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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #165 on: March 27, 2020, 09:03:33 AM »
You %$$&^**** now I can't get that "Klingons on the starboard bow" out of my head  - its a real earworm song.
That's life Jim but not as we know it!

Now got that song in my head all day today as well -- thank you a bunch - hohoho.  Now going out into the garden again while its sunny, singing in my head.

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« Reply #166 on: March 27, 2020, 09:51:29 AM »
Just been to the allotment and done some digging.
Still lots to do.
Picked leeks, parsnips, broccoli and cauliflower.
Here is my latest model.
This is a white metal and resin kit.
Not strictly used on airfields but it is an ATV.
Lets say it is on loan from the NFS or AFS for general station use.
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« Reply #167 on: March 28, 2020, 12:31:47 PM »
I think now it is onto a fire tender, this will be a scratch built streamlined one, about 100 were in use from 1935-36 and so I presume some would still be around in 1940.
It will be mostly guesswork, using a few photographs and the dimensions of the Crossley chassis used to make them.
Here is one of the photos just to give you a flavour of the beast.
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« Reply #168 on: March 28, 2020, 12:38:31 PM »
This is what I will be working to, rough and ready I am afraid -a bit like me.
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« Reply #169 on: March 28, 2020, 12:42:39 PM »
"Rough and ready" -- that a kind description - hohohoho

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« Reply #170 on: March 28, 2020, 02:20:25 PM »
I have finished my AEC Matador, here it is with commercial wheels.
A Merlin engine under the tarpaulin.
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« Reply #171 on: March 28, 2020, 03:40:08 PM »
Hi Zak,
A very nice build and from scratch too!
Shame it wasn't a 'Kestrel' engine rather than a 'Merlin', the Kestrel being more well known, but agreed the Merlin powered the Spitfire and Hurricane, so I suppose that is to expected, Neil knows what he wants.
Nice finish, and a great replica, thumbs up from me!   :)
Cheers,
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« Reply #172 on: March 28, 2020, 04:17:03 PM »
Hi Zak,
A very nice build and from scratch too!
Shame it wasn't a 'Kestrel' engine rather than a 'Merlin', the Kestrel being more well known, but agreed the Merlin powered the Spitfire and Hurricane, so I suppose that is to expected, Neil knows what he wants.
Nice finish, and a great replica, thumbs up from me!   :)
Cheers,
Bigkev
In truth it is the wrong mark of Merlin, hence the tarpaulin.
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« Reply #173 on: March 28, 2020, 04:22:31 PM »
Will Neil be putting tarpaulins over any aircraft he thinks are wrong ??????

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« Reply #174 on: March 28, 2020, 04:34:40 PM »
Will Neil be putting tarpaulins over any aircraft he thinks are wrong ??????

Oh, how novel that will be...!
All, of Neil's Spitfires and Hurricane's under wraps...
Who, is brave enough to tell him...??
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #175 on: March 28, 2020, 04:39:13 PM »
YOU ARE !!!!!!

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« Reply #176 on: March 28, 2020, 04:44:16 PM »
YOU ARE !!!!!!

Hi Msea,

Please note that my 'YELLOW STRIPE' is still in place, and will be for the foreseeable future.
I am hopefully, a 'kind man' , who would rather keep quiet than burst someone's bubble...
Cheers,
Bigkev

PS. My middle name is 'Chicken'

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« Reply #177 on: March 28, 2020, 05:34:22 PM »
YOU ARE !!!!!!

Hi Msea,

Please note that my 'YELLOW STRIPE' is still in place, and will be for the foreseeable future.
I am hopefully, a 'kind man' , who would rather keep quiet than burst someone's bubble...
Cheers,
Bigkev

PS. My middle name is 'Chicken'
I didn't know you were from Lincolnshire - Yellow Belly.
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« Reply #178 on: March 28, 2020, 06:31:45 PM »
YOU ARE !!!!!!

Hi Msea,

Please note that my 'YELLOW STRIPE' is still in place, and will be for the foreseeable future.
I am hopefully, a 'kind man' , who would rather keep quiet than burst someone's bubble...
Cheers,
Bigkev

PS. My middle name is 'Chicken'
I didn't know you were from Lincolnshire - Yellow Belly.

Actually, I'm from Essex, dance around my wallet on the dance floor y'know.....
But, I'm still a chicken on this thread....

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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #179 on: March 28, 2020, 06:47:19 PM »
I have just checked -- no yellow stripe Kevin !!!!  so you can tell Neil -  hohoho
Just think of the trouble I will get into when/if Neil ever gets online !!!!!