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Offline Pellson

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #150 on: March 28, 2021, 10:04:40 am »
Having come down with fever (yes, that sodding liver got infected again), I didnít manage anything yesterday. Rather, I was shaking from chill, having no lust or energy at all. The night was predictably annoying as I donít sleep well when having a fever, the skin and muscles aching and sweating like a Finn in a sauna. Not fun at all.

But strangely, as the day today wore on, and maybe in pure defiance, I somehow gathered guts enough to drag myself to the decalling table, and would you believe:
I. Have. Decalled. THREE. Aircraft today! I canít remember when I did that last.
Next step - some Johnsonís to seal in the decals, then adding some antenna and minor stuff and then the matt varnish. Damn - Iím on fire!!
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #151 on: March 28, 2021, 10:54:03 am »
Much sympathy on your fever, but Massive Congratulations on your decalling success!!
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #152 on: March 28, 2021, 01:24:01 pm »
Much sympathy on your fever, but Massive Congratulations on your decalling success!!

Yeah, Wot 'e Said!  :thumbsup:

Get well soon.

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #153 on: March 29, 2021, 06:21:31 am »
Glad you got something done, but commiserations over the fever. Hope it dies down soon
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #154 on: March 29, 2021, 09:58:52 am »
Get well soon  :thumbsup:

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #155 on: March 29, 2021, 10:39:08 am »
Pellson, Good show to get some decals on them birds! :thumbsup:

Get well soon!
Would love to see some pictures one day.

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #156 on: March 30, 2021, 04:43:26 am »
Right. Decal sealing is on, matt varnish is on - but the sodding varnish hade aged! I won't need to take it off, but I will need to add an extra layer of better quality. Most annoying as I was under the impression that I had ditched that old can already. Well, I have now..
...and in the process, I managed to break a pitot tube for the umpteenth time.  :banghead:

And as icing on the cake, a wheel bearing on the Defender gave in on me this morning. Not a biggie in any way, but oh, so annoying. In particular as I'm not really as sprightly as I'd like to be. But it won't replace itself, will it? :angry:

« Last Edit: March 30, 2021, 07:19:39 am by Pellson »
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #157 on: March 30, 2021, 05:27:02 am »

 But it wqon't replace itself, will it? :angry:


They've never been known to, no. Such is automotive life sadly. :(
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #158 on: April 01, 2021, 09:28:26 am »
Finally Easter. The kids are off from school, but since weíve been homeschooling all three of them since December due to the pestilence, it only means that we donít have to chase the youngest on his schoolwork. Itís not easy doing school in your own when youíre eight.
But heís pretty good most days. And in particular in maths, heís really fast, so this afternoon we managed to get some free time to continue his whif Skyhawk. That was fun. Heís built it all by himself and painted most of it, just wanting some edging assistance. And I think itís coming along well.



On other topics, Iíve actually managed to all but complete a near-RW Jaguar and those other two Anglo-French bombers. Now Iím trying to find a suitable solution for in particular the French load out. Thatís a little tricky, their GP bombs not being much like the British at all. Worst case, I could get away with US Mk 117s, and maybe even slick Mk 80-series, but Iíd rather not.

That broken pitot (on a third model) is half-fixed and Iím still pretty annoyed by my clumsiness when breaking it - again. Iím not entirely convinced I can fix it perfectly this time, but since the rest of that model came out quite well, I really want to try.

But not today. Now, the rest of the family want us to watch a film and slowly go into the weekend. I shall embrace that.



« Last Edit: April 01, 2021, 09:35:25 am by Pellson »
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #159 on: April 02, 2021, 05:54:19 am »
Skyhawk looks good  :thumbsup:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #160 on: April 03, 2021, 05:00:28 am »
Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #161 on: April 04, 2021, 12:09:22 am »
Ya, that Skyhawk is looking good indeed, your son has got the touch. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #162 on: April 04, 2021, 05:30:23 am »
Ya, that Skyhawk is looking good indeed, your son has got the touch. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My ex always says "I'm slightly touched", but I don't think it's the same thing ?  ;)
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #163 on: April 04, 2021, 07:51:38 am »
Ya, that Skyhawk is looking good indeed, your son has got the touch. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My ex always says "I'm slightly touched", but I don't think it's the same thing ?  ;)

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #164 on: April 15, 2021, 10:24:09 pm »
Ebb period again.

Most of you will be aware of my somewhat unstable health status this spring, and over the last few weeks, weíve reached a new low level. The latest surgery, almost a month ago,  went well but as I was worried over that post-surgery infection that seems to occur to me more often than statistics would allow, I made cunning plans with the surgeon.
But, as anyone being familiar with Von Clausewitz would know, even the best laid out plan will not survive the first contact with the enemy, and over the Easter, I was hit with a rather dramatic infection not only hitting my liver but also a lungsack, resulting in severe pain, massive short of breath and so far three pints of gooey stuff being drained out of my thorax.

As you would guess, this is not something you deal with over your kitchen table, so Iíve (again) been locked away in hospital, having a two week anniversary here early next week. While being quite painful and really, really tiring, this is obviously also a full stop for any modelling related activities - weíll almost, at least. I have actually, somewhat uncharacteristically continued to watch EBay and even made a few procurements (detailed elsewhere). As I usually find it difficult to add to the pile while being ill, it is a bit strange, but then my catches have all been many years in planning, so maybe more a matter of grabbing them when getting the opportunity than planning a procurement. Also, good catches are a morale booster. At least, thatís what I tell the much better half.

Back home, the eight-year-old Skyhawk pilot feels a bit left out to dry as I had to go to the ER on pretty quick notice. While not at all being grumpy, heís continued for as much as he could himself, and I have then asked his mum to add a layer of Johnson or two, protecting the paint job. Then weíll touch up and decal when I get home again.
However, the lad has only flown a little bit, obviously connecting the Skyhawk with me and us working together, hence rather being a bit longing and sad when taking it up. Learning of that was - and is - extremely painful and has caused some significant loss of water here.

But thereís not much to do about it. This thorax drain needs to be adjusted (painful) and a second drain inserted to drain my liver (unbelievably painful) and then kept running for anything between a week and three months. Then, heavy antibiotics will finish the bad germs off (hopefully) and then I really need to discuss risk management with my surgeon..   :angry:

But until then, hanging around here, looking at your ideas, projects one procurements really is a valued pastime.

Godspeed.
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