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by iainpeden
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: Ebay kit bargains
Replies: 25
Views: 14507

Re: Ebay kit bargains

You do take pot luck with eBay. The biggest hassle for me is the packing and postage. If you want to get rid of a job lot a few dealers might be interested. I have sold to kingkit in the past which cuts out a lot of hassle.
Or put a detailed list on the for sale section here
by iainpeden
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

Take half an hour to listen to Radio 4s More or Less programme (broadcast this morning). The series has been looking at Covid stats for the last 14 weeks and the one today is using hindsight to explain decisions, looking at what has and hasn't worked and compares national reporting. it's a very bala...
by iainpeden
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A couple of Meatboxes
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: A couple of Meatboxes

By 1968 EE549 was at St Athan's Picketston site - All Silver At that point in time, all I had was a fixed 40mm lens rangefinder camera https://live.staticflickr.com/3798/11313506833_63590fe84e_c.jpg EE549 Gloster Meteor F.4 from under XH497 by eLaReF , on Flickr Interesting because by 29/8/68 ... h...
by iainpeden
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A couple of Meatboxes
Replies: 5
Views: 801

A couple of Meatboxes

A friend of mine asked me to research these pictures for a mate of his. The mate's dad is in the cockpit in the first picture. EE549 was an F.4 used to set an air speed record - I think it was based at Tangmere and a note on the back confirms this. Apparently these a/c went straight from Gloster to ...
by iainpeden
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

It's interesting that the WHO has praised the UK governments for a carefully thought through, gradual and well messaged release from lockdown. I think where the Welsh and Scottish governments have done better than the English is in the message about the distances people are allowed to travel. I thin...
by iainpeden
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

Not really as what about the poor animals who were first subjected to the trial My daughter’s 6 month old cat was very ill at the end of March with Coronavirus symptoms. The vet referred to it as “the” virus and eventually charged us £800 for saving her (well worth it). So - admittedly very tongue ...
by iainpeden
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Facilities at Coningsby
Replies: 23
Views: 2499

Re: Facilities at Coningsby

There’s a small picnic area with a coffee bar and toilets on the A153 just east of tattershall bridge. My usual stop both on the way there and home - about 5 minutes from the base.
by iainpeden
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Football has returned.............
Replies: 52
Views: 1164

Re: Premier league football has returned.............

slogen51 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:04 am
At least there won't be any racial chanting and also that monotonous kopite chant asking who Man Utd are will be consigned to the bin (13 times winner of the Premier league that's who!)
But you haven't got your own European Cup! :P
by iainpeden
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Football has returned.............
Replies: 52
Views: 1164

Re: Premier league football has returned.............

I prefer the artificial crowd noise - they seem to be getting better at synching it to the actual action. Tried the radio the other night and it was totally lacking atmosphere.
by iainpeden
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

The 2 mtr rule is there for a reason. COVID-19 is spread through inhaling droplets in the air that an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through touching hard surfaces that have been contaminated through droplets. It’s widely known that these droplets can’t travel 2m through the air and be direc...
by iainpeden
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

The 2 mtr rule is there for a reason. COVID-19 is spread through inhaling droplets in the air that an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through touching hard surfaces that have been contaminated through droplets. It’s widely known that these droplets can’t travel 2m through the air and be direc...
by iainpeden
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 Beards & Long Hair?
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: Covid-19 Beards & Long Hair?

Food hygiene regulations require long hair and beards to be "restrained" "If your kitchen staff have long hair (any length that can be tied up or could fall in front of their face) or a beard (anything beyond stubble), then they should be wearing a hair/beard net. Stray hairs can fall into food, whi...
by iainpeden
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Viewing area
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Re: Viewing area

Just don't leave them in the cellophane wrapping.
by iainpeden
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.
Replies: 25
Views: 1145

Re: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.

I do think a lot of the younger generation that go on the chase are completely ignorant on a lot of subjects. Example WW2 even I knew a lot about WW2 but wasn't born in that era, a lot are in a bubble with all the latest technology etc. The schools are to blame as well teaching them unimportant sub...
by iainpeden
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: Tamiya aerosol silver
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Tamiya aerosol silver

I tend to use Halfords Peugeot aluminium
by iainpeden
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

The car park at ASDA in Corby was as packed as at Christmas this morning, with many children who looked like they are of the school return age milling around.
by iainpeden
Wed May 27, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: RAF Sharkmouth Phantom
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: RAF Sharkmouth Phantom

The Revell kit is a re-box of the Hasegawa FGR.2; the decals were designed by Dick Ward of Modeldecal fame. Lovely kit and very good decals. Well worth £40 is these inflated times. The 56 squadron one with the sharkmouth is XV470 (coded BD). Last I know she is one of the all-to few RAF Phantoms left...
by iainpeden
Wed May 27, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

What a witchhunt!!!!!. Did he break the law, NO. Was he unwise YES. Why should he resign if he has done nothing wrong!. Steven Kinnock [ a Labour M.P. of course,] broke all the lockdown rules to go to a party from London to Wales. He apologised, so that makes it all right then?????., and, of course...
by iainpeden
Tue May 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 14172

Re: Spotting during the pandemic

What is the policy for driving a long distance to go spotting during Covid-19 phase 2? I think you can now drive anywhere for the day and return home in that same day - is that correct? It might be sensible to fill up locally near your home so that you can make the return journey without having to ...
by iainpeden
Tue May 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 964
Views: 41325

Re: COVID-19 UK

Cummings has to go if only to allow everyone to concentrate on the important things.
Hancock is clearly using his off button - he is asked a question, sort of answers it and then doesn’t allow follow up.

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