Colin Shipton-Knight, for both.........................................Anything Recce.
I suppose in many ways you can blame me for starting this... Been hugely surprised at the interest and participation in the SIG. Hugely happy that it has proved of interest to so many people, so many lovely models, and people... I have learnt so much about the subject. Am mainly interested in RAF Recce, but have branched out into all sorts of Recce Aircraft from all sorts of countries. Build mainly 1/48. also run the Decal Bank.
Rob Monfea - for both - Mainly RAF photo-recce WWII to present day. Occasionally dabble with USAF subjects, especially ones with the designation RF-4! Will get around to finishing my recce Mirage IV at some point too! UKLO for IPMS (UK) which generally means I spend more time organising modellers than I do actually modelling! Can be seen in the wild at Telford each November looking flustered, or knackered (or both).
IPMS (UK) 9771, MRAeS 1357821
UK Liaison Officer 2006 - 2011 Member and Show Manager: Bolton IPMS Member: IPMS Locate and Cement Leader: Hawk AJT SIG Member: Harrier, Aerobatic, Research and Development Aircraft(Project Cancelled), F-4 Phantom, Photo Recce, NASA, Goth and Australian SIGs.
Currently working chronologically (more or less) through the history of AEW -. Just about to finish the ACE Grumman Guardian, horribly kit but the best available, making it because it carried the AP/APNS 20 Radar
Then embarking on several Skyraiders AD-3W, AD4W, AD5W in 1/48 and 1/72
Desperately seeking a Matchbox 1/48 AD-5 Skyraider and the Cobra Resin cockpit set to go with it. To build a AD-5W "Guppy"
So far have built - ACI Wellington, TBM-3W Avenger, PB-1W, Neptune AEW Mk1, EC-121 Connie, AEW Defender
If any one can help with the Matchbox Skyraider please PM me
Interests : There isn't enough space really..... Obviously recce aircraft, late '30s onwards, (fuelled from my Dad flying PR with the RAF until 1945) Other military stuff, 1939 onwards, but usually post WWII. 1/144 airliners of any period, and my real speciality is 'spoof aircraft, or 'What Ifs' in IPMS-speak.
Combining the first and the last of those interests produced my notorious Meteor PR19 some 15 years ago.
Regards Kit IPMS (UK) #10385 (But I used to be #884....)
Interests - Recce & Special Mission aircraft, Thai aircraft, all F-4 Phantoms, all C-130s.
Thought I would also add why I am interested in photo-recce aircraft. I spent 24 years in the USAF, most of it working on the reconnaissance cameras on various PR aircraft. (RF-4C - 13 years, SR-71 - 3 years, U-2C & U-2R - 3 years, AQM-91A Firefly, AQM-34 Firebee, and Cross-Service work on RF-104G, RF-4E, SAAB Draken, Mirage IIIR, Jaguar)
Michael Chilestone, like it says in my signature. I have varied and eclectic modelling interests within the confines of 1:48 aircraft, but as far as Recce is concerned I'll build anything with a sensor.
I lived not far from Mildenhall, and in 1974 cycled over to see the SR-71 arrive there from Farnborough - very impressive! I also lived near Alconbury in the late 80s-early 90s and regularly saw TR-1s in the circuit.
Favourite recce aircraft? Hard to say: the RF-4 has to be up at the top there somewhere, as does the SR-71 (I really must start that Testors kit!), eagerly awaiting the Airfix B-57 as I understand it will include a Patricia Lynn in the box. I also have a soft spot for light liaison/spotter types like the Auster, L-4 Cub, Fi 156 Storch, etc.
(Edit for typo - I really must make a New Year resolution to check posts before posting, not after.)
