MEMBERS HOBBIES.

 

 

    MEMBERS HOBBIES
 
The first item on our Members Hobbies page is from,
Dennis Williams.
 
I've recently joined as a member of the T.C.V.A. I was a rigger on Hastings at Colerne during 1957 - 1960. I also spent several spells at Lyneham and other places on detachment.
One of my hobbies is Flight Simulator, and I thought you might be interested in seeing some of my screenshots, and maybe post them on the website?
One of the interesting things about the simulator, is that you can let your imagination run wild when it comes to painting aircraft. That is apparent in some of the shots. Although I cannot claim any of the aircraft or paint schemes as my own work, I am in fact "flying" the aircraft that you see.
Many of the models have become so complicated nowadays, that unless you have the knowledge, you can't even start the engines, let alone fly them. That's very true of the latest Hercules, which I also have.
 
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The shots show an A380 overhead RAF Colerne, and also parked alongside two Hastings.
 
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Other shots show a Meteor flying with a Hastings, and a Spitfire with a Hastings.
I hope you like them, and if anybody would like to know more about how the shots were taken, or about flight simulator in general, I'll do my best to answer their questions.
 
If you would like to get in touch with Dennis, please E mail me, Les Haines, and I will pass it on to him.
 
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I received the following photos and E mail from Dennis williams, on the 12/08/2011,
this could be someones hobby, or the start of a collection.
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Hello Les,
I've recently had an old RAF pal visiting from Australia, and he brought me the most wonderful gift. A model of the Hastings which he had made in the UK by a company called Nice Airplanes.
All arranged via the internet, and he collected it when he arrived.
It is personalised in 511 squadron livery, and includes some very fine details. 18 inch wingspan, so it's big. A real work of art.
I sent some shots to another old pal, Bryan Samuels who's also a member of TCVA, and he's also ordered on for himself.
I'm sending you some photos which you might like to put on our web site, or even in the magazine.
The company have a very nice web site, with pictures of many Transport Command aircraft that they make. Including Brittania, Comet, Argosy, Beverley, and Hercules, as well as the Hastings.
Maybe there are some members who would like to own one of their particular favourites?
Regards,
Dennis Williams. Mem No 2020.
Thanks to Dennis for that information.
I guess they could be seen as expensive. £100 plus, depending on the model.
The web address is:-
 
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Another two photos of model aircraft sent in by John Holloway.
The original Comet is on the Khoraksar page.
Comet model 2
Hastings c4 model
 
Both of the above are from the Niceairplanes firm.
 
Another Hastings below.
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Above sent to me by Jim Semple.
 
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The caravan was 1/12th scale, built from the original drawings of a
Ledge Gipsy caravan.
 
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The farmhouse was built on a 3ft by 18in base and stood approx.,2 ft high.
Most of the items in it were hand made.
This is one of the hobbies of Gordon March,
who kindly sent the above photos to me.
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