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Gondor's Grumblings
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:07:47 am »
Thought I would give the Blog another go seeing as my previous attempt became a build thread  :blink:

Been going through a very bad period of moddelers block only this time rather than starting something new, I have far too much stuff part built and I may produce a list later, I have actualy managed to get myself kickstarted on one of my simpler builds as well as actualy doing some work, read painting of the cockpit, of my Hawker Typhoon T2 so I am at least starting to get somewhere for the first time since October!  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 11:38:07 am »
I hit that point of inactivity and found you just have to pick one item in a build and work on it. After that you find one more item to work on.
I'm sure your going to get going soon.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 07:13:59 pm »
Some times I find I just have to grab one of them and just do something to restart the mojo.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 11:24:44 am »
I have realised that I am not going to finish anything new for this years Scottish Nationals  :banghead: a very bad case of getting back into building way too late  :banghead: :banghead: this dose not mean that I will not continue to do some work in the hope of producing a few new items for Glasgow in October and Telford in November and if I do manage to get really building again then I could have a whole new collection of kits to show and to give OGL a headache as to what will go on display. AEW four engined DC-10 anyone?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 02:04:23 pm »
this dose not mean that I will not continue to do some work in the hope of producing a few new items for Glasgow in October and Telford in November and if I do manage to get really building again then I could have a whole new collection of kits to show and to give OGL a headache

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 03:29:48 pm »
AEW four engined DC-10 anyone?

Depends where the fourth engine is!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 03:36:57 pm »
AEW four engined DC-10 anyone?

Depends where the fourth engine is!

Remove the tail engine and add two more engines under the wings, I already have an ASW aircraft part build, the parts for an AEW and am looking for more airframes to convert into a tanker, SIGINT and airliner with the posibility of other types as well.  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 04:14:44 pm »
The Engines arrived a few days ago for the AEW E-7 as I called it on my Mcdonnal Douglas KC-11 et all thread and a refuelling probe from an F105D which I will use for a F-111K build I plan to make some time which requires me to decide on camouflage, markings and load out, just thinking that Blue Water might be an interesting fit!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 01:59:28 pm »
I spoke with TSRJoe at the Scottish Nationals and have learned a few things about the F-111K, Joe was quite complimentary about the F-105 refueling probe looking the part for the F-111K. I am hopeing to start work on the model next weekend when I hope to have some time to spray the undercarrage bays white befor they are asembled.
Several Ideas are still running around in my head for various projects. Engines are required for the IL-96/DC-10 crossover builds and at least one more Revell DC-10 is required for other builds in the DC-10 saga such as the JSTARS version, probably a DC-10 version of the RC-135V and a KC-11 for the EC-135C version as well. At this rate I will run out of space to store them when they are built!  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 09:37:37 am »
Been thinking about one of my purchases from Perth, the F-111C/G. Should I use it as a basis for an FB-111H?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 12:05:30 pm »
Been thinking about one of my purchases from Perth, the F-111C/G. Should I use it as a basis for an FB-111H?

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Yes, without doubt!  :thumbsup:

I've never seen a model of an 'H and it's just GOT too look great with that high mounted tail.

There's a terrific profile of an 'H right here :- http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=28846.0
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2013, 03:11:16 pm »
Been thinking about one of my purchases from Perth, the F-111C/G. Should I use it as a basis for an FB-111H?

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Yes, without doubt!  :thumbsup:

I've never seen a model of an 'H and it's just GOT too look great with that high mounted tail.


Thank you for that vote of confidence Kit. Just don't hold your breath as the finished article could be years away at the pace I build.

As is my preference for not wanting to wasn't any part of a boxing, the decals from the F-111C/G are going towards my Australian EF-111A in SEA markings. The decals from the EF-111A were of the prototype and rather water damaged which considering what I am building with the kit is not a problem, decals for the FB-111H can easily be sourced from somewhere.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 10:15:20 pm »


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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 10:48:50 am »
Thank you very much for the drawing Thorvic  :thumbsup:

Not so happy about my latest purchase from Ebay. The picture and description of the Item said Phantom Kurnas 2000 Israeli IDF F-4E only when I got home today and opened the box there was an Israeli RF-4E with paperwork, who to send to etc for the described item!
I have taken a picture of the box and the delivery note and started a complaint's process in the hope the fellow posted out the wrong box! Not Happy  :angry:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 11:08:03 am »
More and more 'Customer Service' isn't. Seems noody has enough pride to do the small simple jobs well.
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