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by Xenol1997
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence
Replies: 12
Views: 365

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

Wow, what a delay! Work had been a bit oppressive of late, combined with other factors means I've not been able to spend much time on this as I had hoped. Made a proper start today though. If you're a purist you might want to look away, in the interests of convenience I am taking some liberties rega...
by Xenol1997
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Biggles Books - General
Topic: Swelling my collection!
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Swelling my collection!

Fairblue wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Is he revisiting Biggles too, or is it a first?
He never read them in his youth, I've persuaded him to give them a go
by Xenol1997
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Ginger
Topic: Ginger Fans
Replies: 42
Views: 861

Re: Ginger Fans

Just finished reading 'Biggles In Spain' – Should have Ginger in Spain, lots of great moments. I like the part where we gets chased by a 'decapod'/octapus across a beach in 'Air Commodore', classic bit of WEJ's overactive imagination haha
by Xenol1997
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Biggles Books - General
Topic: Swelling my collection!
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Swelling my collection!

Had the excitement last night of opening a recent ebay purchase –– 18 red-fox edition books for as many pounds! Quite the bargain in my eyes. I knew there was some duplicates to what I already owned, however I didn't mind, since my current edition of Biggles & Co is falling apart. I hadn't realised ...
by Xenol1997
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft, Aviation, Transport
Topic: Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft

Marinette wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Thanks a lot Xenol for this great work !! I have finished reading Goes to war about a week ago. It's nice to have an idea of what the planes could be like!
I'm glad you like! I had hoped to be doing more of these, but my laptop died last weekend so I'm without my design software for the meanwhile
by Xenol1997
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence
Replies: 12
Views: 365

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

Thanks for the kind words chaps - The kit has been washed, but I'm waiting on the arrival of my new airbrush-pump before I start in earnest. The kit seems very nicely moulded, however I'd say there's almost TOO MUCH internal detailing, the majority of which will never be seen. I'm probably going to ...
by Xenol1997
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**
Replies: 73
Views: 1548

Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Looking good! Some great detailing in the cockpit.
by Xenol1997
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Individual Biggles books
Topic: Biggles in Africa
Replies: 47
Views: 885

Re: Biggles in Africa

Marinette wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:05 pm
This is exactly the kind of subtlety that I still find hard to catch when reading in English
Not helped by the fact that the writing is at times... somewhat archaic. Even as an Englishman I double take every time one of the crew 'ejaculates' :lol: but that's just me being childish.
by Xenol1997
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

I highly doubt I'll finish this project before the February deadline, however I thought I'd have a go nonetheless. I have elected to build one of the Vickers Wellingtons used by Biggles under the guise of government research aircraft in 'Biggles Breaks the Silence'. I thought that this would be a go...
by Xenol1997
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 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.

I think I have left it a bit late for this build before Feb is out I'm afraid. If I had the space/money, I'd probably make the Arctic Research Wellington from 'Breaks the Silence'. I picture it white with dayglo orange identification markings. Sometimes one has to groan at WEJ's love big aircraft in...
by Xenol1997
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)
Replies: 36
Views: 918

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Don't know if I really deserve to take the poll at this time, since the number I have read is still so low, I still haven't got round to acquiring some of the popular favourites (Flies East, Fails to Return, etc). I'm surprised to see some of the favourites I've read don't seem to receive as much lo...
by Xenol1997
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Aircraft, Aviation, Transport
Topic: Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft

He is in the Fokker day bomber "acquired" by Biggles. It bears a strong resemblance to a Fokker CX, which would have been in production at about the right time. You know, I've looked at that image a few times when doing my designs and it's never twigged it was supposed to be the two-seater! In my m...
by Xenol1997
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft, Aviation, Transport
Topic: Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft

Hi All, I've been coming up with some concepts of how the various aircraft in the book 'Biggles Goes to War' may have looked. As I'm sure you know no single real aircraft is mentioned by name in this novel, so I've either substituted or created my own designs. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4817/455...

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