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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Last post by Rheged on Today at 11:14:03 am »
I might just look further into the special high-altitude Prince of Darkness surveillance version mentioned earlier.  I can feel a back-story that is a mix of fact, ~maybe~, and outright Whiffery coming on.
Model Kit News / Re: Airfix
« Last post by Gondor on Today at 11:11:29 am »

Hmm! now what am I going to do with all the PE set I have to make one of those.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

How about using it on a Lancaster?

My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 10:53:20 am »
As an aside, on page 123 of Silvester's Percival & Hunting Aircraft there is a photo from the 1952
SBAC show of a model of a Prince on floats.

Now that is a photo I'd like to see Jon   :thumbsup:

Floats were an offered option, it was not taken up by any customers.
General Modeling topics / Re: Aeronavale experts needed!
« Last post by The Rat on Today at 10:35:33 am »

I have a couple of small transfers where the anchor has been superimposed on the white of the national flag that you are welcome to ?

I've loads of roundels with anchors as well if you'd like. Some of which have a thin yellow outline to the roundel as per RAF WWII roundels.


Thanks Chris. I've got a sheet of Aeronavale roundels in various styles, and it looks like I can get away without the ones with anchors. Plus these are quite large, 1 and 1/16th inches in diameter. The other information indicates that the only one that seems consistent is the fin flash with anchor. What I may be able to do is copy the kit sheet and superimpose an anchor on it, if I can find an appropriate one, and then print my own decals. Or just print the anchor and lay it over top.
Aircraft / Re: Bulgarian Heinkel He 111 H-6
« Last post by Rheged on Today at 10:31:09 am »
I've written the story line that allows the Archduke to avoid assassination but that's about it, the rest is just "doodles" in the mind.

Over Christmas 1973, my history tutor at Lancaster gave us the seminar discussion title to prepare "Franz Ferdinand found alive and well in Grange over Sands" . The rest of the group were rather offended but I saw that he really wanted us to look in detail at ALL of the causes of 1WW; and rather enjoyed it. This is my take on the event.

  I imagined him being wounded but surviving, as did his wife, and saying the Austro-Hungarian for "S*d this for a game of soldiers, I'm off!!"  Since the Habsburg court considered he had married beneath him and treated him and Sophie  appallingly,he renounced his titles  and they lived a long and contented life in the Southern Lake District as Mr and Mrs Ferdinand and family, enjoying grouse and pheasant shooting. "Mr Ferdinand" was  awarded an OBE in the 1926 New Year honours list  for his services to game conservation.

The First World War still happened, with the same outcome but with a different "trigger event". (This was Dr Brown really wanted us to think about) The Ferdinand sons both joined the British army, Maximillian serving as an interpreter officer in the War Office and Ernst  becoming "Major Ernie" and earning a Military Cross with the Guards Armoured Division in Northern France in August 1944.

I don't want to introduce a further dose of thread drift virus to your  blog, Chris, but I wonder if this topic deserves moved to an alternative thread ?

Model Kit News / Re: Armory
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 10:04:58 am »
One does have to wonder how much better it is than the old Inpact/Pyro/Lifelike/Lindbergh
kit which can be found pretty easily for a lot less than $45USD.

Here's the Inpact etc. kit on Scalemates, with timeline.
The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 10:04:03 am »
By M Razali Ahmad found on the uhhhhh.....  on his own timeline.

"My EGG Scale B-52H BUFF [Big Ugly Fat Fellow] is doing itís job of delivering its loads. It is a Scratchbuilt plastic model, using Balsa wood self formed wooden mold.
For more than 40 years B-52 Stratofortresses have been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the United States. The B-52 is capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory that includes gravity bombs, cluster bombs, precision guided missiles and joint direct attack munitions. Updated with modern technology the B-52 will continue into the 21st century.
This my original handcrafted piece.

Model Kit News / Re: Airfix
« Last post by Mossie on Today at 09:42:25 am »
Put it on a B-25, B-26, A-20 or A-26.  Or something a bit more out-there like a tu-2?
Model Kit News / Re: Airfix
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 08:09:42 am »
Hmm! now what am I going to do with all the PE set I have to make one of those.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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