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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #345 on: November 30, 2017, 11:21:29 am »
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #346 on: November 30, 2017, 01:48:27 pm »
Hmmm, 'LY'?

That'd be 541 Sqdn. or the Photo Recce Development Unit as it was called previously.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #347 on: December 01, 2017, 09:46:26 am »
Hmmm, 'LY'?

That'd be 541 Sqdn. or the Photo Recce Development Unit as it was called previously.

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #348 on: December 01, 2017, 11:42:19 am »
Hmmm, 'LY'?

That'd be 541 Sqdn. or the Photo Recce Development Unit as it was called previously.

1 PRU, 1941.


Benson or St. Eval?
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #349 on: December 01, 2017, 12:15:26 pm »
Hmmm, 'LY'?

That'd be 541 Sqdn. or the Photo Recce Development Unit as it was called previously.

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Benson or St. Eval?

I think Benson
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #350 on: December 04, 2017, 03:38:11 am »
I'm calling Mosquito.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #351 on: January 07, 2018, 10:04:55 am »
I'm calling Mosquito.

You're calling..........maybe right, maybe wrong.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #352 on: February 15, 2018, 01:24:00 pm »
OMG a build is complete!  First in about a year!!

More to follow over the weekend.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #353 on: February 17, 2018, 03:10:40 am »
Old school Airfix Blenheim IV being progressed - loved it when I built one as a yoof, bloody awful kit by today's standards.  Still, it was cheap. 

So that's the Blenheim done (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44903.msg799752/topicseen.html#msg799752).  Third one I've built and never again.  The first time as a kid when stuff didn't matter, then 15 years ago in the middle of the GAFA whilst OHMS.  Did that in the Free French colours, actually quite enjoyed the build and left it in country (there is some foreign field that is forever....).  but this one.  A combination of not really being in the mood, work getting on top of me a bit, I don't know what, but after the initial burst of building I went off the boil.  Tried to work out what it was as the boxing was not different to the second effort.  Then I realised: the clear parts were awful and the masking was tedious beyond belief, not helped by the parts breakdown and poor fit.  Hey ho!

I swore never to make another Blenheim again, and then I was distracted by the recent Airfix Blenheim IV, which is unsurprisingly light years ahead of it's ancient forebear.  I look forward to building that.

Anyway, numerous part builds that are slowly making there way towards completion and I'll press on with these.  I do have a Cold War GB idea that'll be a newbuild but I do want to do it (if the measuring up makes it feasible).  And the Blenheim's got me thinking about my approach to whiffery: I'm happy chopping cheap old kits (Revell Flitzers excepted) but maybe after the current ongoing projects are done I need to be more discriminating in what I buy to whif and make more use of better, mor recent kits (not saying more accurate kits, just better produced its).

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #354 on: February 21, 2018, 06:52:29 am »
Yesterday's playtime in a Tilbury lock up:



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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #355 on: February 21, 2018, 07:37:44 am »
WHAT'S all that about?  :o :o

It looks like de Havilland's reject line some time in the late 50s!
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #356 on: February 21, 2018, 08:03:30 am »
like wat Kit said, ?? spill the beans
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #357 on: February 22, 2018, 05:49:33 am »
Interesting photos, like the lads say ; more information needed
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #358 on: July 01, 2018, 04:01:21 am »
Modding this year's one week GB, throwing my hat in the ring with the RAF100 GB and failing miserably in meeting the Cold War GB deadline got me thinking about the eligibility of part builds in GBs.  So I'm not going to argue the pros, cons and any associated moral issues, rather pose a couple of questions:
To what extent is an unstarded Hobbyboss (or similar) quick build kit any different to a partly built 'conventional' kit? 
Could a Hobbyboss quickbuild be taken 'standing guidance' as to what constitues a part build in the GB context?
The role of GB moderators could be made easier if the 'Hobbyboss' metric is applied, but it would remain a guideline with moderators having the final say.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #359 on: July 01, 2018, 04:07:31 am »
Modding this year's one week GB, throwing my hat in the ring with the RAF100 GB and failing miserably in meeting the Cold War GB deadline got me thinking about the eligibility of part builds in GBs.  So I'm not going to argue the pros, cons and any associated moral issues, rather pose a couple of questions:
To what extent is an unstarded Hobbyboss (or similar) quick build kit any different to a partly built 'conventional' kit? 
Could a Hobbyboss quickbuild be taken 'standing guidance' as to what constitues a part build in the GB context?
The role of GB moderators could be made easier if the 'Hobbyboss' metric is applied, but it would remain a guideline with moderators having the final say.


IMHO any kit, quick build or not, which is unstarted, should be considered as OK. After all, some of the Hobbyboss kits probably contain as many parts as the early Airfix kits and can be useful fodder of whiffing
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