Profile for Flyboy > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Flyboy
Top Reviewer Ranking: 214,292
Helpful Votes: 29

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Flyboy (Kent)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Vallejo 20 ml Plastic Putty
Vallejo 20 ml Plastic Putty
Offered by GB-Models
Price: £2.06

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Precision filler, 28 Jan. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I have tried various fillers/putty products since returning to plastic aircraft modelling and even in the very early stages of deploying Vallejo Plastic Putty 401 on a rather challenging model, I can safely say that this is the best I have used.
I would still recommend Squadron Putty and Milliput for substantial gaps but anything requiring filler in very small gaps in maybe difficult areas this is definitely worth a try.
It cleans up with water and thanks to the nozzle design, a very thin line of putty can be used on the offending seam.
I originally purchased this in preparation for my Revell Eurofighter Typhoon build after reading of a less than perfect fit around the intakes,but it is proving useful for my current project.


RAF Typhoon Manual (Owner's Workshop Manual): An insight into owning, flying and maintaining the world's most advanced multi-role fast jet (Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals)
RAF Typhoon Manual (Owner's Workshop Manual): An insight into owning, flying and maintaining the world's most advanced multi-role fast jet (Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals)
by Antony Loveless
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.94

5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating insight into the Eurofighter Typhoon, 7 Jan. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This volume is a fantastic and informative addition to the series.
The photographs are superb and will be of interest to both enthusiasts and modellers.
The text covers the full spectrum from the development through to the RAF service entry and operational use.
There is also a fascinating insight into the maintenance procedures required to keep this remarkable aircraft serviceable and plenty of aircrew insights into flying Typhoon in RAF service.


Open Cockpit
Open Cockpit
Price: £7.19

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 2 April 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Open Cockpit (Kindle Edition)
A fantastic read from start to finish.
Many times in reviews of flying books you will read "Puts the reader in the cockpit..." This book really does as you read of Arthur's journey from training to frontline and back to training again, only this time as an instructor .
The book ends with Arthur Gould Lee's poignant return to the former battleground some 50 years later.
To paraphrase another well worn line, if you only read one book on air combat in World War I, make it 'Open Cockpit'
For me it just has the edge over 'Sagittarius Rising'


Big School - Series 1 [DVD]
Big School - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Walliams
Price: £7.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done , A+, 23 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Big School - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
It's not easy to write a sitcom these days (ask Ben Elton) but David Walliams and The Dawson Bros have done a great job creating Big School.
I expected David Walliams, Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister to be great ,and they were ,but for me it was Frances De La Tours careworn Headmistress Ms Baron that often stole the show for me.
Big School and ITV's The Job Lot prove there is still life in the old sit com yet!

I'm looking forward to watching it all again!


A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002-07 (Combat Aircraft)
A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002-07 (Combat Aircraft)
by Gary Wetzel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Osprey spotlights the Hog at last, 12 July 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It's hard to believe that this is the first Osprey volume devoted to the A-10 but it has been worth the wait.
After a brief overview of the A-10's history, it is on to the excellent account of the Hog's exploits in Afghanistan.
Backed by plenty of superb first hand accounts of combat by pilots of the various squadrons that used the A model between 2002-2007, there is the usual high quality aircraft profile section which has improved in the Osprey series so much since the early days.
There are plenty of nice photographs throughout the book.
Another nice touch is the supporting text for the colour plates containing info on when each A-10 featured joined its various units during its career.
I look forward to the inevitable future volume on the deployment of the C model to OEF from 2007 onwards.
Congratulations to author Gary Wetzel on a great Osprey Combat Aircraft debut.


Vallejo 28850 Liquid Masking Fluid 85ml
Vallejo 28850 Liquid Masking Fluid 85ml
Offered by GB-Models
Price: £5.18

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great product., 3 Dec. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
An excellent product, used to mask the canopy of a Tamiya Corsair 1/48 scale.
The fluid dries to a latex film and despite being left on the canopy for several weeks during the various painting stages it was removed effortlessly and left no residue or misting or crazing.
I used the above product with a specific paint mask template for the particular model by Eduard.
Make sure you have some cheap brushes handy for applications.
This was my first foray into canopy masking with fluid and I am very pleased with the results.
Another superb Vallejo product.


