just now, emphasis seems to be going back to 1/48 and no doubt about it they are knocking them out of the park recently with some amazing looking kits in that scale, the 109, the F-14's and now Spitfire ... am tempted to try one Tamiya took 1/32 kit engineering perfection to the extreme, perhaps they are realising and especially in current global financial climate this is not so profitable anymore at this time? None of us really know for sure ... myself especially, its just guesswork. I sure hope Hasegawa spring back with more 1/32, would hate to lose their less well engineered but still accurate enough masterpieces too.
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