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    Lancaster today, Liberator Monday!

    Once it's built the standard response is "oh I've had that for ages" think yourself lucky you're not into LIve Steam Locomotives not only are they very shiny and expensive looking they are expensive! good thing is they go into a very unassuming plywood box for the next garden railway meeting [ somebody elses place ] Graham
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    Buchon Scale Models 1/32 Hispano HA-1112 M1L Conversion

    I've found a Hasegawa 'G' probably the cheapest you're likely to come across. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123543091320 I think I paid about £40 for my one an Italian version.
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    Buchon Scale Models 1/32 Hispano HA-1112 M1L Conversion

    I'm always interested in the ultimate and sometimes oddball versions of any successful aircraft. You learn a lot of the development of aircraft. Graham
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    Lanc has landed

    I'd miss off the blister if I had a ton of people jumping up and down waiting to get their kits in the attic. Graham
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    Buchon Scale Models 1/32 Hispano HA-1112 M1L Conversion

    Buchon at Duxford 2010. Buchon Iconicair by Graham French, on Flickr Graham
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    Buchon Scale Models 1/32 Hispano HA-1112 M1L Conversion

    I'm pretty sure this is for the Hasegawa kit, which is quite hard to come by, I started to CAD all this up a few years back but got put off as this set or another was coming out, mine would have been a lot cheaper and I had 3D scanned the fuselage of the Hasegawa to ensure a good fit, I should have carried on regardless. Graham
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    Book: From the Cockpit No 9 - Attacker

    Out of the three books I have on the Attacker this was my favourite, lots of great large images and of course the Author flew them. The pictures of the Attackers on the deck of the carrier alongside the Fireflies looked awesome. Graham
  8. This may be out of date because the last time I saw the Beaufighter at Duxford a couple of years ago it looked a bit more complete than these images show. http://fighter-collection.com/cft/beaufighter/ http://aviationanoraks.co.uk/Archive/2014/2014_11_21 Duxford hangars/index.html#Bristol Beaufighter.jpg Graham
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    HK Lanc

    OK I take your point, maybe I should jack my prices up to HPH levels perhaps keeping my Kit below the £100 mark is sending out the wrong message. Graham
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    HK Lanc

    I've been thinking the same thing, I was wondering whether making kits and accessories in 1:32 is a bit of a mistake. I'm seriously considering 1:48. I think the number of people who actively spend around £100 1:32 on kits may be only 200 worldwide? Graham
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    Star Wars voices for Tom Tom

    I've got a TomTom its great but I wish I could switch off TomTom tips, every time I go to use it I keep on having to press it constantly to clear them, I've tried the switch off commands the only thing left is a club hammer. Graham
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    Dambusters lives on !! ... (more) ...

    I'm not over excited by a new Dambusters film to be honest, Knowing that it's mostly CGI and a timber MDF made replica aircraft, doesn't do it for me, especially since the original used real aircraft. Graham
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    £299 3D Printer

    Just remembered one more thing that I thought was a downer with this technology is that the completed model has to be cleaned of unhardened resin and requires a bath and scrub in some god awful alcohol based liquid. That process is smelly and sticky and is another material that needs replacing periodically. If the resultant model was perfect after all that it would be worth it. But....
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    £299 3D Printer

    The 'VAT' or tray is for holding the resin in, the laser below the window does a pass and solidifies one layer and then the model moves up for the next layer, it might be worth checking if that tray has to be replaced after so many uses as on the Formlabs machine the tray had to be replaced after 4 or 5 bottles of resin and the trays were £50 a throw. If it doesn't I might get one.... Graham
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    Airfix News Just in from Telford: 1/24 Hellcat!

    Posted November 18 Dissapointed to hear that Airfix are breaking with tradition where 1/24 scale kits are concerned and aren't supplying a pilot figure. I read on another forum that they estimated it would cost up to £10,000 to get a figure sculpted and they weren't prepared to add that to the production costs.