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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #390 on: August 31, 2017, 06:32:46 am »
Flippin' Ada Martin  :o :o

UK temperature jokes aside,  Damp and temperature are something to be aware of ( either hot or cold).  as Condensation will make a mess of the shelf's, and encourage mould etc,  Also make sure to check in case  of rodents, don't want anything getting nibbled.

But another of our UK Strategic kit stash's being moved to a secure off site bunker   :wacko: 
This will worry the international kit strike planners. ;D
 

A couple of serious points. As mentioned above condensation is possibly a serious problem with steel shipping containers. If you can't line it with plywood, leaving an air gap, then don't stack the boxes tight up against the wall. My niece uses a couple as showroom space for her equestrian doo-dah business and my brother lined them after initial problems.

Secondly. What's security like ?

I'd be very interested in the cost. Either chat at SMW or could you e-mail/PM me ?

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #391 on: August 31, 2017, 09:15:12 am »
Flippin' Ada Martin  :o :o

A couple of serious points. As mentioned above condensation is possibly a serious problem with steel shipping containers. If you can't line it with plywood, leaving an air gap, then don't stack the boxes tight up against the wall. My niece uses a couple as showroom space for her equestrian doo-dah business and my brother lined them after initial problems.

Secondly. What's security like ?

I'd be very interested in the cost. Either chat at SMW or could you e-mail/PM me ?

Cheers

Chris


The box ive rented has been fitted with plenty of air vents to allow for reasonable ventalation. The next door naibour pointed them out to me as he stores a vintage raceing car in his. The t&c's are quite lax. You can do prety much what you like to the insides bar storing anything perishable, chemicals, illegal subtances and firearms.
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Security systems on thes site are better than where I work. CCTV coverage is excellent, and access is via a swipe card to open the gate. Allowing 24hour access. Theres an ANPR system at the gate so they know whos been in and out at what ever time.
Its a multi use site, There are two seperate garages, one for HGV,s and another for cars and vans, there are a fair number of owner/driver HGV,s that park there when not working. theres a small coach company operating from there as well, and the site owners also operate a self drive van/light truck hire firm.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #392 on: August 31, 2017, 10:52:29 am »
No wonder I can't get hold of some kits, OGL has them all!!!


On a side note though, if you alternated your shelving on one side between long side against the outside wall and the short side against the wall then you could increase your storage without hampering too much your moving around.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #393 on: September 01, 2017, 07:27:18 am »
Glad ventilation and security has been thought about Martin  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #394 on: September 29, 2017, 03:11:19 pm »
Ok, the stock take is now more or less finished.  :o

The total stash now stands at 2,399 1/72nd scale aircraft kits.

Of that total 1,168 are in the container.
The remaining 1,231 are still in the loft.

I havent included my sci fi and small scale armor stashes.

the spread sheet Ive been using for years has proved its worth keeping tabs on that lot.  :thumbsup:

I still wont be getting much if any building done as the loft is in need of some TLC to sort out a few issues we uncovered moving the stash about. Nothing big, but better to get it sorted sooner rather than later.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #395 on: September 29, 2017, 03:21:03 pm »
My goodness, that's a few kits. I might be interested in how your spreadsheet is laid out so that I can perform a stock take at some point which will help me decide what to move into the loft.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #396 on: September 29, 2017, 03:26:02 pm »
You'll never live long enough OGL, just like me.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #397 on: September 30, 2017, 02:28:33 am »
You'll never live long enough OGL, just like me.  ;D

I've probably reduced my stash by 50% over the last couple of years, with more to go, and I still won't live anywhere near long enough  :o ;D

Must admit the spreadsheet I did all those years ago (on Lotus123) is still worth it's weight in gold. :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #398 on: September 30, 2017, 03:15:14 am »
You'll never live long enough OGL, just like me.  ;D
Dont I know it LOL
Look at it it this way, It may be worth something when/if I get to retirement age (meaning if HMG stops increasing the retirement age for my age group). Im looking at it as a small extention of my pension.

« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 03:19:12 am by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #399 on: September 30, 2017, 05:32:56 am »

 Im looking at it as a small extention of my pension.


Funny that, I think the same way.  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #400 on: September 30, 2017, 01:22:58 pm »
WHAAAT?  :o

EIGHT Swifts, ELEVEN TSR2s and SEVENTEEN Lightnings!

Planning on some extensive building then OGL?
You forgot the 56 phantoms of various flavors  lol

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #401 on: September 30, 2017, 05:33:16 pm »
WHAAAT?  :o

EIGHT Swifts, ELEVEN TSR2s and SEVENTEEN Lightnings!

Planning on some extensive building then OGL?
You forgot the 56 phantoms of various flavors  lol

I was just reading that at RAIT this year they was a couple of Phantoms on display, Greek ones IIRC
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #402 on: October 01, 2017, 04:32:44 am »

 Im looking at it as a small extention of my pension.


Funny that, I think the same way.  ;D

Those were my thoughts as well  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #403 on: November 02, 2017, 03:32:45 pm »
Last build before I stop all model activity before Telford.




My 2nd Target drone. Namely a QF-4E in UK service.
With the RAF having run out of Lightning D-6 drones, and the Fleet of Phantom D-2's getting smaller and smaller, the MOD started looking around for a replacement target drone. As it happened, the USAF was introducing the QF-16A into service for its full size target requirement. That left a fair number of now redundant QF-4E and G airframes looking for a new home. Plus there was a still plentifully supply of E birds at the bone yard that could either be converted to drones or reduced for spares.
A deal was soon struck between the DOD and MOD for the supply of an initial batch of 20 QF-4E's plus a further ten F-4E's as spare parts donors. The fleet was quickly delivered to RAF Llanbedr to be used along side the few remaining spey toom drones. the first six to arrive were repainted in the standard RAF drone colors of Yellow over bright red. After that all remaining QF-4E's retained their former USAF paint jobs with RAF roundels in place of the star and bars. The "new" aircraft did not receive UK military serials, they retained their former USAF serials and were simply identified by a number painted on the intake splitter plates.
Numbers 1 to 6 spent most of their time acting as chase planes rather than as targets. They became quite popular on the UK and European air show circuits along side the two remaining Lightning D-6's that were also retained as chase planes.
Two further batches were delivered from the bone yard, with the last batch being 30 unmodified F-4E and G's that were converted at Llanbedr using the same rig as the previous Phantom D-2 drones. Four D-2's survived to retirement, one as the Llanbedr gate guard the others found their way into private hands and remain as regular performers at airshows across Europe. The QF-4E is still in use although number 6 (seen here) has now been put on display at the RAF museum, Cosford. Several stateside war bird collectors have offered to buy a number of E models off the MOD for preservation. Something the MOD is seriously considering as a potentially lucrative short term income stream. As for a replacement, the MOD is quietly looking at the QF-16, a few of witch have been trialed along side the Phantoms at Llanbedr.

The model is the Bilek boxing of the Italeri Phantom kit. with a turned brass pitot probe. The paint job was Xtracylic RAF SAR yellow and Red arrows red.
Decals are from various sources from my decal stash. in the real world the serial used is actually off an F-4D. I used it mainly due to a lack of F-4E sheets in my stash (without robbing one of my various toom kits of its decals)


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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #404 on: November 03, 2017, 07:02:37 am »
Impressive Martin  :thumbsup: Particularly given how difficult it can be to get a good, even coverage with those colours.
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