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by docman
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Paint advice required.
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Paint advice required.

For what it’s worth I’ve been using the Hataka red range with an airbrush and I’ve been pleased with the results. The problems have all been due to my poor airbrushing skills!
by docman
Wed 18 Sep 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Jersey Airport; a grand day out.
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: Jersey Airport; a grand day out.

Thank you Robin for your view on the airshow. I was fortunate with the weather for most of the day although due to drizzle I could hear the Noratlas arriving back long before I saw it!
by docman
Tue 17 Sep 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Jersey Airport; a grand day out.
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Jersey Airport; a grand day out.

When the Swedish Airforce Historic Flight were first listed on the Jersey Airshow website only the Tunnan and Draken were down to display. Having seen both at the previous Zeltweg show I was in two minds about booking a day trip to the island of Jersey as it was the Viggen I most wanted to see. Fort...
by docman
Mon 17 Jun 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Dunsfold Final Wings & Wheels-End of an era
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Dunsfold Final Wings & Wheels-End of an era

When a pair of Hurricanes finished their display yesterday (Sunday 16th June), Dunsfold Park had hosted its final Wings & Wheels show. The first event was held in 2005 and Dunsfold Park is to be developed for housing. Whilst the weather was in the main overcast with showers there were over both ...
by docman
Fri 15 Mar 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: BA100 BEA BOAC Landor Retro liveries, updated with Negus
Replies: 15
Views: 5200

Re: BA100 BEA BOAC Landor Retro liveries

Beautiful! Number four looks like the box lid for the original Airfix 747 kit.
by docman
Fri 15 Mar 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2018

These are well composed and processed images. I was disappointed by the number of mine ruined by heat haze both at Yeovilton and a couple of other shows last year. An impressive set!
by docman
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Headcorn Display Friday/Saturday (Sunday added)
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: Headcorn Display Friday/Saturday (Sunday added)

Being local it was impossible not to return for a third day. The wind was noticeably stronger which meant the C-47 para-drop was re-scheduled for later in the day. The BBMF Chipmunk appeared with "spares" and was a welcome sight for those of us whose can recall dayglo markings on various a...
by docman
Sun 01 Jul 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Headcorn Display Friday/Saturday (Sunday added)
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Headcorn Display Friday/Saturday (Sunday added)

Another sun blessed venue with a relaxed atmosphere and the sun on ones back! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/926/43072193772_370741d552_b.jpg File0279 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/43072196642_b8cfc80669_b.jpg _DSC4636 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://farm1.sta...
by docman
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: A Spotters Day the French Way
Replies: 15
Views: 2822

A Spotters Day the French Way

Following an overnight stay in Val de Reuil (30 minutes from Evreux) it required an early start to arrive at the gate by 0700. The queue was slow but the security checks on both vehicles and passengers thorough. Following a welcoming talk by the base commander and having been handed coffee and a Spo...
by docman
Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Headcorns BofB Weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 794

Headcorns BofB Weekend

Not the selection of the last Battle of Britain weekend here but nonetheless the sun and quality of the participants shone. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/34972178254_21a278041f_o.jpg _DSC2762 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4231/35002262733_f85525e10d_o.jpg _DSC2326...
by docman
Fri 03 Mar 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Coningsby Open Day June 1986-more added
Replies: 12
Views: 4511

Re: RAF Coningsby Open Day June 1986-more added

Thank you for you comments. I was fortunate to obtain a Nikon Coolscan LS5000 recently which was unopened and has improved my scans over the Minolta Dimage I had previously used. How easy it was to take the Lightnings and Jaguars for granted! https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2821/32382157304_2840571395...
by docman
Wed 01 Mar 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Coningsby Open Day June 1986-more added
Replies: 12
Views: 4511

RAF Coningsby Open Day June 1986-more added

Sometimes the weather "plays ball" and provides sun and clear skies. On 14th June 1986 the RAF showed off its new Tornado F.2s, and Coningsby opened its doors. An added bonus was the F.2s leaving to take part in the Queens birthday flypast over London. Having finally managed to find a dece...
by docman
Thu 16 Feb 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Mildenhall Air Fete 1977
Replies: 23
Views: 8647

Re: Mildenhall Air Fete 1977

Paris Air Show I believe.
by docman
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 10:32 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Zeltweg; Airpower at its best.
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: Zeltweg; Airpower at its best.

