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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #135 on: April 23, 2019, 06:14:34 am »
Ta  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #136 on: April 23, 2019, 09:56:29 am »
What's your opinion of the Amodel Cobalt Valkyrie kit Lee ? As you say "it is a stunning looking aircraft" and I'm a little tempted.
Grab it while you can.  It looks to be a fantastic kit to just build, albeit the usual limited run challenge.

Those rums are really kicking in now!

Sounds promising, I will have to look out for one in Perth!

As for rum, I'm working my way through a bottle of Red Leg this summer and enjoying it.

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« Reply #137 on: May 14, 2019, 06:08:21 am »
I note you've got some Blenheim's on the go Lee. Looking forward to them  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #138 on: May 14, 2019, 03:32:10 pm »
On the go is a very loose term - I last did any work on them in 2017 when I was off on the sick.  They might - I emphasise the "might" - get a bit further for the Northern show if I get some more time to myself.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #139 on: April 04, 2020, 03:17:51 pm »
Oxford Diecast do a 1/76 Jag Mk II in various colours, including a Police one.

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/1-76/products/jaguar-mk2-leicestershire-and-rutland-conts-76jag2003
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« Reply #140 on: April 04, 2020, 03:45:09 pm »
Thanks, Kit.

I did have a look on ebay, but the best I could find was a police XJS.

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« Reply #141 on: April 08, 2020, 06:03:28 am »
Be interested in seeing the 2 seat Firebrand but is it going to be a training or an operational aircraft ?
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« Reply #142 on: April 08, 2020, 06:21:44 am »
It's big enough for half a dozen seats!  :o

Like a UK Skyraider.
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« Reply #143 on: April 08, 2020, 08:42:23 am »
I've just looked at the Firebrand in detail.  Kit is (of course) correct.  It's HUGE!   I suppose if the pilot gets stiff and sore, he can run around  in the interior to loosen up.
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« Reply #144 on: April 08, 2020, 12:36:15 pm »
Th Firebrand is likely to just be a prototype - I don't think that the Navy were too enamoured of the Firebrand as it was and Winkle certainly wasn't.
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« Reply #145 on: April 16, 2020, 06:01:22 am »
I really, really do hope the Northern Show manages to go ahead this year as I'm dying to see some of the progress you are making. There's so much interesting stuff  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #146 on: April 16, 2020, 09:08:06 am »
It was cancelled a week before lockdown - there's a thread on Britmodeller and I only found out myself a few days back as I wasn't at the club meeting when it was decided. Besides which, we know nothing about when lockdown conditions will be eased and early June for a show?  You've more chance of finding a nun in a knocking shop...

 If - and I'm sadly of the opinion it's a VERY BIG "IF" - Telford goes ahead, then some of what I'm working on will be finished and brought down.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #147 on: April 16, 2020, 09:40:06 am »

 If - and I'm sadly of the opinion it's a VERY BIG "IF" - Telford goes ahead....


You and me both. :(
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« Reply #148 on: April 17, 2020, 06:00:04 am »
Cheers Lee.

I must admit I was very much hoping without much expectation. As for Telford ? I'm afraid you could be right  :-\
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #149 on: April 19, 2020, 09:19:09 am »
I'm intrigued to see how the 545 turns out.

It's fascinated me since I saw it at Cranfield when I was doing my HND Auto way back when. It had no canopy on it then, although the windscreen was in place and you could see right into the cockpit. It was VERY black, all over, and all the instruments had been removed so the panel was full of quite large holes!

The wing shape's interesting, very much like a Victor, or more likely the HP88, which had an Attacker based fuselage IIRC.

Re the burner nozzle, didn't it protrude through the rear of the fuselage somewhat? If so it'd need to be smaller I'd have thought.
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