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About Anglia105E

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  • Birthday 10/16/1953

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    Derbyshire, England
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    David James Watson
  1. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Osmond Rivers, the chief designer at Hooper & Co., has arranged to meet a gentleman just outside the Bennet Street entrance of the building. The gentleman in the bowler hat and the long black coat has arrived by taxi cab and he has asked the cab driver to wait. Perhaps there is something in the briefcase that Mr Rivers is carrying that is to be handed over to the tall gentleman........ ? David
  2. Hooper & Co Diorama

    It is early one morning and a Jaguar Mk I has been abandoned outside the main entrance door of Hoopers. This has been reported to the Police by the managing director of Hooper & Co, who discovered the abandoned motor car as he came into work that morning. PC Dixon has called for backup, and also forensics to examine the Jaguar. - A second call from the constable's headquarters confirms that this vehicle has been used as a getaway car during a bank robbery that same morning. David
  3. Pat.... would that be a Junkers aircraft engine from World War II ? David
  4. Hooper & Co Diorama

    The Police Public Call Box has been painted, also given new sign boards and a new lamp on the roof. PC Dixon is now able to make use of the call box in order to make his important duty calls, as well as somewhere to have a cup of tea while on the beat. St James's Street outside Hooper & Co is now a safer place for the community. David
  5. Some neat figure work there Alex....... and you have a running race driver....... I need to try something like this with my figures. David
  6. Tamiya 1/24 Ferrari Enzo

    Chris..... this Ferrari build of yours looks so real and you will have one happy client I am sure. The Tamiya kits take some beating, as I have found with builds like the Jaguar MK II and the Morgan 4/4, as well as the 1936 Toyoda AA. My builds tend to be focused on 1930's, 1940's and 1950's motor cars, especially Rolls-Royce but I would certainly like to build a Ferrari Enzo like yours! David
  7. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Thank you, Andre.... Wow !! David
  8. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Yes Gary, there is a 1954 Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle in the scene, and also I have a Vespa motor scooter, as well as a ladies bicycle. The motorcycle is a diecast model, the motor scooter is a Tamiya built kit and the bicycle is a Shapeways 3D printed model. You can see the position of the Vincent more clearly in the following photos. David
  9. 1/24 Fujimi 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

    Mark Woo...... Very nicely done build of your 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera, and the other three 1:24 scale cars look great also! The Porsche looks good in white and red wheels, with some slick decal work there..... especially on the ' Carrera ' side decals. This was always my favourite Porsche version. David
  10. Alex...... I am always impressed with what can be done with very basic kits, which is why I like to build the Minicraft Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud in 1:24.... and only 26 parts! Your paint work, decal work and chassis detailing is absolutely first class..... very well done Alex. David
  11. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Parked outside Hooper's showroom on St James's Street, and behind a parked taxi cab, there is a left hand drive Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I waiting to be shipped to Canada. This is 1958 and the wealthy lady client of Hooper & Co is Mrs Margaret L Sayward-Wilson of Victoria, British Columbia. The Silver Cloud is finished in Velvet Green which appears to be black paintwork in anything less than bright sunlight, when the colour assumes a rich dark green. Following some final detailing work to this fine motor car, specifically an ivory coachline along the length of the car on either side, the Rolls-Royce will be driven to the docks where she will board an ocean going cargo vessel, bound for the east coast of Canada. Then after crossing the Atlantic she will make her way across the country to the western provinces of British Columbia and her new owner will be waiting to collect her eagerly anticipated purchase. David
  12. More expert detailing work from you Pat...... and the finished result is so real looking. I particularly like the large hole in the side wall of the engine block ! David
  13. Hooper & Co Diorama

    While out walking this evening, I picked up an item from a most unlikely source, which was an indoor market aimed at the tourist market. Saw this Police Public Call Box and without knowing what scale it is supposed to be, I bought it for only £7.00 and brought it home. Standing on the diorama pavement it looks right, and I checked the dimensions of both my red telephone box and the Police version..... surprisingly the scale dimensions are actually correct for 1:24 scale. The model seems to be made of wood and it has lights inside, powered by a couple of batteries. This second telephone box could turn out to be a significant feature of the diorama setting and it is precisely what my Police Constable needs when he is on patrol outside Hooper & Co. David
  14. Hooper & Co Diorama

    This man Guilherme Holtz is a scale model car diorama genius.... where on earth does he keep models of this size? Do you happen to know Gary, are the model cars diecast or are there any built kits in 1:16 scale? David
  15. Hooper & Co Diorama

    My goodness, Gary..... I didn't realise they were 1:16..... I just assumed they must be 1:24 scale. I thought my building was large, but his must be HUGE ! David