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The Rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated
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Thank you John, I appreciate the support. I knew there was a significance to yours and the others names being in green but I didn't put two and two together till you pointed it out :oops:

With regards the increase in scroll time, would it be worth moving the SIG's below the general section as well? That way the core of the UAMF is available to those without any interest in the SIG's that live here too. Just a thought.

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TomW wrote:
Thank you John, I appreciate the support. I knew there was a significance to yours and the others names being in green but I didn't put two and two together till you pointed it out :oops:

With regards the increase in scroll time, would it be worth moving the SIG's below the general section as well? That way the core of the UAMF is available to those without any interest in the SIG's that live here too. Just a thought.

Regards

Tom


CBK SIG has been an integral part of UAMF since whenever and we need to chat about it.

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Good to see the CC SIG getting a makeover/renewed interest. Further to our discussions at Telford Tom, you know I am still in and will endeavour to get the CC Beaufighter diorama finished for early next year - Revell/Lodela 1/32 Beau, with 1/48 Tamiya Beau behind and astern, and then 1/72 FROG or Matchbox posed likewise, all wheel up with prop-blurs mounted over a diagonally cut seascape. Does anyone know of a 1/144 Beaufighter - plastic or die-cast?

We may like to consider bidding for table space as a joint concern with CBK SIG in future to ensure adjacent tables and make transporting the models around the shows easier (and will mean buying even more bloody tables cloths I expect!! :evil: :ha: ).

Cheers
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P.S. Found this photo - 1/32 Beaufighter started and awaiting completion - but almost went in the bin when the old Revell decals completely disintegrated - and I mean almost down to an atomic level. Will have to hand paint roundels and serials or try to source replacements. The Matchbox Dauntless is in need of some TLC and will probably also be re-worked into a wheels up, in-flight stance - I have the pilot and gunner in the stash somewhere. This if for the CBK SIG, not CC SIG of course!

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beany wrote:
Does anyone know of a 1/144 Beaufighter - plastic or die-cast?


http://petersplanes.com/avions/Beaufigh ... ighter.htm



beany wrote:
We may like to consider bidding for table space as a joint concern with CBK SIG in future to ensure adjacent tables and make transporting the models around the shows easier (and will mean buying even more bloody tables cloths I expect!! :evil: :ha: ).


Perhaps one in North Atlantic Blue/Green............. :ha:

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beany wrote:
Good to see the CC SIG getting a makeover/renewed interest. Further to our discussions at Telford Tom, you know I am still in and will endeavour to get the CC Beaufighter diorama finished for early next year - Revell/Lodela 1/32 Beau, with 1/48 Tamiya Beau behind and astern, and then 1/72 FROG or Matchbox posed likewise, all wheel up with prop-blurs mounted over a diagonally cut seascape. Does anyone know of a 1/144 Beaufighter - plastic or die-cast?

We may like to consider bidding for table space as a joint concern with CBK SIG in future to ensure adjacent tables and make transporting the models around the shows easier (and will mean buying even more bloody tables cloths I expect!! :evil: :ha: ).

Cheers
Al.



I cant wait to see the diorama complete Al, it'll be a hell of a sight :grin: I try to request to be sited next to the CBK whenever possible and have been lucky so far. Thankfully We're okay for table cloths as I've still got the Ocean Grey ones from the last few displays, seems to set off the CC schemes a treat.

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2016 A:B = 29:11
2015 A:B = 38:14
2014 A:B = 25:9
2013 A:B = 20:17
2012 A:B = I didn't keep score
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Als diorama sounds fantastic I can't wait to see it al together. Remember I have a 1/72nd scale Kriegsmarine Flakship as a suitable target :-D

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And I've still got my 1/72 scale U-boat if the Flak ship goes down too early.

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We have the makings of am amazing CC Diorama here.

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If I pull my finger out I've got a pair of 1/72 E-boats ( one Airfix and one Revell ) that I could get done for next year. Why not make it an escort flotilla for the U-boat (damaged perhaps?) under heavy air attack. Ooo the possibilities :-D

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TomW wrote:
If I pull my finger out I've got a pair of 1/72 E-boats ( one Airfix and one Revell ) that I could get done for next year. Why not make it an escort flotilla for the U-boat (damaged perhaps?) under heavy air attack. Ooo the possibilities :-D

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Tom

Great idea. I have an E-Boat lurking somewhere too :grin:

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So; three E-boats and a Flak ship covering the retreat of a U-boat damaged by a daring night attack by a CC patrol aircraft (John's Trigg Liberator perhaps) being swarmed by a strike wing.

This could look spectacular :grin:

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Aviaeology are your source for Beaufighter decals:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AOD32002M

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Thanks for the links Paul. Financial reality now needs to match modelling aspirations - the gap is rather large at the moment :evil: .

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Not cheap, as you say. Al. Might be a terrific Christmas gift! :lol:

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New Year ....

I have looked at the CBK SIG, our old website, and previous discussions. Probably 3 main forums are good, to show the SIG while not adding much to scroll time on the main page.

I think we can set up a new SIG, convert the current one to a Chat Forum underneath, then build that out as needed (see below). The 3 add two more main forums: Displays & Events and History & Reference

I have made suggestions as to where to transition the old website, if we want to - some of that may not be worth the effort. Regardless, it gives an indicator of where we might want to organize future content.

About -> Chat Forum
Announcement -> Chat Forum
Sig discussion -> Sig-Only Forum under chat
Sig admin - > Sig Only (we could make an admin sub-forum, but will we have that much traffic we couldn't just do it by PM, clumsy as that is?)
Rules & FAQ -> Chat
Events (all) -> Displays & Events Forum, with sub forums as needed
History (all) -> History & Reference Forum, perhaps layered a bit, figure it out later
Workbench Window -> UAMF, maybe an index/pointer thread to their location
Finished Models -> UAMF, ditto (or perhaps to History & Reference ala Gallery)
CC Modelling Chat -> Chat Forum
Publications, Online Refs, Walkarounds & Photos - History & Reference
General Chat -> UAMF
Guest Are -> UAMF

We need to decide what to move and how. We need to decide what to go about content provided by members no longer with us. I have looked at my "Origins" work (not visible on the website) and it is more complete than I thought. I also have a way to format it for easier reading here.


Tom, the what, where, when are up to you. I, and the other Admin, can get things started by proper set-up and coding of the forums themselves.

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