Monday, December 30, 2013

Plane Progress, and a few good reads

Looking to build some Great War aircraft over the holidays, and here is some progress on a couple I have on the go...



This is a Revell kit, reasonable to work with but has the odd issues with wing spars lining up



Still a wee way to go, here it is in front of the wing assembly I am using for my 0-400 build


Read this over the last couple of weeks....fascinating!


Tracy got me these


Ash got me these, nice to have the latest edition of Sugden's work as he is the undisputed master of literature on the Ripper. These bring my collection of writings on the Ripper case to forty titles.

13 comments:

  1. Looking good so far Al! Making up that jig for assembling the Hadley Page is a great idea - I will have to do the same if I ever get around to making mine up!

    40 titles on the Ripper? That would make great background reading for Victorian Horror games.

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    1. Thanks mate, the 0-400 is a bit intimidating! mmmm, Victorian Horror games, could be an exciting new genre? :)

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  2. Nicely done Al. Those WW1 string bags are a fascinating subject in their own right! Speaking of Jack, I read a story about a Victorian fishmonger serial murderer who did the deed with a cold smoked herring. They called him "Jack the ......

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    1. lol mate, maybe I'll borrow that one when I see you :)

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  3. Keen to see the WW1 planes coming along. I found a half dozen in a drawer this afternoon! They all need some repair work though!

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  4. Very good post Al. Good to know what you have been up to mate.

    Good all round actually.

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  5. good job with the planes, waiting to see them finished!
    very interesting books!
    bye

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  6. Thanks for the thoughts lads

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  7. Hi Al! Like your work.Building old bi-planes can be tricky but it is well worth the effort. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Hi again Al! By the way. Which regiment did you serve in?
    I served in the Swedish Royal Engineers.

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    1. Welcome, thanks for your comments. I was a gunner
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/148_(Meiktila)_Battery_Royal_Artillery

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