Really only a part time sig member as I build other wingy types as well, but I keep having moments of inspiration followed by realising how much research and work is involved! no particular favourites, but I have a soft spot for the mosquitoe and hornet. one thing, though in the displays I,ve seen so far there are not many rotary wing models as these are , probabaly more numerous than dedicated reecce types in present air arms, I find this suprising. I will try to build more reecce stuff this year- my new years resolution, although with my preffered scale of 1/32 , not too may for space consideration
As my Alias implies my favorite Aircraft is The Canberra in all it's lovely forms, but I do have a grate interest in Photo recce and Met. flight aircraft, and odd research types. Mainly building in 1/72 but also 1/48. I'm also the head of the Aviation Ireland SIG.
wafu819: Can anyone please tell me colour of f4j cockpit and where I can get a decent picture of the tie down points
Jul 15, 2017 20:10:53 GMT
jay16: can anyone help i'm after the decalpool 1/12 wayne rainey and kevin schwantz leather decals for the 1988 season
Sept 12, 2017 21:39:05 GMT
jay16: hello i've recently returned to the hobby i mainly build motor bikes from the 60's-00's kit all 1/12th scale and would like to thank the fellow members at the harrow club for helping me improve my builds
Sept 12, 2017 22:16:24 GMT
dc: I'm trying to get in touch with Mike Verier, I spoke to him at the Tyneside show but I've lost the e-mail address, please could you reply Mike if you see this or pass it on to him if you know him,
Nov 5, 2017 19:14:50 GMT
modelmotab1: hello everyone. off on hols to hanoi and phuket. does anyone know if there are any model shops in either of these places?
Nov 9, 2017 16:13:42 GMT
bannyjunior: I'm trying to find the F Parts sprue for the Tamiya 1/12 Williams FW14b. Unfortunately this is no longer available from Tamiya. Help would be very gratefully received.
Nov 27, 2017 14:28:16 GMT
jeeves103: Hi, i’am Looking for instructions and decals for the old Revell HH-53 Or CH-53 USAF / MARINES in 1/48 Scale. Can anyone help please. Thank you in advance. Regards, Dave
Jan 30, 2018 10:38:10 GMT
Jason: Blog updated pop on over to theaveragemodeller.com for a read,
May 27, 2018 11:26:32 GMT
bannyjunior: Glad to report that I stumbled across this site: www.spotmodel.com who offer free copies of instructions for lots (all?) Tamiya kits - including my missing ones!
Jun 17, 2018 15:51:59 GMT
stimpy60: Does anyone know the UK contact for AMP? If there is one that is. I've just had the front clear cockpit crack on the Westland Dragonfly helicopter and want to try and source replacement parts if possible.
Jul 28, 2019 18:39:57 GMT
xvtonker: Can anyone please point in the right direction for ordering kits from Big Die Scale Models? Thanks...
Dec 25, 2019 11:31:26 GMT
dave82820: I am building a roden mohawk jov. I have had a accident with the top canopy, I have a small crack in it. I need a replacement for it. I have tried to contact roden @ firstname.lastname@example.org have not had any response. Can you please give me some advice on how to
Feb 12, 2020 19:05:08 GMT
kfirfae: Joined recently. Been stashing kits for years. Time to start building! A few years ago I purchased several lots/old kits off ebay. Need Instructions for the following 1/72 kits; Heller Alouette III, Airfix Coursair II, Hobbycraft Beaver.
Mar 16, 2020 18:00:14 GMT
josef: To kfirfae: Maybe late ... I have tutorials for Beaver HC and Allouette Heller
Aug 1, 2020 15:06:20 GMT
nobodysignificant: Anybody got a spare Airfix 1/72 Handley Page Victor K2/SR2 Decal no.18 please?
Sept 1, 2020 9:05:58 GMT
Uncle sage: Has anybody got a spare 1/48 scale cockpit canopy for a airfix stuka dive bomber Iv built the model but the canopy fell on floor and accidently got stood on and crushed other than that the model is complete thx
Jun 14, 2021 20:59:49 GMT
Uncle sage: Has anybody built the italia 1/72 Wellington. I am in the process I must say the assembly of the front and rear gun turrets is the hardest job iv done on a model in over 40 years I spent hours assembling just 1 turret.
Jun 24, 2021 23:33:17 GMT