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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1080 on: April 28, 2020, 06:21:42 am »
That's a fair old commute mate, not unusual down my neck of the woods, but elsewhere slightly unusual.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1081 on: April 29, 2020, 08:05:07 am »
"El prometido" will often say I "have too much stuff". She would cite my inability to find a manual set of calipers, no digital readout, because of this. Anyway I have formulated a new responce. "I don't have too much stuff, what I have is just badly organised"

Still not found the older metal calipers which have a locking wheel on them. Very useful when your wanting to compair that two items are the same distance apart.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1082 on: April 29, 2020, 10:30:48 pm »
<...> "I don't have too much stuff, what I have is just badly organised" <...>

Is that a good basis for discussion?  ;D Looks like you're jumping out of the frying pan into something potentially worse.  :wacko:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1083 on: April 30, 2020, 03:18:25 am »
<...> "I don't have too much stuff, what I have is just badly organised" <...>

Is that a good basis for discussion?  ;D Looks like you're jumping out of the frying pan into something potentially worse.  :wacko:

I'm sure it's ok. She was helping me catalogue my stash before we started lockdown By having her engage in what I am doing she gets to understand what I am doing and why I have so much of what she calls "stuff"She now has a small and growing stash and when here was working on an Airfix model of a modern Mini.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1084 on: May 01, 2020, 12:52:42 am »
Got an email from work today saying that my furlough is to extend another month but will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Sounds as if I should get back into Kerbal space program which can soak up hours of time.

Also a chance I may finish something for the current group build

One of the above if a lie

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1085 on: May 05, 2020, 03:20:44 am »
Not done a shred of modelling since Friday. I am putting this down to finding out that I am on furlough for at least May and that my colleague will more likely start furlough next week for the rest of the month partly due to a lack of work from both a lack of orders and a lack of parts due to a supplier having shut down. So understandably I am a little low, add to that not seeing  "El prometido" for seven weeks now is also not good at all!!  :banghead: :banghead:

With the money I am not spending on petrol I have indulged in some retail therapy, unfortunately one of my purchases direct from Special Hobby has been given the wrong address label as I have received a kit for someone in France  :unsure:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1086 on: May 05, 2020, 04:10:39 am »
...With the money I am not spending on petrol I have indulged in some retail therapy, unfortunately one of my purchases direct from Special Hobby has been given the wrong address label as I have received a kit for someone in France  :unsure:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1087 on: May 05, 2020, 04:23:51 am »
Have those intakes arrived yet?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1088 on: May 05, 2020, 06:48:35 am »
...With the money I am not spending on petrol I have indulged in some retail therapy, unfortunately one of my purchases direct from Special Hobby has been given the wrong address label as I have received a kit for someone in France  :unsure:

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What is it?  Anything interesting you wouldn't have usually bought?

What I was sent was a Lockheed Vega Floatplane which is not my usual fair.

Have those intakes arrived yet?

Not yet but it could arrive later today or even tomorrow Lee, will let you know when that happens.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1089 on: May 07, 2020, 09:17:02 am »
So this afternoon I eventually received an order from my "local" model shop so I have a fresh supply of mu favourite glue, only taken a week from ordering  :-\

Amoung things that have arrived today was the third in the current Secret Project series by Crecy, this third volume on American aircraft cover airlifter for which I have a couple of kits stashed away for one of the items on page 51  :wacko:

Lots of cut and shunt so it's something that I will enjoy doing untill it gets to the PSR part of the build. DEcals are on their way as well though they were intended for one of the VC-10's I have in the stash by Roden

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1090 on: May 09, 2020, 08:13:24 am »
Retail therapy is working, a little.

Started another little project, a Mach 2 A.W. Argosy  :rolleyes:

Several Bf-109's were also in my recent purchases that arrived today. a "Joy Pack" by AZ Models which has three kits in the one box, my initial thoughts on the kit's are WoW, looks to be of a simmilar standard to Eduard's 1/72 Spitfires and with almost as many spare parts. OK, the box has no decals in it but they can be obtained with very little difficulty as the aircraft is a popular subject for after market decals. The Pegasus kit is fitted comfortably into a quite small bag and has some nice surface detail too, might use some of the spares from the AZ kits to enhance the H though, wheels etc depending what's available and what I consider it may need.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1091 on: May 09, 2020, 09:23:34 am »
You can't really compare the AZ Spitfires to the Eduard ones.  The former are good and were the gold standard for mk IXs (the VIII was a bit more less refined) and then Eduard brought theirs out and literally blew away all the competition.  Even the much vaunted CMR.  Eduard's Spitfires knock them out of the ballpark too.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1092 on: May 09, 2020, 09:42:08 am »
Think you better re read my post Leee. I didn't compare the AZ Spitfires to the Eduard ones.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1093 on: May 10, 2020, 05:11:44 am »

Several Bf-109's were also in my recent purchases that arrived today. a "Joy Pack" by AZ Models which has three kits in the one box, my initial thoughts on the kit's are WoW, looks to be of a simmilar standard to Eduard's 1/72 Spitfires and with almost as many spare parts.

Totally agree. I've built a couple of their 109's and they are fantastic. The K-6 is one of the best kits I've built  :thumbsup: I've a few more in the stash including a couple of the Wiffer's, the V tail G's and the K-14.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1094 on: May 17, 2020, 07:30:15 am »
Kit was asking about how the TF-102 goes together, well I have just finished removeing enough resin to get the main parts to fit  :drink:



Next on the ajenda is to wash the three parts I have worked on so far, the forward fuselage, the nose wheel bay and the cockpit tub. Then I can prime the wheel bay and cockpit tub and fuselage interor and even get on with the fuselage which I have already cut the cockpit off but I think it will further trimming to fit the replacement cockpit onto it. I should probably clean up a little as there is enough white dust around here to make the casual observer think that there has been an exlplosion in a cocke factory or something  :blink:

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