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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #255 on: June 08, 2013, 07:36:38 am »
The Doflug has had her markings applied and because of them is now a Moraine Saulnier Ms 420. In my little world (not quite as wacky as Rads  ;D) France fights on from her colonies and the decision is taken to continue manufacture of the Ms 405 in Algeria. My thinking on this is that they would have chosen something easy to build and the older style technology of the 405 would have been easier to manufacture in the colonies. Anyway whilst using British and latter US supplied aircraft the French continued to produce a small number of aircraft domestically in order to keep the skills set and to keep up with the latest innovations. The Ms 420 was the last in the line of designs originating from the  405 and a small number were built and based in Corsica after the islands liberation. Anyway she should get her matt coat tomorrow  :thumbsup:

The Firebrand is basically together and that was fun I can tell you  :banghead: The wing construction is split on the fold line and is a bit  of a lark to get together. Plenty of thick superglue currently drying. Will need a fair bit of PSR that's for sure. Looking at the size of this beast it was the original "Fin" before the Tornado IMHO.

Started on the Trent Meteor for a little light relief, just initial work so far. She will be Coastal Command Strike Fighter in that overall white  scheme with upper surface EDSG ? carried by some Beaufighters

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #256 on: June 08, 2013, 07:50:38 am »
Nice story on the Ms420....

but.....

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY WORLD????

And, why can't the Guard Regiments have uniforms like the Greek Ceremonial Guards, but in PINK???
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« Reply #257 on: June 08, 2013, 07:57:09 am »

And, why can't the Guard Regiments have uniforms like the Greek Ceremonial Guards, but in PINK???

Because -

A) They are not Greek

B) They don't wash their whites and coloureds at the same time  ;D

Mind you when I was a kid I couldn't understand why the Scots Guards didn't wear kilts ?
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« Reply #258 on: June 08, 2013, 07:59:06 am »
Scots Guards Pipers wear kilts, but that's all I think.
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« Reply #259 on: June 08, 2013, 07:59:36 am »
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY WORLD????



Nothing at all Rad but can you imagine what it would be like if we all "lived" in it ? On second thoughts you probably can because I just have  :banghead: :banghead:

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« Reply #260 on: June 08, 2013, 08:00:19 am »
Scots Guards Pipers wear kilts, but that's all I think.

Nah I've definitely seen them wearing tunics as well  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #261 on: June 08, 2013, 09:16:16 am »
Scots Guards Pipers wear kilts, but that's all I think.

They wear a lot more than just a kilt! 

But nothing is worn under the kilt - it is all in perfect working order!

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« Reply #262 on: June 09, 2013, 02:10:22 am »
My dad was in The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, so of course, wore a kilt which I still have, along with sporran, etc..
On Parade, the proper state of dress was checked via a mirror....anyonr wearing anything under the kilt was on a charge :party:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #263 on: June 09, 2013, 04:08:50 am »
Which kit is your Firebrand Chris? I've always liked that aircraft, big, brutish and totally uncompromising, and you're dead right about the fin, it was ENORMOUS!

I think I used to to see the very last one in existance on a daily basis in the 50s. When we lived at RAF Benson, my Dad's last posting before he left the RAF, one of the two FAA RNVR Southern Air Wing Squadrons has a Firebrand as a 'mascot' parked outside their hangar and the last I saw of it was it being TOWED up the hill to their officer's mess when they were disbanded.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #264 on: June 09, 2013, 04:11:22 am »
My dad was in The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, so of course, wore a kilt which I still have, along with sporran, etc..
On Parade, the proper state of dress was checked via a mirror....anyonr wearing anything under the kilt was on a charge :party:

I always wear clothing under my kilt! I would look a bit odd not wearing boots and socks!

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« Reply #265 on: June 10, 2013, 07:32:21 am »
Which kit is your Firebrand Chris? I've always liked that aircraft, big, brutish and totally uncompromising, and you're dead right about the fin, it was ENORMOUS!


It's the old CMR kit, Kit and to be honest she's been a bit of a chore so far, must have a slightly duff one. Still she's together now and the first round of PSR is done. Prime and more PSR during the week.

The Doflug 3803/MS 420 is having her canopy frames done and then just need aerials and guns fitting and she'll be ready for her photos.  She's a dainty little thing and has the look of a sporting aeroplane about her rather then a warbird.

The Trent Meteor is together and has had what little PSR she needs, mainly around the modifications from normal Meteor to Trent powered. Quite interesting plastic. The original Meteor III parts are very polished and smooth, the new sprue has an almost sand paper feel to it, quite sensual actually  :blink: (See how long rad takes to spot that remark ?  :rolleyes:) Needs a good wash and then she to can be primed.

I've broken out the next 2 kits to be built. Unusual for me in that they are resin 1/72 WWI artillery pieces. A British 60pdr and 15" BL Howitzer. These are for a mates 70th birthday present. His grandfather served on both types during WWI and Pete has been doing a lot of family history research and has got very into the history of WWI.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #266 on: June 10, 2013, 12:13:36 pm »
No, I've got the same CMR Firebrand and the only reason I never started it was the wing assembly.  The dry fit said it was going to be a nightmare so sadly it's still in the box.
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« Reply #267 on: June 11, 2013, 05:57:10 am »
I'm already purring at the thought of being sensual with plastic :o :o :o

Saw "Priscilla" again last night; I wore PINK.
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« Reply #268 on: June 11, 2013, 07:18:15 am »
No, I've got the same CMR Firebrand and the only reason I never started it was the wing assembly.  The dry fit said it was going to be a nightmare so sadly it's still in the box.

Glad it wasn't just me then Lee. It is a nightmare  :banghead:

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« Reply #269 on: June 11, 2013, 07:23:15 am »
I'm already purring at the thought of being sensual with plastic :o :o :o


Thought you would  :wacko:

Anyway was in Bromley this am so popped into MZ in the Glades. First visit and it's tiny, still got what I couldn't get in Croydon - couple of Humbrol spray colours and 2 acrylic matt varnish sprays. Got last 2 varnishes in shop (or at least on display). Croydon branch last Friday had neither colour I wanted and only enamel spray varnish. Must remember this branch for future use. Not as quick for me to get there but just as easy and an interesting bus ride through some of the rougher parts of South London (including some of my haunts in younger days) and then through some of the poshest parts of the city, just a mile or so on.
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