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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-26-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Help needed with Armour/Franklin Mint 1:48 B25

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Just a personal opinion here, but.....


Speaking as the owner of FIVE Franklin Mint B.25's.....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Die cast B-17 question

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Cheers AirCal ; Nice to see someone concurs & can see why 'aversion' might be best, regarding AF.1
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-19-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Die cast B-17 question

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"If" I were in your position, I'd be inclined to buy ONE half decent Corgi B.17....


...... rather than 'waste money' on the mediocre AF.1 offerings.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-14-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,582
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Best of Corgi's 1/72 bombers? (B17, Lanc, He 1

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Hi Chris, Long time no-see mate, long time ;)


Triplicate investment proved to be a wise one in this case, wise indeed.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-15-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Good B-17 Model?

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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-15-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,221
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Mouthy Mouse's Musings (A Tomcatter Saga)

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To be fair Chris', I'm not (nowhere near), as clued-in as you are, with modern-releases.


Gary F. could release a Sopwith Triplane, or a Zeppelin's rudder-set & it WOULD pass me by...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-14-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Good B-17 Model?

Please accept my apologies for not having explained it


Thankfully, U.F. did - It's a standard term, esp' when distinguishing B.24's & B.17's

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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-14-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,221
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Mouthy Mouse's Musings (A Tomcatter Saga)

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Whilst I don't buy many 'sharp/modern(ish)/pointy things', I have enjoyed reading your thread.


There ARE others that I'll come onto later like the Green 'Fist' Sluf A.7 - (Yeah, I...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-14-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,582
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Best of Corgi's 1/72 bombers? (B17, Lanc, He 1

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Am rather amazed that there's barely a mention for the Stirling - (or as one poor lad calls it, 'Sterling' £) :rolleyes:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-14-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,946
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Models you wish you had

I think mine set me back fifty-quid (a Bulls-eye), but it's THE only solid-nosed I've got.







Again, I got this on a serious knock-down, from brand-new...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Good B-17 Model?

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Well said Chris', well said mate.


Sad really, if only folks were more well clued-in.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-08-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,339
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: CDC Armour /Franklin Mint 1/48

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Yes, I most certainly do.


When I was married to my lovely pretty wife, after some 25years, she went back to Romford to see her folks.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,339
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: CDC Armour /Franklin Mint 1/48

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Well, as I'm over here in England, plus Franklin prices "nosedived" like a Ju.87 ("took a bath"), when F.M pulled the plug on production of their diecast aircraft range, the prices might...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Good B-17 Model?

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Hi Matthew,


I'm well late, latching onto this thread & have only just read it for the 1st-time.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: The resturn of Shootin 'in

I've gotta agree with you there F.S = It seems you have good taste.


I guess 'Flak Bait' WILL be "the" one that folks remember tho', given it's sheer iconic status.
( & the plain fact that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,339
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: CDC Armour /Franklin Mint 1/48

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They actually ARE "really good" & you should consider the 'fixed gear' a strong bonus.


Such "heft" to the plane, that if you threw one at someone (in temper), you'd kill them.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-09-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Corgi ju52/3mg7e (ms) msgr1 pd+kh

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I'd agree, it is a 'suburb' (sic), diecast model, esp' as mine only set me back £31.00 when NEW.

I'll admit that it doesn't "come out the box" much...

(Must be the spats, the...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-09-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,042
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Brexit

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Quality post man :envy:

Only prob' with that (what you've said) is ~ unlike the Poles, the 'Bremain' crowd have two issues...


The (mostly) "YOUNG" Bremains still rely on 'Mummy &...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-09-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,205
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Corgi B-17 RAF Coastal Command

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Tha's funny, never knew Corgi made a Beaufighter :envy: ;) (Hi Grizz)


Jesting aside, those Corgi Catalina's are proper diecast sex !!!!!!!!!

(Swordfish is no slouch, either)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-09-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,205
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Corgi B-17 RAF Coastal Command

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Snag is Kruse, ya had to be living in England (generally), to snag those kinda 'silly' prices.

The lads in Northern Ireland & Scotland woulda had a few 'cheapie' outlets, too.

But not...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-29-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 80,929
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/DaveRichtofen888/model%20plates/model%20plates%20-%20British/Bristol%20Beautifighter%20Mk_zpsc6dgayvh.jpg




Dave, I really (honestly) enjoyed reading...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-29-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 80,929
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/DaveRichtofen888/model%20plates/model%20plates%20-%20British/Bristol%20Beautifighter%20Mk_zpsc6dgayvh.jpg




Dave, I really (honestly) enjoyed reading...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,911
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Best P-51 Model

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Sadly, everyone seems to go for the "same old, same old" stuff..... (Zzzzzzz !)

Always the same predictable scheme(s), like Yeager's 'Glam', or nice ol' Bud's "Old Crow"
(i.e, "no...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-16-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,289
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Chuck Yeager

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Hey, wiligenburg ol' chap ~ You MAY have edited your post, but you have the WRONG PILOT(ESS) pictured. :o

You're having a major 'blonde-moment' mate :envy:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Greatest Military Pilots

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Thanks stitch' ~ I wanted to reply on several points you made (above).

In your first paragraph, I agree with what you've said...
That those who often deserve widespread recognition...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-16-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,289
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Chuck Yeager

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I'm taking the liberty of commenting on your "perhaps the greatest pilot that ever lived" Chuck Yeager thread & in this one.


He is held in low-regard by SO many, not least by...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Greatest Military Pilots

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I'm taking the liberty of commenting on your "perhaps the greatest pilot that ever lived" Chuck Yeager thread & in this one.

