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    Welcome to the Forum, Mate.
    Have you posted in the "Report for Duty" section?
    If you have I somehow missed it!
    Cheers Baz.
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About Biggles downunder

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About Biggles downunder
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I have been a fan of WOW since picking up the boxed game from the local games shop (Tea Tree Plaza for the locals).

I have always been interested in things with wings having grown up with a father who was an avid aero-modeller. He is actually in the record books as the first person to fly a radio controlled model aeroplane in South Australia. He was also part of the small team that built the model of the Vickers Vimy that hangs in the display case alongside the real thing at Adelaide airport.

I can (just) remember his win in a national event in 1955 with a free-flight scale Bristol Scout - maybe that explains things!

I can also just remember the occasion he took me to the unveiling of the Ross & Keith Smith memorial where I heard Wally Shiers talk about some of their shared adventures and the fact that they referred to the registration code, G-EAOU, as standing for God 'Elp All Of Us - what I would give to have had a recording device!!

I grew up via the inevitable Airfix route but never got involved in flying models then the early years of marriage and children saw modelling take a back seat.

Modelling has sort of returned, though my wife thinks I am insulating the house with unbuilt kits! My love affair with wings continues as I expand my miniatures collection with a recent foray into the world of Shapeways.

Unfortunately I seem to have little time to actually 'fly' them, but I am a keen follower of the forum.


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How to create a 2-D Zeppelin : Here is a set of pdf instructions for creating and printing a 2-D Zeppelin on paper using Microsoft ... 12-01-2014 89
Medals Showcase - 12 Medals - 41 Aerial Victories
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Children's Cancer Charity Children's Cancer Charity Name: Children's Cancer Charity
Awarded to those selfless pilots that donated to Go Fold for kids with cancer fund in the name of my nephew Carter.
Issue time: 10-21-2013, 14:18
Issue reason: Donating to Go Gold for kids with caner in honor of Carter Gates.
Reputation 250 Reputation 250 Name: Reputation 250
Award to members who have received 250 or more Reputation points from their peers.
Issue time: 12-26-2014, 07:28
Issue reason: Award to members who have received 250 or more Reputation points from their peers.
How To Article How To Article Name: How To Article
Awarded to those who have written an article for the How To section.
Issue time: 12-09-2014, 07:26
Issue reason: Article: How To Make a 2D Zeppelin
Book Review Book Review Name: Book Review
Awarded to members who have posted at least 5 Book Reviews for the site.
Issue time: 11-27-2012, 23:35
Issue reason: Reviewing books so that others may know what to expect to find between the covers.
100 Photos 100 Photos Name: 100 Photos
Awarded members who have uploaded at least 100 photos to their Albums.
Issue time: 05-04-2013, 07:45
Issue reason: Uploading at least 100 photos to your Albums.
Origins Ground Crew 2015 Origins Ground Crew 2015 Name: Origins Ground Crew 2015
Awarded to those members that helped the Aerodrome with bringing one of it's overseas members to Origins 2015.
Issue time: 02-17-2015, 07:31
Issue reason: Helping send Skafloc to Origins 2015.
Origins Ground Crew 2014 - Bronze Origins Ground Crew 2014 - Bronze Name: Origins Ground Crew 2014 - Bronze
Awarded to those members that helped the Aerodrome with bringing one of it's overseas members to Origins 2014.
Issue time: 03-21-2014, 06:08
Issue reason: Twice helping to bring Marechallannes to Origins 2014.
Origins Ground Crew 2013 - Silver Origins Ground Crew 2013 - Silver Name: Origins Ground Crew 2013 - Silver
Awarded to those members that helped the Aerodrome with bringing one of it's overseas members to Origins 2013.
Issue time: 05-08-2013, 07:59
Issue reason: A triple ACE for Lend-Lease 2013!
LGKR Memorial Medal LGKR Memorial Medal Name: LGKR Memorial Medal
A medal made in the memory and honor of an esteemed pilot. May he forever fly in blue skies.
Issue time: 09-23-2012, 06:04
Issue reason: Blue Skies LGKR!
Colbatman Memorial Medal Colbatman Memorial Medal Name: Colbatman Memorial Medal
Award to those members that participated in the raffle to raise funds for Col. Batman's family after his passing.
Issue time: 12-11-2014, 05:00
Issue reason: Forever Blue Skies Colbatman.
Gold Membership Medal Gold Membership Medal Name: Gold Membership Medal
Awarded to the those users that become Gold Members.
Issue time: 10-08-2014, 08:29
Issue reason: Awarded for supporting the site at the Gold Membership level. Thank you very much.
Wings of Glory 10-Year Anniversary Medal Wings of Glory 10-Year Anniversary Medal Name: Wings of Glory 10-Year Anniversary Medal
Awarded to Aerodrome members who joined on or before the 11th of March 2014.
Issue time: 04-19-2014, 20:06
Issue reason: Happy Anniversary Wings of Glory!!!