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by ArabJazzie
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Brize Norton ZZ336
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: RAF Brize Norton ZZ336

Peach of a shot!
Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 1:06 pm
Very nice shot indeed. But my word, that scheme is hideous. Utterly tasteless.
From someone who is not a supporter of the Union, i actually quite like it and hope i can get the chance to see it one day.
Stay Safe,
Geoff.
by ArabJazzie
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113789

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

Oh I'm sure the company is within their rights to do it, doesn't stop it being annoying though. The only thing I may be able to use as ammo to fight them is that at least 2 senior members of staff advised me verbally that we could carry over 2 weeks. Further you would have thought that given the go...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113789

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

Having been told we could carry holiday over as per the government guidelines I've now been told I've got to take it all before the end of the year. Apparently as covid hasn't prevented us from taking our leave the company is not obliged to offer to carry it over, even though my line manager told m...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5290

Re: Lockdown Build thread

Hello again all, If it wasnt for having to use up annual leave, i should have returned to normal shifts at work today, so i should really bring this thread up to date now that my lockdown is essentially over. Part of the reason for a delay is, in the missing 2 months, my wife and i have been getting...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41011

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

In the case of the Spitfire/P-40 deal, it was forces outside the control of the parties involved in recovering that airframe that shafted the deal. And that Spitfire i believe is to be a flyer, which i would rather see than it sitting gathering dust in a store. That completely misses the point. The...
by ArabJazzie
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41011

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Fantasy fairyland, really Mike, and what about before lockdown? And surely the reality is that the RAF museum has far more resources than some might care to remember. For example did they not exchange a valuable Spitfire airframe in a deal that was supposed to bring the ex Dennis Copping P-40 to th...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 14 Aug 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113789

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

Anyone else heard of Aruba before this morning? Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,000 kilometres west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres north of the coast of Venezuela. Population: 1 ...
by ArabJazzie
Wed 12 Aug 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113789

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

For you in Scotland it's not Boris who makes that call, it's a devolved decision so maybe (probably definitely!) Sturgeon will act differently. I think it's misleading to say that outbreaks are starting in pubs, they're not. It's just when you go into a pub your details are recorded and therefore i...
by ArabJazzie
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 4264

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Duxford runway ample length to accept any airliner whatsoever. BDXJ is preserved at Dunsfold. Hardly a glowing example of a preserved aircraft. And i have to question if its preservation in the context of this thread, or more likely as a film set that i believe it is still used for now and again? T...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113789

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

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/health/spain-coronavirus-antibody-study-lancet-intl/index.html If the Lancet is declaring herd immunity is almost impossible - why the hell do we still seem to be following this policy? Erm, can we drop the we there please? Scotland is seeking elimination of Covid-19,...
by ArabJazzie
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5290

Re: Lockdown Build thread

Hello again everyone, I am calling Spitfire FR.XIVe MV363/N of 11sqn RAF Seletar Singapore as done now, but its far from one of my best. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50029857671_740939dda5_b.jpg After construction was complete, it really started putting up a fight through the painting process...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 2134

Re: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports

Surely the highly skilled ground crew should have put chocks in front of each set of wheels to avoid the aircraft running away after being sat in the same place for 3 months whilst leaking brake pressure? It's not rocket science, is it? Being "highly skilled" ground crew myself, i have to say that ...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 2134

Re: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports

OOOPS!

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/new ... n-airport/

CHOCKS, Nah!
BRAKES, Nah!
PERSONNEL, Yeah right!

Stay Safe,
Geoff.
by ArabJazzie
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113789

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

I believe it is now the whole of the UK. Fines for Scotland have been set at (the slightly random figure of) £480 I think, although fines in Wales and NI have not yet been established. Its only random if you dont know the mechanism on how that figure is calculated. I was once told, but not somethin...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.
Replies: 196
Views: 7833

Re: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.

Its a tad disingenuous to say that people dont know about Edward Colston and the way he made his money. There has been enough coverage of him over the last few years for many people to, maybe not name him, but link his name to his shameful part of British history, something i remember covering as a ...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5290

Re: Lockdown Build thread

Hello again everyone, I have to say this is now a case of the good, the bad and the downright ugly! I did run out of some consumables, but as i would rather spend money on a car, it took a while to get what i needed. First the good and a foray into different paints with a 1/72 Gladiator painted usin...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 19 May 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5290

Re: Lockdown Build thread

Hello again, Having had some issues with my airbrush, i decided to invest in some new equipment, but first, i had a disaster with my Klear and the wings just couldnt settle. Hopefully cleaning the Klear off immediately saved it enough. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914213347_07dcee63b9_b.jpg...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 15 May 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Revell 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-109K-4
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Revell 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-109K-4

Really nice as usual Derek. Everything seems in more realistic proportion the larger the scale - hard to explain. As a 1/72 builder, i struggle at times to get the subject looking right in a picture. Always put it down to how lenses work at different focal lengths and grabbing a bit of distance usua...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 15 May 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard

Had the pleasure of seeing the Super Etandards and Rafale on Joint Warrior deployment at Leuchars towards the end. Brought back some good memories with that one bud!
Stay Safe,
Geoff.
by ArabJazzie
Wed 13 May 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5290

Re: Lockdown Build thread

peskypete wrote:
Tue 12 May 2020, 11:04 pm
HI , In your thread you mentioned you were looking for a Westland Whirlwind. I have a surplus Classic Airframe 1/48 unmade kit. If you are interested drop me a PM.
Regards

Pete
Thanks for the offer Pete, but im looking for the Special Hobby Whirlwind in 1/72.
Stay Safe,
Geoff.
by ArabJazzie
Fri 08 May 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5290

Re: Lockdown Build thread

Looks much neater Geoff, I could not use a airbrush, way to much fiddling for me! So hats off to you. Ian Stay calm and keep on modeling! Ian, I was very reluctant to get one initially, but when i compare my brush painting skill to my airbrush skills, there really is no comparison. The masking can ...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 08 May 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 26
Views: 5290

Re: Lockdown Build thread

Hello again, I really wasnt happy with the way the camo turned out on this one so tried brush painting some touch ins, but it didnt work too well. So i made some masks and got it better, then caused an overspray while trying to be too smart for myself. In the end, it turned out better than expected ...
by ArabJazzie
Thu 07 May 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Air brush and Compressor, recommendations please
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Air brush and Compressor, recommendations please

Andy,
I can only second what Seamus says as it was his fault that i bought one of the 130s originally, then moved onto a 116C.

As for compressor, i have one similar to the Bartsharps with a tank.
Stay Safe,
Geoff.
by ArabJazzie
Wed 06 May 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 Antonov An-12BK Cub - Roden kit
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: 1/72 Antonov An-12BK Cub - Roden kit

Great to see new blood and something well done that you dont normally see.
Stay Safe,
Geoff.
by ArabJazzie
Wed 06 May 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 Airfix Lightning F2A
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: 1/72 Airfix Lightning F2A

Blackbird wrote:
Wed 06 May 2020, 10:46 am
Not sure if this will help Geoff - Boscombe Down '92.
Yes, all of them do, and i am nearly on the verge of diverting to get on with them!
Stay Safe,
Geoff.