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Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« on: May 04, 2016, 02:03:06 pm »
I've found something aviation related to do on my next weekend off (14th-15th May) and it's a little bit odd  :blink:

Stow Maries Aerodrome in Essex is the best surviving example of a First World War airfield with most of the original buildings still standing. It wasn't even used in the Second World War.
Both days they are hosting a Vintage Fly-In featuring a host of biplanes (...)

On the Saturday evening is a talk by former Phantom pilot Mike Pugh-Davies. Not sure how that ties in with WW1 but it adds a layer of interest
Yes, the Fokker Eindeckers were the very devil to get with a 'winder, they just weren't hot enough for the sensor to lock on....  ;D :lol:

Visions of an F-4K in a WWI scheme, like an SE5A perhaps?

*looks at stash, looks at decal box, looks at calendar, begins to cackle uncontrollably*
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 06:01:44 pm »
Oh, dear! What has Kit done? :blink:
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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 06:11:17 pm »
I can't wait to hear the time travel back story he cooks up!
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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 01:33:07 am »
I fear the Fourth may have been too much for this one....  :blink:

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 02:40:06 am »
Oh, dear! What has Kit done? :blink:

Kit has provided a spark to the imagination.......there's a lot of it going on round here........and I am prepared to be amazed/challenged/fascinated/startled by the result
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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 09:19:27 am »
Oh, dear! What has Kit done? :blink:

As OGL has said on many an occasion, it's ALWAYS my fault!  :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2016, 04:00:50 pm »
That's because your a responsible person Kit,

If something goes wrong,

your responsible  ;D

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2016, 04:06:10 pm »
I have an inkling of a germ of a possible concept, and it will encompass:
- an ancient Hasegawa "F-4K" kit I got cheap (as it should be)
- numerous Royal Flying Corps decals from the spares box
- a finish in some variant of PC-10 and doped linen
- guns. Obviously we need guns. Not quite Chico-level, but still.

Bring on tomorrow morning!  :thumbsup:



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« Last Edit: May 05, 2016, 05:10:47 pm by KiwiZac »
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2016, 07:14:49 pm »
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 04:14:08 pm »
1112hr NZT 07/05/2016.



Let's begin!
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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 04:35:50 pm »
This could be said to be leaving things just a tad late for the 1wkGB.........  ;D
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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2016, 05:13:57 pm »
Nonsense! It's not as though I'm casting missing bits for it from resin or anything!

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2016, 05:41:48 pm »
Off to get lunch, here's the latest on the build:
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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2016, 07:19:05 pm »
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Biggles and the Phantom Menace
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 07:59:02 pm »
Apologies for the lack of comments, I've just been so caught up with the build! It's going together very well and I think I'll be very happy. I'm about to crack the mould for the Spey cans (kit didn't have them, thanks to Alastair for them and the originals will be saved for a proper build) and paint is going on!

I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...