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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #975 on: October 21, 2020, 10:36:23 am »
My membership has lapsed, so no magazine and with no SMW this year and therefore no free entry, I'm not renewing it. That 20od notes can stay in the bank and earn a pittance in interest.

Said free entry was the only reason I bothered with IPMS membership.  I doubt my attitude isn't confined to me, so how much cash will they lose in the interim?

You could well be right there Lee.

As for the pittance in interest ? The way things are going if the BoE reduce the Bank Rate any farther we'll be getting negative interest on our savings accounts, and I'm not joking. It will be the ultimate and final attempt to get us spending again post Covid in order to try and revive the economy. 2021 is going to be an "interesting" year  :angel:

I've given up on my Savings Account and put a load into Premium Bonds. That way I stand a small chance of winning something each month and don't lose any money.  :lol:

As for the IPMS I've carried on so I get a magazine to glance over every few months.

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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #976 on: October 22, 2020, 05:55:44 am »
Yup my IPMS membership arrived in post yesterday p.m.
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #977 on: November 21, 2020, 08:03:58 am »
a few weeks ago I mentioned that id got some 28mm 80s BAOR troops ( https://www.empressminiatures.com/cold-war-baor---early-1980s-131-c.asp )  well the same company, Empress, are going to be getting my Telford money this year..
They've just announced a 1:50 scale Chieftain tank in resin and white metal.  (  https://www.empressminiatures.com/vehicles-41-c.asp )  I want a platoon /squadron /troop  so ill be ordering 3   :thumbsup:    I don't know if any of our ANZAC members are interested but they do a Centurion in the same scale.
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #978 on: December 02, 2020, 11:58:31 am »
im finding that after a year of not a lot grabbing my attention, its got awful busy.

My games dealer of choice ( games lore, operate out of a village near Telford) had a rerelease of a 40 year old board game.....  so I have the limited ed version of the classic Dune game. I have no idea if itll ever even be cracked open, but I have it and feel better for doing so.  :thumbsup:

im still waiting for my empress order to arrive, which will be the above mentioned tanks, the 3 other packs of SLR armed infantry, a GPMG team and 3 mortar teams.  I really then need to pull my desk clean and do summit.  :wacko:
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #979 on: December 12, 2020, 09:00:11 pm »
Nice!!!  I am tardy in my commenting but that's good to hear about the Dune game...... whiiiiiich..... sounds REALLY cool. I'm going to have to try to snag one... some how, some way, ... at some point!
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #980 on: January 03, 2021, 09:52:14 am »
2020 total  1 piece of scenery
2019  total  1 figure 3 models
2018 total 8 figures 1 piece of scenery 0 models.
2017 total  figures 66  scenery 20 models 7
2016  149 figures   6 bits of scenery  6 models.
2015 153 figs    17 pieces of scenery  8 models
2014   88 figs   9 models  19 pieces of scenery
2013   90 figs   4 models  1 piece of scenery
2012   228  items including  1  1:48 Tonka  and  17 vehicles
2011   152 items including 1  1:48  A10 and  16 resin vehicles


welp thats a year  :banghead:
Still im  now moving some stuff round to try to get some space to allow me to get going again....   hopefully the future may even allow me to get out the house  ;D
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #981 on: January 04, 2021, 06:25:32 am »
I wouldn't like to estimate 2021 from that data we could be pushing the laws of nature  ;) ;D
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #982 on: January 04, 2021, 09:56:20 am »
narses  welllll  technically if I scrap an old build I could make it negative  :unsure:

ive just been seriously lacking any form of motivation ,  im still getting the od bit and piece, so ive still got a desire to build, just not the inclination...
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #983 on: January 04, 2021, 09:14:26 pm »
2020 was such crap... I had the same thing going on....  things have gotten better lately so maybe they will for you, too! 
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #984 on: January 05, 2021, 05:57:22 am »
narses  welllll  technically if I scrap an old build I could make it negative  :unsure:


True, I hadn't thought of that  :unsure:
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #985 on: January 05, 2021, 07:39:43 am »
when my mind goes sideways, it does so in a spectacular and unusual fashion.  :o :banghead:
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #986 on: January 05, 2021, 07:58:13 am »
when my mind goes sideways, it does so in a spectacular and unusual fashion.  :o :banghead:

It's the non-standard, spectacular, inverted sideways movement of your thoughts that prove you are a citizen of Whiffworld.
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #987 on: January 05, 2021, 09:49:08 am »
it why I feel so at home here.....
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #988 on: January 09, 2021, 03:14:58 am »
had a moment of good luck,  :o
Saturn our resident Tuxedo cat was pawing under Mrs SPs draw unit in the back room, wondering what at I had a swish round with a 12" steel rule, fearing things that go "squeak" .  Turns out he had spotted the fuel tank assembly that id lost off of the Chally 2 I built a wile ago.  so that's gone back in the spare kit so it is complete again  :party:  yay!
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #989 on: January 09, 2021, 04:42:52 am »
See! Cats are your friends! ;D :thumbsup:
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