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  1. 3 hours ago, mozart said:

    Yep, as you say Dave, right by the Lanc front end that is being finished off by BD volunteers, and receiving a lot of attention:

     

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    There wasn't much LSP/1/32 stuff that caught my attention, but these from Richard Clarke of Salisbury IPMS were outstanding:

     

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    Wonderful dioramas! 

    WOW simply jaw dropping work. I love the wood effect on the Mosquito and the weathering on the typhoon beggars belief! 

  2. 8 hours ago, mozart said:

    I’m going to the model show at Boscombe Down today Dave, will keep an eye open for the display and take a few snaps!

    Cant miss it its by the new Lancaster display! 

     

    Maru, I'm not entirely sure. I spoke to Elvington about the Lancaster display but unfortunately they couldn't take it.  The other models have been claimed by their owners and i believe Spencer Pollard had a few there.  There were a large number of FAA aircraft there so Yeovilton may be interested? 

  3. For anyone who may of seen or is aware of the Lancaster display in the model room at RAF Cosford

     

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    Following a decision to replace the long standing model room with a "reflection room" (whatever that will be) the hunt was on to identify an alternative location for the display. Approaches were made to a large list of possible places including BBMF, East Kirby, Bomber Command Association, AVRO Heritage Centre, various squadron associations and mainly due to the size/ lack of interest, finding a new home was becoming difficult as time was becoming of the essence. 

    As of yesterday, this was the sorrowful sight at Cosford after hosting a modelling room for over 50 or more years the models precious wartime artifacts and hand built cabinets are to be removed. 

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    An exhibit with 100% footfall, not only was it popular but it was inspirational Spencer pollard had some of his builds on display together with many large scale scratch built exhibits, the builders of which have sadly passed. 

    I am however really pleased to say that through the Polish Heritage Flight at Duxford I was put in contact with Squadron Leader John Sharpe RAF retd at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection who on hearing from the PHF and seeing my appeal tweet, made contact as Boscombe Down are currently building a Lancaster cockpit replica with which the display in Johns words "will be perfect".

    Commence operation Lancaster Liberation and as a result the display now sits safely in the custody of the really enthusiastic workers and volunteers at Boscombe Down Aviation Heritage Museum.

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    So, the display, as intended, continues to provide an interest in a public setting, together with an educational and hopefully inspirational element. 

    Many thanks to Derek Rusling at the Polish heritage flight together with John Sharpe of Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and especially Simon "Sully" Thomasson (Sullys scale models), who built the majority of the lovely vehicles on the display and Peter Maxwell who fashioned the figures that bring this display to life. 

    I know I've rambled but to say I am pleased is an understatement! 

  4. Thanks for taking the time to do the review Iain. Although the subject has little interest for me, it seems to be an improvement on the helldiver which by all accounts was far from a replacement for the resin version.  

    Perhaps it is this aspect that has goaded Infinity into cancelling the 410, which would have been up there on my list, because the standard has been set in resin as it were. 

    The Vampire should sell well as its a popular subject all over. I do hope that infinity dont become another "kitty Hawk" so to speak. 

  5. On 7/8/2022 at 9:43 PM, coogrfan said:

    So after years of nothin', we're gonna have not one but two large scale Kates? Sounds good to me.  B)

    yes but one is larger than the other.... and theoretically we can talk about one but not the other.... 

     

  6. I'm more than conscious that I have been somewhat absent from the forums recently but rest assured i have been building albeit at a very slow pace.

    Anyhow, my latest one off the production line, as it were is the Jetmads Viggen, built pretty much out of the box. 

    I didn't post a work in progress thread as Aigore had that more than covered with his superlative build so I quietly carried on in the background. 

    Not absolutely perfect but I think she will stand up to the 3 ft rule if you squint. :hmmm:

     

    She will be making an appearance at Telford all being well.

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    The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed the absence of the antenna immediately behind the cockpit which is now ready to go on together with the boarding ladder and exquisite tow bar. 

    So there you go. A great kit all told but not without its issues. some of the 3d printed parts are extremely fragile but respond well to careful handling when removing them from the printing blocks.

    The main gear door supports are to long and as a result they foul the Skyflash missiles when they are in position. 

    I deliberately left the sidewinders off as I personally don't like the bright green colour the Swedish airforce painted them so I went with just the Skyflash. I may add them in future although i'm not sure at the moment. 

    The canopy is removable as Iv'e added a small magnet to keep it in place. I tried to do the same with the main tank but its just a little too heavy / magnets were too small.  

    Feedback is more than welcome. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Eagle Driver said:

    What's your take on Ice's story?

    More than a little convoluted in that i'm not sure why the storyline had to be written as it was. I suppose in the greater scheme of things it was just there to allow Maverick to continue doing what he does. 

     

    (written so as not put out spoilers) 

  8. I went with the better half to see it last Thursday. Since we have been together she has been subjected to aviation crap in one form or another, in fact we discussed the original Top Gun as one of our first nervous "look we've got something in common" chats. 

    Fully taking on board the fact that TG has more than its share of Hollywood licence (Final Countdown anyone) the relase of Maverick with all its enhanced graphics was much anticipated. 

    Fast Forward to last Thursday without issuing a spoiler for anyone who hasn't seen it, in one scene my good lady curled up in her cinema seat into what could only be described as a foetal position and at the top of her voice screamed "EJECT!" I must admit I half expected all of the seats around me to disappear through the roof! 

    Possibly an indicator as to how immersive it can be, and that was in "normal" mode. Next up Imax! 

  9. Peter I am very late to this party as i'm playing a little catch up. I can only look in awe at this build. It has such presence and detail its difficult to drink it all in. 

    Hopefully it will be accompanying you to Telford this year where I look forward to admiring it in the flesh! . 

     

    Congratulations on another outstanding build! 

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