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by balders
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Hobby Boss 1/48 Tornado Gr4
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Hobby Boss 1/48 Tornado Gr4

Haven't posted on here for a long long time but I thought as this kit was a bit of a dog accuracy wise I'd put some pics up. I am by no means a rivet counter there were a couple of things that were just too obvious. The most obvious mod is to the canopy frame which is far too shalow. This was rectif...
by balders
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A Slow Day On The Top Shelf
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: A Slow Day On The Top Shelf

I don't normally comment on pics but these are really superb. Aside from the fantastic scenery shots they are taken as these shots should be taken i.e the aircraft with plenty of the stunning scenery in the background. Brilliant.
by balders
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: new use for Alconbury
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: new use for Alconbury

I would have thought that a new build village with affordable(and thats the main part of this ) housing would be far more appealing to the area than a noisy freight terminal or a prison. It is a shame that these historic airfields are just wiped off the map like West Malling down my way however as a...
by balders
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Colt latest :@
Replies: 19
Views: 2131

Re: Colt latest :@

Sideshow bob thanks for the info. very useful if somewhat depressing to read. As to the previous comment re the red arrows and bbmf-I can see what you are saying but the cost of maintaining the BBMF(some of which are volunteers) is minimal compared to maintaining a squadron of jags etc. The reds pro...
by balders
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT organisers get ready for bumper show
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Re: RIAT organisers get ready for bumper show

I agree with Chris & Adam I think the organisers should be given a round of applause for what they've managed to bag this year, a fantastic lineup in my opinion. We seem to be the only country in Europe holding anything like this in scale year in year out, lets celebrate that ! If you're not happy ...
by balders
Sat May 12, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK to revert back to F-35B?
Replies: 292
Views: 46543

Re: UK to revert back to F-35B?

Whilst i believe the c varient made more sense because it means our carriers could be more flexible I think that out of the three varients the C is now most at risk. The USN is the only customer for it and they do have other options i.e the F/A 18. If the B had collapsed once the harriers are gone t...
by balders
Sun May 06, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: HMS Ocean and it's Lynx's 5 5 12
Replies: 1
Views: 523

HMS Ocean and it's Lynx's 5 5 12

Here's a few of HMS Ocean at Greenwich. As per usual at the mo the weather was rubbish with bad light and showers. Here's what I got on Saturday. http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/balders1812/HAS/IMG_1436_filtered.jpg http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/balders1812/HAS/IMG_1481.jpg http:...
by balders
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Missiles to deploy on block of flats
Replies: 23
Views: 2489

Re: Missiles to deploy on block of flats

I suspect they are there more as a deterrent. If the gov't did nothing people would complain at that aswell. The idea is to show tommy terrorist that security is being taken seriously. Two armed guards at the entrance to an RAF /Navy or Army base wouldn't be able to do much but will hopefully put of...
by balders
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mildenhall 28th April 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: Mildenhall 28th April 2012

Quality :thumb:
by balders
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: New Zealand 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1731

Re: New Zealand 2012

Some great shots there from Bob. :thumbs: Must get him to post some of his others Pete.
by balders
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK to revert back to F-35B?
Replies: 292
Views: 46543

Re: UK to revert back to F-35B?

I suspect that you are right about the ucav. Its the way the US wants to go and we are doing it to a lesser degree at the moment with land based aircraft.
by balders
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK to revert back to F-35B?
Replies: 292
Views: 46543

Re: UK to revert back to F-35B?

The laser targeting will be achieved by something that is internally built into the systems called EOTS-Electro optical targeting system(see http://www.jsf.mil" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and numerous tech articles on the web)This Provides extended range protection and precision t...
by balders
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lynx on the loose in Portsmouth
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Lynx on the loose in Portsmouth

Very nice. Love the one with the Spinnaker Tower in the background. Another ship destined for Fareham Creek. :(
by balders
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK to revert back to F-35B?
Replies: 292
Views: 46543

Re: UK to revert back to F-35B?

Regardless of the cock up with which F-35 to have it is a bit rich of the Labour party to describe this as a procurement mess up. It was Labour who decided that we should have the carriers and yet they didn't order them for over 10 years and then delayed the build of them which increased the cost. A...
by balders
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Yeovilton 20th March - Hunters
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: Yeovilton 20th March - Hunters

Fantastic shots of a stunning aircraft. As has previously been said the quality and sharpness of these shots is superb.
by balders
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: HMS St Alban's Merlin
Replies: 1
Views: 492

HMS St Alban's Merlin

Here's a few of the Merlin on HMS St Alban's currently visiting London. Yesterday http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/balders1812/IMG_8265_filtered.jpg http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/balders1812/IMG_8313_filtered.jpg http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/balders1812/IMG_8389_filter...
by balders
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A day trip to Red Flag from Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 3376

Re: A day trip to Red Flag from Scotland

Wow. Absolutely superb. Can't wait to see the others. :thumbs:
by balders
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: For the Record Mildenhall 15/03/12
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: For the Record Mildenhall 15/03/12

Very very nice Dave especially number 2
by balders
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Future of Leuchars - not good!
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Future of Leuchars - not good!

As has been said there have been plenty of base closures in the rest of the UK and bearing in mind the percentage of population in scotland is 1/12 of the rest of the UK I would say the balance is right. At least the military have kept a presence at some bases in Scotland. South of the border they h...

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