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Title: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Captain Canada on November 09, 2013, 05:53:36 am
 :banghead: :banghead:Hey why not !

I was just thinking....mental notes fade away. Writing stuff on paper gets lost. Etc, etc !

 :tornado:

And it is almost " the winter of our discount tent " and I'll be back at the 'table' more often than not.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Rheged on November 09, 2013, 06:33:59 am

And it is almost " the winter of our discount tent " 

Amazing bloke, Bill Shakespeare, a phrase for every eventualty.

Just wait until the sun returns and it's "Once more to the beach dear friends.....!"  as he had Henry say.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 09, 2013, 07:49:38 am
LOL....

For today, I'm going to try and work on the Devastator, a pair of Boomerangs, and a Spitfire F.22. All in Australian service during WWII. I'm thinking some kind of attack scenario, with the group of them going after  Japanese airfields or something.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: The Rat on November 09, 2013, 05:49:23 pm

And it is almost " the winter of our discount tent " 

Amazing bloke, Bill Shakespeare, a phrase for every eventualty.

Just wait until the sun returns and it's "Once more to the beach dear friends.....!"  as he had Henry say.

An adequate wordsmith.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 10, 2013, 07:57:24 am
Absolutely zero progress last night. I tripped over a beer in the parking lot of the boys game......and then another. I found some of that maple Crown Royal helped ease the pain tho....

 :blink:

I did manage to dig the Valiant kit out of the stash. What a beauty....

Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: The Rat on November 10, 2013, 08:17:44 am
I did manage to dig the Valiant kit out of the stash. What a beauty....

Fondled mine a few times, wondering if my meagre skills can do it justice.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 11, 2013, 04:00:11 pm
Yes...I think the same thing.

Finished up the last bits of the Dauntless today. Now decaling the 2 Boomerangs and the Spit. I seem to have 3x decal sheets for the Airfix Boomerang kit, but only one set of landing gear/ wheels, and a single canopy and prop ! Oh well, sure I can come up with something !

These little beasts have been holding me up on my bench for far too long....need to finish them and then get on with something else. Hopefully finish off a bunch more half-starts.

Cheers !

Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 12, 2013, 06:20:39 am
Still no luck on that canopy...did a bunch of searching. Found myself quite frustrated looking through box after box of half built kits. I had composed a list of all my unfinished threads from the site, but of course have lost that amongst the wreckage....

 :angry: :unsure: :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 13, 2013, 04:48:51 am
The Spit and the Boomerangs are pretty much ready to go.....if I get a chance to 'chill' tonite, they will be finished and posted..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 14, 2013, 05:31:20 am
Decided to add some armament to one of the Boomerangs, in the form of some underwing rockets and a centreline bomb. I noticed a big screw up in the way that I had built the pair of them as well....but more on that when I post the pics.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Father Ennis on November 15, 2013, 02:48:19 am
THE WORLD HAS COME TO AN END !!!!!!   You made a mistake !!!  Say it isn't true ...
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 15, 2013, 04:30:03 am
LOL...no doubt !  :thumbsup:

I added the underwing rockets to the Boomerang. Think it kinda ruins the look,  as in the Harvard wing. But oh well, she's gonna stay that way !

No updates this weekend. Boy is in a hockey tourney out of town. Go Sting !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 18, 2013, 07:33:51 pm
Lots of progress tonite.....I take sooo long to finish a kit. I have to admit, once I get it to a certain stage, I spend too much time looking, thinking, flying, touch-and-goes.....I just need to finish !

Got one Boomerang completed, and the other almost. The second was a lot of work : no gear, no canopy, no prop...but all that is remedied now. Ended up with a Malcolm hood and a winscdreen from the spares box. Prop looks kind wide, like a FW190 maybe. Hopefully get some pics up on Wednesday.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 19, 2013, 07:29:56 pm
Just a tailhook to sort out, a few fiddly bits and all done with the prop jobs for now. I was going to go all-in with Harriers, but figure I'll try and finish a few half-starts in the meantime, like my Iranian J-? Flying Leopard. I'll wait til I get my paws on the GR.1 and 3 before doing the Harrier bit.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Army of One on November 20, 2013, 02:39:19 am
Hope to see a pic of the malcolm hood boomerang.........
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 20, 2013, 04:35:29 am
Yessir....pics to follow soon ! Hopefully tonite.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 20, 2013, 02:10:29 pm
Threw a new thread into the Aussierama build. Also a few pics in the over your house thread.

 :thumbsup:


just noticed I put the post in the Asia-rama section ! D'oh !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 21, 2013, 08:20:39 pm
I think the Boomers are done. I'll await any responses vis-ŗ-vis the bomb query on the actual thread.

Almost finished decaling the Vampire as well. Ran out of red ensign era CDN flags, so had to cut out a fin flash and will paint a we Union Jack and crest on it. It's small enough that a few wee dabs of paint applied with a toothpick should suffice.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 22, 2013, 08:59:24 am
I think I might pitch the idea of finisjing other half-starts and go right into Harrier mode. I just love Harriers ! Maybe if I finish one half built for every one harrier ?

 :banghead:

Ugh...half starts.....

Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 23, 2013, 07:12:52 am
Attached the fins to the rockets ( from an Academy Typhoon ) and had the rails and RPs painted. I noticed the smell of thinner so cleaned up the area a bit and washed my hands. Then I was removing them from the sprues....and inadvertantly set them down into a puddle of thinner that was still on my glass cutting board ! Argh......

