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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #120 on: February 28, 2021, 02:57:03 am »
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #121 on: March 07, 2021, 09:15:51 am »
Enduring a (hopefully) few rather tiresome days with annoyingly low energy levels due to insertion of brake drugs. Brake drugs is good, it'll most likely push not only my final ending a good number of years into the future, but also hopefully increasing the intervals between surgery. But for the time being, they're just very annoying. Since Friday, I have mainly gotten up from bed, had a quick snack, then retreating to said bed, or alternatively a sofa for a change, to sleep for another two or three hours. Then the same sequence all over again. Not much stamina left for creativity then..
But hopefully things will improve. Today is better than yesterday etc, and eventually I'll find the drive again. The interest is there. I have ideas, plans and means. Even kits and material. It's just to find the energy. To have fun.
The weather haven't been really helpful either. Last weekend, we had up to 16 degC and spring was really in the air, but it has progressively become colder and this morning a very intimidating, if also very thin, layer of White Death covered the grounds. OK, most of it went during the day, but the temperature is still just above freezing - and I am freezing!

I have painted most of the preassembly details of the VC10 and another Valiant, and while at it, I took the opportunity to engage with another monster, a MACH 2 Comet that's been hiding under something else for far to long. Now that's preassembly painted as well, so we'll see what, if anything, actually gets built in the near future. While daunting, those two MACH 2 kits are subjects I actually never thought I'd see injected in 1/72, so I'm unreasonably happy that I have them. Despite the kit quality..
But first, the health and the energy coming with it.

Seeing the nominations for next seasons group builds, it fun to see that it really is high and low. Knowing myself, I'll most likely never participate due to my glacial construction pace, but it's still good fun. Inspiring, even. So we'll see. Maybe I start on a monster any day now, or I just finally manage to decal one of the ten or so projects sitting around waiting just for that step. Those who live shall see.

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #122 on: March 07, 2021, 01:24:18 pm »
Well, at least you've had the drugs. so that's positive. As is the continuing interest, it's all too easy to get completely discouraged and go off and do something else entirely.

You'll get through it, and we all hope it's sooner than later. And we're all here for you when you need sympathy/encouragement or to vent/rant.  ;) :thumbsup:

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #123 on: March 08, 2021, 06:16:12 am »
Well, at least you've had the drugs. so that's positive. As is the continuing interest, it's all too easy to get completely discouraged and go off and do something else entirely.


Totally agree  :thumbsup: and even if it's just airing your thoughts on here, that's still progress of sorts  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #124 on: March 08, 2021, 06:29:53 am »

Totally agree  :thumbsup: and even if it's just airing your thoughts on here, that's still progress of sorts  :thumbsup:

Yeah, thatís it, really. Keeping in touch. Keeping my mind on the subject. And whining a bit. Here, among other more or less grumpy old men, the acceptance for some unrelated whining is significantly higher than in most other contexts. That coupled with the friendly bantering, the great modelling and the nutty ideas makes this a very nice place to hang out. A really nice place.  :wub:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #125 on: March 08, 2021, 06:34:49 am »
Thanks for those comments, seriously  :thumbsup:

A good whine and grump is occasionally good for one, as long as at the end of the day you can laugh at yourself  ;)
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #126 on: March 08, 2021, 01:42:57 pm »
Hell, man, whining here to all my homies is a favorite pastime of mine.  ;D ;D   You got the right idea.  :thumbsup: :wacko:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #127 on: March 08, 2021, 09:35:45 pm »

Totally agree  :thumbsup: and even if it's just airing your thoughts on here, that's still progress of sorts  :thumbsup:

Yeah, thatís it, really. Keeping in touch. Keeping my mind on the subject. And whining a bit. Here, among other more or less grumpy old men, the acceptance for some unrelated whining is significantly higher than in most other contexts. That coupled with the friendly bantering, the great modelling and the nutty ideas makes this a very nice place to hang out. A really nice place.  :wub:

I totally agree with you on that!
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #128 on: March 14, 2021, 12:09:58 pm »
Another weekend gone by, and tomorrow evening, itís time to check back into the butchery again.

Having had that on the horizon hasnít been very forwarding as far as modelling goes, but lo and behold - I actually managed to put decals on a slightly whiffed interceptor. As I am writing this, Iím still pretty chuffed having broken that decal wall Iíve been experiencing.
And if Iím not too cut to pieces when coming home on Wednesday, I might actually get round to wrap that project up later in the week. A layer of matt varnish, some minor touching up and then itís just the backstory. And thatís an easy one, for once.

Tomorrow, thereís some wrapping up of some things and preparation of others in order to be able to be away for a couple of nights. Then, thereís a bit of scrubbing and shaving to be done as well, the packing aside. The ward is desperately boring, so you donít want to be without your electronic gizmos, nor your books.

But for now, Iím just going to enjoy the feeling of having gotten those slides on. And the model seems to come out well.  :wub:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #129 on: March 14, 2021, 02:53:07 pm »
hope all goes well, Mr Pellson, sir.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #130 on: March 14, 2021, 04:16:14 pm »
Best of British Scandinavian Luck to you, Sir! :thumbsup:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #131 on: March 15, 2021, 07:19:10 am »
Glad you made progress before off to the hospital, best of luck  :thumbsup:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #132 on: March 16, 2021, 01:53:24 pm »
Yup, all the best and keep an eye out for those pretty nurses...  :wub:

... though be on you guard, as they can use that as a distraction to be sneaky with needles and pills and whatnot...  ;)

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #133 on: March 16, 2021, 02:57:33 pm »
I just spent 11 days at University of Chicago Hospital so I can tell you, be nice to the nurses and theyíll be nice to you!
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #134 on: March 16, 2021, 04:01:53 pm »
Hope everything goes well for you! :thumbsup: