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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2013, 05:10:34 am »

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?


No "work in progress" pictures for this work although I may post a finished item picture once all the work is complete. So far the old carpet, the main cause of the redecoration, has been removed, the floor cleaned up and the odd protrusions, staples, removed and all previous glue and odd pieces of rubber backing carefully disentangled from the attachment points by the doors. Painting has been done leaving the final coat of Green to be administered prior to the arrival of the main item that had to be outsourced, the carpet. Lampshade's still need to be decided on and bought but that is not of high importance.
I am also hoping that a local craft shop gets some stencils in for Holly leaves so I can add a final flourish to the hall.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2013, 02:17:03 pm »
Bit of a pet hate for today's Grumblings.

It looks as if some of the people who on this forum can't read.

Several appear to think they know better than others or maybe they don't care!

Perhaps I waste my time in using my real name in messages other than in open forum because it is rarely spelt correctly when people reply to me!!

Don't you think I know how to spell my name correctly?

Don't you realise that there can be more than one way to spell my name?

I do know of at least three variations of how to spell my name as there are three of us at my work with the same first name and each of us with a different spelling!

Is it really too much to ask for a little consideration and time and effort to be taken to make sure you spell my name correctly especially as I take care to make sure I spell you names the same way you spell them!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2013, 02:52:26 pm »
A grumble I am very familiar with :thumbsup: My surname ends in "man" but is almost inevitably spelt as "son" or even"lin"! There is no excuse for it
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2013, 04:08:59 pm »
I get this constantly. My name is Alun (yes, with a "U", not with an "A", or an "E", or even "LLA" or "LLE" as some have attempted!) and it's spelled correctly probably once in a hundred times. Even when filling out official documents, the paperwork comes back with the WRONG spelling. Correspondence from insurers/banks/council, wrong. Payslips, name badges at work? Wrong. :banghead: And never mind how to actually pronounce it!

My username is also mis-spelled most of the time (there's no second "A"!!), so it's something I am very very used to seeing. I really don't see why it's so hard. People see what they want to see, rather than actually paying attention. :(
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2013, 01:47:42 am »
I never have any problems with my name, except sometimes the odd 'tt' at the end  :unsure: and the Germans will INSIST that my surname (Spackman) has two 'nn's!  :o

I hope I've always spelt your name properly Alastair?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2013, 02:05:03 am »
Gentlemen,  I sympathise with your concerns.   Even I have the same problem......one would think that most people could spell "Michael"   correctly!   However, to use my little sister  Alison's phrase  "As long as they use my name with considerable  respect,  I can tolerate a wide variety of errors"  Best mis-spelling so far  "ALLOYSIN"
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2013, 07:26:31 am »
I do sympathise although I know I can get names wrong myself. I think the problem sometimes arises when you have a friend or relative who spells their name differently. You tend to go on auto pilot, I know I can, so apologies if I've done it.

Never had a problem with mine until Michael Edwardes became boss at BL and then everyone wanted to add a "e" to my surname...ces la vie

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2013, 08:06:54 am »
The Twelve inch to the Foot modelling is almost over, just touching up to do in some places with the carpet getting fitted tomorrow afternoon so I should be able to get back into building stuff soon if my get up and go doesn't get up and go of its own accord  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2013, 10:36:06 am »
Bought a few items to assist in my builds.

8 x 16 and a smidgen mm diameter beads to be used as a spherical radome for a 7' Diameter AEW BAC 1-11

2 x 19mm diameter beads for use unknown.

Had to buy them all rather than just two of the smaller beads as the shop would only sell a containers worth of beads

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Make that 7 of the smaller beads..... the carpet monster just claimed one!

Managed to get that one back.

Did some calculations which show that the round radome proposed for the VC-10 was close enough to the size of the larger bead I bought and there is a VC-10 in my stash......
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2013, 02:53:10 pm »
The 1:1 scale work has come to an end, just some tidying up to do which will be done as and when I get around to it. Tomorrow I get back on building models!





I make add a few flourishes later but as far as I am concerned the main work is done and the plastic beckons  :drink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2013, 01:19:30 am »
So Dartk Earth Carpet, Light Stone Doors and Eau de Nil walls  :lol:

Nice work Ali, shame it wiped out your SMW fund to do it, but needs must  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2013, 04:48:38 am »
So Dartk Earth Carpet, Light Stone Doors and Eau de Nil walls  :lol:

When I was married to Mrs_PR19 Mk 1 back in the 60s I decorated our lounge in that wonderfull WWII US Navy tri-blue and white scheme, complete with a 3" wide 'fade' at every colour change. She thought it looked great, but wasn't quite so keen on the Japanese bomber camouflage scheme (dark green over orange) that I did the dining room in..........  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2013, 08:46:52 am »
The carpet is the same dark green, might be possibly Olive Green, with flecks that you see often in pubs and hotels. The cat was not impressed when she first saw it though she has come around recently and likes to sleep on an off-cut that is next to the bed which is where she is at the moment.

On a positive note, Modelling has actually taken place, although I found out that I had run out of my favourite glue so I am having to make due with some Plastic Weld I had sitting around, it will do but its not my normal Humbrol Liquid Polly. I am going to ask my girlfriend to pick me up some tomorrow while I am at work.

Nose weights have been put into one aircraft and some sanding done on the filler for one of my AEW builds. The Hawker Typhoon T2 has had a little work done to it as well although I will not be updating that thread until there is far more progress to show than just sticking a few parts of the cockpits together.

Feeling positive and thinking about a twin engined Lansen  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2013, 02:31:44 pm »

So Dark Earth Carpet, Light Stone Doors and Eau de Nil walls  :lol:


Just had a look at the carpet with my trusty Humbrol paint chart and the green looks to be between Hu 155 and Hu 159  :blink:

And I have proper glue as the g/f did some shopping for me resulting in my handing over just under three pounds for a jar of Humbrol Liquid Poly!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2013, 05:19:00 am »
I had a "little" rummage through my stash last night looking for a few kits which I didn't find, (however, don't you just love however's?), I did find a couple of kits for ideas that I have milling around in my head. A real world build using a Heller J-21A and a conversion set that I won of ebay to make a J21R, still going to have to buy another J21A to do as real life as the one I am building is a what-if. Still on the Swedish theme, I found a second J32 which I thought I had. The one I have in my modelling room will eventually be converted into a twin engined version.
What I didn't find but will be looking for are, Frog/Novo Wyvern, Airfix Skyraider (other manufacturers versions would do, DC-3/C-47 etc as I am planing something different for this once I get one.
Much plastic to be cut up and "re-arranged"  ;D

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