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Fame at last!
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:41:50 am »
I've just got my IPMS Magazine this morning, and while thumbing through it prior to a proper read one pic jumped out at me.

On the pages reporting on the recent Cosford Show, THERE was my Hawker P.1086!



Sadly the photographer miss-identified it as a 'Supersonic Hunter', he obviously didn't talk to anyone on the stand about it so the Editor will be getting an email from me! In any case, how could anything with wings THAT long and slim be supersonic?

Also in the pic is just a glimpse of my Rotocrane too, so I'm pretty chuffed, first time in the Mag for many years.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 12:53:21 am »
oh - bugger


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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 03:05:48 am »
Yeah!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 04:51:34 am »
Congratulations!
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 05:53:31 am »
I spotted that yesterday Kit  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 01:31:29 pm »
I wondered when you would spot the photo Kit.  :thumbsup:

He will be charging for autograths and the like at shows if this celebrity status carries on much longer.............................
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 02:11:49 pm »
Did they at least credit you as the builder?
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 02:37:57 pm »
Maybe it was a misprint and he meant to write " super long-ish " lol still cool !
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2019, 02:47:42 pm »

Did they at least credit you as the builder?


No, it's all they could do to mention that it was a WhatIf model really.

There are some areas of the IPMS who wish we didn't actually exist I reckon..........:(

As for autographs, I do them for free in the model railway world anyway. One guy even wanted me to autograph the underside of his APT-E model, just below where I sat!  :o
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 02:49:14 pm by PR19_Kit »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2019, 04:36:18 pm »
When does your world tour start, Kit?   :thumbsup:
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2019, 09:00:14 pm »
Congrats Kit :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Now some of Those Folks Will Have to Understand You Can't Have Accurate Models WITHOUT What If's!Keep up the Superb Work & You may Want to Send a Copy of That Pic to the RAE and See What They Think! Dan

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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2019, 02:55:08 am »
Nice one Kit - I saw that in the mag too, but you beat me to posting about it.  :thumbsup:

You could always claim that this was a mod Boscombe Down were working on to prevent any more Hunter pilots from being able to fly though Tower Bridge... :wacko:
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2019, 04:51:18 am »
Well done.
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2019, 09:05:20 pm »
MOST glorious!! That's fanstastic. Here's the kicker, for me; I've never seen this model. I absolutely love it!
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Re: Fame at last!
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2019, 12:20:50 am »
The build story on it's here

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,36798.0.html

And the backstory's here

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,36797.msg593115.html#msg593115

And yeah, I really did start with a Revell Snark kit!  :o
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