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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:01 pm

I am using my NATO go bag. You can pack enough in it for a 6 month deployment!

I will put a link up soon!
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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:08 am

Here we are. Very similar to this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Tactical-Military-Police-Travel-Kit-Gear-Equipment-Bag-Holdall-100L-Black/191631067592?hash=item2c9e1a09c8:g:950AAOSw9N1VpDim


in it's lifespan so- far it has survived lots of places plus Jet2 and British Airways baggage handlers without a scratch, rip, tear or boot prints!

It also has a couple of these on it when I travel overseas

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Army-Life-Guards-Regiment-Luggage-Tag-Engraved/253760852253?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Army-Household-Cavalry-Regiment-Luggage-Tag-Engraved/253760852876?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I have never lost any luggage while using these and they never get tampered with!
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Re: Telford Update

Postby steve131 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:26 am

Very nice kit , If you do get the Lanc :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: get all you need paint etc to do it and start a blog ASAP. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: .
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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:42 pm

Ok, Steve...… please be patient.

I am hoping that Neil will be kind enough to give me one of the clear fuselage limited edition ones. I do have a plan in my mind, but I also need these to start with:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MASTERbarrels/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2051666648248012&__tn__=-UC-R

https://www.facebook.com/airscale.uk/posts/2121327697932410?__tn__=-R

I also need to know what Eduard are going to do.

While I do want to jump in to both Lancaster and Ki-45 as soon as I can I do need to have a good look at each kit and assess what I can and can't do and the overall finished look. They are not cheap kits and obvously I want to produce stunning end results.

I will do a full photographic kit review of both kits so you can see just what is in each box but a wise builder with these kits will look at them and then wait to see what the AM market brings - especially canopy/turret masks for the Lancaster.

With the Ki-45 Metal barrels are a must as are cockpit detail set, seatbelts etc.

I think these will be quite happy sitting in their respective boxes until the needed update sets are available to produce a result worthy of the time and effort put in to bringing these superb kits for us.


I do have a huge submarine to build before February.... that's all in a box ready to go, Crimble competition and the 12 day build challenge plus ZM's Shinden and the Panther to finish off so there's plenty happening on the bench. I am afraid that the Lanc and Ki-45 will probably be built next year.


I am excited. I will be having a look through over a drink and sit down at the show. I don't want to, but I have to sit on my hands and summon up all the army discipline. I want to rush home and throw everything on my bench and start cutting, glueing and painting.... but I have to wait and make plans. Wait for ZM to put out their extra sets, Eduard to catch up with their etched sets, HGW with their seatbelts etc.


No sense in rushing in to top end kits.
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Re: Telford Update

Postby steve131 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:05 pm

Very nice AM ,forgot about your I 400 ,that will be a blog worth reading 8-) :dance:
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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:14 am

Only a couple of days to Telford and my excitement is rising!

The models are almost done and it is the last minute things that I am working on.

I have received an email from The Old Man himself and due to work he won't be able to come to Telford this year which is sad as he was very much looking forwards to the show.

My main purchase is their Ki-45 and now the Airscale Lancaster IP panel and Master Model's browning barrel set added to the list.

Now, rather than look for another kit I think that because the company who sell the Dispae nippers 2.0 and that drill are at the show and I think that after seeing some demonstration videos online I would look at getting these and upgrading from the stuff I am currently using. They are not cheap but worth the investment and I hope that I will have enough cash in my pocket!

I am looking forwards to meeting up with Les.... And yes! I do have something drinkable in my bag already!! :D

It is a very long day for me, starting at 4:30am and with a 3 train journey to start with followed by a parade the following day and a long haul back up the great north road means that I will probably be in bed resting for the following week :laughing-rolling:

Maybe in 2020 more members can meet up there.




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Re: Telford Update

Postby chill » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:28 pm

Parade as in the Cenotaph parade on Sunday?
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Re: Telford Update

Postby Mark » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:02 pm

Hey James. Had you thought about joining the IPMS? The subscription is only £22, and a weekend pass to SMW is £20. £12 for the Saturday if I recall? Makes the IPMS subscription look attractive if you're a Telford regular. If I was able to go, I think I'd look for a nice cheap hotel one or two stops on the train from Telford. Gotta be cheaper than the exorbitant prices of the hotels at the centre. I think there is a bus from the station to the show.
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Re: Telford Update

Postby steve131 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 pm

Maybe in 2020 more members can meet up there Not doing 19 Snaps :?: Shame the Old Man not going now. Have a great time and get lots of nice stuff uber jell. What you got in the flask :?:
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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:47 pm

It is the cenotaph parade. Because I cannot march the required full length of the route because of my heart I shortcut round to Horseguards Parade after the service.

I did in actual fact mean 2019. I had a brain fart and forgot what year we are on! :laughing-rolling: I have obtained some single bottles of Jagermeister!

The show is always held over the Remembrance weekend and so with parades and reunions etc I only do the Saturday. The first time I provided builds for HKM I did both days and after the spending spree, mightily bored I was and missed my band of brothers in London.

Members get in free at 9.00, I get in an hour later and costs me £12. My main purchase is reserved and waiting for me then it is just go and see the vendors And contacts I need to then get the bus to the train station.

The bus only starts operating at 10am. Members only have an hours start on me and £12 isn't too bad. I'm fine with not being a member.
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Re: Telford Update

Postby chill » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:16 pm

Shame you skip to horse guards.

Was going to spot you on tv
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Re: Telford Update

Postby chill » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 am

Which regiment did you serve in?
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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:55 am

I served with the Household Cavalry - The Lifeguards and served on both sides, active duty (Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Gulf Afghanistan and other places I can't mention) Ceremonial duties and a little reported post of Sovereigns Escort.

