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About Adrian

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  • Birthday April 16

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    Bristol, UK
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    Aircraft, Models, photography, RC boats, motorsport

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  1. W12 for me - mine has been calling over the last few weeks but the Roland Cll won out instead. Love the lozenge colours and I think it is a nice straightforward build (as is the Walfish). Whatever you build hope you enjoy and good luck. I would cook my wife nice meals but (a) the words cooking and nice don't belong together in my case and (b) someone stole all the food off the shelves so its cans of soup for us.
  2. One of the prettiest aeroplanes ever made, yes please I'll have one!
  3. Personal point of view, but I generally prefer word/pictures over video, rarely get all the way through a video review. As for the rest, what's in the box, how the parts go together (I'm a lazy modeller!), any glaring accuracy issues so I can decide if I can live with/correct/not get and marking options included in the kit with, possibly, some ideas of after-market marking options (although I realise that by default these may not be ready when a kit is reviewed)
  4. Same as above, ordered many times and never a problam
  5. I'd sell most of my stash for one, especially the 2 seater. Probably too many other types waiting in the line before any manufacturer gets to one but you never know. Agree with the Draken as well, very underrated and to my eyes a beautiful aeroplane and lots of great colour schemes. Maybe Tom Cruise didn't 'fly' it but he Viggen was one of the few fighters that could get a good intercept on the Blackbird and even escorted one in when it got into trouble, that should earn more respect then being a movie star.
  6. Lovely build, I love the subtlety of the weathering, really looks like it has been through the mill. Hopefully one day someone will do a Super Mystere in 1/48 or even 1/32. That would make a good 'twins separated at birth' display.
  7. 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........
  8. 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.
  9. I remember one of these from my helicopter top trump card game. From memory it was beaten in every area by every other helicopter.
  10. Excellent, really feeling the need to go again to get my post RIAT aeroplane fix, thanks for posting
  11. 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
  12. 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).
  13. Hopefully shall see this beautiful aeroplane at Yeovilton airshow in 4 weeks time. Alongside the equally impressive Canadian Hornet it is shaping up to be a special day. Congratulations on a very special scheme, you should be very proud.
  14. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At one stage the Buccaneer was the only foreign aeroplane poster on the crew room at Nellis as no-one could believe that something that looked like the Buccaneer could go so low, so fast for so long. In a book I had about red flag there was a story about a Buccaneer that hit a telegraph pole while climbing up to avoid it. Said Buccaneer had a telegraph pole kill mark on its nose for a while. Apparently Buccaneer crews used to press the panels of other, more lightly built, aircraft and when feeling some give would walk away muttering about 'not being built to last'. Would settle for a new 1/48 kit but 1/32 would be awesome, need a grey navy, grey/green RAF, gulf war and raspberry ripple as a minimum. Used to see them deploy to St Mawgan quite regularly.
  15. I'm not a massive weatherer and usually build aircraft fairly 'factory fresh' (apart from exhaust stains). When I do venture down the weathered route I always try and build up from what can happen in reality so I start with a bare metal finish on parts to be exposed, apply some salt in selected areas before top coats (with some added white on uppermost surfaces to represent sun bleaching), panel washes (especially around engines) and pigments to represent dust and dirt. I also find some 12,000 grit sandpaper good for rubbing paint gently back to base layers, metal skin etc and for varying the degree of matt/gloss finish. For me, subtlety is king. Adrian
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