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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2016 13:13 pm 
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Its back;
http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/advent-calendar

Today only; over 40% off the Swift

Corgi Advent calendar;
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Scalextric Advent calendar;
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Hornby Trains Advent calendar;
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Today's prize is the Shackleton MR.2.

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016 10:17 am 
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016 18:25 pm 
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And I.

Out of interest has anyone ever had any success with any of the Advent Calendar competitions over the years?

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016 20:48 pm 
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I'd be grateful if no further members entered the Shack competition, thank you :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016 21:56 pm 
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des wrote:
Out of interest has anyone ever had any success with any of the Advent Calendar competitions over the years?


I may be wrong, but I think Fred has had a win, maybe even 2!

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec 2016 00:19 am 
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3, :Whistling:
and a couple of other ATFers have won as well.

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Mmmmm. When I click on the competition page for the Shack offer, it brings me to a "404 page not found." Is the competition not open to those outside of the UK?

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec 2016 01:18 am 
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It would have ended at midnight GMT
You'll have to visit the site during UK hours

Today [3rd] a hint for a new kit.
For nearly all their exhibits RAF Cosford & Hendon, IWM Duxford & Lambeth and Brooklands don't have mannequins in aircraft cockpits
FAAM have a pair in a Swordfish, but Airfix have done a new kit of a Stringbag just a few years ago
I think its something from the Shuttleworth collection.
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I think there is clue about 'keeping your eyes peeled'
A reconnaissance type, WW1 type maybe,
I'm thinking RAF RE8 in 1/72 or 1/48

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If the mannequin is sitting in the actual subject of the measurement it looks like an enclosed canopy with another chap sitting next to him - either second pilot or flight engineer? Plus since the hand is on the outside it must have a sliding pane in the canopy - has the magazine been digitally added? Is the canopy framing olive drab? If so I was thinking something like a Piper Grasshopper if the "eyes peeled" bit is relevant.

I believe he's wearing an RAF C type helmet (please correct me if I'm wrong) so RAF subject?


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The aircraft in today's window is a B-25/Mitchell III. Specifically, this one: Image

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you can't get more conclusive than that

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec 2016 10:34 am 
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More photos here: http://intscalemodeller.com/viewtopic.php?t=2558

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Ah great another aeroplane :( :( :( what about every body else that does not do just aeroplanes

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Take two of these and call me in the morning:

http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/pwy79b ... tmnkf.html

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O yes please but I do not think my bank balance could take it :lol:

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Oh very good call, both by VMA131Marine and by Airfix.

Judging by the comments on here the original mould has had its day and, like a number of other releases, there are multiple versions of the Mitchell that can be released so it makes sense on a lot of levels.

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Fantastic news! I don't know how many I'd be after but, given how great recent kits are to build, I'm sure I can find a use for a Mitchell.


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Mitchell III? That info board is wrong, as the equivalent is a B-25J, with the turret behind the cockpit.
What they have there is actually a Mitchell II (B-25C/D). I'm sensing a 'Doolittle' 75th Anniversary tie-in, but *slaps wrist* this isn't the place for speculation.

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