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Another issue I seem to be having, cannot change details in my community forum account? I wanted to update my bio and try to add an image pic, but it won't save any change I make?

JRF

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Hello Adam, I see the numbering of pages seem a bit strange? I thought page numbering works from newest or latest posts on page 1, older ones on later pages. However on some threads, this seems reversed, old posts on page 1, newer posts on later pages. I think that's why I couldn't seem to find some of my recent posts?

JRF

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Won't let me upload pic, using the picture icon....YellYellYell says not allowed....300 odd kb, surely not too big?

JRF

B206B3

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Handley Page 00/400 finally done. Stretched sprue rigging pushedmy patience into the yellow arc at times....worth it in the end. Forum site won't let me upload image.....hugely annoying!!

JRF

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Here is This is my Christmas/Covid effort. Decided to do a civilian airliner theme, apart from the fact some Handley Page 00/400's were converted to airliners, thats as far as my use of refrences went.....the rest was poetic licence and a typical 1920's colour scheme!  Was tempted to paint "Covidair" on the fuselage.....Top pic is the HP "airborne" in my office!

JRF

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Yeah and the Shorts Stirling 1/72 was a good kit for its time....still quite acceptable today. To me if ever an aircraft type was crying out for some Airfix re-tool magic...it's the Halifax. Such an important aircraft but so neglected model kit wise. This is surprising considering a few surviving airframes exist. Very much like the Hurricane living in the shadow of the Spitfire...so is the Halifax and Lancaster.

JRF

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@Ratch

This begs the question - do you build for absolute accuracy or for the impression of accuracy

Yep an interesting question. I personally am not too fussed with rivet counting, as long as the kit "looks right". For example, Airfix absolutely nailed the very subtle Hurricane wing dihedral on the new tool 1/48 kit. It is a case of the wing upper surface being basically straight, with the bottom surface having a noticeable dihedral, overall giving a slight positive dihedral look. Something they did not seem to get right with the 1/24 Hurricane! I have seen some beautifully built 1/24 Hurris....but unmistakably with that horrible negative dihedral drooped wing look! 

JRF

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@AirportsEd

Wow, I am surprised to read that the recent B.III gave so many problems; I hope it was just a one-off and the whole production run is not affected in the same way. 

I am intending on making one representing Gibson's 'G' plus one to represent either of his wingmen on the big night; Martin's 'P' or Hopgood's 'M'... (probably the latter).

Many thanks for the info.  

Yeah I hope this is not the norm for the new Lanc kits, the Lanc S-Sugar kit looks great. I bought the Wellington Mk1a kit and was blown away by the superb surface engraving and the kit interior detail. Dry fitting of fuselage halves looks good. This must be the best Wellington kit in any scale. I expect the Lans to be as good! 

JRF

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I think this was the first model I ever built. It is very good for its time, surface detail particularly. With the Anson, a lot of the transparency side windows are easy to replace with some clear plastic, giving a nice clear view of interior. Detailing interior is easy too. Some canopy panes I dare say could be replaced, with some careful cutting or sawing. 

JRF

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@Ratch

Wow! That's an oldie. I remember the plastic bag kits as a kid. I have great memories of the good old "Spamcan" and its famous raucous propeller buzz! The South African Air Force operated them until 1995! It was a sight to see 20 odd immaculate Harvards on the flight line, waiting to go. The SAAF colour scheme was quite distinctive. Standout memories are flying in a 9 ship Harvard formation as part of the massed flypast for Nelson Mandela's President inorgoration, Flying over huge splashes of colour from the Namaqualand Northern Cape wild flowers, the canopy open and that P&W 1340 radial snoring steadily in front. Yes, I felt guilty I was being paid todo that! How about a 1/48 re-tool Airfix!

JRF

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