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Secudus2004
08-09-2005, 03:47 PM
Well, it came today Hurrah! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Haven€t had much time, today to have much of a read. But what I have seen looks pretty good. I thought it was the 1960 print, but it turns out to be the third (Revised) Impression of 1973€¦No matter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

The book itself is nice and unmarked, all pages are crisp to the touch and the dust jacket is like new, as you can be see from the scan.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/SpitfireCover.jpg

Weather this is Peter Twiss€s signature remains to be seen€¦As I have no provenance to substantiate that it is, though I like to think it is. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/PeterTwiss01.jpg

Briefly, I have seen some cracking good 1/72 Scale 3-View Tone Drawings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif (30 in all), ranging from the Supermarine S.4, S.5, S.6 to the Supermarine F.7\30 and then all the Mk€s and Variants up to the Spitfire P.R. XIX, Seafire L.F.III and Spitful F.14 and Seafang F.32

I€ll take a scan of the contents and post it tomorrow (Time and work permitting) Although there are a lot of photos, they are not really of a good standard and those that are, are not all that large, so a bit disappointing on the pictorial features€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Still never mind, I€ll post some more tomorrow€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Low_Flyer_MkII
08-09-2005, 04:48 PM
Looking forward to it mate, did you see the restored Corair on the local news tonight? Might have to go and have a look at it for myself soon. I like the idea of restoring it to service condition rather than factory fresh.

Give greenie an extra cuttlefish from me.

NorrisMcWhirter
08-09-2005, 08:17 PM
Did you order that book from somewhere?

I was looking around the museum in Stoke on Trent today (they have a Spit LF there) and I'm sure I saw that book on the shelf.

Ta,
Norris

MrBlueSky1960
08-10-2005, 01:13 AM
Norris... I get all my books from here: http://www.abebooks.co.uk http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Brilliant site, you can find almost anything that€s in or out of print, any subject, and any language... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

€œI'm sure I saw that book on the shelf.€

Spooky€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Low_Flyer

€œDid you see the restored Corsair on the local news tonight? Might have to go and have a look at it for myself soon.€

No, afraid not€¦ Where is it?

€œGive greenie an extra cuttlefish from me.€

Greenie says thanks, and sends Hugs€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

NorrisMcWhirter
08-10-2005, 08:56 AM
Ta for that link. I think the bloke in motor books in London told me to try there for a Hartmann book cos they didn't have it...but I forgot about it. Will check them out.

Ta,
Norris

MrBlueSky1960
08-10-2005, 09:45 AM
I thought I would give you a taster of the contents€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/Contents.jpg

This is for our American friends€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/Eagles01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/Eagles02.jpg

See, you did fly some of ours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/SpitPostScript.jpg

Any requests... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Monty_Thrud
08-10-2005, 09:57 AM
Anything about the MkIX 25Lb boost version?

or MkXIV?...pretty please http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MrBlueSky1960
08-10-2005, 10:05 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/SpitOnCard.jpg

Monty... I'll have a butchers when I get home, if there is I'll post it tomorrow... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif