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Moving into the new Unit – a big day!

  We were really excited to move into the new unit this weekend.  Here's Martin as we got the keys...and before we filled it with our stock/tools...oh and a couple of jet engines...more about those later! The unit is on a farm on the outskirts of Melbourne and is owned by a great couple Tom, Lynn and their son Mark.  It's  a lovely peaceful spot with a great outlook over Breedon on the Hill. After a hasty glass of champagne, it was three days of very hard work but well…

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Visit to Duxford Imperial War Museum

A long awaited trip to Duxford Air Museum this week.  A fantastic day out which made us feel truly proud to be British! A Spitfire was also doing an incredible aerobatic display while we were there. Took way too many photos but this was one of Martin's favourites featuring the RAF's first Supersonic fighter - the English Electric Lightning.  Such a distinctive shape.  Seen here nestling underneath a Vulcan bomber which we were lucky enough to see in action whilst at Lincoln Antique Market in May.  Martin was in the…

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100% Design at Earls Court

Martin and I visited Earls Court 100% Design Show last Friday and it was a fantastic day.  Tiring but inspiring just about sums it up!  Spoke to some great people, made some useful contacts and viewed some amazing art installations and new products.  Im in awe of the team who laid on the event.   So that was Friday.  Saturday we made our way to Chiswick to The Old Cinema who have a truly mouth-watering display of quirky vintage.  If you like our site, Id recommend a visit - we…

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MIG 23 Compressor Ring Table – Work in Progress

Just had this MIG 23 Compressor Ring powder-coated in silver and we are really pleased with the results.  Glass is now on order to transform this into an eye catching table.  As soon as this is complete it will be listed for sale  on our Runway Designs section. For those of you who want a little more technical detail the engine this came from is a Khatchaturov R-35-300 afterburning turbojet...capable of achieving Mach!

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