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by Ant.H
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Arma Hobby 1/72 Wildcat VI
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Arma Hobby 1/72 Wildcat VI

Looks great, Arma Hobby are certainly turning out some very nice kits. Love the staining/weathering, just right.
by Ant.H
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lock down mega build Week 6 Finished!
Replies: 30
Views: 4539

Re: Lock down mega build Week 6 Finished!

It sounds as though the top brass at the UN ought to be informed, I'm sure there are conventions banning those sorts of stockpiles! :D
by Ant.H
Thu 25 Jun 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lock down mega build Week 6 Finished!
Replies: 30
Views: 4539

Re: Lock down mega build Week 6 Finished!

Great work Ian, that shelf of Victors is a sight to behold!

Have you registered your nuclear capable fleet with the relevant authorities?? :)
by Ant.H
Sat 13 Jun 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Academy 1/72 F-14A Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Academy 1/72 F-14A Tomcat

Lovely model, very well done. If my "to build" pile weren't so high I'd be purchasing one myself.
by Ant.H
Mon 08 Jun 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Mosquito PZ474 on the move
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Mosquito PZ474 on the move

It will be interesting to see what the reason for these sales turns out to be, I could understand one or two sales and a bit of horse trading but selling a chunk of the fleet at once (especially including the Mossie) seems odd.
by Ant.H
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst

Thanks RR, interesting history. A bit of Googling suggests it's now in storage with the museum at Pensacola.
by Ant.H
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst

A very interesting selection, thanks for sharing these.

Very interesting airship gondola/engine test-bed thingy, do you happen to know the history and what became of it?
by Ant.H
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Monogram 1/39 Wright Flyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Monogram 1/39 Wright Flyer

Nice work Derek, I admire your rigging skills. Have to admit I usually shy away from biplanes due to all the rigging and struttery.

Not a kit you see many builds of.
by Ant.H
Thu 04 Jun 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Found in the loft!
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Found in the loft!

Someone's trying to sell the same Comet kit online for nearly £50 :shock: Surely not? The trouble with online kit prices is that people will often dream up a figure and see what happens. I wouldn't have said the Comet kit was worth £50 unfortunately, in fact I think it's recently been re-issued in ...
by Ant.H
Thu 04 Jun 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 237
Views: 44346

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Sticking my neck out into the slipstream of the discussion... I'll start by saying that I don't mean any ill-will towards anyone involved with CWJC and the the various groups that it's made up of, I feel very deeply about aviation heritage and all the effort that goes into it at Brunty and everywher...
by Ant.H
Wed 03 Jun 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Swingers, Aardvarks and Sparkvarks
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Swingers, Aardvarks and Sparkvarks

Great photo's, thanks for sharing them. That formation with variable amounts of wing sweep is just awesome!
by Ant.H
Wed 03 Jun 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: ASCOT462 at East Midlands Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: ASCOT462 at East Midlands Airport

Wonderful shots, the second is my favourite.
by Ant.H
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hasegawa 1/48 F-14D Tomcat
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Hasegawa 1/48 F-14D Tomcat

Great build and a neat finish, must be an impressive size?

Agree about the looks of the F14, it knocks everything else of its era into a cocked hat.
by Ant.H
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Mikael Carlson Pfalz D.VIII
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

Re: Mikael Carlson Pfalz D.VIII

She flies!

by Ant.H
Fri 29 May 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cool Moves
Replies: 32
Views: 4243

Re: Cool Moves

A few spring to mind... The old Dutch F27 Troopship display used to be a real eye opener; smoke trails, low passes, one engine shut down etc. Amazing what you can do with a regional airliner! The first time I saw the TFC P38 display at Dux, think it was '94. Having heard all sorts of derogatory thin...
by Ant.H
Thu 28 May 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apache
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Apache

Yes, lots of rotary-wing activity over Kent lately with these Apaches and several Chinooks. Saw the two Apaches last night within a few minutes of each other heading off east over the Medway around 8pm.
by Ant.H
Wed 27 May 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3492

Re: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015

Thanks Huw, I hadn't realised Red 7 was having so much work.
by Ant.H
Mon 25 May 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3492

Re: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015

As far as I'm aware the Messerschmitt Stiftung D-B powered 109's are non-airworthy at the moment. Their famous "FM+BB" had been going through a lengthy overhaul and was then sold, the G-10 was damaged a few years ago and is still grounded and "Red 7" has had engine gremlins. The ...
by Ant.H
Thu 21 May 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 470
Views: 179385

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

Great to see some real bits of Meteor making progress, all that effort is certainly worth it for the finished Unit. Great hand-painting skills with the white.

Interesting to see the Maple Works box, I grew up very close to that address! Small world...
by Ant.H
Thu 21 May 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Southend Heads UP
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Southend Heads UP

We have had multiple Chinooks over Kent in the last couple of days/nights, including one very swift night time visit to the RE Barracks at Gillingham.

Can't beat the sound of approaching Wokka's, certainly brings the neighbours out.
by Ant.H
Thu 21 May 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian/South African restorations
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Ethioupian/South African restorations

Fairey Firefly, deffo not T67.

One Firefly ended up in Canada with Shearwater Aviation Museum. It was being restored to fly but was badly damaged during taxiing trials, not sure what's become of it since.
by Ant.H
Mon 18 May 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Nightshoots all over the country. with more aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Nightshoots all over the country. with more aircraft

All great shots. Love the back-lit Victor pics, and that sunset Canberra is rather nice too.
by Ant.H
Sun 17 May 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: OT: KLM 100 Years
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: OT: KLM 100 Years

Yes, a significant day.

The flight was Captained by a British pilot, Walter "Hinch" Hinchliffe, who had lost an eye while flying with the RNAS. He later went missing attempting a crossing of the Atlantic in company with Aviatrix Elsie Mackay.
by Ant.H
Sat 16 May 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3492

Re: Buchon/Bf 109G-4/(D-FWME) @ Duxford ~ 9/10Jul2015

Great stuff Brian, the formation loop shot is the highlight for me.
by Ant.H
Sat 16 May 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation Art
Replies: 30
Views: 4157

Re: Aviation Art

Amazing works LNSE and Brian, wonderful stuff. I dabble a bit myself but I'm never happy with the end result when drawing aircraft.