This has a public role of providing the bodyguard and escort on ceremonial and state occasions. The unreported role is on the protection details for HM the Queen and HRH the D of E. The training of which was done at a particular barracks in Hereford. The police RP are the seen face, but my detail was always on overwatch and working the crowd in civilian dress on both official and state visits, working with and advising local police and other units both domestic and international.

In previous years I have tried to do the full route of the march past but always ended up in the back of a meat wagon! Now I go down the back of the crowd and through where the Regiment mounts guard. I have a pass for this as it is closed off on this day until all the parade has cleared.
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Re: Telford Update

Postby chill » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:58 pm

snapdragon wrote:I served with the Household Cavalry - The Lifeguards and served on both sides, active duty (Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Gulf Afghanistan and other places I can't mention) Ceremonial duties and a little reported post of Sovereigns Escort.

This has a public role of providing the bodyguard and escort on ceremonial and state occasions. The unreported role is on the protection details for HM the Queen and HRH the D of E. The training of which was done at a particular barracks in Hereford. The police RP are the seen face, but my detail was always on overwatch and working the crowd in civilian dress on both official and state visits, working with and advising local police and other units both domestic and international.

In previous years I have tried to do the full route of the march past but always ended up in the back of a meat wagon! Now I go down the back of the crowd and through where the Regiment mounts guard. I have a pass for this as it is closed off on this day until all the parade has cleared.


Wow you trained at SAS barracks. I know some friends in the Royal Marines and have been in the the Household Calvary. Ill pass your name over to them see if they recall you when they were on duty. Which years did you serve? This will be of great interrest to them
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Re: Telford Update

Postby number1 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:58 pm

Really good to meet up with James, aka Snapdragon at Telford, he certainly had a big smile on his face with what he had in his bag, I'm sure he'll be itching to spread the word on here as soon as he's back up North.
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Re: Telford Update

Postby chill » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:11 pm

number1 wrote:Really good to meet up with James, aka Snapdragon at Telford, he certainly had a big smile on his face with what he had in his bag, I'm sure he'll be itching to spread the word on here as soon as he's back up North.


Excellent

Hope his hotel room has ample security when he is on parade tomorrow
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Re: Telford Update

Postby steve131 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:33 pm

number1 wrote:Really good to meet up with James, aka Snapdragon at Telford, he certainly had a big smile on his face with what he had in his bag, I'm sure he'll be itching to spread the word on here as soon as he's back up North.

Good to see you got a face to face with Snaps , hope you both had good time . Like the look of Air fix 1/24 Hellcat.
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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:23 pm

I sit in my hotel room for a quiet few minutes before heading down to the bar for a noggin or two with a rowdy bunch of vets. I get the feeling there could be a few sore heads in the morning and although I can't march, I can still yell at them! :lol:


The HK models Lancaster is due out in early December and I should get one direct from Hong Kong. There was lots of activity around the HKM stand and the display looked good. I have already bought Airfix's new 1/'24 Hellcat - in my mind - and it is added to the list with a release of April/May 2019 and a price of £120. It was shown built up in test shot form and looked good. The engine looks fabulous and all they need to do is sharpen everything up.

There will be lots of photos on social media. I didn't take my camera because I wasn't sure just how much I would have to carry and after looking around the manufactures tables there will be some good things to build next year. wingnut wing's Lancaster is a bit further on than I thought but still needs lots of work and probably won't be seen until November 2019 which is there scheduled release. I will be looking at getting one, but I think it will probably be more expensive than the HKM offering.


They will be putting out a cockpit/nose only kit but that said 2020 and I am not sure on the format!


It was good to meet up with Les and he was very impressed with ZM's Nick. I think he went to enter the draw in the hope that he might win something nice... I had to leave so I don't know the outcome of that!


I treated myself to a set of Browning gun barrels for the Lancaster from Mater Models and Airscale's Cockpit instrument panels...… There's some tiny work thereto do!


A plesent surprise awaited me at the ZM stand. The Old Man couldn't make it as there were some work commitments came upas very short notice he could not avoid, and with it being a small business you just need to deal with those things!


However he had sent a gift for me and I sent back a Jägermeister gift pack for him. The surprise is that contrary to the Old Man Blog, the instruction manuals were ready for the Nick and I will be having a drink shortly and looking through both the kit and the instructions in the bar. Some of my Band of Brothers are fascinated by the builds I do.... I have been known to be painting something in far off lands while under fire! and will, I have no doubt want to have a look at my latest spending spree, of course their instructions will be "Handle carefully, don't open any bags and you break anything then I'll kick you all around Green Park!"

Once back in God's Own Country I will photograph the kit for you all.

I did also treat myself to one of these:

http://www.dspiae.com/en/a/chanpinzhanshi/chuanghechuangdian/2017/26.html

I had the opportunity to try one out and immediately parted with £35! They are the best things I have ever seen or used to take parts of sprues and will neaten my work up no end!

I also wanted to get this:

http://www.dspiae.com/en/a/chanpinzhanshi/gongnenshafa/2018/32.html

but didn't have enough cash left! I'll find and order one next time I get paid!


Time for a very long cold drink.




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Re: Telford Update

Postby steve131 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:26 pm

Just looked at ZM Facebook page of Telford Nick display .Looks an absolute stunner UBER JELL :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Telford Update

Postby snapdragon » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:38 pm

Plans already being formulated for my bench return later this week, or next week even! The Nick needs very little to no extra stuff, and there's no photo etch in the box at all!


now Steve, here's something which will make you start negotiations with your wife! Released early next month and you might be able to get one for Christmas....

https://www.facebook.com/hkmmodels/
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