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 23, 2013, 06:01:32 pm
Yep. Had a big idea for a half-built today and don't you know it ? Can't find a single bloody torpedoe in the spares box.....

 :banghead:

Oh, and I need two.....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: pyro-manic on November 24, 2013, 08:49:41 am
Plastic rod, nose and tail from an appropriately-sized bomb?
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2013, 09:11:22 am
I ended up modifying a pair of those glide bombs or whatever they are in the Revell Greif kit.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2013, 07:15:23 pm
Not much going on today. A little hungover I think..... :banghead:

Actually kind of mad at myself. I let that little mess up of the rockets hamper my Boomerang build. Something like that should not matter, but somehow it did today. I should have just fixed the paint and got back to square one !

Oh well, there's always tomorrow. At least I got a little more work done on those glide bomb things. They're going to go under a Fulmar that was in the started pile.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: NARSES2 on November 25, 2013, 07:20:56 am

Actually kind of mad at myself. I let that little mess up of the rockets hamper my Boomerang build. Something like that should not matter, but somehow it did today. I should have just fixed the paint and got back to square one !

I know what you mean Capt. I find little things like that throw me off a build for a while (sometimes longer) as well
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 25, 2013, 08:02:53 am
Bizarre eh ? I'm going to kick that in the butt tonite and finish those darn rockets

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 25, 2013, 10:21:04 am
A have atoned for my aforementioned sucky-fit by sneaking home at lunch and rectifying the paint on the rockets. Also took the opportunity to add the fins to my Fulmar missile things, and paint up some of the fiddly bits !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 25, 2013, 06:00:02 pm
Spent most of the evening watching hockey...but I did get a coat of white paint on the Fulmar.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 26, 2013, 07:50:59 pm
Nothing on the go today, other than a bit of Harrier research. I just love that aeroplane !

 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

I was going to finish off the rockets, but spent too much time at the rink with the boy. Also spent an hour on my French lessons. I'm gonna learn that damn language !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: The Rat on November 26, 2013, 08:20:39 pm
Also spent an hour on my French lessons. I'm gonna learn that damn language !

 :drink:

Quebec French, or Parisian? I want to learn too, but only if I can learn the language of the Quebecois! They teach Parisian in Ontario schools. They use the excuse that they can't get teachers to come from Quebec, but I suspect that's a load of crap. They probably have lots of different courses to pick from, all Parisian French, and can't be bothered to make one based on the Quebec style. Were I Quebecois I would be screaming, because it's like an insult: Okay, we'll teach our kids French to keep you happy, but not that backwater hillbilly dialect you speak, we'll teach them real French.  :angry:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 27, 2013, 04:25:40 am
Parisian. It's actually kind of confusing, as I learned Quebecois as a child. But the basis is the same, the nous allons vous avez stuff, and learning the male vs. female aspect as well as plurals etc.

A friend had an exchange student from France a few years back, and he couldn't understand a darn thing I said ! It was actually kind of weird....

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: NARSES2 on November 28, 2013, 07:12:55 am
learning the male vs. female aspect as well as plurals etc.


It was the male/female thing that threw me at school (I know other languages use it and perhaps English is just lazy ?) Could never get my head around it and our French master wasn't very forgiving ! Dropped it at the first opportunity. Now wish I'd persevered  :banghead: Strangely I can get the gist of written French. All those years of reading official EU documents in multi languages plus faxes etc from our French colleagues. Everyone else used English, have to admire the French for using their own language  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 28, 2013, 08:13:45 pm
 Being a French Canadian, I've been mad at myself for not learning it proper. Growing up, it was mandatory throughout grade school and for 1 year in high school. It was so easy in grade 9 that I breezed through it and took the pass and walked away. I should have moved up a level and tried....anyway, I'm determined this time !

As for modelling, the Boomerangs are done and dusted. Got a base coat on the Fulmar as well. I was going to up-gun it to a pair of 20mm for each wing, but widened up and decided to just finish the darn thing !
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: kitbasher on November 29, 2013, 02:43:14 am
learning the male vs. female aspect as well as plurals etc.

It was the male/female thing that threw me at school

How old were you when you got over that, Chris?  There doesn't appear to be any confusion these days.

Well, not much.... ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: NARSES2 on November 29, 2013, 07:04:40 am
learning the male vs. female aspect as well as plurals etc.

It was the male/female thing that threw me at school

How old were you when you got over that, Chris?  There doesn't appear to be any confusion these days.

Well, not much.... ;)

Believe you me women still confuse the hell out of me  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on November 29, 2013, 07:36:07 am
...and any man that says otherwise is lying  :thumbsup:

No work today. Installing shelves in the bathroom closet and then cleaning. Yuck.

 :banghead:

If I get a few chores done tho, I might be able to sneak in a little 'bench' time.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 01, 2013, 08:01:28 am
Not much on the go around here...it's the weekend, hockey and beer etc.

I did get a little work done on the Fulmar, hope to be posting a few pics in that thread sometime today.

Feels good to be getting stuff done. I have also started cleaning up the storage side of the basement. My out of control hobby seems to have taken over the whole thing.....Bought some cheap plastic storage boxes at the dollar store to start organizing the half builts. Looks cleaner and also keeps the cat at bay !

