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  • Model Mania hits 25-year mark - Industry Info
    St George Bristol where they are still today There was much work that needed to be done before the shop could open and after a month of hard work with the help of Bryan s parents a good friend Pete who did much of the building work Bryan and Judith had the grand opening on Judith s birthday 2 November The business gradually built up over the next few years until in 1990 Judith joined Bryan full time expanding the mail order business The roots of the shop remain though and now the pair attend more model railway exhibitions and swapmeets than ever offering as wide a selection of products as possible The staff at Model Collector wish the store well and toast to the next 25 years of trading Model Mania 13 Clouds Hill Road St George Bristol BS5 7LD Tel 0117 955 9819 Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats Military

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/model-mania-hits-25-year-mark/7138 (2016-02-14)
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  • La Jeep dans L'Armee Francaise, Tome 1... - Books
    was simply the creation of a Jeep production line with Hotchkiss examples of which are still very popular wiht Jeep owners The book is divided into a number of sections dealing with the basic history of the development story then colours and markings when in French service then photo collections showing it in service during WW2 in Italy France and Germany Then after the war in Austria and Germany France and Algeria along with some Ambulance versions as well This moves on to Indo China and finally on other users such as the Gendarme and French Police The photo content is first class and for modellers there are some great ideas among them for simgle Jeep models or for dioramas Pictures such as a pile of wrecked Jeeps and trailers which include a couple of amphibious versions among the pile I m sure many Jeep owners today would have welcomed an opportunity to go through them for spares There are the ambilance versions already mentioned and there is even one with a mine detector unit mounted on the front as well Others were converted to saff cars for senior officers and others with an interesting and slightly more unusual variety of weaponry fitted to them Even the appearance of the Jeep in childrens games and toys is covered Thanks to Casemate Publishing the distributors in the UK for our example it is available now For full details on this title and all other Casemate Publishing titles please visit the Casemate website For ordering outside the US please see here Casemate UK For within the US Casemate Publishing Thread Replies Views First Post La Jeep dans L Armee Francaise Tome 1 1943 1954 from Histoire and Collections By Robin Buckland 1 1 699 28 04 2013 20 08 11 by Robin

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/la-jeep-dans-l%27armee-francaise-tome-1/15418 (2016-02-14)
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  • Military Aircraft of the Cold War... - Books
    of my lifetime in that it happened peacefully That was way back in 1989 So what about the book then Well each subject has a two page spread and it is arranged simply in alphabetical sections Aerospatiale to Boeing British Aerospace to Douglas English Electric to Martin and so on Every spread has a section for a simple introduction then a photo file highlighting the main features of the aircraft and a more extensive Profile that details the history of the development and service for each type Then add panels for Facts and Figures including speed range ceiling armament powerplant s and dimensions along with one on Combat Data which compares it with two other similar aircraft types So for example the C 130 Hercules is compared with the smaller C 123 Provider and the larger C 141 Starlifter The classic Lightning is compared with the Mirage III and the Swedish Draken The development of military aircraft during this period continued at a rate which has slowed considerably since the end of the Cold War maybe we won t see this rate of change and sheer variety of types in the years to come From the early Deltas like the Dagger or the huge Hustler and of course the classic Vulcan from F86 Sabre and Mig 15 to the later Tornado and Viggen there are loads here to keep you interested Thanks to Casemate Publishing the distributors in the UK for our example it is available now For full details on this title and all other Casemate Publishing titles please visit the Casemate website For ordering outside the US please see here Casemate UK For within the US Casemate Publishing Thread Replies Views First Post Military Aircraft of the Cold War a new title from Amber Books and Casemate By