('Greatest Military Pilots')
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-10-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,014
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Intercourse PA

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Trust me, their numbers pale into insignificance, when compared to the 'motherland' (Blighty), U.K.

It seems like we have a monopoly on all the 'coarse' & 'vulgar' place-names....

...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-25-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,812
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Gemini Aces P-51B "Ferocious Frankie" Wallace Hopkins GAUSA2005

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Thank Christ for that !!!!!!!

Waste of a good '51 ~ ("if" you ask me)

Would rather see it in (Hypothetical), "Red Bull" colours than that :envy:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-25-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,435
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Two new Corgi 1/72 toolings

No worries mate ~ At least SOME of us caught the funny-side of your remark.... :cool: :cool:


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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Hobby Master HA4208 RAF Boston Mk.V, No.13 Squadron, Greece 1945

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Your views are just like mine !


Like I posted in another forum (before I viewed this), I wrote.....


"Now this ~ The 2016 = "LUMINOUS CANOPY FRAME" release
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,320
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Corgi RCAF Handley Page Halifax B.VII "Vicky The Vicious Virgin",408 (RCAF) Squad

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Totally in agreement with your comments on the White Coastal Command Halifax.

In fact, so much so, that when they were (briefly) discounted, I only bought the one example.
(I'll...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-01-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,279
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Hm f-111e #68-0020 "the chief" 1989, ha3010

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Many thanks Richard ~ I'm envious that you got to spend time outside the base !
(Oh to have those wonderful days back, with F.111's, Buccaneers, F.4's, Jaguars & Victors swanning about...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Panel lines

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I'd be (very) interested to know what chemical/substitutional stuff that Tamiya gear you mention is made of ?

Bizarrely, those 'artists inks' I bought (around the turn of the century),...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 10-29-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Diecast Hangar Pub website issues

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Yeah, well done Major, that's blown it mate.... :rolleyes: :envy:

See Upkeep run a mile now !


Upkeep, it wuz whilst me, you & Skunk were on M.H.II, that you got "tarred with...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,132
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: The future of Diecast Model

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Honestly Shawn ~ It's FAR easier these days to 'trip' over decal sheets than it was (say), 20 years ago.

I wuz buying mostly/mainly 'Microscale/Superscale' stuff back in 1989/1990's,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Panel lines

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Umm, actually it wuz me that mentioned 'artist inks', not Epap.... ;) thanks !


Speaking of Ed, I know he's a good modeller/diecast painter..... BUT.....

Once again,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Panel lines

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Some 15-16 years (or so) ago, I experimented with "water-based-inks" from an Artists shop.

First off, ran some (tiny quantity) of 'distilled water' down the panel lines....

(It might...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,279
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Hm f-111e #68-0020 "the chief" 1989, ha3010

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Liking your pictures very much & your (wise) recommendation on this particular attractive model.

To be honest, in all the 'zillions' of times I saw these (IRL*) over Oxfordshire & East...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-28-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,136
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: New HM Hurricane: HA8605 MkI RF-A of 303Sqn

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Bit that makes me laugh, years ago, was when I read a letter from an arrogant (w****r) Me.109 pilot.

EXTRACT = Goes like this...


"Hauptmann Tietzen, my Staffel commander alone has...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-28-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,132
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: The future of Diecast Model

Smack on with what you've said ~ I've spoken to many with same thoughts & views like yours.

I'd say I fit into the same category ~ My buying has shrunken drastically (to what it once was).
...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 10-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Diecast Hangar Pub website issues

Hi Chris & sorry to hear of your grief re-registering, mate.

I'll have a word with someone & keep you posted as & when I know anything.
(regarding what you've mentioned, top-paragraph).


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Forum: General Squawk Talk 09-18-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Diecast Hangar Pub website issues

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Yeah, I cannot get back there to "sign-in" whatsoever.

Been having 'max' issues since 17th & 18th (plus early 19th) of Sept'


It started by being greeted by some strange drop-down...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-05-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: My Holy Grail Arrives

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Blasphemer !!!!!!!!

You would DARE to sell such an iconic piece ?

I bought two on release (July 2008) at RAF Waddington, then another at a local toyfair.
(a few months later ~...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,956
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: italeri **** decals/models

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Italeri are a GREAT company ~ They make fantastic models & use "the best" decals...

(Hey, don't take MY word for it ~ Ask the I.P.M.S guys I used to mix with or those who post on...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Help! Broken tailwheel of my Gemini Spitfire

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Have only just read your post....

Another option is to ask on ANY plastic model forum "if" anyone has one spare from an old plastic kit.

Tons of plastic model-makers keep 'junk' spares in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-30-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,291
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Flying Tigers UK ending business

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Three-times for the "full on" approval for Jumblies

Like the guy above ;) I've been a long-term customer of Jamie/Jumblies

From 2004 till 2013

Have 'only' NOT used them recently...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,167
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Oxford Diecast Avro Anson Mk I - 72AA001

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Hi Uk-F,

Yeah, honestly mate, you WON'T be disappointed with the paint-job (it's sweet)

I just hope you DON'T get the "wonky-eye" A.1 fuselage roundel that occured on ONE of mine.

...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-27-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,167
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Oxford Diecast Avro Anson Mk I - 72AA001

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Nearly spat my (precious) beer out reading THAT one mate ~ Hilarious !


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Bein' a (bleedin') "Pom" here, I'm not conversant with Neville Bartosh !

But I "do" know some guy named...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-24-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,090
Posted By Hornchurch
Re: Corgi Shorts Stirling 1/72

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Fair call ~ it must be pretty galling to've gone to those lengths to "ask" em to get it right AND supplied the Blueprints, only to find that they haven't bothered.

As you say, the timing of...
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