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by hunterxf382
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Gloucester Cathedral
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Gloucester Cathedral

Wow, that's quite some model! Not having seen one before, I had to google it and saw that card kits are available - is this an example of one? The details are amazing and must have required some concentration to figure out. As for the rest of winter - oh heck, why not just expand to the rest of the ...
by hunterxf382
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

Wyvernfan wrote:
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 7:03 pm
Thanks Pete. Any idea which squadron that was?
I've no idea I'm afraid...

In the continued search however - a photo showing it flying as part of a 4-ship at Farnborough, not just on static display (it did both)

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1627881
by hunterxf382
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Westland Wessex HU.5 XS484 History

As I have an interest in Wessex - I had a look around and found this link which shows a colour shot taken in 1964 (the year of delivery) in these colours: https://picclick.co.uk/Original-colour-slide-Wessex-HU5-XS484-203102476073.html And also noted it appeared at Farnborough that September too! htt...
by hunterxf382
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

Well there was me thinking you might have deserved a months rest from activities around 788, but it seems not if you intend to build that panel. At least access is about 100% easier than on the aircraft this time - so in theory it should be therapeutic to complete this? Well one can live in hope ;) ...
by hunterxf382
Sun 25 Oct 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ian Allan Birmingham - Closed
Replies: 12
Views: 2012

Re: Ian Allan Birmingham - Closed

There is some good news for Birmingham lovers of Ian Allan! The former Assistant Manager set up a new store barely one year ago, tucked away in the city centre, and is fast gaining a great reputation as word gets out - helped by some recent local media coverage too! Tornado Books & Hobbies is pretty...
by hunterxf382
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

Yet again another great update Graham... and good to see excellent progress being made despite the torture of restricted access and design :) Mind you, you owe me a new coffee mug and keyboard when I saw the second photo in your update, as I laughed out loud and succeeded in illustrating how far hot...
by hunterxf382
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6

That's a very tidy and well finished model indeed Derek! Small point though, as I'm a Brawdy veteran with a huge Hunter database... XK149 as you've modelled her would be from the 229 OCU era at Chivenor when she was a straight F6 with no modified tail brake chute etc. Once she arrived at Brawdy, con...
by hunterxf382
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

Blimey Graham, progress is coming along in leaps and bounds! Fantastic result from your trip down south too!

Rather pleasing to see the result of the kidnap Version 2 as well.... those Buccaneer gang will soon learn ;) I trust the required quantity of Jaffa's has gone up to a suitable amount now :)
by hunterxf382
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton MR3 WR985
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Shackleton MR3 WR985

From this interesting album over on Flickr, you can see that the Meteor (WL332 by the way), had been moved back in August, although it's current whereabouts are unknown judging by the rapid destruction taking place on the site judging by some of the photos... https://www.flickr.com/photos/152150614@...
by hunterxf382
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

Good grief - if things are that serious over some Jaffa cakes that anyone should need to call in the SAS I think I'll just deliver a jumbo pack to Graham myself if he should appear down at Coventry anytime...lol Imagine the consequences if there was a rationing at the supermarkets of Jaffa cakes whi...
by hunterxf382
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

I have no idea what it was for (being a "rigger") but the port lower intake on "Winston" had an evil bacon slicer at a 45 degree angle which wasn't so obvious when crawling underneath - and hurt just as much as the IFF ;)
by hunterxf382
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

She's coming along rather nicely Graham - you deserve a pat on the back for the progress being made! I can vouch for the smugness at seeing the cockpit light up for the first time in years as it has done - did the same of Hunter XF382 many years ago. Little steps that lead to a much bigger and bolde...
by hunterxf382
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Piston engined twin over Oswestry, Shropshire
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Piston engined twin over Oswestry, Shropshire

G-VROE is based at Sleap and was flying on Monday over that area.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... e#255e5021
by hunterxf382
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Warning - Scam camera sales web site
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Warning - Scam camera sales web site

Sounds even more dodgy when you check Companies House and find that the sole administrator of them uses a hotel address in London as the registered address??? https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12616134/officers The hotel in question - Manor House Hotel, 205-207 Hainault Road. https://www.ma...
by hunterxf382
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3695

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

Funnily enough, KEPLER AEROSPACE (UK) LTD is registered with companies house, with a tangible link to GJD if you check the details within. An interesting one given the transfer of ownership according to the above mentioned news link by UK Aviation News. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/122...
by hunterxf382
Mon 27 Jul 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 43735

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Take for example the Sea Vixen; now I recall about 10 or less years ago seeing one engine being run up. Sadly I think that’s as far as things got for one reason or another and it is just one of the many disappointments that we probably won’t ever see it fast taxy Well it certainly has moved under i...
by hunterxf382
Sun 28 Jun 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: A couple of meatboxes
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: A couple of meatboxes

EE549 has actually appeared on Horseguards Parade several times, but the original colour photo you referred to was taken in 1968 Iain. And judging by another shot from the same year - that can be further pinned down to 29/08/1968: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1237243 And for RAF100 in 2018, it ...
by hunterxf382
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Small quiz-airfield identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Small quiz-airfield identification

Scan 4 copy - that's Shobdon

Untitled -105-1 - that's Caernarfon

I recognised both right away, but still pondering the other UK ones ;)
by hunterxf382
Tue 19 May 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Manchester airport development
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Manchester airport development

Always interesting to see things like this. I use Google Earth for the same reason, as being able to shrink time and see how airfields change is something quite fascinating....
by hunterxf382
Thu 09 Apr 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

Coming along nicely there Graham! I wish I had the patience to do models still, as I love attenion to details - and this one is showing all the signs of being rather good when we get to see the finished article! I do like Meteors ;)
by hunterxf382
Wed 08 Apr 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

And wake turbulence would have been quite an issue as well :lmao:
by hunterxf382
Mon 06 Apr 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172915

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

Sadly it may have just been a bit or artistic licence on the part of the artwork producer, as no Meteor is listed as a participant for that show Graham :(

https://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_showreports&view=article&ct=GB&id=1261
by hunterxf382
Sat 04 Apr 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S2C
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S2C

:shock: I'm finding it hard to comprehend that this is a 1/72 kit to be fair. The attention to detail is stunning! Well done!
by hunterxf382
Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020

Jacking up the Navy Bucc simulates the take-off attitude when being catapult launched.. Impressive that it was replicated for this photoshoot!
by hunterxf382
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Daily Fail reporting Flybe gone
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: Daily Fail reporting Flybe gone

Sadly it seems to be true - just been sent a photo of a seizure notice affixed to one at Glasgow, with an update saying also it's happening at Manchester as well.