 :banghead: :thumbsup: :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 02, 2013, 08:08:29 am
A little more organizing and a wee bit more done on the Fulmar. I have the camo pretty much finished ( actually put on the upper wing roundels to finish of my night  :thumbsup: ). A little more detail work around the windows, and the gear will be going on right before the bombs. Still sousing out landing gear for the back of the bombs ( have to dig into the Harrier section, as a few of the kits have the extra bits for in flight vs. grounded ) as well as JATO pods. Might have to scratch those up if I can't find them. But come to think of it, they might be in the Harrier pile as well !

Too many kits, too many ideas.....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 02, 2013, 06:14:32 pm
Yes me buddies we're on the home stretch now ! I might open a pint ( or two ) of Guinness and try and finish her. So for today it's been :

-Finished the new demarcation of the fuselage camo
-finished painting canopy frames
-touched up the gear bays and doors
-painted the spinner in ___ Sqn. colours, and added the prop tip yellow

OK, enough talk, back to work !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 02, 2013, 08:10:53 pm
Glad I stayed up....just watched a Greatest Tank Battle episode about the Pershing and Super Pershing. Wow. Now I want to build one of those !
 :tank:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 03, 2013, 01:38:07 pm
Sourced out the tail wheel extension and the JATOs. Also did the bathroom closet door  :thumbsup:

Chickened out on getting the kid a bike tho. The exchange rate added an extra $200 to the total, and then importing it would cost another 3-500 in taxes ! Too rich this close to Christmas.....darn.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 04, 2013, 12:20:16 pm
Pretty sure I'm done gluing all the bits on. Do some weathering tonite and maybe change the colour of the JATO bottles ( they were dark  green like a GR.5 Harrier they were going on  :thumbsup: )

Also dug out the J-7 Flying Leopard. Touched up and otherwise sorted the upper camo colours. It is going to be IIRAF. Thought I had started a thread on that one years ago, but it might have been on the old site.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 04, 2013, 12:27:56 pm
( they were dark  green like a GR.5 Harrier they were going on  :thumbsup: )

JATO bottles on a Harrier?  :unsure:

Brings new meaning to the term 'Jump Jet'!   :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 04, 2013, 12:49:39 pm
LOL...for sure ! I've oft had plans for a legless Harrier, or a slingSHAR as I called it. More room for fuel with no gear  :thumbsup: Also like the idea of JATO to get off the ground with a big load and minimum fuel burn. So many things you can do with an aeroplane as great as a Harrier !

 :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Gondor on December 04, 2013, 01:35:07 pm
Sounds more like a ZELL Harrier to me which other than the ability to land vertically would make the whole idea behind the harrier rather pointless.

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 04, 2013, 01:39:24 pm
It's true that a Harrier with 100% fuel and loaded to MAUW can't VTO, so that might have made some sense.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Weaver on December 04, 2013, 02:17:38 pm
Sounds more like a ZELL Harrier to me which other than the ability to land vertically would make the whole idea behind the harrier rather pointless.

Gondor

Now I've always thought a ZELL Harrier was a good idea, since one of the limitations of a Harrier in VTOL is max take-off weight and one of the limitations of ZELL is the inability to recover the aircraft at the same site as the launcher if the latter isn't parked on a runway (which makes ZELL rather pointless...).

A ZELL Harrier would be able to take off from a dispersed site at a much higher MTOW than a normal one, then land vertically right next to the ZELL launcher at the end of the mission.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 04, 2013, 03:02:16 pm
Exactly Weaver !

And you'd have extended range over the battlefield if you didn't burn half of your fuel just taking off  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Weaver on December 04, 2013, 04:47:13 pm
Harriers' specific fuel consumption in the hover is actually pretty reasonable: the restricted range from VTO is a function of the take-off weight having to be below the engine thrust because the wings aren't providing any additional lift. A Harrier GR.7 has a maximum take-off weight of about 19,000lb in VTO because it needs to be significantly under the engine thrust of 21,750lb. By contrast, an F-16 with 28,000lb of engine thrust can take off at 42,000lb, given a long enough runway. Put it another way: a Hawk can take off at 19,000lb (same as a VTO Harrier) but can do it on the strength of a 6,500lb thrust Adour that weighs 1800lb, rather than a Pegasus that weights nearly 4000lb. That's over 2,000lb less weight available to the Harrier for fuel and weapons.

Another limitation of ZELL, and one of the reasons why it was never implemented, was that the aircraft was virtually uncontrollable between being launched and reaching flying speed because there wasn't enough airflow over the control surfaces to make them work. If you look at the slow-motion video of the F-104 tests on youtube, you can see it veering to one side. A Harrier provides a solution to this as well, since it's reaction control system works right down to zero airspeed.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 04, 2013, 05:18:44 pm
I like it Weaver ! More ammo for my idea  :thumbsup: I had never thought of the engine weight before tho....
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 04, 2013, 05:32:17 pm
I am making real progress on the half built stash ! Damn the list I can't find...so I'll just keep plowing through them as I see fit, starting with the easiest stuff I guess  :thumbsup: Or semi-easy. But this one here might actually be a little tough, as I will be doing it with a brush. ( too lazy to break out the airbrush )

The premise ? Kenting Helicopters Limited was already doing work for both the US and CDN Armies, as well as NORAD for erection of DEW line stations. So how about an exercise where there equipment is seconded to the RCAF ?

