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by Craig
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1091
Views: 101582

Re: President Trump

Churchill was a good war time leader, he had an ability to bring the country together in a time of it's time of need. it doesn't make him a good and he wouldn't have been PM if not for war. In fact if you judged him by today's standards he was a terrible person (obviously standards were different t...
by Craig
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2A
Replies: 3
Views: 2282

Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2A

Awesome! That looks absolutely superb!
by Craig
Sun 21 Apr 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sri Lanka Bombings
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: Sri Lanka Bombings

I'm not going to even attempt to pick through this some of you need to have a good hard think before hitting the post button.

Locked.
by Craig
Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 2008 Queens flypast
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: 2008 Queens flypast

Incredible. I saw it the first time last year and it was a very pale shadow of that. Incredible just how much things have changed in a decade.
by Craig
Tue 22 Jan 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4368
Views: 262446

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Which has been the depressing thing since before the referendum vote -- there are too many MPs on both sides of the debate ( and I include May amongst them ) who are more concerned with petty point-scoring & party politics than in doing what's best for the Country. Given that this was the whole...
by Craig
Sun 13 Jan 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: British Airways 100th Anniversary
Replies: 85
Views: 18976

Re: British Airways 100th Anniversary

A BOAC Dreamliner or A380 would be quite something!
by Craig
Fri 11 Jan 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 Spitfire Project - the next batch
Replies: 5
Views: 3590

Re: 1/72 Spitfire Project - the next batch

These are looking great mate nice work! I do love a Seafire!
by Craig
Wed 09 Jan 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/32 Revell Mosquito Mk.IV
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: 1/32 Revell Mosquito Mk.IV

Lovely job! Very nice indeed is that!
by Craig
Wed 09 Jan 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Special Scheme Tonka
Replies: 59
Views: 8729

Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Yep it's official. It doesn't matter what the RAF do people aren't happy.
by Craig
Tue 08 Jan 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 579796

Re: RIAT 2019

Perhaps punters are more savvy than RIAT think re the Friday pricing and they are having to back peddle? i think they are doing just that. the question still remains, why would anyone pay near full price for a ticket for half a show day? It's not even "near" full price-the tickets cost ex...
by Craig
Mon 07 Jan 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 579796

Re: RIAT 2019

Brevet Cable wrote:A cynic would speculate that they're having difficulty shifting the Friday tickets, hence the early resorting to such offers. :whistle:

I did wonder. Too late for me anyway hotel is booked and for the first time in many years I won't be doing Friday. A shame but hopefully the message will be received.
by Craig
Tue 11 Dec 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Tornado F.3 pair
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Tornado F.3 pair

No it was black originally. I don't know if it flew with a black radome but it was certainly rolled out as such. It looks better than the grey anyway https://www.airliners.net/photo/UK-Air-Force/Panavia-Tornado-F3/1100821/L I'm pretty sure it did fly with the black redone but maybe only once. The a...
by Craig
Sat 08 Dec 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Tornado F.3 pair
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Tornado F.3 pair

Lovely job mate! I'm working on the GR4 at present and finding the same. Some fit issues I haven't really conquered but it's building into a smart Tornado. Anything like those two I'd be very happy with!
by Craig
Sat 08 Dec 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 579796

Re: RIAT 2019

Well I've booked for next year as had a bit of a bonus from work so seemed a good use of it. A bit upset at having missed the Super Earlybird for Saturday already. I couldn't afford them before so it can't be helped but it does seem the number of tickets at the discount rate has been cut. Also this ...
by Craig
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Kopro 1/48 Sukhoi Su22M3
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Re: Kopro 1/48 Sukhoi Su22M3

Lovely! That's really nice and not the easiest of schemes!
by Craig
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4368
Views: 262446

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The concept of the UK manufacturing and exporting more is laudable. The problem is our economy is largely post industrial and to restart much manufacturing would require investment. Private companies won't do so because of concerns over trade and government can't/won't for ideological/cost reasons. ...
by Craig
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Single or twin seat?
Replies: 40
Views: 3969

Re: Single or twin seat?

Some aircraft do, some don't. I like the look of twin-seat F-15s and F-18s but hate the look of twin seat F-16s. I think single-seat Hunters are better looking than bulbous twin-seaters, yet quite like the look of a similarly bulbous two-seat Lightning. Although I didn't dislike them, I think a sin...
by Craig
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Best Corgi Aircraft Model?
Replies: 17
Views: 4638

Re: Best Corgi Aircraft Model?

I've got a collection of around 300 models, mostly Corgi military and British or German but with a decent sized collection of 1:200 scale airliners which really are beautiful models. As for favourites it's almost impossible to pin down. I love my Swordfish and the 1:48 Lightning is a spectacular loo...
by Craig
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Single or twin seat?
Replies: 40
Views: 3969

Re: Single or twin seat?

I think I am right in saying that the Su-27 Flanker is the only aircraft that did not need to be 'stretched' to make a two-seater. The single-seat Su-27 Flanker-B is exactly the same length as the two-seat Su-27UB Flanker-C - the only difference is the upper fuselage contours and taller fins. It is...
by Craig
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Italeri 1/48 Tornado 311° Gruppo special
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Re: Italeri 1/48 Tornado 311° Gruppo special

Stunning job on a beautiful scheme! I love it!
by Craig
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Tamiya 1/48 A-10A
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-10A

Nice job! The Hog certainly has something about it! You're churning out models at a good rate lately, excellent effort especially for during the summer!
by Craig
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Condor 1/48 Heinkel He178
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Re: Condor 1/48 Heinkel He178

A fascinating look at just how far things have come. Did it have no national markings at all?
by Craig
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Voyager?
Replies: 28
Views: 3651

Re: RAF Voyager?

Maximum of two jets at a time can be refuelled. Even on the three pointers. They use either the centre point for large types or the two wing pods. Interestingly the Voyager cannot be refuelled, they don't have probes and as an Airbus type they don't have the boom recepticle. I presume a probe could ...
by Craig
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: GWH 1/48 F-15C Eagle MSIP II
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Re: GWH 1/48 F-15C Eagle MSIP II

Lovely job Derek that really does look the part! The F-15 definitely has something about it. Mud Hen next?
by Craig
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2018 Security
Replies: 81
Views: 11848

Re: 2018 Security

I dont think anyone has mentioned 100% secure as a target. I think we all know that it cant be acheived. But (not just this year) there are always examples quoted of where security could easily be better, wasted resoures or procedures more consistanly applied. That's the point I'm making though. Fo...