The Harrier Story - Illustrated Book & DVD Set
The Harrier Story - Illustrated Book & DVD Set
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not an up to date history, 6 Feb. 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I'm sure this has been rushed out to coincide with the recent retirement of the Harrier from RAF service and to capitilise on the desire of those of us currently wallowing in misery at the jets passing to buy up as many mementoes as possible.
The concept of the DVD+Book package is a good one and the DVD good enough if you are only interested in the history of the Harrier up to just after the Falklands conflict.
Do not be fooled by the lovely cover photo of a GR7, the later RAF models are not featured, either wait for the inevitable complete history of the Harrier in RAF service on DVD in the future, or buy 'Harrier-The Vertical Reality' which does feature the Harrier up to the GR7.
The book however, is an excellent companion for quick reference to the Harrier's proud history and to back up your likely assertion that the Harrier's retirement was a gargantuan error of monumental proportions.
The book takes the reader right up to the GR9 version, which many of us reluctantly bid farewell to on a freezing, wet and windy day in a farmers field in Rutland on December 15th 2010.
I'd give the accompanying book (which can be purchased separately elsewhere on Amazon) 5 Stars and the DVD 3 Stars.

A great idea which would have lived up to its promise if only the DVD covered the Harrier's entire development to date.

God Bless all who flew and maintained her!


Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War (Warriors)
Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War (Warriors)
by William L. Smallwood
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 6 Feb. 2011
There are far better reviews on the book on here already, so I shall confine myself to saying that if you wish to find out about the war that literally saved the A-10's career then this book is for you.
As the 1980's were coming to a close and the 'wall' was coming down, the Hog was about to leave the USAF frontline, an airframe that had long been unloved by many in the USAF (apart from its pilots and maintainers)was now deemed surplus to requirements.......until a moustachioed madman had the bright idea to invade Kuwait that is.
To cut a long review short.....the Hog surprised many (apart from its pilots and maintainers) during GW1 and hasn't looked back since, taking part in all the various skirmishes since with great distinction and has been upgraded to the 'C' model and is set to remain in service to the 2020's.
As I write, the Hog is helping troops in Afghanistan providing FAC and CAS.


Sea Harrier: The Last British Fighter
Sea Harrier: The Last British Fighter
by Jamie Hunter
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb tribute, 28 Nov. 2010
I'm surprised that this book hasn't already been reviewed because it is a superb tribute to the Sea Harrier.
Packed with lovely photographs backed by informative text outlining the development of the Harrier leading to the eventual arrival of the carrier based version-Sea Harrier.
There are numerous anecdotes throughout from key personalities in the Harrier family's proud history including test pilot John Farley and various Fleet Air Arm pilots, the latter group tell of peacetime training and experiences in the Falklands conflict and operations over Bosnia and Iraq.
A section also describes a typical SHAR display pilots air display routine.
The end of the book has several useful appendix chapters which includes a brief history of all the SHARs built and a list of all the aviators that qualified on the aircraft.
Despite being 'only' 160 pages, the author has made full use and has turned out the only Sea Harrier tribute to date.
With the final sad chapter of the Harrier family being played out as I write, this book should be in all Harrier fans collections.


Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group
Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group
by Frank Speer
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Niggly error's, 4 April 2010
Written by a surviving 4thFG ace,a quick flick through reveals a good book giving brief bio's on the 81 pilots of the 4th Fighter Group who attained 'ace' status.
Four stars only because there are several error's, the worst is under the entry for LtCol Everett Stewart, it fails to mention 'Ev's' time as CO of the 328th FS,352nd FG at Bodney.
There is a misplaced photo of Johnny Godfrey which turns up in the Don Blakeslee entry, and a caption note for the publishers (indicating where a squadron shield should go in the published book) has been left in.

There are some rare photographs included, and providing you aren't anal about error's like I am , you will find the book enjoyable.
Schiffer books are not cheap, therefore I don't think it is unreasonable to expect an error free book.
Pedants beware!


Page: 1 | 2