If you haven't already guessed, I love this scheme but don't have any Kenting decals. And this idea is subtle whif that could be true, no ?

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/8bdc761a-89a4-414e-b9a3-a1c7bc3bd452_zps6080a3f3.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/8bdc761a-89a4-414e-b9a3-a1c7bc3bd452_zps6080a3f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2013, 06:12:19 am
Day off work today. Was supposed to drive to Toronto to pick up the FiL, on his way back from Glasgow. Apparently his aeroplane was damaged either on the flight in from Stornoway, or on the ground.

I guess it's a bit of Ice Pilots on tele and a modeling session !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2013, 10:39:28 am
Flight was delayed again, and now it's coming via Quebec City ! Sheesh....maybe I should have a nap  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2013, 03:39:34 pm
Since the flight delayed again, the wifey got off work and went to pick up her dad ! Might open a pint of Guinness and get a wee bit more done tonite.

 :thumbsup:

The Flying leopard is on the home stretch now as well....landing gear glued on etc. Lost the little gun pod thing but scratched up a wee one to cover the hole it left.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2013, 09:10:53 pm
Was so bent on banging my way thru this thing that I had forgotten all about the decals ! Turns out I don't have any.....might have to paint them on by hand !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2013, 07:25:56 pm
Not much to report this weekend. Worked late on Friday, worked all day Saturday, then had a dinner party to go to....and today was hangover day !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 10, 2013, 10:46:57 am
Painted the canopy frame interior and glues it in place. Now to finish the outside canopy paint tonite and then await a decal solution and this one is done !

 :cheers:

Dug out that Hasegawa Lightning last night. Just going to finish glueing a few bits on and then paint the entire thing. Was going to be a test for a silver one, but I figure I'll do this one as a camo flying example, then finish the Trump one as a silver ADV. Then I can do some 'real' CDN ones when I get my hands on some of the new Airfix kits.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Mossie on December 10, 2013, 01:07:05 pm
Hmm, Canucki ADV, seems like a perfect marriage to me.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 10, 2013, 01:16:38 pm
I was thinking of a pair of Jaguar type cannons, with the pylons built out from them, allowing a wee bit more room in the belly for a few extra gallons....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 11, 2013, 01:39:54 pm
The wifey found my list of build threads and unfinished builds...yay !

I've resurrected a thread for the Flying leopard, to be finilazed as soon as the decals arrive. I hope to post a few pics there tonite, but we have a staff dinner tonite and an early start tomorrow....

Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 17, 2013, 08:40:25 pm
Back from the land of the working ! Half day tomorrow then I'm off til' Christmas Day....and that's a holiday. And so is Boxing Day....and then it's Friday....and then it's the weekend  :thumbsup:

Anyway, got a little paint thrown on the Lightning. Ended up going ADV with a light grey ( Humbrol Satin 166 was close enough for me )

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 19, 2013, 08:16:16 pm
Not much going on......the S-55 is on the back burner. Needed to get a wee bit of a start on clearing up before the Holidays.

I have the 2 Lightnings on the go now. The Hase one is almost done. I really should have gotten farther with it today but wasn't rally in the mood...too much to think about this time of year.

I think the Trump one will be NM. I have a few questions but I'll save them for the build thread.

Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: NARSES2 on December 20, 2013, 06:58:16 am

I have the 2 Lightnings on the go now. The Hase one is almost done. I really should have gotten farther with it today but wasn't rally in the mood...too much to think about this time of year.


Yup, far to easy to get side tracked. Have a good one Capt  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 20, 2013, 07:35:53 am
I have all these models finished, but need to do the photography to close out those threads....just worried that they will get trashed at the Christmas/ New Year's parties we have !
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 26, 2013, 05:09:10 pm
Absolutely nothing to report from this side of the pond. Been rather ill, and haven't mustered up the energy to even care !

Oh well, hoping by Sunday I can get some "me-model" time !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: NARSES2 on December 27, 2013, 06:57:48 am
Absolutely nothing to report from this side of the pond. Been rather ill, and haven't mustered up the energy to even care !


Get well soon Capt
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 27, 2013, 09:06:37 pm
Thanks Chris ! We were working out in he feild all day, and thanks to vitamin c tablets, buckleys cold and sinus, coffee, Motrin, my lovely wife's homemade juice, a donut and some water....I made it through and I honk the fresh air certainly helped !

Anyway, made some good progress on the first Lightning. After talk on another thread about not overthinking everything I figured I'd just go for the finish.

Cheers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: kitbasher on December 28, 2013, 12:57:52 am
Good morning Captain. Hope you're feeling a lot better today.

You said 'Boxing Day'! Didn't realise term was used outside the UK, but it makes sense for it to be used around the Empire.

World's Greatest Living Canadian William Shatner confused the world this week by mentioning Boxing Day on his Twitter feed.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 28, 2013, 06:54:19 pm
Morning Kit ! I am yes, thanks ! We were outdoors most of the day again and other than a few lingering cold symptoms pretty much good to go ! Still don't feel like having a beer tho, so I know I'm off ;-)

Still plugging away at he Lightning. Might have her done this weekend.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: kitbasher on December 29, 2013, 12:37:25 am
Best thing for a cold, Captain, is a largish (not quite a double) single malt whisky with a splash of water in it just before bedtime. Works every time for me.
A blended scotch is almost as good, but avoid that bourbon  rubbish!
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Rheged on December 29, 2013, 01:20:45 am
Best thing for a cold, Captain, is a largish (not quite a double) single malt whisky with a splash of water in it just before bedtime. Works every time for me.
A blended scotch is almost as good, but avoid that bourbon  rubbish!

