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Airfix 1:72 Scale Dornier DO17z Model Kit
Airfix 1:72 Scale Dornier DO17z Model Kit
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars More Airfix Quality, 16 Feb. 2015
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As with the other recent Airfix 'New-Tool' releases, this does not disappoint in terms of the sharpness and the obvious quality of the mouldings,
I have yet to make this kit and so cannot comment on the fit or engineering but it looks like it'll go together easily and produce a great result with the usual care taken with painting etc.


Gray Mountain
Gray Mountain
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Coal is not King, 8 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Gray Mountain (Kindle Edition)
At first I thought 'here we go again, the Street Lawyer all over again'.....been there, read it, got the T shirt.
But after a few pages I began to think that there were at least some subtle differences and it was worth reading in it's own right.
Then it grabbed me by the throat and I didn't stop reading!
Great plot backgrounds (both of them) and likewise great characterisations of all the major players, and some real heart tugging sub-plots too.
Oh, and a .....but I won't spoil it for you!

Grisham at his best in my view,


Zvezda 1/72 Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launcher "Topol" SS-25 "Sickle" # 5003
Zvezda 1/72 Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launcher "Topol" SS-25 "Sickle" # 5003
Offered by Toy&Modelmarketuk
Price: £20.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Big Stick, 12 Dec. 2014
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Excellent quality of moulding, well thought out construction process and a striking subject to model; thoroughly recommended but perhaps not for novice modellers


Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II (General Military)
Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II (General Military)
Price: £6.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice Honoured, 1 Dec. 2014
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Anyone familiar with Alastair MacLean's ability to portray the bone numbing cold and fear of the Arctic Convoys in his book HMS Ulysses will appreciate this book; not only does it describe the desperate conditions graphically, the descriptions of ships and men going to meet their maker cannot fail to make you despair of man's ability to inflict pain and suffering on his fellow humans.
The book is not written in sensationalist style, nor does it try to dramatise what was a simple case of men (of both sides) going about their duty, and it is all the better for for it. A fitting tribute and memorial to those who indeed made that ultimate but often dis-regarded sacrifice.
Thoroughly recommended for both those with a general interest in this part of WW2, and those who may be carrying out a more detailed analysis or study of this theatre of war.


Narrow Dog To Carcassonne
Narrow Dog To Carcassonne
Price: £4.35

5.0 out of 5 stars I heartily recommend this book to all, 23 July 2014
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Entertaining from start to finish, and written in a style that is almost unique; don't be expecting long descriptive narratives, the interest comes in short, staccato bursts that in places are seemingly unconnected with the story you thought you were reading!
Of interest to all narrow boaters and gongoozellers alike, I heartily recommend this book to all!


Revell 1:72 Scale Leopard 2a4
Revell 1:72 Scale Leopard 2a4
Offered by ACORNSTORE
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scale perfection, 9 Jan. 2013
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Excellent kit, with superb detailing in the moulding. Very little flash to remove from the parts, which fitted excellently in all cases. Builds up to a lovely model; thoroughly recommended!
Note: As with a lot of kits this item does not include paint and glue so don't forget to order some if you buy it; liquid poly glue is best as it won't string and leave blobs all over the model!


Tefal Easy Pro FR101415 Fryer - 1.2 kg Capacity
Tefal Easy Pro FR101415 Fryer - 1.2 kg Capacity
Price: £36.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin...., 9 Jan. 2013
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For the price this is an excellent little fryer; results so far have been great; easy to clean, and store, quick to heat up and cooks well. Would have given a five star rating except for the filter which is a little basic and only acts as a grease trap rather than filtering cooking smells.
For doing 'chefy' starters etc, it's brilliant


HMS Ulysses
HMS Ulysses
Price: £4.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Read it and freeze....., 6 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: HMS Ulysses (Kindle Edition)
No one in my experience has the ability to write of the frozen north quite as well as Maclean; this book and 'Night without end' are the shining examples of how to describe the bone numbing cold of the Arctic, at sea or on land.
Together with his experience as a WW2 Naval Officer, HMS Ulysses is an inspired study of human nature in extreme circumstances, and portrays the very best and worst that adversity produces in man.
Thoroughly recommended!!


Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens with Built in Motor for Canon DSLR Cameras
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens with Built in Motor for Canon DSLR Cameras
Offered by Rodgers Enterprise
Price: £264.99

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Versatile travelling companion, 21 May 2012
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I recently travelled to Kurdistan on business, and although wanting to take my 'big' camera rather than a point & shoot, I didn't want to have to take a case-full of lenses. Having read many reviews about this lens, good, some bad and others indifferent, I decided to give it a try.
Whilst it is not perfect, and perhaps not for purists, it does give remarkable results both in terms of colour & sharpness pretty much across the full range of the lens, and the versatility offered by only one lens covering 18-270mm is great for travel.
It does struggle in low light when at the mid-upper lengths, but increasing iso helps, without dramatic cost to image quality. The image stabiliser is very effective, and easily as good as the Canon kit lenses, but it is worth turning it off if panning following faster subjects as it can cause the view-finder image to jump about a bit.
All in all, I'm very pleased with it and would recommend it for travellers who want the creativity and flexibility of a DSLR but don't want to carry a range of lenses.


Three Corvettes
Three Corvettes
by Nicholas Monsarrat
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Master at work, 26 Sept. 2011
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For anyone who has read The Cruel Sea, and wondered at Nicholas Montserrat's ability to capture the pure essence of the war at sea, all will be revealed in Three Corvettes. Each story is a diary of the author's own experiences of life on a small escort ship, mundane and monotonous for the most part, dramatic and exciting in flashes, and the three combine to provide (in my opinion) the bedrock of his later masterpiece. Great reading, full of insights into that terrible time, and written with an apparent complete understanding of those he served with, and a warm sympathy towards their own lives and problems.


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