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/military-aircraft-of-the-cold-war/14294 (2016-02-14)
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  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter in Profile... - Books
    the history as this missile with wings which served with the air forces of the USAF including camouflaged examples in Vietnam as well as the all bare metal fighters German Greek Italian Turkish the Netherlands Japan and Canada among others Each had differing experiences with it but all seemed to have liked to paint them in a highly colourful variety of special schemes Some of the Canadian Tiger stripes are impressive while the Italians also created some great colour schemes which did occasionally appear here at air shows such as RIAT Dave Windle has done a great job of the colour profiles and helpfully for modellers these do feature both side views of each one An aircraft mixed up with bribery scandals high accident rates but widespread use over many years and such an impressive sight for those of us who have seen them at air shows over the years the Starfighter is a popular subject for this new book Some operators had an accident free record other did not while some were well publicized despite the attrition rate being lower than some of their other aircraft I found it an interesting read and tempting to go and look for some kits and transfer sets for some of these special schemes For details of this and other books by Pen and Sword do check their website Thread Replies Views First Post Lockheed F 104 Starfighter in Profile from Pen and Sword Books By Robin Buckland 1 0 639 04 11 2012 12 49 52 by Robin Buckland 1 Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/lockheed-f-104-starfighter-in-profile/13747 (2016-02-14)
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  • 'OPS' Victory at all Costs... - Books
    a full tour of 30 missions They explain the experiences in flying the likes of Wellingtons and Whitleys before going on to Halifax and Stirling plus of course the Lancaster Then there was the politics of strategy and the guidance of Bomber Harris The view from the other side as German defensive tactics changed and developments in radar and Night Fighter techniques and equipment What is was like to be attacked by aircraft you couldn t see as they used upward firing canon or Shrage Musik to knock out a bomber from underneath What was it like to participate on the series of raids on Berlin or Hamburg Then in 1944 the move to transportation targets as they prepared for D Day Then there are the stores of being shot down attempts to evade and the mixed experiences upon capture The skill of the interrogation team at the Dulag Luft before crews went on to other camps These included the camp that Laurie Simpson went to Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia The authors father was there and played his part as one of the stooges watching the German Guards who entered the compound and passed on warnings to the team involved in tunneling for the Great Escape There is some fascinating detail about the camps and the true story of the Great Escape itself which makes for very interesting reading In the closing stages of the war thousands of POWs including those from Stalag Luft III were forced to march hundreds of miles in harsh winter weather as they were moved away from advancing Russian troops The conditions were appalling and many failed to stand up to it The privations they suffered during this period were suffered knowing that the end of the war was near All in all

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/%27ops%27-victory-at-all-costs/13648 (2016-02-14)
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  • Two news books on the classics due - Books
    either book interested readers should contact Geoffrey on lonestar diecast yahoo co uk Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats Military Modelling Euro

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/two-news-books-on-the-classics-due/7580 (2016-02-14)
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  • Minichamps compiled - Books
    Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats Military Modelling Euro Militaire Model Engineering Model Engineer Exhibition Get Woodworking Model Collector Stamp Magazine Popular Patchwork Horse

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/minichamps-compiled/7569 (2016-02-14)
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  • UPDATE: The New Great Book of Corgi exceeds demand - Books
    for this Chris Shelley who works at publisher New Cavendish has revealed that the initial order placed with the distributor in Thailand ACC NBN unexpectedly sold out to use a common phrase due to popular demand Shelley went on to mention that Hornby might have some stock remaining of the book but that ACC NBN are not expecting to have any more stock until the end of January Even Amazon is reporting the book to be unavailable although the option to buy from private sellers used and new an increasingly popular choice remained possible at the time of writing Email News Join our newsletter Love Collecting Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers Support Our Partners Shopping Partners Model Kits Direct KRW Models More Links Model Collector Offers Social Media Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Pin us on Pinterest Community Sites Model Flying Model Boats Military Modelling Euro Militaire Model Engineering Model Engineer Exhibition Get Woodworking Model Collector Stamp Magazine Popular Patchwork Horse Magazine Shopping Sites MyHobbyStore Dolls House Emporium 2013 MyTimeMedia Ltd About Us Terms Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Advertising Sitemap Register Log in Online Archive Exclusive Print Digital and

    Original URL path: http://www.modelcollector.co.uk/news/article/update-the-new-great-book-of-corgi-exceeds-demand/7488 (2016-02-14)
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