Bourbon  does have its place,  but that place is most emphatically NOT  in my glass.  A moderate  measure of a  single malt can do nothing but good.  Springbank from Campbeltown  and Highland Park from Kirkwall are currently my own preferences.

The head distiller at the Oban Distillery, when asked what to put in your malt  whisky  gave this response:-

 "Gastronomically, a drop or two of water   is just fine, but from the distillery's commercial point of view, we don't care if you pee in it as long as you keep buying it!"
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: kitbasher on December 29, 2013, 02:04:54 am
Aaah, Springbank from The Toon (as I recall Campbeltown being known as when I briefly lived on Kintyre).

Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: The Rat on December 29, 2013, 06:46:39 am
Bourbon  does have its place,  but that place is most emphatically NOT  in my glass.

Ah, then you should try Basil Hayden's (http://www.basilhaydens.com/), a bourbon which, in my opinion, is made for people who don't like bourbon. The mash is not pure corn, but also contains some grains, some have described it as a blend of bourbon and rye. And the result is more than palatable, in fact it's one of my favourite tipples, and I've never been a bourbon fan. Expensive, but worth every penny.
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on December 31, 2013, 02:05:18 pm
Cleaned up all my stuff in preparation for the big party tomorrow....so prob no modeling until Thursday or later.

Stay tuned !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Closet
Post by: Captain Canada on January 04, 2014, 09:18:04 am
Got the modelling stuff back out.....and with it came my newly acquired Airfix SA.330 Puma ! Almost finished it. Figured I'd start the year off with a fresh 'quick build' and get on track !

 :thumbsup:

Guest, hockey on tele and my son has a game so the rest of the day will be a right off.

Cheers everybody !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2014, 02:31:36 pm
I gotta say I really like the look of this Puma....and I think you guys will too ! Just a real simple back story as well. Works for me !

Just added the landing gear, need to add all the 'fidly' bits and she's done.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2014, 04:45:23 pm
Pretty much done. One set of the little steps under the sliding doors broke apart, but I salvaged one bit to make it look 'close' enough. The kit was one Dave at my LHS found in the back of the shop when he was cleaning up, so the plastic was extremely brittle. Must have been dry or cold or somat for a lot of years ?

I go on days off Wednesday at noon, and plan on a major photo shoot or two. I have a cable to run to my tv, so I'm going to use background pics from my collection as well as from the 'net to try and make the photos look a little more believable.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 07, 2014, 08:50:09 pm
Done, done, and done ! Just added a few extra stencil type decals, and glues the tail rotor on. Done !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 08, 2014, 08:57:11 pm
Thought I was done....noticed a paint screw up as I had to scrape some plastic away to add the engine filters. Oh well, rectified now !

Also added the last decals and the pitot and refueling probe to the lightning. Quick drop of paint either tonite or tomorrow and she's also done.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 09, 2014, 07:35:49 pm
Lightning is done.

I asked a friend if I could borrow his Nikon tomorrow and try and do some photos. My camera is pretty much kaput. Been dropped/ beaten/ abused too many times. I've taken it all over the country in backpacks, truck seats, motorcycles etc etc....the 30-50 lens is completely screwd and the old 200mm is pretty much toast now as well.

As for modelling, decided to finish one of the Sea Things that Army of Hank sent me. And might as well make it Army eh ? CDN Army !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 11, 2014, 06:58:31 pm
Not much going on here.....forgot to get the camera from my buddy, and another busy hockey weekend. I'm on call for a job at 5am, so no beer equals no motivation !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 13, 2014, 10:18:48 pm
Got more done that I thought ! Should be decalling the Sea King tomorrow....sourced most of them out. Yippee !

Now, if I wasn't so afraid to take photos I'd be all set  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 17, 2014, 08:46:02 am
So another set of days off goes by with no photos.....fear and laziness. I don't know why I get this way. But it's mostly because I look at the finished model, and it looks awesome.....then I photograph it and it's like 'meh'.

Anyway....on with the Sea King build. I think it looks awesome  :thumbsup:

It's amazing how little bits and bobs and srencils really bring a kit to life. The old Airfix Sea King.... :wub:

No progress this weekend, the boy is in a hockey tourney in Detroit, the Motown Cup ! Check the hockey thread for updates  :thumbsup: Go Sting !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 21, 2014, 08:00:55 pm
Boys won 'er ! 1-0 in the final, boy set up the game winner  :thumbsup:

Tired and straight back to work...so no progress to report. I did a little army markings research, and scraped off the decals I made wrong. I am second guessing putting new ones on, as the Sea Thing, in this paint scheme, looks better without them I think. Also, might move them from the green part of the fuselage to the yellow on the nose. Decisions decisions..... :cheers:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 24, 2014, 05:04:29 am
Not much going on here.

The new GR.3 is supposed to be in in the next couple of weeeks. Looking forward to grabbing a few and getting onto the Harrier builds.

