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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3795 on: March 11, 2021, 02:35:42 am »
I did paint some places which, in hindsight I didn't need to paint before construction.
Will I remember if I build another?
Probly not.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3796 on: March 11, 2021, 05:55:53 am »

Will I remember if I build another?
Probly not.

Same here  :-\

That sounds like some excellent engineering but, perhaps, not exquisite, as, in that case, they'd have engineered their tolerances with the use of the item & paint in mind. ;)

I'm beginning to learn that you need to keep the mating surfaces as clean as possible on these new Airfix tooling's  :angel:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3797 on: March 12, 2021, 03:05:07 am »
I thought i'd done that.  But sometimes the areas next to the mating surfaces seem to affect the fit.

I gloss cleared it today and dug out the transfers from the relevant folder.

I also built up most of the chassis of the 1/35 Hilux.  I've managed to keep the steering operational which surprised me given its delicacy.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3798 on: March 14, 2021, 01:24:19 am »
Secret Blenheim has its transfers.
62 Sqn, RAF Penny Hassett, September 1941.

Blenheim Mk I WIP 14-03-2021 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

1/35 Hilux is having its wheels painted (a resin "sagged" plain steel set replacing Meng's alloys with rubber tyres) and is close to final assembly.  Then I will scratch up the various additions it would need as a pilot vehicle for oversize loads followed by weathering it to buggery (because you rarely see a clean Hilux of this age).

It's the monthly Model Car Club meeting tomorrow and I was sorting out what to take (theme is Race & Rally) with the front off of one of my display cases when Mrs z let Charlie the Dog into the shed.  Charlie hasn't had this level of access before and it was only her indecision which saved one of my '66 Batmobile collection from getting grabbed in order to start a "chase me" game.  I have explained to her that should she ever do this with a model then I would reluctantly be forced to kill her but she doesn't seem to understand or believe me.




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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3799 on: March 14, 2021, 06:35:52 am »
... it was only her indecision which saved one of my '66 Batmobile collection from getting grabbed in order to start a "chase me" game.  I have explained to her that should she ever do this with a model then I would reluctantly be forced to kill her but she doesn't seem to understand or believe me.

Dogs, eh!? Some things they just can't learn, & it's different for each one. ;D

With our German Shepherd it's giving the ball to someone. Even if he's begging you to throw it, he won't give you the bloody thing for love nor food! :banghead:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3800 on: March 14, 2021, 07:27:49 am »

With our German Shepherd it's giving the ball to someone. Even if he's begging you to throw it, he won't give you the bloody thing for love nor food! :banghead:

My Doberman was the same, although with her it was rather a case of thinking "why should I give it to you back as you will only throw it away again  :rolleyes:"

Blenheim's looking good  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3801 on: March 14, 2021, 02:02:33 pm »

Blenheim's looking good  :thumbsup:

Agreed!  :thumbsup:


  I have explained to her that should she ever do this with a model then I would reluctantly be forced to kill her but she doesn't seem to understand or believe me.

Can't really blame her though, as we're not sure we believe you either...  ;)


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3802 on: March 16, 2021, 04:25:33 am »
Charlie doesn't bring the ball or frisbee back but she will drop it close enough to you that you get the idea she wants it thrown again but far enough away that she can deny that was her intention.

I have been throwing empty sprues into a cardboard box on the floor of the shed which I transfer to the recycling bin when its full.
I've had to move the box as she has discovered grabbing one is a surefire way to get me to chase her round the yard.  It's not that I want them back but I hate to think the mess sharp pieces of styrene would make to her insides if she swallowed pieces.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3803 on: March 16, 2021, 07:04:38 am »

I have been throwing empty sprues into a cardboard box on the floor of the shed which I transfer to the recycling bin when its full.
I've had to move the box as she has discovered grabbing one is a surefire way to get me to chase her round the yard.  It's not that I want them back but I hate to think the mess sharp pieces of styrene would make to her insides if she swallowed pieces.

Well done sir  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3804 on: March 16, 2021, 01:39:14 pm »
Charlie doesn't bring the ball or frisbee back but she will drop it close enough to you that you get the idea she wants it thrown again but far enough away that she can deny that was her intention.

 ;D ;D

I've had to move the box as she has discovered grabbing one is a surefire way to get me to chase her round the yard.  It's not that I want them back but I hate to think the mess sharp pieces of styrene would make to her insides if she swallowed pieces.

Hey, it gets both her and Dad exercised, so everyone wins...  ;D

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3805 on: March 17, 2021, 04:11:36 am »
I'm not her dad mate.  Her dad was either a Staghound or a Labrador...

Charlie 2021-03-05 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

...or Satan.

Why don't human eyes reflect back the light to the same level animal eyes do?

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3806 on: March 17, 2021, 05:50:05 am »
Night vision.  They've got a reflective membrane that we don't have due to being primarily daytime creatures so they see a lot better in the dark.
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3807 on: March 17, 2021, 11:45:34 am »
Run like hell if you wake up at night and she sitting on the ceiling.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3808 on: March 18, 2021, 02:11:55 pm »
Run like hell if you wake up at night and she sitting on the ceiling.

 ;D ;D

Or expect a visit from two guys in a Black Chevy Impala...

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3809 on: March 18, 2021, 08:24:04 pm »
Run like hell if you wake up at night and she sitting on the ceiling.

 ;D ;D

Or expect a visit from two guys in a Black Chevy Impala...

LOL!

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