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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1575 on: February 08, 2018, 02:42:19 am »

Given the choice I would transplant in the engine from a Chrysler Turbine Car (particularly satisfying given it would be putting a Mopar engine into a Ford).


Hehehe, love it!  :thumbsup:

I had a grandstand view of the Howmet's exhausts in 1967 or '8 at the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch. I was standing on the bank on the top of the hill at Druids when the Howmet's throttle jammed full open! He struck the wall right below my feet, did a 180 and came to a halt with exhausts pointing straight at the crowd.  :o

It got a bit warm there until he managed to shut it down.  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1576 on: February 10, 2018, 04:36:39 am »
Finished the PSR on the Edsel's  added fins.  I can't now not think of it as "the car with the c**t on the front" - thanks Jon  :rolleyes:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1577 on: February 10, 2018, 05:44:58 am »
Any car can be improved by adding taller fins...............  ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1578 on: February 11, 2018, 02:56:47 am »
That probably depends on your definition of Improved.

Today I mostly concentrated on the GB Kawanishi.
But I did find time to put some white undercoat on the underside of the Grach and flow some glue into the larger more gap joints on the Spitfire.
This Su 25 will be a RW aircraft.  I have a Linden Hill sheet containing Rooks from Chad, Iran and Macedonia amongst others.  I just have to chose one.

I used the Chad scheme (but not the decals) on my MiG 27 Flogfoot.
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Watching winter olympics footage while I type this.  I say it every four years but
FIGURE SKATING IS NOT A SPORT.
They could make it a sport by adding points for rotational velocity or distance thrown but until then it remains a performing art like rhythmic gymnastics.
I was watching speed skating last night.  There seemed to be far too many blokes skating at speed round a course that was too small to accomodate them all.  A Korean guy's skates let go and he went down and in doing so kicked the French guy behind him in the face with 18 inches of cold steel.  Now THAT is a sport.
I'm looking forward to the hockey although there never seem to be as many punch ups as I expect.  It's like they dial it down a notch because they are representing their country.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1579 on: February 11, 2018, 05:18:03 am »
I'm looking forward to the hockey although there never seem to be as many punch ups as I expect.  It's like they dial it down a notch because they are representing their country.

Most of the players representing a good chunk of Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada all know each other from the NHL, so there isn't much need for fisticuffs. :wacko:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1580 on: February 12, 2018, 03:26:30 am »
I'm looking forward to the hockey although there never seem to be as many punch ups as I expect.  It's like they dial it down a notch because they are representing their country.

Most of the players representing a good chunk of Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada all know each other from the NHL, so there isn't much need for fisticuffs. :wacko:

Yeah, right...
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So I was doing a spot of shed reorganising this morning trying to clear some space to work on some furniture and I kept coming across things I had forgotten where they were.
This is action figure scale (prolly dates back to the late 80's) and is waiting to have the top gun mount fixed.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1581 on: February 13, 2018, 02:20:04 am »

Watching winter olympics footage while I type this.  I say it every four years but
FIGURE SKATING IS NOT A SPORT.


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Totally agree with you mate. There's a few "sports" creeping into both the Winter and Summer Games which aren't sports in my view. Rhythmic Gymnastics for instance. Don't get me wrong I can see and appreciate how hard it is and all the effort that goes into it but once you introduce the concept of "style" points or any other which are awarded on the whim of a judge then it's not sport to me.

I'm not really interested in the Winter Games at all but do find it amusing that it's to cold for some of the events :angel: Also over here in the UK the BBC are desperately trying to sell it to an audience, which whilst paying for the it's coverage via the Licence fee is not that interested and that's starting to get on my t*ts.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1582 on: February 13, 2018, 03:19:05 am »
I think, that with the possible exception of curling no sport should be allowed in the winter games unless the entrants wear a helmet.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1583 on: February 13, 2018, 03:26:30 am »
Helmets could be useful in Curling as well if you get any disputes  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1584 on: February 13, 2018, 06:19:34 am »
Bobsleigh/sled, Luge, Skeleton & Ice Hockey are the only Winter Olympics events that interest me as a spectator but, 30-35 years ago, I wouldn't have minded trying Biathlon, as well as those listed (if I'd lived somewhere where solid water existed outside a freezer).
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1585 on: February 14, 2018, 11:47:02 pm »
I've started the 1/96 Clipper Ship for my Brother in Law.
It's huge.
So far i've glued the halves of the hull together and added some internal braces.
I've been looking for reference material but not surprisingly there is a lack of original colour photos from the 1850s.
Lots of pics of completed models though so i'll just base my colour scheme on one of them.

I've also pulled out a car kit I painted last summer.  It's an "Ita Sha" Toyota so there will be intensive decaling to do.  Today I painted the black trim round the windows.

Painted the underside of the Su 25.  I'm going with the Chad scheme and for once i'm going to have a go at airbrushing a camo scheme.  This is mainly because its got good engraved detail and I want to see how it looks with thin airbrushed paint but without mucking about preshading.

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Chassis assembly on the Batmobile.

Interior painting on the Edsel.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1586 on: February 15, 2018, 01:09:21 am »
Lots of late 19th, early 20th Century preserved clippers around the world. How about Cutty Sark to start with ? Most fixtures and fittings would have been fairly standard I would have thought ?

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1587 on: February 15, 2018, 01:53:32 am »
Lots of late 19th, early 20th Century preserved clippers around the world. How about Cutty Sark to start with ? Most fixtures and fittings would have been fairly standard I would have thought ?



Didn't think of that.  I just Googled "Sea Witch".
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1588 on: February 15, 2018, 11:18:04 am »
Typical Clipper rig:


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1589 on: February 15, 2018, 07:19:17 pm »
This is the single reason I will never build a tall ship! :o
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