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by TonyC
Fri 12 Jun 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Buccaneer Aviation Group
Replies: 9
Views: 2120

Re: The Buccaneer Aviation Group

That is great news and I also wish you all the best, with the move and future operations :clap:
by TonyC
Sun 31 May 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A New Step Into Space
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: A New Step Into Space

I was amazed at how quickly it took off and cleared the tower, I was sort of expecting it to be a lot slower but guess its not carrying as much weight as the Saturn V or Shuttle did!
by TonyC
Sat 23 May 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 395
Views: 164530

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

It looks a lot happier than it did! Also, we have a Baldrick-esque Cunning Plan to get the Rebecca scope looking like it is a fully functional unit... Watch this space! Is it as cunning as a fox what used to be Professor of Cunning at Oxford University? Well, someone was going to go there! :grinning:
by TonyC
Fri 22 May 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 395
Views: 164530

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

Blue_2 wrote:
Thu 21 May 2020, 6:40 pm
Tony, it survived because it wasn't originally 788's, we found it for her. It didn't escape though, one plug had been chopped out...

Cheers Ant!
Ahhh, still looks go though!
by TonyC
Fri 22 May 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Spitfire Mk. Ia/P9374 in London ~ 2nd July 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Spitfire Mk. Ia/P9374 in London ~ 2nd July 2015

That was 5 YEARS AGO?

Bloody hell, at this rate, I'll soon be gone from this world, if life doesn't slow down a bit :thinking:
by TonyC
Thu 21 May 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 395
Views: 164530

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

Blue_2 wrote:
Thu 21 May 2020, 1:37 pm
21/05/2020 Update
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Nice work but how did this box manage to avoid the Phantom Wire Cutter of Olde London Town?
by TonyC
Sun 17 May 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eurovision 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Eurovision 2020

Fortunately there's an Off Button on our TV :slight_smile:
by TonyC
Mon 11 May 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 10386

Re: Social Distance Spotting

Sorry to be pedantic, but where have you found that quote? The only 'official' guidance I can find is BJ's speech, which says: "...And from this Wednesday, we want to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise. You can sit in the sun in your local park, you can dri...
by TonyC
Sat 09 May 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Urgent help please
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: Urgent help please

I'd have doubts about using that paint as its not a brand I'm familar with however, I'd follow the advise given by Iain, then ensure that you have thoroughly shaken the can (about 5 minutes but be aware you may get funny looks from people who are unaware of what you are doing :shock: :biggrin: ) aft...
by TonyC
Mon 04 May 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1690
Views: 54272

Re: Aviation- On This Day

3 may 2009 The day Shoreham nearly came early. Ignoring the fact the crosswind exceeded High speed taxi limits for a Victor. Bob Prothero decided to show off and it nearly killed him . https://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i23/ianfinch_photos/airshows/IMG_8407b_zpscmg2etm7.jpg~original Did the CAA tak...
by TonyC
Sun 03 May 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: UKAR Forum upgrade
Replies: 131
Views: 12375

Re: UKAR Forum upgrade

blackfive460 wrote:
Sat 02 May 2020, 5:25 pm
TonyC wrote:
Sat 02 May 2020, 2:35 pm
Not sure if its just me ...
No, it's not just you, see the post above your's! :grin:
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

:wall: :wall:

Whoops, insufficient alcohol obviously :lol:
by TonyC
Sat 02 May 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: UKAR Forum upgrade
Replies: 131
Views: 12375

Re: UKAR Forum upgrade

Not sure if its just me but the "Mark Forums Read" isn't or doesn't appear to be working, as when I click on the "New Posts" button, it is still showing all posts from the 29 April, even though no new comments have been added to the thread!
by TonyC
Wed 29 Apr 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: UKAR Forum upgrade
Replies: 131
Views: 12375

Re: UKAR Forum upgrade

Would seem a backward step if it is no longer available (sorry, that's not meant as a criticism) as we would have to browse all the individual boards, to find new posts! It also seems that there is no order to how the posts are listed, though this could be that I have not set up my settings correctl...
by TonyC
Wed 29 Apr 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: UKAR Forum upgrade
Replies: 131
Views: 12375

Re: UKAR Forum upgrade

Pen Pusher wrote:
Wed 29 Apr 2020, 2:30 pm
Very nice but wasn't there a link for 'New Posts' on the old forum?
Agreed, View New Posts button is missing!
by TonyC
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Best aerobatic/stunt performer.
Replies: 25
Views: 2419

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Best aerobatic/stunt performer.

Brietling, Utterly Butterly and Crunchies

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by TonyC
Sun 19 Apr 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum 15 March 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum 15 March 2020

Tomahawk wrote:
Thanks, I hadn't realised that's where 'Swamp Ghost 'had gone either.

The wreck is a Nakajima B5N 'Kate' bomber, the large picture on the wall behind is of the same type.


Thanks for that, be nice if both are restored eventually!
by TonyC
Sat 18 Apr 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum 15 March 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum 15 March 2020

Nice pictures and I'm pleased to see pictures of B-17 "Swamp Ghost", as I'd lost track of her in recent years! What is the wreck in picture 10 though? It looks Japanese but only because I don't recognise it as an American airframe but then again, USAAC/USAAF is not an area that that I'm th...
by TonyC
Tue 14 Apr 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 395
Views: 164530

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

I guess banging plastic isn't a real substitution for banging aluminium but it still looks great :clap:
by TonyC
Mon 13 Apr 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Collections
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: Collections

I collect or rather did collect, medals! I still have a complete set of World War 1 campaign medals and used to own a complete set of World War Two campaign medals including clasps and dominion versions which in some cases were silver, rather than silver coated! I also used to own amongst many other...
by TonyC
Fri 03 Apr 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S2C
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S2C

Nice, I've got one in the stash to build and would be very happy if I can achieve a similar finish! :clap:

I must get round to putting a few of my finished models on the site!
by TonyC
Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Football
Replies: 46
Views: 4809

Re: Football

I lost interest in football, the year that Manchester United paid £89m for Pogba and then paid his agent millions as well! That just proved that the game had really just become about money and is not self sustaining! However, I have a couple of ideas... Option One If restrictions are lifted before m...
by TonyC
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 395
Views: 164530

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

Blue_2 wrote:
To be fair, I wouldn't say it's easy but the schematic diagrams make it make sense...


Well, you lost me at 'easy'! :lol:
by TonyC
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable
Replies: 13
Views: 3710

Re: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable

I know, "it's the owner money", "he can do as if wishes", "paint it pink with blue spots if he so desires" and yes "I could have bought the airframe (no chance there) and do as I wished" but sorry, it doesn't look right! I'm afraid that I just dont understand ...
by TonyC
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Buccaneer XV168 Restoration Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: Buccaneer XV168 Restoration Project

Ditto, looking forward to the next update :clap:
by TonyC
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Darwinism 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6587

Re: Darwinism 2017

reheat module wrote:Members of "The Flat Earth Society" will be sending their condolences from all round the globe...


I see what you did there... :clap:

Southendnick wrote:If the world was flat cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now


:lol: :lol: