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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2021, 12:09
Replies: 63
Views: 3,453
Posted By Martin the Martian

There were certainly a pair of Apaches sitting on...

There were certainly a pair of Apaches sitting on its flight deck when I went down to Godrevy to take a look at it yesterday.
11th Jun 2021, 12:03
Replies: 43
Views: 11,085
Posted By Martin the Martian

I understand they were shuffling some of the...

I understand they were shuffling some of the earlier arrivals around to make space. It's become somewhat cluttered with all these shiny white jets.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2021, 13:04
Replies: 63
Views: 3,453
Posted By Martin the Martian

Unsurprisingly, Snerth-Snives isn't running this...

Unsurprisingly, Snerth-Snives isn't running this week.

Anyway, never mind Boris' carbon footprint. Over the last two weeks ther have been at least twelve C-17s into Newquay, two more into Culdrose...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2021, 12:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By Martin the Martian

Hang on, just looking down the back of the...

Hang on, just looking down the back of the sofa...

No. None at all.
31st May 2021, 12:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Martin the Martian

Wait for the howls of protest about 42 A-10s...

Wait for the howls of protest about 42 A-10s being grounded.
31st May 2021, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Martin the Martian

Wait for the howls of protest about 42 A-10s...

Wait for the howls of protest about 42 A-10s being grounded.
30th May 2021, 12:50
Replies: 19
Views: 5,154
Posted By Martin the Martian

Well, those ones that trundle daily over Cornwall...

Well, those ones that trundle daily over Cornwall at FL300, either heading SW or NE, must be doing something.
23rd May 2021, 14:00
Replies: 34
Views: 4,018
Posted By Martin the Martian

It was certainly a great day yesterday, and the...

It was certainly a great day yesterday, and the weather played ball as well. I counted 35 Chipmunks on the ground in the end.
20th May 2021, 12:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By Martin the Martian

That news story makes no sense. Why would RR need...

That news story makes no sense. Why would RR need to offer bribes to ensure its engines were used in Indian Hawks? Nobody else builds the Adour and there wasn't any likelihood of using another engine.
15th May 2021, 12:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,065
Posted By Martin the Martian

The author of that article has not taken into...

The author of that article has not taken into account the military, political or economic situations that led to the UK taking part in the MRCA or the requirements that led to it. In addition he...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2021, 18:12
Replies: 144
Views: 26,482
Posted By Martin the Martian

I'm sorry, I know I'm a very bad person, but that...

I'm sorry, I know I'm a very bad person, but that kid on the bike makes me laugh. Every time.
14th May 2021, 12:35
Replies: 11
Views: 2,798
Posted By Martin the Martian

Disclaimer: photos not taken in July or August.

Disclaimer: photos not taken in July or August.
8th May 2021, 15:29
Replies: 4
Views: 2,108
Posted By Martin the Martian

They could buy up surplus Learjets to save some...

They could buy up surplus Learjets to save some money.
5th May 2021, 21:38
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,556
Posted By Martin the Martian

Purely anecdotal, but since 820 disappeared to...

Purely anecdotal, but since 820 disappeared to Portsmouth last week, Merlin activity in the skies over West Cornwall has reduced to almost nothing.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2021, 21:31
Replies: 15,813
Views: 1,649,257
Posted By Martin the Martian

Gum disease has traditionally been seen as an...

Gum disease has traditionally been seen as an indicator for infective endocarditis. Certainly when I was nursing on a cardiology ward any patient who was referred for open heart surgery had to visit...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2021, 09:32
Replies: 77
Views: 5,494
Posted By Martin the Martian

Yes, Airfix kits are to a superb standard,...

Yes, Airfix kits are to a superb standard, particularly their 1/48th models. The Sabre F.4 has just come out and I am particularly looking forward to the Chipmunk. I also rate Eduard highly; their...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2021, 18:50
Replies: 77
Views: 5,494
Posted By Martin the Martian

Yes, I keep telling myself that as well. And then...

Yes, I keep telling myself that as well. And then somebody will bring out something that I've always wanted etc.

The ICM Beech 18, which has also been reboxed by Revell, is a nice little kit....
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2021, 22:06
Replies: 77
Views: 5,494
Posted By Martin the Martian

At one time Airfix, Humbrol and Heller were all...

At one time Airfix, Humbrol and Heller were all owned by the Borden company, which saw a number of crossovers and mould sharing between the two kit companies as well as Humbrol issuing mostly Heller...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2021, 12:39
Replies: 77
Views: 5,494
Posted By Martin the Martian

Some of the Frog moulds have been very well...

Some of the Frog moulds have been very well travelled, appearing in the boxes of a number of mostly eastern European companies, though Revell boxed some a little while back. A few are still available...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2021, 20:19
Replies: 77
Views: 5,494
Posted By Martin the Martian

That's another issue. Brand licensing, image...

That's another issue. Brand licensing, image rights, intellectual rights... If you want to produce a model of a P-51 Mustang you will have to pay a good chunk of cash to Boeing, as what was once...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2021, 13:00
Replies: 77
Views: 5,494
Posted By Martin the Martian

Indeed. The approximate figure explained to me...

Indeed. The approximate figure explained to me when I was involved in selling model kits was 1000 of investment, research etc per individual part.

And the retail price of the Hellcat didn't stop...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2021, 14:20
Replies: 77
Views: 5,494
Posted By Martin the Martian

To be honest, the wing root is the Achilles' heel...

To be honest, the wing root is the Achilles' heel of just about every Spitfire model I've built, from a number of different companies. Even Tamiya is not trouble free. I'd be tempted to g for the...
10th Apr 2021, 16:08
Replies: 17
Views: 4,645
Posted By Martin the Martian

Well, unless he uses a 146, as he did when he...

Well, unless he uses a 146, as he did when he visited Cornwall this week, which he won't be able to do for much longer.
30th Mar 2021, 21:48
Replies: 14
Views: 3,761
Posted By Martin the Martian

And the argument as to whether Humbrol no.30 or...

And the argument as to whether Humbrol no.30 or no.163 is the best match for B.S. 381C-241 RAF Dark Green, and whether enamel or acrylic is the best option, will drag on for months before a drop gets...
29th Mar 2021, 12:55
Replies: 88
Views: 31,176
Posted By Martin the Martian

If not Facebook and PPRuNe, where? If a student...

If not Facebook and PPRuNe, where? If a student and/or QFI died as a result of this situation you'd be the first screaming for heads to roll.

This should not be swept under the carpet and hidden....
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