We have extremely busy work/hockey/school schedule right now so it's hard to get any 'plastic' time. Maybe tonite ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2014, 07:48:01 am
Slapped together a GR.1 last night, to the point where I'm at landing gear.....felt good ! I need to 'slap together' more models ! Fun, easy and relaxing !

Anyway, I think this one will be green and yellow as a CDN Army aviation trainer. Prob do the other GR.1 very similar, only with orange areas as a CDN Marines example.

 :tornado: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Pellson on January 25, 2014, 08:27:39 am
Slapped together a GR.1 last night, to the point where I'm at landing gear.....felt good ! I need to 'slap together' more models ! Fun, easy and relaxing !

Agree. I have passed that superresinandetchdetailingprepostwashingfivecoatsoflacquer hell and gotten out on the other side. A much funnier side. Anything you can't build relaxed shouldn't be built.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 26, 2014, 02:08:08 pm
More Harrier bits done and a coat of green slapped on her. Slapping is my new way of doing things I guess !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 27, 2014, 06:32:39 pm
Started 'slapping' together a second GR.1 tonite. Loves me some Harriers I tells ya ! Hope to grab at least a pair of GR.3s next week, plus a third 2-seater, and maybe a few more if there's anything in that little shop in Hamilton ( if I can get there when Bill is open ! ) But I'll also be stopping at a bigger shop in Kitchener, ON. I am hoping to find the USS Burton Island kit, as well as ( maybe ) the Soyus ice breaker ( or whatever it's called ) I'd love to have a go at casting that Beaver in 350 scale so I can pass some around.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 29, 2014, 05:43:19 am
No pics yet. But this time....I promise to borrow buddies camera and take the pics !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2014, 09:18:39 am
Tried to get a little work done this am. A wee bit of progress but now all is stopped for the weekend.....

Birthday party tonite
Game in Brantford tomorrow and overnighting for a game in Kitchener the next day....

Hope to return to the 'bench' Sunday night or Monday morning.

Stay tuned and have a great weekend guys !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on January 31, 2014, 10:21:19 am
Game in Brantford tomorrow

Seem to recall there was a hockey player from there. Probably didn't amount to much.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 01, 2014, 07:51:18 am
Be our forst trip to the WGC since it was rebuilt...funny how time flies ! Hopefully they put the bar back in !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 06:47:46 am
Nowt on the go today....spending the day waiting in the hospital for the FiL to have surgery. Oh wel, at least I found the internet ! Have a great day guys !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 07:36:16 am
Still looking for something for my Comrade Anatoly GB project. Went to that big hobby store in Kitchener yesterday, and other than a few tanks, the only other Soviet subject was a Hind !

Whacky.....

I'm thinking a twin engined a/c, prop or jet, as a carrier based bird.

Other than that, it might be a Russian F-15 clone.

But I'll have to check the rules.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 04:56:17 pm
Back to the same-old same-old.....almost finished the Sea King, start a pair of Harriers. Buy two ship kits and start fiddling with them whilst losing interest in the other two.....argh....

Oh well, just opened a 355ml tin of modelling inspiration, let's see how it goes from here !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 09:38:41 pm
Hey look at me ! Hockey on tele....beer on the bench...too many models to know where to start/ stop....but the good news ? Finally borrowed that camera and remembered why I love a good Nikon !


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/boat2_zpsb9828651.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/boat2_zpsb9828651.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 04, 2014, 04:10:19 pm
Spent most of the day out and about and/or sleeping after having a few too many poips last night....so nowt on the go today. Boy has hockey practice until 10 so maybe an hour at the bench after that before bedtime. Hope to have the Harriers on their legs by the weekend.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2014, 08:33:28 pm
Spent what little time I had today working on the Burton Island kit. The Sea King and Harriers have taken a back seat !

 :banghead:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2014, 03:17:43 pm
Came home from work today feeling a little ill......was going to fondle some plastic but I had a nice long nap instead ! Hopefully get a little bit of work done tonite, in between running the kids taxi ;-)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2014, 06:22:45 pm
Picked away at some bits on the boat yesterday.....otherwise pretty much nada going on around here. Hockey, work, and hospital visits are burning up all of our time !

Hope to get some stuff done tomorrow. I think I might put the boat away for a few days and get the Harriers and Sea King done....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 10, 2014, 05:52:17 pm
12 hours in the field freezing.....too old and tired for this crap ! Hope to get back to the bench on Wednesday night.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on February 11, 2014, 05:09:11 am
12 hours in the field freezing.....too old and tired for this crap ! Hope to get back to the bench on Wednesday night.

 :banghead:

Sucks, dunnit? I think back to my army reserve days, we would be outside in this for days at a time, sleeping in the open, keeping our rifles clean, cooking our own food, etc. Now I hate going out to brush snow off the car!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on February 11, 2014, 06:01:31 am
Yeah! the last four nights we've been down to -33C here, -40C with the wind chills added in
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 11, 2014, 07:28:44 pm
Brrr....those were the days eh Ratty ! How;d them oild 'Deuces start in this weather ?

It was about -22 out there in the wind today. But as they say, this humid cold is bloody cold. My face is still red and burning 5 hours later ! But truth be told...I love it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on February 11, 2014, 07:45:30 pm
How;d them oild 'Deuces start in this weather ?

Under protest!  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 11, 2014, 07:46:47 pm
LOL !

