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by TonyC
Tue 02 Mar 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: M-O-O-N and other astronomical things
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: M-O-O-N and other astronomical things

Nice shots, the only problem I foresee, is that it could get expensive if you chose to buy bigger, to get those Hubble clear images :slight_smile:
by TonyC
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

I'm liking that, excellent job :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by TonyC
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 4:15 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: M-O-O-N and other astronomical things
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: M-O-O-N

What they :point_up_2_tone1: all said :clap_tone2:
by TonyC
Fri 19 Feb 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Nice work on the gauges Blue but to my eyes, it seems visually odd that the instruments are placed behind the panel, as I'd always thought that the bezels were on the front face of the panel! Going back to my query regarding the positioning of the instruments, the link in Brian's (pen pusher) post ...
by TonyC
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2232
Views: 313592

Re: The Angry Thread...

starbuck wrote:
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 10:11 am
Bet you never thought you would get 9 posts about a piece of wood!!
Who wood've thought!







Sorry....
by TonyC
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Now complete Tamiya 1/48 Avro Lancaster
Replies: 24
Views: 2140

Re: Now complete Tamiya 1/48 Avro Lancaster

Just to repeat that which has already been said above, a nice looking model and hope that you have somewhere secure for it. :thumbsup:
by TonyC
Sat 06 Feb 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Nice work on the gauges Blue but to my eyes, it seems visually odd that the instruments are placed behind the panel, as I'd always thought that the bezels were on the front face of the panel! Not sure why, maybe its just down to the fact that I've grown used to seeing panels with the instrument beze...
by TonyC
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?
Replies: 39
Views: 3400

Re: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?

I haven't read anything about this, is there any particular reason that the LWH is being demolished and what are the plans, is any, for the space created?
by TonyC
Wed 03 Feb 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Now complete Tamiya 1/48 Avro Lancaster
Replies: 24
Views: 2140

Re: Build Thread: Tamiya 1/48 Avro Lancaster

Ant, I'd guess that the bombs haven't been painted yet as the kit has been moulded in black but as I say, it only a guess! Derek, I also am enjoying your build but if it is of interest, I've read that the Cookie bomb is seriously undersized although I was never that concerned, as although I built mi...
by TonyC
Wed 03 Feb 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Drawing Aeroplanes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Drawing Aeroplanes.

TonyC, I have man cave envy! Ditto. That's not so much a stash as an old-fashioned model shop! TonyC, I have man cave envy! Although I like having it all around me, it can be a distraction at times, as my concentration can wander leading to more daydreaming than modelling! ...I can draw inanimate o...
by TonyC
Sat 30 Jan 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Drawing Aeroplanes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Drawing Aeroplanes.

TonyC, get those pencils back out mate. I have an arty side too that I don't put to use often enough, but it really is something we should be doing. When I've finished a painting or a sketch, I'm always glad that I made the effort. Maybe one day but at the moment I've got a little too much in front...
by TonyC
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Drawing Aeroplanes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Drawing Aeroplanes.

Ahh, Rotring pens, I remember many a time, having to clean them out and having to replace the needle nibs, which I had to do repeated, due to having bent them! I think your finished drawing is excellent and very much in the style that I used to do myself in the late 70's, very early 80's, albeit wit...
by TonyC
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3940

Re: RAFM disposals

I replied in the BM post, which I pasted below but guess its more about the collection as a whole, rather than disposals... In an 'ideal world', I'd shut Hendon, sell the land and move the entire collection to Cosford and use the money from the sale, for purchases, maintenance . I'd then make the po...
by TonyC
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Russian 5th gen fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Re: New Russian 5th gen fighter

Aaaahhh, thanks Andy!

It just seemed that MiG had dropped off the radar, so to speak!
by TonyC
Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Russian 5th gen fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Re: New Russian 5th gen fighter

As an aside to the post, is there any reason why Sukhoi seem to have overtaken MiG, as Russia's prime military aircraft manufacturer?
by TonyC
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Just to add my appreciation and thanks for your updates in what has been a taxing year for everyone! It great that your interest and desire for '788 remains undiminished, where maybe, given the events of this year, it would be understandable if this had waned! Therefore. many thanks, more power to y...
by TonyC
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 scale Sea fury, help.
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: 1/72 scale Sea fury, help.

AndyXH558 wrote:
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 9:39 am
Hi Tony no not at all, Thank you that will really help.
Hi Andy,
Send me your address and I'll get them in the post for you!
Cheers
Tony
by TonyC
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 scale Sea fury, help.
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: 1/72 scale Sea fury, help.

Hi Andy,
If its not too late, I have the remains of a decal sheet from the Trumpeter 1:72 Sea Fury FB.11 kit (01631) which includes black & white stripes for upper/lower wings and the fuselage!

Happy to send them to you, if they will help?

Tony
by TonyC
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 91
Views: 13026

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

I'd be surprised if the locals will be happy, I seem to remember that they managed to delay the building of the concrete runway for quite a few years and isn't there also a limit, to the number of movements allowed each day/week?
by TonyC
Fri 23 Oct 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Fri 23 Oct 2020, 9:00 am
Ask the (Sea) Vixen obvs....

TT
:slight_smile: Clever, very clever.... :sweat_smile:
by TonyC
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 17547

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

GRO and MAG are leaving Haas after 2020 season. It was easy to deduct, now time for some fresh blood :) Magnussen I thought showed promise early on in his career but hasn't really progressed, not much to say about Grosjean other than I'll be glad to see the back of him. Grosjean has got talent to d...
by TonyC
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Blue_2 wrote:
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 8:13 am
Image
Ahhh, bless, bet butter wouldn't melt him his mouth but just out of interest, how do you intend to test this particular fox, for paternity?

Great update as usual :thumbsup:
by TonyC
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10827

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

OK, I'm going to show my ignorance here, what's air BnB?
by TonyC
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Tony, we are in the business of restoring rather than scrapping aircraft, so of course it's worth it! The rest of the aircraft is in very good order... Hi Graham, As I said, I'm no fettler and do not advocate scrapping anything, just for the sake of it so I appreciate the further explanation. It's ...
by TonyC
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189354

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Another great update but don't spread yourself too thinly matey! TT Sometimes, a change is good and '788 wll benefit, in the long run but I wonder, a lot of that corrision on the JP looks terminal or at the least, very time consuming, is it (I hate to use the phrase) worth it? Of course I'm no fett...