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« on: January 04, 2004, 12:10:18 pm »
Here's my Empire Test Pilots School Starfighter F.1, as seen on the IPMS Lincoln display at Telford 2003



More to follow - in due course!

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2004, 12:15:43 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2004, 12:53:28 pm »
Cool beans Ian!  What scale is that?

Welcome to What-If, by the way.  ^_^  
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2004, 01:27:04 pm »
So was it you that entered the ETPS F-104 into our Brit-o-rama contest a few years back?
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2004, 01:55:37 pm »
Tom, it's basically the Hasegawa 1/48 F-104G kit, with a scheme inspired by a Jennings Helig profile that appeared on HS a few months ago - a combination of home-made and spares box decals.  It was part of a club display which saw 29 Starfighters lined up.  The rest were disappointingly 'real'. but I thought a little creativity would brighten things up!  The display table looked like this :



Nev, I'm afraid not!  Most of my models have propellors - I'm not much into this new-fangled 'fart-tube' stuff.  As a well-known Spitfire display pilot (who flies commercial airliners as the day job) once said to me :  "Give me a screw rather than a blow-job any day!"

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2004, 01:59:54 pm »
Hey Ian,
Welcome to the mad house on the web!!! Brilliant version of the worlds fastest pub dart as well....  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :ph34r:  :ph34r:  
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2004, 03:22:32 pm »
Hmmmm, one day we'll find out who entered it!

Nice line up of lawn darts btw, almost as good as our line up of TSR2s at the nats!  :D  
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2004, 03:26:02 pm »
Beauty, Ian ! Just beauty !

And welcome to the site !

Man, that table full o' 104s rules !

I see a bunch of CDN birds in there as well, which is always nice !

BTW....some of the nicest prop-jobs of all time can be done CDN, eh ?!

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2004, 03:46:41 pm »
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"Give me a screw rather than a blow-job any day!"

 
Well, if THAT isn't Ian's new avatar signature or what?!

Welcome aboard, Ian.  For a guy who's not much into "fart tubes," your missile with a man in it sure looks good.

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