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  1. Deve

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Nah, it's HSBC being *rickrolls*. I ended up ringing them because of some 'missing information' which invalidated the first attempt, which I could give the guy on the end of the phone, but no, it's a separate department and no, I couldn't be put through and I'd have to submit the copies again. Well, they had the worst quality ID photocopies I could muster. And i don't think they'll have my custom for much longer. Best part is - If you know know or can't easily get hold any of the professions to act as noteriser, the Post Office will help you, for a mere £10.50 a time!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    It's a P-51, and a P-51D at that. 100% fixable from off-the-shelf parts or existing tooling from a whole industry that supports P-51s in the states. You just need enough cubic dollars to pay for it. There's plenty of Mustangs that have had pheonix-like rebuilds from smoking holes in the ground using only the identity of the aircraft as a starting point - What's often referred to as a 'data plate' rebuilds. Very little original metal, but the ID lives on. Miss Velma was pretty much a new build anyway, with no traceable past between the end of her time with the ANG post Korea and the late 90s. Superb bit of airmanship though - And the pilot raised the gear just before landing, saving the airframe from either getting the gear sheared off, punched through the wing structure or flipping the aircraft on it's back (the most dangerous outcome for the pilot as it's very difficult/impossible to extricate yourself - See the 109 'Black 6' crash at Duxford in '97 - I was there for that - or the incident in France last month with the Spitfire XIX). Metal you can rebuild, the flesh you can't.
  3. Deve

    AK & Variants Picture Thread

    Slightly off topic for AKs, but even Iraqi Special forces are using cloned rails, grips etc to get around import issues of real kit - nice article here: http://armamentresearch.com/isof-arms-equipment-part-1-personal-equipment/
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    If it says 'new improved' on the side of the can, you can expect the worst I didn't notice for ages, as all of the cans I'd had were from takeaways and were all imports from far off lands. Then I had a UK spec one. Blurgh.
  5. Deve

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Not since they changed the recipe in the UK. Now it's all artificial sweeteners and tastes awful.
  6. Deve

    KWC GBB Mauser M712

    That's amazing news, as I've just found the bolt on my Tercel Broomy is terminally broken (using pot metal on the two thin arms on the cocking piece, I ask you). Replacement ahoy! That would bring my Broomy total up to 5. I don't have a problem, I keep telling myself....not a problem.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    I prefer the Element M16a1 pistol grip to the G&P one for shape and price, it's not as blocky and square as the G&P one. Needs a light coat of black paint if you want the more shiney finish of earlier grips.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Or get a replacement front mount for a M16a2 barrel profile? (Showing my age, the ones I used were from Sun Project to go with their 203, but I think CA and G&P also do/did them)
  9. Deve

    H&K Picture Thread

    Oh come on. We adopted the GPMG in 1964, and it's been going on and on ever since. H&K are just replacing some of the old workhorses with new build, rather than a L85 style comprehensive reworking. Hardly wasted cash, just another investment for the next 40 years
  10. Deve

    FN Picture Thread

    eHobby Asia have the standard mags in stock, but no hi-caps at the moment: http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/magazines/aeg-std-magazines/king-arms/90-rounds-magazine-for-king-arms-l1a1.html
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    FN Picture Thread

    But they can be - all you need to do is superglue/epoxy a small shim on the magazine under the lip that the mag catch engages - it's about a mm or so too shallow on FAL mags to allow the SLR catch to retain them. Done right (a bit of trial and error), the mags will work happily with both KA's FALs and SLR.

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