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Hello from North East Scotland
« on: February 05, 2020, 01:16:31 AM »
Hello to you all from Scotland.
I am a new comer to the world of WW1 aviation modelling having been hooked by the wonders from Wingnut Wings (like so many others I suspect). I have a few of the WnW kits in my stash but am still working up the courage to cut the first WnW plastic and am hoping that by joining in here I will find the encouragement to get cracking. I am not a stranger to aircraft modelling though and have actually spent the last year building various biplane kits to get some experience before tackling the big ones. A post War Snipe is my ultimate aim but would really like to have a go at so many more of them.
When not modelling I like to play the guitar, ride motorbikes and eat good food. I am a keen armchair fan of Football (soccer) and do take in the occasional game 'in the flesh' but prefer to watch them from the comfort of the Pub nowadays.

Duncan B

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 02:02:08 AM »
Hello Duncan,
 Welcome to the forum!
I recently bought a couple of Pfalz DIIIa from you. Excellent service, Sir!

You won't find a more welcoming place than this when it comes to all things WW1.

I have owned over 10 motorbikes in my time, mainly BMW adventure off road tractors and have toured the beautiful Highlands many times. It never gets old.

Watch football too! Tottenham Hotspur F.C. being my lifelong team. So, basically, I've been a frustrated fan for many a year.  ::)

Good luck with your first Wingnut.  ;) Be sure to share your progress with us.

Cheers,
Bob von Buckle  8)



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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 02:14:23 AM »
Hi Duncan, good to see you here, they're a helpful and friendly bunch and a bottomless fund of advice and knowledge. Plenty of space for non-WWI stuff in the off-topic boards too.
See you at Perth in April!
Sandy Adam

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 03:48:32 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Duncan.  Go ahead and dive into those WNW kits.  And post some pictures!
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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2020, 04:17:32 AM »
Welcome to our Forum Duncan, I know it will grow on you! I'm not a bike fan and given the preferences imposed by Canadian birth Ice Hockey is my game of choice. I do have a great admiration of your fair land though, did a 15 day vacation there several years back in a rented vehicle from Skye to the Spey and pretty well every where between, loved every minute and would return in a heartbeat! Oh, and your beer is superb as well as the whisky!!
   You'll find all the help, encouragement, and advice you need to get going in the WW.I Aircraft niche here, enjoy!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 04:54:10 AM »
 Sounds like the Rest of us Duncan ;)

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 11:04:33 AM »
Welcome Duncan , to the place place on the net ! Was on a motorbike once ...scared the live shit out me to the point that my eyes are now blue ! I haven't been to Scotland , but I do have scottish blood in me which explains my liking to good whiskey .
Not into sports expect for mountain biking so I will leave the motorized ones for you folks and I will stick with my Cannondale .



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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 06:27:35 PM »
Welcome to the Forum Duncan! I hope you enjoy being a welcome part of our global community of WW1 model enthusiasts. I hope there's plenty here to encourage your interest in WW1 subjects and our off topic boards cover every other subject imaginable.

Feel free to use the forum to promote your shop too. We love model shops here!!

Good luck with the Wingnuts kits but don't forget the other excellent WW1 models to be had from Roden, Special Hobby and Copper State Models and in 1/48th and 1/72 scale scale the range is enormous.

So welcome to you in Scotland from the sunny climes of the Gold Coast in Australia ( with ancestry directly connected to Scotland via NZ!)

cheers

Dave Wilson
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Australia

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2020, 06:51:45 PM »
I haven't been to Scotland , but I do have scottish blood in me which explains my liking to good whiskey

 :o !!!

I was told I'd be thrown out of a Burn's Night if I brought a bottle of whiskey with me*.

Much as I like what the Irish produce, Scots insist you drink whisky

Richard

*a quick bit of decanting from bottle to bottle, and no-one knows
Hendon for flying - the fastest way to the ground!

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 07:19:16 PM »
Hello Duncan,

I think weíve chatted at model shows before. Wingnutís are a lure into WW1!

Iíve got a season ticket with my son at Brighton - bit of a mixed bag!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Donít be shy of a work in progress thread  ;D

Guy

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2020, 07:29:20 PM »
I haven't been to Scotland , but I do have scottish blood in me which explains my liking to good whiskey

 :o !!!

I was told I'd be thrown out of a Burn's Night if I brought a bottle of whiskey with me*.

Much as I like what the Irish produce, Scots insist you drink whisky

Richard

*a quick bit of decanting from bottle to bottle, and no-one knows

My liver can confirm this. It's Whisky or no whiskey for me.
Dry January? You must be joking!  :o ::)

Von Buckled  ???



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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 09:05:01 PM »
I was told I'd be thrown out of a Burn's Night if I brought a bottle of whiskey with me*.

You'd also be chucked out of a Burns' Night!!!!
S

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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 09:15:25 PM »
Bloody apostrophe's

Richard
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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2020, 11:27:41 PM »
Bloody apostrophe's

Richard

HAHAHAHAHAHA   ;D



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Re: Hello from North East Scotland
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2020, 11:30:11 PM »
Hendon for flying - the fastest way to the ground!