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by VickersVandal
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Open Cockpit Weekend.
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Open Cockpit Weekend.

Aarg! The events tab is coming up empty... I gather that "open cockpit" refers to the museum displays? DC3 joyflights sounds good. I've been meaning to do a Melbourne run for a while, so this might be the excuse I need. Thanks for posting it up. Moorabbin looks like the Melbourne equivalent of Banks...
by VickersVandal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Meanwhile, in Australia.....
Replies: 140
Views: 2221

Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Tracer wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:56 am
:scared: Strange I know, but I don't find that comforting
Yep. These images are not helping....
https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2018 ... -small.png
by VickersVandal
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Meanwhile, in Australia.....
Replies: 140
Views: 2221

Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

All true. Number 9 - in all seriousness - I broke my leg (downhill skating) on Australia day a couple of years back and I still have a burn scar about an inch in diameter from my leg lying in contact with the road because I couldn't move it. I also have a scar from where my tibia was poking out but ...
by VickersVandal
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4196

Re: The Chat Thread

Tightrope or slackline?
by VickersVandal
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 201
Views: 4098

Re: The Weather

This weather is getting really worrying. I suppose it is all connected to climate change. Yeah.....it's almost like the ranks upon ranks of scientists who have been warning humanity about it for more than 40 years (actually, the science of it is over 100 years old and pretty basic Physics really) w...
by VickersVandal
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Meanwhile, in Australia.....
Replies: 140
Views: 2221

Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Enough about whitetails for the moment, here is another hazard for foreigners travelling to Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zkLZJg4u9s Yeah nah, deffo don't want that happening ay. (Fun fact: most poms who think they're mimicking an Australian accent are actually doing a Kiwi accent. Fun...
by VickersVandal
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Meanwhile, in Australia.....
Replies: 140
Views: 2221

Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

I'll definitely join the Anti-White Tails club. Instant kill whenever I see them. I came face to face with one whilst picking limes from the back of the tree a while back. I had one on the bed once about two feet away fully rear up and run straight AT me! No exaggeration. Front legs up, running ful...
by VickersVandal
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Meanwhile, in Australia.....
Replies: 140
Views: 2221

Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

I hate white tails. I hadn't seen one in a long time then last night sitting on the couch a dirty big one crawled out and marched past my feet. Big one it was. I'm inclined to get a fumigator in. Reddies I don't mind so much because they hide away in their webs in dark crannies but whitetails are ma...
by VickersVandal
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Meanwhile, in Australia.....
Replies: 140
Views: 2221

Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Just a regular hazard of the school run...

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-01- ... n/10764912
by VickersVandal
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Other Makes
Topic: Brooklands Aerodrome, by Frecks
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Brooklands Aerodrome, by Frecks

Excellent! I concur with other suggestions that a bit of weathering would add a whole extra dimension.
by VickersVandal
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Excellent excellent. Keep the build pics coming :-)

I am definitely not a purist on colours and the beauty of Biggles builds is that nobody needs to be :mrgreen:
by VickersVandal
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**

I just realised the Bentley isn't in the photo - I must have forgotten to return it after rearranging to fit the Sundy.

Anyway, it's this one:
Image
by VickersVandal
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**

Thanks foolscap, 266 :-) I love the little cars on the shelves as well. Which of the cars in the books do they represent? They are all Oxford diecast 1/72 models. Next to Stella's white Falcon there is a Bentley "blower" 3.5L which would surely have to be what Johns had in mind for Biggles' Bentley ...
by VickersVandal
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**

Thanks Frecks, KK.

There's still a lot of space for WW1 and interwar models but it is admittedly getting a little tight on the Air Police shelf....though I reckon I can still squeeze a couple more in :mrgreen:
I've actually rearranged it now so the Sunderland has swapped places with the Wellington.
by VickersVandal
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**

And juuuuuust squeezing onto the shelf, it joins the Auster, Proctor, Wellington and Tarpon: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mehqc40vDpQBf5fPLR_g-IBXN3WB_hBKPL_xiqr4vVBVS3vRHaMrlT-HDZGV1Uw1c2A0gIdw-wmuEmAGwzQLMSY_yycsGcJf0JfnTIvgCU5XmZempr24EkukVzFgBOm_0jY81kJfod7MPZ2w_Mmw-6_rYRtovFtP2SPbMqzFl2w0y...
by VickersVandal
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**

Thanks everyone :-) I'me definitely happy with how it turned out. I'm glad I kept the panel highlighting and exhaust staining subtle - it would have been very easy to go overboard. Here are some better pictures. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CpGK2kLOAYoIlBsLKCLke973ljkTetDIt17qKDQ5sHTpVzRhI4qLde...
by VickersVandal
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Finished! Here are some preliminary pictures while the port holes on the starboard side dry. I will get organised to take some better shots soon. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uVGuX3XnYC-geofAwzl8dosH76nyGUzOBsRzRXX6rqZhV09pAD7QCyyknl4twy1XyST79T1dA7U-tk5gfFMJnTwY0W5WYB64I4sa98vbRwE1oz7TrYraS9T_...
by VickersVandal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

I am an idiot! :roll: That large section in the top of the canopy is supposed to be painted, not masked off! The canopy and turrets came up well, though now I need to re-mask and spray the canopy to get that part right. Fortunately the masking is extremely simple but I'm worried that it could pull o...
by VickersVandal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4196

Re: The Chat Thread

I wasn't sure it was absolutely necessary to include that... :D
by VickersVandal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4196

Re: The Chat Thread

Thanks for offer Tiffinata. Expect a knock at your door sometime soon. Yes, I suppose your heat is a bit much, but I've just got back in after a day out in Rochester, and feel that when I finally take my boots off, they may rattle because of the frozen toes rolling around inside them. Perhaps just ...
by VickersVandal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 4196

Re: The Chat Thread

Someone remind me what oppressive heat feels like Have you ever been in a sauna which someone has set as hot as it can go? Imagine that, only you can't open the door and leave. Now imagine that all day, and then into the night....and trying to sleep through it. In the middle of a European Winter th...
by VickersVandal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Thanks, KK :-) The whole aircraft has been weathered the same way (no small task... :shock: ) and the decals applied. Props are painted too and we're on the home stretch. My phone camera isn't sensitive enough to show the weathering since, as mentioned, I kept it subtle. https://lh3.googleuserconten...
by VickersVandal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: Biggles Air Police group build 2018/19 discussion.
Replies: 24
Views: 733

Re: Biggles Air Police group build 2018/19 discussion.

Oh, that is a shame, tiff :(

Very sorry to hear about the eye trouble. I hope the surgery is soon for you.
by VickersVandal
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: A Renkell in Time
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: A Renkell in Time

Fantastic work! Very convincing! Love the dio shots there.

This group build has turned out some excellent stuff. I'm very pleased :-) :-) :-)
by VickersVandal
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1550

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Thanks, Xen :-) Once the canopy and porthole windows are on, pretty much all of it will be invisible anyway I'm sure :mrgreen: I have barely been home since Christmas time but now I'm back I'm chugging along again. The underside of the hull and floats have been painted and I masked off and painted t...

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