And I forgot to mention, I actually did some work on the boat after hockey. Was going to do some work on the Sea King but got beerstracted. If that's actually a word.....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on February 11, 2014, 07:48:42 pm
Was going to do some work on the Sea King but got beerstracted. If that's actually a word.....

 :thumbsup:

It is now!  :cheers: :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on February 11, 2014, 07:55:28 pm
http://whatifmodelers.wikia.com/wiki/Beerstracted (http://whatifmodelers.wikia.com/wiki/Beerstracted)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2014, 03:51:29 am
Good one Rat ! Too funny..... :lol: :wub: :thumbsup: :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2014, 08:01:12 pm
Another day of nothingness....model wise. Dug out a Wessex HAR.3 last night as I can't keep my mind off naval helicopters....

Speaking of which, my second H0-4S arrived today, thanks sandiego89 !

 :cheers: :wub: :thumbsup: :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 14, 2014, 07:29:12 pm
Guess what ? That's right....working on the boat !

 :thumbsup:

Hope to have the weekend off, and Monday is a Holiday as well, so maybe I can sneak in a bit of extra 'bench' time. As always, I need to clear away these almost finished projects that linger until........ :banghead:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 15, 2014, 12:09:16 am
Guess what ? That's right....working on the boat !

 :thumbsup:

Hope to have the weekend off, and Monday is a Holiday as well, so maybe I can sneak in a bit of extra 'bench' time. As always, I need to clear away these almost finished projects that linger until........ :banghead:



Remember the old saying Capt "best laid plans". Always comes home to remind me  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on February 15, 2014, 05:16:04 am
Guess what ? That's right....working on the boat !

 :thumbsup:

Hope to have the weekend off, and Monday is a Holiday as well, so maybe I can sneak in a bit of extra 'bench' time. As always, I need to clear away these almost finished projects that linger until........ :banghead:



Remember the old saying Capt "best laid plans". Always comes home to remind me  :banghead:

Ah yes:
"The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!"  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 15, 2014, 05:24:28 am
You guys are right !

Was just thinking of parking the pair of Harrier GR.1s until the Sea King is done.



 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2014, 03:43:29 pm
Still going at the boat. Did some work on the cranes and deck stuff. Now have to find somat round to simulate the hangar.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2014, 06:05:25 pm
Got quite a few little things done today.....on the boat !

Not much on the go in Harrierville. I had wanted to put a coat of paint on the landing gear so I'd be ahead of the game....but forgot all about it !

I head on my days off Wednesday at noon so am hoping to get a good lot of work done on my almost done/ pretty much done/ done but needs photographing pile.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 18, 2014, 03:18:03 pm
I'm thinking that the FA.2 radar nose will look great on one of the 2-seaters. I'd also like to stick one on the GR.9 as discussed in an earlier thread.....maybe I'll do that !

But let's finish up the boat and Sea King first eh ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2014, 05:45:23 am
Skiving off from work to watch Olympic hockey.....I should probably do some modeling but I can't get my eyes off the tele !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2014, 06:23:10 pm
Went to work in between hockey games.....lol. Still got alot of work done on the boat !

Did the landing gear on the Harriers. About to do the tyres themselves.

You know what else ? Love the blog idea....very theraputic  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2014, 12:37:37 pm
Plugging away at the boat ! Flat white with a brush takes many, many coats....but that's ok !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2014, 07:21:02 am
Trying to get a little more work done on the models while watching curling.....a wee bit more relaxing than trying to do it whilst watching hockey !

Most of the boat sub assemblies are done. Still need to source out the hangar but I think it will be one of those folding jobs in the folded position. Cheating, I know....but I need the extra deck space for my second chopper !
 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2014, 05:53:25 pm
And it's boat night, tonight.....

Nowt on TV. Nothing to do. Nowhere to go. Few pints......let's roll !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2014, 01:58:29 pm
Not a lot to report here.

Lazy days....interrupted with one day of wok and then a day off and then back to work tomorrow......always screws me up.

Oh well, maybe I'll get a bit of work done tonite.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 02, 2014, 07:41:21 am
Not much going on around here.....picking away at the boat little by little. Too darn busy in 'real' life..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 11, 2014, 01:11:26 pm
Started another Harrier....a Sword T bird. Crappy fitting so far, but I want to build one to prove that I can and to see what it will look like when done !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2014, 10:14:41 pm
Watched an older ( 1997 , the year she was born ) film with my daughter tonite and got quite a bit done on the two-seater. Also got a few bits painted up on my second Sword T-bird, as well as a wee bit started on the Xtrakit F.2.

Harrier !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 14, 2014, 05:59:18 am
Not much on the go...especially for a guy who's on his days off ! The kiddies are off school so that's rather distracting....oh well, still plugging away at the Harriers and the boat is on hold, as all my projects seem to go eventually,

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 14, 2014, 05:42:55 pm
Happily watching tele and fondling the Harriers but it appears I have to go out to a neighbours for a few drinks....oh well.

The kiddies are in school again Monday so I should have Mon-Tue to myself, a coffee or two, some tele and a wee bit of glue and paint !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 16, 2014, 07:37:48 pm
A few bits done on the Harriers......still a lot slower progress than I'd like. Days off just fly by too fast. Oh well...there's always the next set eh ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 22, 2014, 03:31:47 pm
Not a lot of mojo going around in my camp.....I think about it, but when I'm at home I just sit there, looking......

