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by Ant.H
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Mach2 1/72 B-45 Tornado
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Mach2 1/72 B-45 Tornado

Nice build Derek, worth persevering with!

Worth remembering that the B45 was also an RAF type for a short time, a small number were painted in RAF colours and flown by RAF crews for Operation Jiu Jitsu.
by Ant.H
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 278
Views: 129773

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Mike,

The green/brown camo on the Spit would be accurate for a Mk.V Spit in early 1941, the sky spinner and tail band are post-BofB.

I do agree, though, that it would be nice to see her one day in the green/grey scheme she rolled out of the factory in.
by Ant.H
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: London Christmas Lights ~ December 2020 *UPDATE 1*
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: London Christmas Lights ~ December 2020.

Great shots Brian, looking forward to more.

The Xmas lights have certainly brightened things up, even Oxford Street has been badly hit by the pandemic and several premises have been vacant for months.
by Ant.H
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Swiss Vampire
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Swiss Vampire

Fantastic pictures Patrik!

Very surprised to see a formation shot with Vampire and An-2, possibly a world first??

Thank you for sharing these.
by Ant.H
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different
Replies: 21
Views: 837

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

According to the BBMF's official souvenir guide, ZA947 was in reality numbered 661 with the RCAF and served with them for a number of years. She then came to Europe post-war, still with the RCAF, but at some point was absorbed into the UK military and somehow became KG661. The real KG661 was written...
by Ant.H
Sun 29 Nov 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Flying an RC Spitfire (in formation) from the cockpit
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Flying an RC Spitfire (in formation) from the cockpit

Cracking vid and impressive tech! Do you have any problems feeling a bit queezy while flying it??

Out of interest, where was this filmed?
by Ant.H
Sun 29 Nov 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/32 KittyHawk F-5F
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: 1/32 KittyHawk F-5F

There I was looking forward to a Hellcat...:D

Just kidding, great build of the F-5F and great finish to the paint too. Looks very realistic. I hope you get the chance to present it in person.

What was so wrong with the Su-22?
by Ant.H
Thu 26 Nov 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up

UK preservation is full of valiant efforts like this, it's a great shame if she really is going to be cut up.

Commiserations to the Guppy team and all credit for thinking ahead to future projects.
by Ant.H
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F

Cracking builds Derek, that's an awesome line-up.
by Ant.H
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

It appears that the rear fuselage section in the sand & spinach pic is a replacement in the Blue or Blue Grey, interesting mash-up scheme for any modellers.
by Ant.H
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1:48 aircrew
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: 1:48 aircrew

A couple of links below to some figures that should be pretty close to what you want. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PJ481131?result-token=87rhw https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PJ481115?result-token=87rhw Those were just on a quick search, you might be able to find something even more fitting...
by Ant.H
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 52
Views: 2787

Re: What are you reading?

Just in the closing stages of "Fate is the Hunter" by Ernest K. Gann, an aviation classic that I've somehow neglected until now. Very interesting to read something from both the civvy and military air transport perspective, with no shortage of colourful characters and hair raising incidents.
by Ant.H
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10028

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

The quote about transporting the fuselage as one piece sounds a bit odd and optimistic. When she was last transported it was cut into top and bottom halves to make it roadable.
by Ant.H
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 1983 - 1990 Scans from Negatives
Replies: 45
Views: 5030

Re: 1983 - 1990 Scans from Negatives

Great set, that Victor take-off shot is the pick of the bunch for me.
by Ant.H
Thu 05 Nov 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 454
Views: 176928

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

Great to see those elevators moving, another milestone.

I am of course frankly disgusted that the government doesn't class working on '788 as essential...
by Ant.H
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Air to Air with the rare P-2
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Air to Air with the rare P-2

Thanks Mike, only going on what I was told. Thanks for the correction!
by Ant.H
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Air to Air with the rare P-2
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Air to Air with the rare P-2

Lovely shots, not many of these flying now.
by Ant.H
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Eduard 1/72 Hellcat II
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Eduard 1/72 Hellcat II

Very nice build, always good to see a British Pacific Fleet scheme too.

I have the 1.48th ARII/Otaki/Airfix Hellcat in very similar colours on my to-build pile...
by Ant.H
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Some more from 1992 - Cosford, Lyneham and Wattisham
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: Some more from 1992 - Cosford, Lyneham and Wattisham

A nostalgic set, love the Herc and Nimrod shots in particular.
by Ant.H
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Aurora 1/48 DH-10
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Aurora 1/48 DH-10

Nice one Derek, great build of a rare kit and like Ian said those props look great. What was the technique? Also, what did you use for the rigging wires?

Tackling the slightly nasty SMER Fokker Dr.1 in 1.44 scale (yes, 1.44 not 1.48 or 1/144!) at the moment and could do with the advice.
by Ant.H
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Helicopter at Burton Bradstock
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Helicopter at Burton Bradstock

Operated by Historic Helicopters, Chard. See website below:

https://www.historichelicopters.com/Pag ... pters.html
by Ant.H
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: None Aircraft - My other builds.
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: None Aircraft - My other builds.

Great to see, those ships are really well done and nicely mounted too. The finish on the Black Pearl is ace, did you use a wash of some kind?

Used to enjoy the old Airfix 1/600 kits but haven't done one for ages, I should give it another go.
by Ant.H
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: My stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: My stuff

Thanks for the info, I wondered if that was the Revell Mosquito but then thought "Can't be, it's too good". :D Well done mate. That Spit is very convincing, never built that kit but looks like I'll have to buy one... Yes please to your other stuff, I'm pretty sure most of us "dabble&q...
by Ant.H
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: My stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: My stuff

Brilliant, love the individual builds and the diorama. Could you give some details of what kits and materials you've used?
by Ant.H
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Sywell Visit 09.10.20
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Sywell Visit 09.10.20

Thanks for the info guys, it certainly sneaked in under my radar.