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Forums Works / Re: Ten years of forum
« on: September 21, 2015, 09:53:37 AM »
English Electric Canberra PR.9   :-love  :-love  :-green

Forums Works / Re: Ten years of forum
« on: September 20, 2015, 10:35:54 PM »
 :-tri :-tri :-tri :-tri :-tri :-tri :-flo :-flo :-flo

Happy birthday -

I first registered on the site back in December 2005, I stumbled across when I was undertaking research for my website, on seeing the wealth of information both in the articles and imagery that was on offer I signed up. I have always found it to be great source of information with a number of the members willing to go out of their way to help no matter what the questions asked. At the time I was serving in the Royal Air Force and where I could, I would share my knowledge and experiences with other members. It was not long after joining I was asked to support the site further by administrating some of the forums boards.

There was a nucleus of members who would post articles on a daily basis; thus keep the flow of information up to date. What I found fascinating was huge collections of largely unseen before imagery members had and were willing to share with others. Yes, there were some people who signed up just to access what they could and not give anything back, but luckily these members were quickly removed and I fully supported the actions of locking the site down to future membership.

I was pleased to be asked to write a number of full articles for publishing on the site’s electric magazine, I must add that I think this was a great period of my life, being able to give something back to a group after they had supported all my requests and give them an insight into my interests. Then, via the site, I was approached to write a short book on my all time favorite aircraft, the English Electric Canberra. Again members fully supported my endeavors, however sadly I felt that the finished book was not to my complete liking as I was let down by very poor communication with the publisher, leading me to distance myself from the book and them. My plans are to update the book and self-publish it.

The website has now ventured into the realms of social media, which I feel, can only expand its global knowledge base and membership. And again, I was asked to help to administrate and publish to it.
Sadly I do not publish as much as I would like to, after retiring from the RAF I thought I would be able to fully support this expansion, but currently this has not been the case. Hopefully very soon this will be sorted and I can pick up where I left off.

I can only wish the very best to the site and its future endeavors; it offers the very best to those people who wish to lean the art of model making, military art or just wish to research the realms of the vast ranges of military equipment, be it historical or current.

 :-flo :-salut :-ok

Warplane Art / Re: Boeing YB17
« on: August 02, 2015, 03:29:22 PM »
Again, another great profile.  :-ok

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, 1/48 Eduard's kit.
« on: August 02, 2015, 03:28:45 PM »
Outstanding detail, very nice work

Aircraft Modeling / Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« on: August 02, 2015, 03:28:16 PM »
Great work and great photos  :-salut

Forums Works / Re: E book model support
« on: May 24, 2015, 01:01:52 AM »
Not directly related to our site but... my last article is presented on link bellow and you have free pdf to download:

A very good reconnaissance aircraft in its time, very few RAF aircraft could get near it.

Miscellaneous Subjects / Re: Horse: new position for Sirokko
« on: February 06, 2015, 04:56:42 PM »

Forums Works / Re: E book model support
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:35:50 PM »
Well done and thank you for all your hard work. Great photos within the article  :-clap :-ok

Combat Warplanes / RAF Typhoons Take on Fuel
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:30:28 PM »
A Typhoon FGR4 takes on fuel from a Voyager tanker while en-route to Exercise Red Flag in the United States. Air-air refuelling is an integral part of RAF flying operations and Voyagers, operated by 10 and 101 Squadrons at RAF Brize Norton, provide support to Tornado GR4s on operations over Iraq, and to Typhoons on Quick Reaction Alert in the UK and Falkland Islands. (RAF Facebook Page)

Aircraft Modeling / Re: French Canberra APC decals
« on: December 13, 2014, 08:59:14 PM »
 :-salut :-ok

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Supermarine Swift FR.5
« on: December 12, 2014, 12:55:33 PM »

A good idea from Airfix, indeed, but somewhat strange by beginning with a reco version...

Jicehem :-wave

The Swift had a very short life as a fighter, but it showed its true colours in the reconnaissance role. There were plans to build a totally PR variant but this was stopped due to the  Hunter entering service.

Forums Works / Re: E book model support
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:55:42 PM »
Great post No.1, many thanks.

Warplane Art / Re: Ju-87B-2 Stuka
« on: December 07, 2014, 04:59:11 PM »
looks great  :-ok

Miscellaneous Subjects / WWII Document Archive
« on: November 27, 2014, 01:01:05 PM »

Warplane Art / Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
« on: November 15, 2014, 10:24:29 PM »
 :-ok :-clap

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