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  1. Chris Hughes

    Dinky Scammel Recovery Tractor

    My Dad drove one of those, and a Ward la France wrecker, when he did his National Service with the British Army from 1947-49. Accurate Armour does kits of both in 1/35, but they're over £200 each! :jaw-dropping:/>
  2. Chris Hughes

    Update on Richard Morgan

    Another update from me. It appears that Richard Morgan is once more up to his old tricks. His latest MO is to use the various Facebook modelling forums (I know, in Latin it should be fora ;) ), especially those where kits are swapped or traded. He's now living in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK. Caveat emptor!
  3. Chris Hughes

    CAPT Carroll LeFon "Neptunus Lex", USN, Ret.

    I read about this on Adm James Stavrides' FB page. For SACEUR, the military head of NATO, to post on this gives some measure of Lex...
  4. Chris Hughes

    Update on Richard Morgan

    Oh dear... Isn't this the sort of information those nice gentlemen in Nigeria are looking for when they want to pay you MILLIONS of dollars? Oh, and I think there's a brave US Army Sergeant as well, who has some of Saddam's gold he needs to move from Iraq... I'm tempted, sorely tempted... I can't believe that this toerag is still getting away with nothing less than daylight robbery! Oh, and if you need a good laugh, this is a thread concerning one of his escapades earlier this year, when he moored his boat to do some fishing - in a busy sea lane! He was almost taken out by a large Russian tanker... http://www.worldseafishing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389928
  5. Chris Hughes

    What did you get at the Hobby Shop today?

    Not today, but on Sunday I bought the 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190 A-8 and BMW sports car, a Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane Mk I, a CMK 1/72 "Artillerie" conversion for the Revell FAMO, a 1/48 Phantom FG.1 and the 1/72 Trumpeter F-105. An eclectic mix, but some are in keeping with my latest "Polish" thread! I'm planning a line-up of Skalski's aircraft in 1/48 and so far, I have the PZL.11, Hurricane, Spits V and XI and the Mustang III.
  6. Chris Hughes


    Ben, Please see my email and the link to Ken Duffy's Flanker website! As I said in my email, you're a credit to your ATC Sqn - keep up the good work! Best wishes, Chris (ex 115 (Peterborough) Sqn)
  7. Chris Hughes

    Handley Page HP.42 instructions

    Thanks Edgar, pm on the way! Chris
  8. Chris Hughes

    Handley Page HP.42 instructions

    I managed to acquire a Contrail vacform of this kit today, but it was missing the instructions. Does anyone out there happen to have a set they could scan or copy for me? Many thanks, Chris
  9. Chris Hughes

    XP-67 Bat

    Well, I've taken the comments from here and HS and sent them on... As for using vacforms to make silicone moulds and "slush casting" - I don't see why it can't work. I've thought of trying it for 1/144 "solid" models - I'll get around to it one day! Chris
  10. Chris Hughes

    XP-67 Bat

    Kits of this aircraft are quite hard to come by and as far as I'm aware, only two manufacturers have produced them, the Rareplanes vacform and the early Czechmaster resin kit. Unfortunately, Rareplanes are no longer being made by Hannants and the "master" for the resin kit was built by the Czech Master some while ago! I was lucky enough to see it in May, resplendant in Petr's showcase at his home in Prague. Since producing his earlier kit, Petr has been given access to a lot more information and imagery of the XP-67 by the NASM. If sufficient interest is shown, he'll consider re-mastering this aircraft and producing a new 1/72 resin kit. Please, don't ask for a 1/48 kit, as Petr only works to 1/72 scale due to the limitations of the resin medium. However, Petr's successful kits are often taken up by the bigger manufacturers - see how many Wyverns we have now! So, how about it folks? Any takers? Chris