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Redcap1960

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About Redcap1960

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  • Birthday 11/15/1960

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    Penrith, Cumbria, England.
  • Interests
    1/35 & 1/32 Law Enforcement and Military Helicopters. The fighter canopy variants of the EE Canberra, Westland Wyvern, F/A-18 & WW1 aircraft

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  1. Until such time as you go ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Got my bike licence at the same time as my vehicle licence (the joys of being in the Army) and did one major Exercise on the North German Plain in the dead of Winter and said never again will I willingly sit astride two wheels. The last 10 years working in the NHS Acute sector, particularly in A & E has only re-enforced that opinion. Boring (plus still being in possession of both arms, both legs and both dangly bits still attached as a result) all the way for me I’m afraid.
  2. Yes, that certainly is a shame. It is a classic cab that is missing from the line-up, along with a Scout/Wasp and a Gazelle, although preferable in a sensible scale, i.e. 1/35 rather than 1/32!
  3. In which case I am surprised it is Miniart that are producing this rather than, say, Amusing Hobby, with their large stable of ‘46 What If’ kits. I can see the logic after dipping their toe in the water with the Kolibri, even Bronco tried this with the Piper Cub, Fi-103, Horsa and DFS-230 gliders, whilst Hobby Boss (nee Tristar) still have the Fi-156 in the inventory, all nice logical complimentary items to their mud pluggers. Anyway, more power to their elbow and hopefully we will see more of this type of kit. On a similar note if a manufacturer, any manufacturer (pretty, pretty, pretty, please), were to produce a Canberra B(I)8, PR9, or B-57 I wouldn’t care if it was in 1/32 or 1/35, I just would like one fore I shuttle off this mortal coil (sacrilege I know to some, but what is life without whimsy?).
  4. Hear, hear. I don’t see what the issue is. I like all scales, but prefer 1/35 & 1/32 for both different reasons and different subjects. That said, I have built in others over the years but now prefer the former. I don’t see the need to ’hate’ a particular scale, a highly emotive phrase, nor see its demise just because one doesn’t like it themselves. It makes no sense for any number of logic based reasons. Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion and that’s fine, nor was I calling anyone out (I have never seen the need to in relation to what is just simply a hobby), All I wanted the get across was simply put it into perspective for gawds sake, it’s just a model!
  5. Oh please, get a life. It wasn’t too long in the dim and distant past that 1/32 nearly went the way of the dinosaur. No chance of that occurring in 1/35. Does it really matter if they produce it it 1/35 rather than 1/32? Just enjoy the fact that something unusual is produced. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it.
  6. Canberra, yes please! Providing it's either the B(I)8 of PR.9 fighter canopy variants (plus, as stated, extras for B-57).
  7. I’m in. Would have preferred it in plastic, but as I doubt that will ever happen, resin it is. Next, bring on a Canberra PR9 or B(I)8.
  8. There is, unfortunately no one is ever going to see them. A number of years ago whilst studying for a degree in War Studies, I had the good fortune to both visit RNAS Yeovilton and be given access to the Archive. I was also lucky enough to allowed free gratis access to the surviving Wyvern TF1 pictured above, which was in the workshops for maintenance. Whilst speaking to the senior archivist I mentioned my life long interest in the Wyvern and the lack of any colour images or surviving examples of the S4 variant. He told me of the existance of a colour images, which due to copyright issues, couldn’t appear in any of the ( limited) written sources on the Wyvern. He then went on to explain that he was a personal friend of the old archivist at Westland Aircraft, who informed him that when the Wyvern was being taken out of service and scrapped at RNAS Ford, rather than go to the expense of shipping the planes off site, they simple dug a hole, dropped the aircraft in and filled in the hole. Unfortunately, on decommissioning of RNAS Ford, the land was sold to the UK ministry responsible for prisons and the site is now Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Ford. The aforementioned ‘hole’ was tarmaced over and constitutes the car park at HMP Ford. Despite a request a number of years ago to conduct an exploratory dig to uncover the veracity of the story, HMP Service flately refused the request. Perhaps one day.....!
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