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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Classis Provost OOB
Mechworker
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Joined: September 20, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
A lot of people say that things are “like riding a bicycle”, meaning that once you get the hang of it you can’t really forget how to do it. However, if you think about it, riding a bike is hard. There are a lot of specialized skills involved, and it requires training, persistence and special equipment to get the hang of it.

Flying is very similar, and basic flying training is, and always will be, an important part of any pilot’s journey to the skies. Of course, compared to flashy fighters and bombers, the trainers aren’t as “imagination grabbing”, and so they often get left out in the cold. Thankfully, Matchbox had the sense to help rectify this when they issued their kit of the Percival Provost T.1, the RAF’s standard trainer for quite some post-war time.

This isn’t a kit that I’ve seen very often, and to my knowledge it’s not one that Revell has ever repopped, or at least not for a while. Check out this little forgotten bird at the link below, and bring your sunglasses!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/matchbox-1-72-percival-p-56-provost-t-1-out-of-box/


SgtRam
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#197
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing your review, but in the future we would prefer if you were submit your review for publish here on the site as opposed to a link to generate traffic to your own site.

Thanks
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 08:28 AM UTC
Oh. I didn't realize that would be a big deal. I've been doing it this way for years.

The thing is, my site doesn't generate any revenue for me, it's just a free site I do as a hobby. I love my models, and like to share built and unbuilt ones with everyone else.

I do my write ups (which take some time) and then just post them on my site. I really didn't want to have to then reformat them, or edit them, etc. It makes it even more work than it is, and there is a lawn of diminishing returns. To be honest, the only thing I get from my site is the satisfaction that people are coming to see what I've posted about; if I put the review up here, then no one comes to my site or sees what other stuff I have to offer, and I get more or less nothing out of it. That doesn't seem quite fair, since your site generates revenue that benefits the side, but mine doesn't give me any material return at all.

I'd like to just keep doing things they way I've always done them, but if it's going to be a problem, let me know. I'd have PM'ed you, but I couldn't figure out how to do that.

Thanks.