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by DerekF
Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10:19 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Concerts 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Concerts 2021

A few from the most recent gig. Monday 29th November at the Manchester Arena. First on was the punk/rap act Bob Vylan. Loud and angry - as it should be. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51715244027_b5984cd531_o.jpg fIMG_0169 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5171...
by DerekF
Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #2 Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 647

Re: Topic of the week #2 Paint

Dutch F-16 at Fairford 2011 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51602830045_ca8167cd33_o.jpg aaDSC_7839D by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Belgian F-16 at Fairford 2019 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51202024118_c068f7cd22_o.jpg zzD600_04_DSC_7955_edit by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Italian Torn...
by DerekF
Thu 25 Nov 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Concerts 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Concerts 2021

Once concerts started again in September 2021, a few of those that were postponed (some several times) actually took place. Some snaps from the ones we've been to so far. Teenage Fanclub at Manchester Academy 2 in September. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51444097539_cf4d8f204f_b.jpg x20210907_...
by DerekF
Wed 24 Nov 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-35 Ooops?
Replies: 42
Views: 4386

Re: F-35 Ooops?

Good grief no. We must guess, speculate and show off how little we actually know.

I'm surprised the MoD bother with their accident investigation branch. A simple look through the internet will give them all the answers they need.
by DerekF
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #1 - Tomcats
Replies: 21
Views: 988

Re: Topic of the week #1 - Tomcats

F-14A 161422 of VF-142 at Mildenhall 1984 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51697821076_488f830db6_o.jpg zz1984056_19 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr F-14A 161852 of VF-31 at Leuchars 1988 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51698098733_632c24b154_o.jpg zz1987115_19 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr...
by DerekF
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Scalemodelworld 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Scalemodelworld 2021

The original thread only lasted a few days so here it is again. Some photos from the recent IPMS Scalemodelworld at Telford. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51678963827_172655654a_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51680438729_6e8d14ea0f_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/516804386...
by DerekF
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1750
Views: 88980

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Meanwhile, now that it's close to pantomime season, this;- https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/nov/22/boris-johnson-praises-peppa-pig-and-loses-place-in-rambling-speech It cannot be long now before it dawns on even his staunchest supporters that he totally unfit for the office he holds - or an...
by DerekF
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/24 Hurricane Mk.I
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Airfix 1/24 Hurricane Mk.I

One that I've just completed this past week. The Airfix 1/24 Hurricane is quite an old kit but actually isn't too bad. The fit is pretty decent with the exceptions being the getting the fuselage halves together and getting the wings to fit. Nothing major then... I added a Yahu photetched instrument ...
by DerekF
Sat 20 Nov 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Topics List and Current Winners
Replies: 22
Views: 4486

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Topics List and Current Winners

I have to say that my heart's not in it now. All that effort hunting out photos, editing them, posting them - all for nothing. Many of us have spent hours and hours on this and it's disappointing that it's all gone. I think it's a good place to stop or change it to something else.
by DerekF
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3643
Views: 168939

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

well it looks like people are having severe allergic reactions to the vaccine. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/warning-patients-pfizer-biontech-covid-allergic-reactions-b229762.html?utm_source=upday&utm_medium=referral I think a little context is needed. Two, both of whom a a history of alle...
by DerekF
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10
Replies: 23
Views: 591

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10

A close-up of an 23TFW A-10A from England AFB taken at Roswell, NM in May 1991. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50697206163_2f330e0bc7_o.jpg zz1991165_13 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Arriving at RIAT in 2009 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50698037817_f975a7d500_h.jpg zzDSC_8977B by Derek...
by DerekF
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Let's Burn Rubber
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Let's Burn Rubber

Dutch KDC-10 arrives at Fairford in 2015 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50686345033_cca4585366_o.jpg zzD5100_01_DSC_4895_1 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Avient Cargo DC-10 at Liege in 2009 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50687178487_16da86891a_o.jpg zzDSC_1898C_1 by Derek N.Ferguson , on ...
by DerekF
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Mach2 1/72 B-45 Tornado
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Mach2 1/72 B-45 Tornado

This was a bit of a challenge and it hasn't turned out great but frankly better than expected. Interesting aeroplane though. It used more filler than glue in places and required a lot of weight to keep it in its wheels. Sprayed in Vallejo acrylics and using a Caracal decal sheet, here it is. https:/...
by DerekF
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snow Watch 2020 - 21
Replies: 26
Views: 970

Re: Snow Watch 2020 - 21

iainpeden wrote:
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 8:03 am
Pen Pusher wrote:
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 7:19 am
Rain bouncing off my widow woke me up in the early hours, rolled over and went back to sleep. Just looked outside and there is a thin covering of white stuff on the ground.
You might want to edit that!
Finbarr Saunders would be proud :smiley:
by DerekF
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Vipers!
Replies: 33
Views: 966

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Vipers!

Difficult to pick three but here goes. Waddington 2013. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50678562732_dda5de07f4_o.jpg zzD7000_DSC_7540_1 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Thunderbirds 1 through 4 get airborne at RIAT 2017. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50677731023_a94b0b7bb7_o.jpg zzD600_02_D...
by DerekF
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17123

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Tommy wrote:
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 10:21 am
BC is much-missed, it must be said.
Really?
by DerekF
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Gatekeepers
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Gatekeepers

English Electric P-1A WG763 at RAF Henlow in 1980. Now in the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50668450752_62869ae88b_o.jpg zz1980448_16_1 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Vulcan B.2 XL361 at Goose Bay, Labrador. The aircraft was abandoned there in the ea...
by DerekF
Mon 30 Nov 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/32 KittyHawk F-5F
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: 1/32 KittyHawk F-5F

That F-5F is a beauty Rod. Good size in that scale too. The Sukhoi isn't bad either.
Good to see you back on here too.
by DerekF
Sun 29 Nov 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different
Replies: 21
Views: 848

Re: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different

BAe146-200 prototype E2008 as G-WAUS at Farnborough 1984. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50660128981_729d41229f_o.jpg zz1984065_18_1 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr The same aircraft at the London City Airport open day in 1988 as G-BMYE. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50660128961_d526597e8...
by DerekF
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow melancholy.
Replies: 29
Views: 2818

Re: Airshow melancholy.

My first airshow was a Leuchars show in 1970 and I've been to at least one show every year since, including this year- an Old Warden show in July.
by DerekF
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations
Replies: 27
Views: 1212

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations

Taken from a great spot at Alconbury in 1982. If I recall the flightline of the F-5Es was just across the fence. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50645387821_c4efbbd67f_o.jpg z1982437_01 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Taken from my office window at Woodford in 1992. The office is still there but...
by DerekF
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F

A vacform conversion! Brings me out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. One day maybe...
by DerekF
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F

iainpeden wrote:
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 1:23 pm
Derek, lovely work but you are missing the F-105.
Missing but not forgotten.There is no 1/48 F-105B.There are Thunderbirds decals available which fit the Monogram F-105D. Unfortunately the Thunderbirds flew the F-105B which has a shorter nose.
by DerekF
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions

Beaver at Vancouver seaplane port in November 2010. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50636267013_485f1f84c0_o.jpg zDSC_2635D by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Avent DC-10 freighter arrives at Liege in October 2009. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50636267093_3a44b2fab1_o.jpg zDSC_1898C by Derek...
by DerekF
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F

Here's a photo of the complete Thunderbirds collection in 1/48 scale.

Image20201120_150619 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr