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Offline Pellson

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2021, 08:27:44 am »
Gentlemen!
First, I would like  to wish you all a very good year.

These early days of the new year has been a rather trying period from a health perspective. While my surgery seems to have gone well, and to my surprise actually didn't result in very much residual pain at all, the recovery as such has been something of a chore so far. As the procedure I've had require total immobility, they medics actually "kill" you, i.e stop your breathing, for a few minutes. Then the oxygenise you by puffing air down your lungs, but as you can't exhale/ventilate properly, your blood carbon dioxide levels will rise and at a certain level, your blood will be too acid to work properly. Just before that, they're supposed to resuscitate you, to allow ventilation. And in that window, from breathing stop to start, they will do whatever poking and burning they're supposed to.

Anway - having had that breathing pause, your lungs will, to an extent need to "reinflate", and that's easier said than done. In my case, significantly easier said. In particular, I have had a few rather nightmarish nights half sitting in bed, trying to get some rest while gulping desperately for air. Due to the limited rest this gives, you'll inevitably be tired all day round, and then, you'll fall asleep as soon as you sit down, as inevitably leading to waking in some angst after ten to fifteen minutes, not getting enough air. Oh the joy..

However, I'm through the worst and today, I'm actually at least playing around with some bits and pieces for the first time since the surgery. While not really expecting to actually produce something meaningful, it's a lot better than the grimly looking at the shelf from a distance that's been the melody of the last few days, and hence positive. As a start I think I'll try to continue on something almost ready. In this situation, I think easy points is fair prey. Or maybe not. Parts of me are drawn to giving the projected in-service Valiant B.2A a run for it's money as well. It's been sitting on top of the shelf, staring menacingly at me for quite some time now. Or maybe rolling out the new MACH2 VC10. Hmm... Choices, choices..

In the meantime, getting inspiration from your builds is great and really makes me want to get going again. The latest "wow" moment was kindly provided by 63cpe and his magnificent NF-5 quad. What a machine! What a build! And by so simple means. This is right up my alley! I need to link a pic of it here as well, even if you've already seen it. It deserves attention!


Ah well, We'll see what I can get going on my own in due course.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2021, 10:54:26 am »
Pellson, what a story from the medical front. I'm impressed. This restaring to breathe again must be quite a frightning situation and I never would like to get in thiat situation. I've read about your medical situation earlier and gee.....what a story. I really hope the doctors do their best to get you sorted.

All I can do is wish for the best.

I hope the NF-5 will give you a little joy and distraction from the medical situation. PM me if you need more pictures and thank you for the kind comments on the NF-5  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2021, 11:36:36 am »

 This restaring to breathe again must be quite a frightning situation and I never would like to get in thiat situation.


Reminds me graphically of my early days trying to deal with serious asthma. It's relatively easy to breathe in under those conditions, but you can't breathe OUT.  :o Which in turn means you can't breathe in for the next load of oxygen that you need and everything comes to a halt.

NO fun. :(
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2021, 03:13:39 pm »
Sheesh!! That does not sound pleasant at all.... glad you're working through it. And good to see ya here!!!   I vote for the VC-10.  :wacko:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #79 on: January 07, 2021, 06:26:25 am »
I'm just glad to hear that you are at least starting to feel better, it must be frightening to say the least.

Take care

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2021, 04:00:19 am »
Good to see you're back mate.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #81 on: January 10, 2021, 04:39:58 am »
I'm glad that you are on the mend. There's footage of the Mach2 VC10 build,  on YouTube as surgery needs to be done all over the kit to get a decent build.

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #82 on: January 10, 2021, 04:52:00 am »
I'm glad that you are on the mend. There's footage of the Mach2 VC10 build,  on YouTube as surgery needs to be done all over the kit to get a decent build.

Thanks.

Yeah, Iíve seen those films but tbh - I wonít bother that much. Itís tubular, has four conways on the tail and a generally resembling tail unit. Thatís a good start as far as Iím concerned. The nose, I wonít do anything about and the wrong wings (the ones in the kit being better than those RAF actually bought) can be explained in a creative backstory.  ;)
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2021, 04:35:13 pm »
Still suffering from an annoying lack of breath since the surgery, the productivity is a bit so-so. To at least keep some motivation, Iíve turned to writing backstories, so far completing the Lightning (T.5A, F.6A & F.8 ) story and being almost there on the Super Canberra story. Annoyingly, thereís some minor things to sort on the models before I can add them to the forum, but weíll get there. Eventually.

And this morning, we woke up to another half foot of snow. Temperatures now having dropped below -10 deg C, even the dog thinks going outside is painful. On the other hand - if I had to dip my cock in the white stuff to take a leak, I probably wouldnít be too impressed either..

Ah, well. Crash time, and maybe Iíll sort the Lightningís tomorrow after all.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #84 on: January 14, 2021, 05:05:48 pm »
And here's me silently bitching about +11.5oC! ;D
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2021, 06:22:17 pm »
And me not-so-silently b!tching about +24C... Still, good weather for the washing.

Yeah, cold extremities aren't any fun...

I hear you about the distress caused by not being able to breathe properly... Asthma, and a couple of bouts of Pneumonia have increased my appreciation for being able to breathe clearly!

Stick with it, we're all looking forward to you making progress on the breathing thing and the models.

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2021, 03:39:38 am »
And me not-so-silently b!tching about +24C...

+24 C is what we refer to as "high summer temperatures" over here. I should be so lucky..  :rolleyes:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #87 on: January 15, 2021, 12:47:46 pm »
And me not-so-silently b!tching about +24C...

+24 C is what we refer to as "high summer temperatures" over here. I should be so lucky..  :rolleyes:

Well, at least we have the sea breezes to cut the temperature down a bit... some inland parts of the south island got closer to 30...

It's becoming more common nowadays, and in theory it's still only early summer...  :banghead:

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #88 on: January 15, 2021, 05:28:23 pm »
One my Straya friends on FB posted the other day...... it was after dark and like 10 at night and still 33 C. SHEESH!   
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2021, 07:44:12 pm »
One my Straya friends on FB posted the other day...... it was after dark and like 10 at night and still 33 C. SHEESH!

Ask me again why I'm glad to live at a lower latitude and in a windier part of the Southern Ocean...  ;)