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by Craig
Thu 10 May 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Victor kits XL231. W.I.P Finished!
Replies: 14
Views: 8485

Re: Victor kits XL231. W.I.P 4th update

These are looking absolutely superb and really do show the care and attention to detail. Really looking forward to the finished article!
by Craig
Thu 01 Mar 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Latest completions
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Re: Latest completions

Beautiful models both, and the canopy especially looks a lot more refined on the 1:48 Tomahawk than its 1:72 counterpart. The finish on both is flawless! :clap:
by Craig
Thu 01 Mar 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Revell 1/32 Tornado GR.1
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

Re: Revell 1/32 Tornado GR.1

Very nice Derek! Was contemplating one of these but as I want a GR4 holding out for the Italeri release when it materialises!
by Craig
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Victor kits XL231. W.I.P Finished!
Replies: 14
Views: 8485

Re: Victor kits XL231. W.I.P 3rd update

Outstanding. These are both looking the business. The standard problem with the Matchbox/Revell is the canopy glazing, hopefully it don't cause you too many problems. You've certainly been more than a match for everything so far!
by Craig
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Oh how I would love to make........
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Re: Oh how I would love to make........

The lack of a mass produced Tutor baffles me. A simple tool and surely with huge youth appeal. Can only think of a rights issue?
by Craig
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Tornados left in service
Replies: 89
Views: 30779

Re: Tornados left in service

As I understand it both of the aircraft listed above have been retired at Marham and both are slated for preservation. :smile:
by Craig
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 39237

Re: RAF100

That's interesting. So will London get a watered down version of the RIAT flypast or vice versa? A random weekday in early July hardly seems the best choice of time to formally Mark the RAF Centenary. 10th of July was the first day of the Battle of Britain, so I wouldn't call it "A random week...
by Craig
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 39237

Re: RAF100

I wonder if this is the rehersal? I thought the London flypast was the Friday with the formation routing via Fairford on its way back? July the 10th is the focal day with a parade and full flypast in that there London. That's interesting. So will London get a watered down version of the RIAT flypas...
by Craig
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 39237

Re: RAF100

I wonder if this is the rehersal? I thought the London flypast was the Friday with the formation routing via Fairford on its way back?
by Craig
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: WIP Trumpeter 1/72 Xian JHU-6 - now finished
Replies: 14
Views: 5436

Re: WIP Trumpeter 1/72 Xian JHU-6 - now finished

Great stuff and a type I'd never even heard of. Looks like it'll be an impressive addition!
by Craig
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Works - Books
Replies: 11
Views: 4626

Re: The Works - Books

BDL wrote:Picked up a copy of the Haynes Mosquito manual in my local for £3!

£3?! I thought I was doing well at £6!
by Craig
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF to scrap 16 twin-seat Typhoons
Replies: 25
Views: 7008

Re: RAF to scrap 16 twin-seat Typhoons

Yep there's loads of spares, there'll be enough to sustain 9 aircraft for some years to come, especially as I believe 100 sqn's duties are to be at least partly undertaken by the newly forming 12 sqn? Not sure the impact this will have on 100 sqn though.
by Craig
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF to scrap 16 twin-seat Typhoons
Replies: 25
Views: 7008

Re: RAF to scrap 16 twin-seat Typhoons

Would it be more cost effective to fly theses 2 seaters with 2 pilots shareing the hours. If say a 2 hr practice sortie around the uk and a few runs on the ranges, both pilots getting the experiance from 1 flight 1 aircraft not 2.aircraft. The 2 seater can be flown from both seats so both can have ...
by Craig
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF to scrap 16 twin-seat Typhoons
Replies: 25
Views: 7008

Re: RAF to scrap 16 twin-seat Typhoons

Lets hope the spares cost and supply is good for our small F35 fleet, With a small fleet and say 2 go tech, and with poor spares supply. You can see the F35 fleet will be RTP in a very short time. Wasn't these Typhoons tranche 1 models and share little with tranche 3, Hence the reason the tranche 1...
by Craig
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Tornados left in service
Replies: 89
Views: 30779

Re: Tornados left in service

Forgot to add ZA469/029 hasn't flown since 2016 and is now reported as the Weapons Load Trainer at Marham. So has ZG771 /133, the truth is out there ZA459 / 025 took a bird strike on 16/1/2017 and will be WFU to become a preserved aircraft at Marham, airframe is a Granby veteran ZD741/ 089 (GR4T) i...
by Craig
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New RAF 100 Special Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 4565

Re: New RAF 100 Special Tails

That's an interesting one, does Marham really need another WLT with the GR4 and F2 already there? Or is this just a way to earmark it and in reality It's effectively preserved? One of the blue suiters at Marham over on FC has indicated ZA459 / 025 is to be become a preserved aircraft at Marham, air...
by Craig
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New RAF 100 Special Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 4565

Re: New RAF 100 Special Tails

Marham like the silhouette theme. The NAAFI has the same ones. Coincidentally ZG771 /133 has been mentioned as WLT at Marham along ZA469/029. If 133 is WLT that would make only 4 Ts now active That's an interesting one, does Marham really need another WLT with the GR4 and F2 already there? Or is th...
by Craig
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New RAF 100 Special Tails
Replies: 17
Views: 4565

Re: New RAF 100 Special Tails

The silhouettes have been there for a while, It's just the RAF 100 branding that's new. :smile:
by Craig
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Historic Squadron Vampires to wear RAF markings
Replies: 9
Views: 3541

Re: Norwegian Historic Squadron Vampires to wear RAF marking

Nice! Love the IV sqn markings, hopefully they'll find the time to put a couple of Hawks up with it when they're in the UK :cool:
by Craig
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 ZA148 engines fitted
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: VC10 ZA148 engines fitted

Great to see the survivors of this beautiful type being well looked after in their retirement. Congratulations! If I'm down that way I'll certainly be visiting!
by Craig
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Rounding out the year - Dutch F-35A
Replies: 3
Views: 2165

Re: Rounding out the year - Dutch F-35A

Lovely! Been well worth the wait. The prototype is yet to really grow in me, looks like a podgy F-22 but I'm sure some RAF squadron markings will assist that!
by Craig
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/72 Nimrod MR.2
Replies: 10
Views: 4223

Re: Airfix 1/72 Nimrod MR.2

Lovely job! I too have one of these in the stash with a small mountain of aftermarket. Hopefully it'll look as good as that!
by Craig
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Craig's 2017 catchup **photo heavy**
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: Craig's 2017 catchup **photo heavy**

CJS wrote:Some lovely shots in there Craig - the 3rd one from Northolt is a stunning image :clap:

Thanks for sharing :up:

Thanks CJS, glad you enjoyed them :smile:

Got to say the Apache is a personal favourite of mine too!
by Craig
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Another Hunter ruined..
Replies: 54
Views: 9410

Re: Another Hunter ruined..

8 sqn RAF operated Hunters in the Far East, pretty sure that'll be where the inspiration for the scheme came from. Does nothing for me but then it's not my Hunter so I doubt the owner would care (and quite right too). There's plenty preserved in genuine schemes this really isn't an issue as far as I...
by Craig
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Craig's 2017 catchup **photo heavy**
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Craig's 2017 catchup **photo heavy**

I've only posted bits and pieces this year so thought it was time for a bit of an update. I apologise for the number but there's not enough for multiple threads. For me though this year has been fairly busy by my poor standards! I started in March with a first visit to the SPTA: https://farm5.static...