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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2013, 02:17:04 pm »
Been in contact with the seller who says he got my item swapped with the RF-4E which was supposed to go overseas. Could be some time before this gets sorted out, assuming that the recipient of my kit owns up to receiving the wrong item!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 11:02:21 am »
Looks as if the problem with the ebay purchase is being sorted out. The seller has contacted the buyer of the RF-4E and told them that they have been sent the wrong item and that buyer will not accept the package so it will be returned to the seller. The seller will then check that it is indeed the item he should have sent me and then post it to me. Once he does that I will return the kit I was sent and hopefully get a refund of the postage. Sounds complex but is really simple.

I received several items from Colin at Freightdog today who saved me some money by posting two orders together :thumbsup: He can expect an order at the end of the month for a TSR2 Reconnaissance pod and a Skybolt package for the Vulcan  <_<

Meanwhile I will not be enjoying the bank holiday as I will be at work on Monday and this weekend will have me spending three hours at work testing the Emergency Lighting :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2013, 03:00:06 pm »
Started a new thread this morning and actually cut plastic from sprue's in connection with it as well. This will be the main thread that I intend to be working on for a while with this thread being a long drawn out build with an attempt for accuracy as there is lots of information around that people know about as they are Project Cancelled first and Whiff's second.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2013, 09:56:58 am »
Had to delay the start of some builds as I realised that I had no weights to use in the soses of the aircraft. One trip to a shop selling fishing equipment and I have several 3/4oz weights to use  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2013, 10:06:43 am »
Bought more weights today for the nose of the E-10 although I may change the designation for the E-11 to E-10C or something like that and make the AWACS aircraft the E-10A so that there are different versions for different roles rather than holey new numbers. Nutritionally the less E numbers the better  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2013, 12:30:51 pm »
Another possibility for the E-10 has arisen after reading "The Air Staff and AEW". Based on the BAe.847 which has not only the FASS but a Canoe beneath the fuselage as well  :blink:

Not a DC-10 is quite a large aircraft so I am thinking that it could manage to have both the AWACS rotodome and the JSTARS canoe as well as being able to accommodate all the personnel required to operate both. Would not only save the whif USAF money but me as well as I would not need to buy another DC-10 and engines to go with it  :thumbsup:

Of course I am still entitled to change my mind or come up with something completely different instead  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2013, 02:34:05 pm »
Decals received today for a build I have not talked about before. Far East 46 model based on an Academy kit I have although I was tempted to use the new Airfix release instead.
Now I have let the proverbial cat out of the bag I suppose I will have to finish the darn thing....

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2013, 02:21:17 am »
You will indeed sir  ;D

As per kit to use. Having built them both then as you have the Academy kit I'd use that. The Airfix one is nicer (as it should be given the age of the toolings) but the Academy one is still a nice kit. No idea as to which is better accuracy wise, I've heard the Airfix one is, but said kit is a bit difficult to get hold of as it's sold out in a lot of places.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2013, 03:09:03 am »
You will indeed sir  ;D

As per kit to use. Having built them both then as you have the Academy kit I'd use that. The Airfix one is nicer (as it should be given the age of the toolings) but the Academy one is still a nice kit. No idea as to which is better accuracy wise, I've heard the Airfix one is, but said kit is a bit difficult to get hold of as it's sold out in a lot of places.

I saw a couple in HobbyCraft Falkirk yesterday.  :wub:

I was looking in the vein hope that the new gladiator was available there but came away with a Submarine instead  :blink:

And they still have an Italeri Skyfall E101 at just under 11 as well  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2013, 03:13:52 pm »
Due to unforeseen circumstances a couple of weeks ago I will not be going to Telford this year again! unless I get a decent lottery win over the 2.80 I normaly get.

I am having to refurbish my hall due to a burst central heating pipe under the floor. It didn't really affect my flat but the removal of the carpet showed that it was in dire need of replacement so that and the decision that it would be as easy to redecorate the whole hall at the same time, I moved in at the end of 2000 and have not done much in the way of decoration since then, so there is a need for a bit of a touch up.

This is also having a knock on effect with my model building for Telford, reducing the amount of time I have to build and paint what I intend to have finished for the show. However I will do what I can.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2013, 03:41:46 am »
Oh that's a bugger.....but put lots of aircraft in the hall when you decorate!!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2013, 03:47:16 am »
Hi Alistair,

You would be better if OGL could do it, as they will get better coverage at other shows.

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« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2013, 10:42:45 am »
Oh that's a bugger.....but put lots of aircraft in the hall when you decorate!!

I intend to get an artist friend to paint holly branches over the door frames just to liven the place up a bit. ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2013, 01:06:28 am »
Finally managed to do a little modelling work, I applied some filler to windows and around some radiators on another build. Who knows, I may manage to do some sanding some time soon though sunday will mostly be spent painting the walls of my hall.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2013, 01:47:57 am »
Finally managed to do a little modelling work, I applied some filler to windows and around some radiators on another build. Who knows, I may manage to do some sanding some time soon though sunday will mostly be spent painting the walls of my hall.

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Having in the last 12 months redecorated our  sitting room, dining room and kitchen; including replacing doors and laying new floor coverings;  I sympathise wholeheartedly with your predicament! At  least  in my travails I had Madame Rheged as my gorgeous assistant. The  situation demands lots of hot, sweet tea (the UK answer to everything except an injury to the mouth)  and a darkened room in which to lie down and gibber quietly.    More severe cases  can require the oral administration  of quantities of  strong "falling down water". 

Courage mon brave!  It will  be magnificent when you have finished  and you can get back to 1:72  instead of 12 inch to the foot scale. Are you planning to  post "work in progress"  pictures?
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