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by Ant.H
Sat 16 Jan 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Arma Hobby 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-1B
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Arma Hobby 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-1B

Nice build, loving the exhaust staining in particular. Top job.
by Ant.H
Sat 16 Jan 2021, 11:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Revell 1/72 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Revell 1/72 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

Fantastic build Shaun, absolutely top notch. Love the Alclad areas especially, they're a great finishing touch.
by Ant.H
Sat 16 Jan 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Back log builds Pt 2 The Boeing SST
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Back log builds Pt 2 The Boeing SST

Nice job on the SST's Ian, a very fiddly scale but they look very tidy. Interesting kit too, not something you see people build every day and being able to build both configs from one box is a neat idea.

Oh and those Saturn rockets are huge!
by Ant.H
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 9:18 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Preserved railways 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Preserved railways 2020

Thanks for the info on U-of-S Aquarious, fingers crossed she doesn't stay silent for too long.
by Ant.H
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8:08 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 28
Views: 2908

Re: RAFM disposals

Archer makes some very good points, and while I understand the argument from that perspective there is still the question of whether these proposed disposals do anything to promote that "story of the RAF" line, and also the "slippery slope" effect further down the line as alluded to by Capercaillie....
by Ant.H
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Koksijde week 1 2021 : NVG training C-130
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Koksijde week 1 2021 : NVG training C-130

If you gave someone a brief to take striking images of a grey C130 operating in near darkness, they might consider it a practical joke.

Great pics under the circumstances, great use of the available light and some very picturesque shots.
by Ant.H
Sat 09 Jan 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 28
Views: 2908

Re: RAFM disposals

Really bizarre to see the world's only surviving two-seat Fw190 with "significance/duplication" written next to it, both the RAFM 190's are hugely significant and sole survivors (only surviving two seater, only surviving Mistel aircraft). How can the only prone Meteor be considered a duplicate?? If ...
by Ant.H
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Sarah's 2020 - Heavy (sorry)
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Sarah's 2020 - Heavy (sorry)

Plenty of great pics there Sarah, you manage to make it look like a normal year of activity!

Some great airliner shots, don't often say that as they can be a bit samey but the 747's and special paint jobs are great catches.

Roll on 2021!
by Ant.H
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1461

Re: Proud to be British?

Is Britain perfect? No, but then it never has been and never could be, and nor could any other country. On balance, Britain is one of the best places in the entire world to be part of. History, Healthcare, Welfare, Justice, Economy, Socially progressive (mostly), working conditions...the list goes o...
by Ant.H
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Preserved railways 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Preserved railways 2020

Some great shots Andy, that last shed shot of the Hall class is a stunner! Was it an arranged shoot of some kind? The bloke in the trilby and yellow jacket is a great bit of composition and catches the light perfectly. As for Union of S Africa, unless you know something I don't it's the expiry of he...
by Ant.H
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Russian 5th gen fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Re: New Russian 5th gen fighter

Not exactly new, although they are still in the early stages of service introduction. The Su-57 is what used to be called the T-50, the first flight of which was back in 2010.
by Ant.H
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What Aviation Stuff did Santa Airdrop this year?
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: What Aviation Stuff did Santa Airdrop this year?

Rowland White has done well this Christmas, I also got Harrier 809 :D :D

Also got a bunch of Haynes manuals (MiG-29, Fw190 and Falklands War) and the new tool Airfix 1.72 Dakota with Jeep and field gun.
by Ant.H
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Fujimi 1/72 Douglas A-4E Skyhawk
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Fujimi 1/72 Douglas A-4E Skyhawk

Very tasty Shaun, good spray skills.
by Ant.H
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/48 Canberra's B (1) 8 & PR 9
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Airfix 1/48 Canberra's B (1) 8 & PR 9

Top notch Ian, great builds!
by Ant.H
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/72 Westland Sea King HC4
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Airfix 1/72 Westland Sea King HC4

Thanks for the tip, it's certainly very effective.
by Ant.H
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/72 Westland Sea King HC4
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Airfix 1/72 Westland Sea King HC4

Very nice Shaun, have to agree that detail and finish quality make it look more like 1/48.

Did you tint the canopy roof panels yourself and if so what was the technique?
by Ant.H
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Re: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust

Brilliant idea, looking forward to the updates!
by Ant.H
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: DH Chipmunk WK640/G-BWUV Restoration Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1540

Re: DH Chipmunk WK640/G-BWUV Restoration Project

Congratulations on your new project Blue, she certainly looks the worse for wear compared to that Waddo pic! Best of luck with it. On the subject of Chipmunk projects, there's a very tantalising Chippy fuselage on the edge of the playing fields at Dulwych College, London. This is WB627, and I've bee...
by Ant.H
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hasegawa 1/48 F-104A Starfighter
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Hasegawa 1/48 F-104A Starfighter

Very nice Derek, lovely stuff! A refreshing choice of markings, too.
by Ant.H
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Berlin-Gatow - December 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Berlin-Gatow - December 2019

Although swastikas are banned on airworthy and/or outdoor exhibits, museums in Germany can display swastikas as long as they have a form of written consent and conform to certain conditions, such as making sure they stay indoors. The German authorities are still very sensitive about swastikas, a few...
by Ant.H
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT 2019 - 6 Days, 6 Photos Per Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: RIAT 2019 - 6 Days, 6 Photos Per Day

Fantastic shots, as Tommy said these are very crisp and clean. Love the Spanish Harrier shot with the gear in transit, great action shot.

Have to admit the retro Spitfire scheme on the RNoAF F16B is completely new to me, how did I miss that one??
by Ant.H
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Academy 1/72 F-4J Phantom
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Academy 1/72 F-4J Phantom

Really nice build Shaun, beautifully done and a good choice of colour scheme and markings.

Tasty!
by Ant.H
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Desford petition
Replies: 13
Views: 1564

Re: Desford petition

Hammy,

Thanks for your info on the Desford and current state of play.

Is there any particular technical reason why the aircraft couldn't be considered airworthy in the long term? It's all a bit curious that it should be restored to full airworthiness and then potentially grounded in a museum.
by Ant.H
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 19
Views: 2182

Re: Chuck Yeager

I think he was quite a marmite character TBH - certainly a brave chap but ruthless as well. His autobiography mentions 'waxing a lot of fannies' with Bud Anderson TT An autobiography that was apparently ghost-written. A very eventful life, and as others have said a character who seemed to divide op...