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gaz262

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  • Birthday 09/12/1957

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    Aircraft and armour modelling, 1/48 & 1/32 scale from mid-WWII to late Gulf-war, particularly post-war to Vietnam aviation.
  1. I would also like to know the history of the above airframe if anyone knows? Gaz
  2. Does anyone have any pictures of TE203 at all ??? (the depicted one in the Tamiya box!) Scanned or copied - I'm not too bothered but would have liked to see what the actual airframe looked like when it was based at RAF Finningley in the late 40s in its silver finish. Also, did it have the wing training bands in yellow applied? Thanks for looking Gaz
  3. Here's my in-progress build on the BIG Tamiya Phantom - I really like the way this turned out - tell me whut y'all think guys? Currently building the loooong Hasegawa F-104G (for Germany!) Starfighter - Now that's a good kit too! I'll try to post some pics when it comes to fruition. Cheers Gaz
  4. Another blast from the past - Why are these posts not showing up in my profile anymore? Tell me what you think please? Gaz
  5. ??? Anyone know what's happened to the 'In Progress' build article I posted on the Tamiya 'Rhino' ??? Does stuff get archived after so long or something? Gaz
  6. Wow! - I can't believe I made this kit 3 yeaars ago - I was up in the storage space recently and still cannot believe how much this kit actually weighs!
  7. Here's some pics of Wildcat AL246 at Yeovilton FAA Museum when she was being refurbished back in 2006. Pretty interesting shots but my battery ran out on the bloody camera after the cockpit shots! The starboard wingtip being refurbished - no record exists in the planes log for the repair patch beneath! Also, note the light blue under the tip - That's not 'Sky' as we know it! The wheel well compartment behind the engine - note the colours! The engine ....and of course the cockpit We were there on holiday and the chap showing us the aircraft, (a bearded FAA ex-Phantom pilot!) let us climb in and over every inch of the airframe! Very accommodating! Hope you enjoy the pics.... Gaz
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    Wildcat AL246, FAA

    Here's some pics of Wildcat AL246 at Yeovilton FAA Museum when she was being refurbished back in 2006. Pretty interesting shots but my battery ran out on the bloody camera after the cockpit shots! The starboard wingtip being refurbished - no record exists in the planes log for the repair patch beneath! The wheel well compartment behind the engine - note the colours! The engine ....and of course the cockpit We were there on holiday and the chap showing us the aircraft, (a bearded FAA ex-Phantom pilot!) let us climb in and over every inch of the airframe! Very accommodating! Hope you enjoy the pics.... Gaz
  9. We've just started a new model club in the North Lincs area of the UK and would much appreciate fellow modellers coming along to give their ideas on: a) How to run the club (It's an IPMS affiliated branch) B) Give tips on model building and techniques c) Maybe join the members in a cup of sludge! (That's 'coffee' or tea to you & me!) d) Have a few laughs and chats about all things model-related out there in the world Meetings are at the Westcliff Community Centre off West Common Lane in Scunthorpe, North Lincs. on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 19:30 for about 2 hours. The next meeting is on 2nd July, we hope to see you there. Cheers all Gaz (It's been a while since I was on here but I hope this is in the right place - we need all the help we can get!)
  10. The Spit 16e is on my modelling bench at the moment and is gonna be completed in the all-silver 'Pilot Fighter Refresher Unit' scheme which, according to Tamiya is all-over silver with a single yellow trainer band on the rear fuselage. Should there not be similar yellow bands on the wings for this scheme and also, has anyone any more info on the unit from RAF Finningley in 1947/48? Any pointers or pics or help of any sort would be most welcome! Gaz
  11. Thanks Edgar (to the rescue again!) - the XVIe cannon barrels appeared to be smoother and had a more rounded kinda curve to the fairings where the 'C' wing barrels look much more angular. Where does this criticism of Tamiyas depiction come from then? Gaz
  12. Some reviewers have stated that the plastic 20mm cannon barrels on the 'C' wing in the big Tamiya Spit kits are wrong for late model Spitfires..... What exactly is wrong with them? I was planning on getting some of the excellent brass turned barrels from Master Model of Poland but just thought I'd ask you guys before parting with the old hard-earned! Cheers Gaz
  13. Hmmmmmmm - Very nice! But at what price???! Gaz
  14. From Ice Pirates: Roscoe - "Space herpes?!" Jason (looking at the robot Roscoe has built): "I don't mean anything by this but is there any particularly reason that he is black." Roscoe: [smiling] "Sure, I wanted him to be perfect." Gaz
  15. Wow! Great pictures Forestfan - I love that post-war Halifax, what scale was that? The big Spitfire was very nicely done too. In fact they all were! Thanks for sharing them Gaz
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