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Derek B

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Derek B last won the day on October 26 2014

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About Derek B

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  • Birthday 10/15/1959

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    Barton upon Humber, England (UK)
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    I model in all scales - my main interests these days is Hellenic Air Force and Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) aircraft, although there are a few other aircraft types that that distract me occasionally!

    I have produced master patterns for other companies here in the UK since the mid-80's. I am also a former RAF VR(T) Fg Off within the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) and also used to own and run aircraft resin model company Eclipse Model Design - EMD.

    Since February 2014, I have been a member of the Lightning Preservation Group (LPG), who own and operate two operational (but non-flying) EE Lightning F.Mk.6 aircraft at Bruntingthorpe airfield in Leicester in the UK; I look after and pack the aircraft braking parachutes as well as carrying out other aspects of aircraft maintenance and operation.

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  1. Fantastic Peter Great choice of scheme and for a very noble cause. Derek
  2. Hi Anthony, Great work I'm pretty sure that this area of the heat zone on the aircraft is pretty well recessed in order to allow for movement of the Spey AB shroud? (probably slightly more than you already have done). Derek
  3. Sounds like a reasonable plan to me Tom...complete the model with left and right nose art, but omit the names; they could be added later if more evidence comes to light to confirm that they existed in the correct time frame? Cheers Derek
  4. Hi Tom, The ghost obviously makes sense (Sqn crest image). I wonder if it was possible that this (right side) artwork - along with individual's names - was applied just prior to the squadron departing back to Canada at the war's end as a 'one off' concession? Cheers Derek
  5. It is fantastic to know that you are doing more than your bit to try and support these (relatively small) modelling producers, so kudos to you for that fact alone. I hope that in the fullness of time that you (and others) shall receive all of your ordered kits...undoubtedly, only time will tell, but I am as hopeful as the rest of you. Regards Derek
  6. Mark, I do not know if your assumptions of their finances or business model is anything like close to reality (unless we are part of the JETMADS organisation, we will not know for certain), however, they have to be given the benefit of the doubt for the time being, so a 'glass half full' may be a better outlook than the 'glass is half empty' for now! I hope that in the fullness of time, you (and all others lucky modellers who have placed money and orders) will receive your Viggen kit and that it will delight you (alas, as much as I would love one, it is out of my budget
  7. All good fun until the day arrives where it becomes a cockpit FOD item and ends up getting jammed somewhere very unfortunate! (sorry, a side effect of my my day time job I'm afraid). Still, a great image Jari, thank you Derek
  8. Awesome image Jari - thank you (I some HAF examples to make one day ). Cheers Derek
  9. Hi Anthony, Considering that the real (full size) perforations are only 2 mm (approximately) in diameter, that is extremely impressive! Derek
  10. 'tis a thing of beauty Peter... Derek
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