Thank you. One more of the Sycamore!
ImageDSC_2099 by Richard Digby, on Flickr
by docman
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 9:58 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Zeltweg; Airpower at its best.
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Zeltweg; Airpower at its best.

This was my third visit to Zeltweg and it justified a 0500 start from Graz. The usual arrangements for "Spotters" were excellent, with some traditional Austrian fare for breakfast included. I only managed the Friday (previous attendance on Saturdays had suggested the place would uncomforta...
by docman
Sun 03 Jul 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Headcorn Spitfire and Hurricane 3rd July
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Headcorn Spitfire and Hurricane 3rd July

An interesting hour at Headcorn with the clouds and sun making lighting difficult. A few "off topic" at the end to save another thread. https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7297/28025489806_cdcced5bee_o.jpg DSC_0990 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7480/27778889450_59d8f...
by docman
Sun 08 May 2016, 8:01 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Headcorn Spitfire 8th May 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Headcorn Spitfire 8th May 2016

Aero Legends returned to Headcorn with their Harvard, Dove and Spitfire Mk.IX (TD314) yesterday. Blue skies proved too much of a pull this afternoon. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/26863312396_517d6f6bfe_o.jpg DSC_0705 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/26829468091...
by docman
Wed 17 Feb 2016, 3:49 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Thai Tweet
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: Thai Tweet

It is labelled as a Thai design..RTAF-5 BTHO-5/1
by docman
Wed 17 Feb 2016, 10:25 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Thai Tweet
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: Thai Tweet

Here are a few more. It wasn't the easiest of places to find how to get there, but the following may be of use if anyone intends visiting. We took the Skytrain from central Bangkok (the Sukhumvit Line) to Mo Chit where we got a taxi. Its best to get a metered taxi which prevents the need to haggle! ...
by docman
Tue 16 Feb 2016, 2:13 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Thai Tweet
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Thai Tweet

The result of a recent visit to the Royal Thai Air Force museum, on the edge of Don Mueang airport, Bangkok. Apart from a school trip there appeared no-one else around which made photography easier. I think some of the aircraft had been taken outside for an event in one of the hangars. An impressive...
by docman
Sun 27 Sep 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Dove and Spitfire at Headcorn 26/9/15
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Dove and Spitfire at Headcorn 26/9/15

Headcorn continues to provide interest. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5766/21112107963_0a5a2a0bd0_o.jpg DSC_8137 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/632/21707053076_c6a7e23840_o.jpg DSC_8095 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/749/21546283329_bc4631d1...
by docman
Sat 04 Jul 2015, 7:08 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Spitfire arrival Headcorn 4/7/15
Replies: 0
Views: 855

Spitfire arrival Headcorn 4/7/15

Another welcome appearance at Headcorn. https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3715/19226834308_9f391cee0d_b.jpg DSC_6112 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/378/19226829510_cc02289913_b.jpg DSC_6110 by Richard Digby , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/550/19228230449_1786f3f64a_...
by docman
Wed 01 Jul 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1:72 Harrier GR1
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Re: Airfix 1:72 Harrier GR1

A neat build. I can still remember building the original Airfix offering which came with a surfeit of stores and superb artwork on the box!
by docman
Wed 01 Jul 2015, 2:13 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Soooooper Saturday Headcorn 27th June 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2208

Re: Soooooper Saturday Headcorn 27th June 2015

Nice to see the Islander back working again; the Caravan continues to be doing most of the work still. Nice photos of BBMF.
by docman
Wed 01 Jul 2015, 2:10 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Texan pair at Headcorn 30/6/15
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Texan pair at Headcorn 30/6/15

Thank you Colin. I have twice been lucky with my Headcorn visits this week and the lighting yesterday was as good as it gets.