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About Adrian

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    LSP Junkie
  • Birthday April 16

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    Bristol, UK
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    Aircraft, Models, photography, RC boats, motorsport
  1. Adrian

    Academy F/A-18 kit Landing gear

    Had no problems with the landing gear on mine, from what I remember I glued everything together into the wheel bays and then painted to get the strongest joint possible. The delicacy of the folded wings, well that's a different story........
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    The Next Airfix 1/24 Kit Will Be...

    Hawker Hunter is to me the most elegant of all the jet fighters but I'm biased having lived close to a operational base in my youth and been awe inspired by the fly-pasts performed by the OCU. Probably won't happen because of the already excellent Revell one in 1/32, but one can never have enough Hunters in ones life.
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    Switching scales?

    For me it's different scales for different types of plane. Single engines fighters - 1/32, twin engined 1/48 (with the exception of the Mosquito) and anything 4 engined in 1/72. Space is the main reason although a 1/32 Lancaster looks tempting!
  4. Second Huberts' comments regarding the museum in Krakow. Where else in the world will anyone see a jet powered, crop dusting bi-plane PZL M-15? A case of the replacement not being as good as the aeroplane it was intended to succeed. Krakow is a beautiful city (one of my favourite places anywhere) so I'm sure you'll have a great time.
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    1/32 - SNCASO so.1221 Djinn by Micromir

    I remember one of these from my helicopter top trump card game. From memory it was beaten in every area by every other helicopter.
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    Aircraft/military museums in Southern England?

    Bit out of the way but Bristol aero museum aerospace bristol is worth a visit. Also of a slightly different theme, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Durdle door and Haynes motor museum are well worthwhile visiting. Where ever you go, hope you have a good time. Adrian
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    USAF F-15C ... in the Mach Loop.

    Excellent, really feeling the need to go again to get my post RIAT aeroplane fix, thanks for posting
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    Spitfire: The documentary

    Hi Jeff and Carl, Hopefully this link will work: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spitfire-DVD/dp/B07D544FP7/ref=tmm_dvd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1531923296&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spitfire-Blu-ray/dp/B07DFRKHTP/ref=tmm_blu_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1531923296&sr=8-1 They are UK links but hope this helps, Cheers Adrian
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    Spitfire: The documentary

    Saw it last night in Bristol. I'd agree with Shoggz above, really excellent documentary and very moving in parts. The closing aerobatic sequence was beautifully filmed. The documentary stitches original film, parts of 'the first of the few' and modern footage but has no CGI (for me thats a good thing). The film does use various marks of surviving Spitfires to tell the story throughout the second world war. By far the best film I've seen at a cinema in a long while. It will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in September (pre-order placed 5 minutes after getting home from the cinema).
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    RAF at 100

    Saw it during lunch hour at work and thought it was excellent. Not quite as lucky as my son who got to go with Air Cadets to see it live and to have lunch at Horseguards parade. Group build for RAF 100 is an excellent idea. May even persuade me to get out my Hobby Boss Spitfire.
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    Yeovilton Airday 2018

    Thanks all, the Cessna is an amphibian with main wheels that retract into the bottom of the float, lovely aeroplane and absolutely immaculate. One of the highlights of the day. Maru, yes the RCAF had both the Hornet Special scheme and a standard line aircraft alongside a C130 in the statics. Can't wait for RIAT, 4 days of aeroplanes (and sunburn).
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    Yeovilton Airday 2018

    Hi Maru, ask and you shall receive, a couple of sneaky ones from Weston as well, the Whirlwind just looks such a happy helicopter and did really good work when in service. I remember them well from RAF Chivenor including seeing one jump started at our local school when one popped in for a visit and it's battery went flat. Hope you enjoy, Cheers Adrian
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    Yeovilton Airday 2018

    Hi all, A few photos from then excellent airshow held at Yeovilton yesterday including the spectacular Dark Falcon. Love the Gt Britain/Belgian flashes in the tailplane of Dark Falcon, maybe a prediction for he world cup final? Cheers Adrian
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    G43's Choose Your Own Adventure Build Log!

    I've always liked contrasting models (late v early Spitfire, Mosquito v HE219) so a good contrast would be the sheer bulk and power of the Lightningbolt v the delicate appearance of the Zero. Whatever you build, hope you enjoy.
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    G43's Choose Your Own Adventure Build Log!

    Fork tailed devil all the way, built the revell one in my distant youth and loved it.