Pete's 2018 best ofBritish GB suggestion

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  1. peterairfix

    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    If you turn it over and it says made In Britain its in I have changed the idea to anything British cars,trucks,planes anything that was conceived in Britain and I will include military as well for the widest scope to appeal to every one
     
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  2. Airfix Modeller Freak

    Airfix Modeller Freak Specialist WWII Luftwaffe Modeller

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    Got two spitties, The Tamiya 1/32 MK IXc Kit and the Eduard 1/48 Mk IXc with a load of brassin AM, so I might, depending on time.
     
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    :eek: save some for later Peter, I cant keep up.
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Peter, I was.

    Turn me over and I also have 'Made in Britain' tatooed on my b**.......Does that count? ;):D
     
  5. peterairfix

    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    I will be leaving at that so others can catch up
     
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    Trekkie_John Well-Known Member

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    Looks like i'll be in on this build, just need to keep my hands off the Mk1 Escort until then.

    Have fun, John





    Just thought, i have a Mk2 as well. Two Land Rover's, a Ford Transit and a Sea Harrier FRS.1

    Oh my, this isn't going to end well...................
     
  7. peterairfix

    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    Can of worm's time as I want to exclude ford as it not a British conceived company ie: started by one Henry ford an a American.
    You can see where I coming from.
     
  8. peterairfix

    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    Perish the thought oh I can't get the image out of my mind now:D:p
     
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    Don't think you can get more British than a Mk1 Escort, it's up there with the Austin Mini (no BMW crap :eek:) Lotus, Triumph and Rover. But if thats the rules i will go by the rules.

    Don't forget though, Rolls-Royce is owned by BMW, Lotus is Proton Holdings and thats in Malaysia, Bentley Motors Limited is Volkswagen AG. And as for Leyland Trucks thats in the U.S. thanks to Paccar.

    Rules are rules.
     
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    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    But they were all conceived in Britain
     
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    Trekkie_John Well-Known Member

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    The more i look at my post the more it looks like i'm having a go, but i'm not Peter. Just gobsmacked how much of a sell out we are. No worries, i'm still in matey. So, manufacturers not model. Land Rover or Sea Harrier then..

    Have fun, John
     
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    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    Got in one but it also applies to ships ie: the QE2 was British built for a British company etc etc
     
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    only if it was a right hand drive ;)

    left hookers were made on the continent

    its a bit like the capri, thanks to telly like the professionals and minder it seem so british yet most were made in germany or belgium
     
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    Morgan?

    Pete
     
  15. Polux

    Polux GB Mod. Moderator

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    I really like the idea, Peter.

    Could be a nice “permanent” GB for three years, almost.....
    The first: Cars
    Second: Aircraft
    Third: Motorcycles

    ;)
     
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    If you can find one
     
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    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    Don't forget ships as there have been some magnificent ocean liners and warships built in Britain
     
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    ...and tanks! You even invented the tank. ;)
     
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    johns right the mk1 escort is actually more British than the mini it was designed by a Brit and built by Brits the mini was designed by a turk.
    Peter sorry if it sounds like I'm having a go at you as I'm not but realistically if you impose this rule you won't be able to build the best of British as most of the things we class as the best are nearly all collaborations with other countries.
     
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    You all can add a list of what you consider is a “Best of British”....
     

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