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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #990 on: January 05, 2019, 05:41:02 pm »
My niece had TB.  As a result one lung isn't as effective as it should be.
Don't know about there but over here when anyone is diagnosed with it a specialised team kicks into action and they round up anyone who has been in contact with the patient, (blood) test them and if deemed necessary send them for chest X-Rays.
As an ex-smoker waiting for the other shoe to drop I was happy to be x-rayed as it showed nothing wrong (yet).

She'll be fine.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #991 on: January 06, 2019, 01:09:36 am »
Yup it's a disease that had almost been eradicated by the mass inoculation program when I was a kid. Back then it was relatively common and the only treatment was a year or so in a sanatorium. One of the fledgling NHS's first success stories  :bow:

It does seem to be making a fightback however. Your niece will be fine and providing you had your inoculations back in the day so should you  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #992 on: January 06, 2019, 01:57:30 am »
Thanks for the reassurance guys although I was not really worried about it. Anyone any idea about the parts for the Mirage though?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #993 on: January 16, 2019, 02:22:25 pm »
So I have been doing some tidying of my modelling bench and I come across one half of the forward fuselage of a Hasegawa F-111, no problem I thought to myself as I know where the box is that this should be in. When I opened the box I find a complete forward fuselage consisting of not only both forward fuselage half's but the cockpit and a scratch built electronics bay too  :-\
Scratching my head I look around and then check the contents of another three Hasegawa F-111 kits I have easy access to, nope, not from them either  :banghead:
It's a while later after having found a couple of PM Sea Fury's and the while metal undercarriage legs they both held, one of which will be used to repair my Tempest Mk.1, I realized that I had also been working on an F-111B! So hunting around I managed to find the box with the rest of the build in it, only it didn't contain the rest of the build as the other forward fuselage half wasn't in the box  :banghead:
Lots of hunting low and high eventually turned up the part hiding on the bench which when I remove the scraps of plastic that litter it's surface and store the parts that may become useful due to their interesting shape or because they are a reasonable size I should have some space to work on.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #994 on: January 16, 2019, 03:40:42 pm »
 ;D ;D   Don't think I've ever had something become lost and it still be on the bench!



Good to hear of the progress!!  You're going to be feelin' and buildin' like a million bucks at the end of it all.  :mellow: :mellow: :lol:
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« Reply #995 on: January 16, 2019, 04:03:53 pm »
Keep at it! It pays off in the long run. :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #996 on: February 05, 2019, 12:02:45 am »
Today and the rest of the week are not going to be the best ever. I live in a flat/apartment owned by a Housing Association and they are refitting the kitchen!
So three days of modelling, possibly.... as it could be far easier to just sit in front of the PC and play Civilization or Kerbal Space Program but as I received a Tornado fin from Trevor I should get on with the EF3 Tonka that I was going to build as well as my Indian version too.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #997 on: February 05, 2019, 05:35:32 am »
Hope it goes to plan mate. My kitchen refit, nothing fancy, took far longer than 3 days.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #998 on: February 05, 2019, 05:56:36 am »
Almost 2pm local and so far the old units have been ripped out, the tiles taken off the wall, the electrics are done including fitting a new smoke detector that was not fitted in the kitchen and the new floor is going down so progress is good I think.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #999 on: February 05, 2019, 06:27:44 am »
If the electrics is done it certainly is  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1000 on: February 06, 2019, 02:38:00 am »
Heading towards 11am and most of the unit carcasses are in. Some of the worktops are on but none of the wall units yet. Defiantly progress  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #1001 on: February 06, 2019, 02:45:44 am »
Hope it goes to plan mate. My kitchen refit, nothing fancy, took far longer than 3 days.

I whiffed my own from Ikea kit parts.  All was going well until the plumber pointed out I had breached building regs by having my cupboards too low over the gas hob.

D'oh!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1002 on: February 07, 2019, 12:33:28 am »
Haveing a wonderful time at the moment.

Currently using my laptop as my PC is refuing to start  :banghead:

Although I now have a usable kitchen it's by no means finnished either so phonecalls will be made duering the day to get that sorted out.

Good news is that I got the car serviced, bad news is that it still needs the brakes sorted out but that will have to wait untill next month.

I did get a bonus from work at the end of last month, however it was not a huge amount after the tax man got hold of it and of course the pc problem and the brakes happen once I have spent most of the money  :-\  typical  :banghead: :banghead:

It does mean though I have a few nice things on their way to me modelling wise.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1003 on: February 10, 2019, 03:03:36 pm »
Having a wonderful time Ono holiday......not  :banghead:

The only modelling that I have done for most of the last week was today when I separated the parts for the K.2, SR.2 and B.2 versions from the Airfix Victor K.2/SR.2 boxing. After some thought I may follow up on an old intention of producing a Blue Steel armed Victor from an old Matchbox kit I have. I have the unused B.2 wing parts from the K.2 kit and a Blue Steel from a B.2 that I got cheep at the Glasgow show a couple of years ago so it should be a simple case of marrying all the parts together :rolleyes:

Most of the last week though has been spent not feeling well, this included my spending time in Thursday night at my local A&E.
Now starting tot feel better, just not good enough to go back to work yet.

And of course known that I have spent my bonus on models and mainly model related books  ;D my PC decides to dded on me  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1004 on: March 26, 2019, 09:41:41 am »
Not been doing anything build wise for a while. I did get some motivation with the Tonka Theme build but once I started the drive slowly left me.
Getting the mojo back a bit. Perthis at the end of next month and I have some time off prior to the show so that I can spend some time to ensure that all the kits I take to the show are in good condition.
I have also been following the 1/48 F-4(VS) build which has got me thinking about the one I have plans to build. This has lead to my reviewing my UK Phantom stash. The results have changed what I am building with some of them but not others. So now I have two partly build Fujimi F-4's which will be armed with Red Tops by Freightdog, one will be RAF and the other RN, not decided which squadrons yet but with my build rate there is no hurry. One of the other kits will be used with a Matchbox F-4K/M in a similar way to Thorvic as using the two kits enable the fuselage to be stretched relatively easily. A similar approach will be used with another of the Fujimi kits with left overs from my F-4(VS) to produce an HL variant. Another will get part of a Fujimi RF-4E grafted onto it. That leaves my sixth and final Fujimi F-4 which will probably be another variation of a reconnaissance version.
Finally the second Matchbox kit I have will be changed drastically into a side by side aircraft, just to be something different.

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