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 23, 2014, 07:44:12 pm
Actually got quite a bit done this weekend ! Alot more than I thought I would.

-Dug out ALL the half-start and still boxed 72nd scale Harriers

-Put away the Nootka until I get this lot cleared

-Drank too much

*Not neccesarily in that order

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 02, 2014, 10:33:12 am
Had a lovely time down South. Short and sweet. Lots of food, fun, family and laughs. Oh, and aeroplane sightings !

Back to work on my Harriers now. I hope to finish at least 1 during my days off this week ! Here's to 'hoping'

 :thumbsup: :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 03, 2014, 12:13:12 pm
Doctor's visit this am.
Then a sick kid to bring home.
Then I bought a Skyhawk.

Now I want to build Skyhawks instead of Harriers !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 04, 2014, 10:29:50 am
I dragged the laptop downstairs with the express purpose of plugging it into the tele and watching a few shows I'd downloaded....and working on my Harriers. Turns out I looked around at the state of things, and decided to do my spring cleaning ! Oh well....maybe next time !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 04, 2014, 10:33:34 am
Pulled back the couch to vacuum...not hard to tell there's a kitty who likes to bat things about in the house !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/487431_10203585645227988_882739410_n_zps5a6d2dea.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/487431_10203585645227988_882739410_n_zps5a6d2dea.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on April 05, 2014, 05:01:10 am
That must be cleptokitty !  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 05, 2014, 05:06:00 am
More of a hoarder. The couch sits at the bottom of a staircase, so she bats things down there and they wind up 'lost' under it. And she's started her collection again already  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on April 05, 2014, 05:07:38 am
Dogs swallow things like that and then deposit them in the garden...if you are lucky  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 07, 2014, 06:08:08 am
LOL...no doubt !

Not much done this weekend. Busy drinking and doing bike stuff  :thumbsup:

Heading to the 'bench' right now...should be some progress pics in my Harrier thread this afternoon.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 08, 2014, 06:02:24 am
A bit busy today.....haircut, doctor, some work on the bikes....but I'll get to some Harriers I swear !

 :drink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2014, 11:21:43 am
Got a half decent session in Saturday night.....painting the SHARs. More to come !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on April 14, 2014, 12:00:12 pm
Tried that 'build-a-model' while watching TV (the MotoGP races) yesterday, missed quite a bit of the race action   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2014, 01:48:19 pm
Wasn't much action in that one ! The only entertainment was Lorenzo jumping the start  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 15, 2014, 09:17:54 am
Got both FA.2s pretty much painted up. Now I'm concerned that I have 9 Harriers that will all be at the decaling stage at the same point. Ugh.....

 :banghead: :thumbsup: :tornado: :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Knightflyer on April 15, 2014, 10:58:07 am
Got both FA.2s pretty much painted up. Now I'm concerned that I have 9 Harriers that will all be at the decaling stage at the same point. Ugh.....

 :banghead: :thumbsup: :tornado: :blink:

Nothing worse that having a bottleneck / glut of one stage of the process. What can be 'fun' to do to one kit can be a right bore to do to several at once, especially if with decaling you've got lots of small 'stencil' decals to apply  :-\  :banghead: good luck! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 15, 2014, 01:01:47 pm
No doubt ! I did a gloss coat test on a fuel tank from the GR.T7 or whatever they call it in the RCAF...see how it looks tonite when I get home and if it's ok I might gloss coat 1 0or 2 or 3 and then try and get a jump on the decalling process....before it does turn into a chore !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 16, 2014, 06:07:09 am
Nothing done last night....looked at them and went to bed ! :thumbsup:

And now the NHL playoffs start tonight......

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 16, 2014, 08:20:48 pm
Got one nozzle angle decal on one SHAR as I was too wound up watching hockey.

Now it's over and I'm too drunk.

The joys !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Knightflyer on April 17, 2014, 01:56:12 am
Got one nozzle angle decal on one SHAR as I was too wound up watching hockey.

Now it's over and I'm too drunk.

The joys !

 :drink:

So at your present rate of progress .......multiplying 9 harriers by the beer/hockey variable  :cheers: by 1 decal = quite a while!  :o ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 17, 2014, 04:36:23 am
Ended up getting a second decal on ! Same one, other side.

Also got my Army GR.5 clear coated in preparation for the never-ending decal process  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2014, 07:22:25 pm
Been dead in the water here since I had to clear up on the weekend. Also trying to get a few bedroom renos done as a surprise for my daughter when she gets home from a week long school trip.

The problem with clearing off the work 'bench', is that I'm reluctant to bring all the stuff back out and now I'm eying up other kits and fondling them.....instead of building ! I think I'd better get a few Harriers back on the deck eh ?!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on April 23, 2014, 07:12:45 am
I think I'd better get a few Harriers back on the deck eh ?!

 :cheers:

Yes mate, you should.

I'm lucky in having a dedicated model room but when I do clear the decks as I do a couple of times a year I find it re-invigorates the modelling mojo
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 23, 2014, 12:38:38 pm
Alright ! Getting them back on the go. Going to try and start sipmle.....like 2 at a time  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2014, 06:59:15 pm
Yup. Going with the plan  :thumbsup: No, seriously ! Working on 2. And only 2. And they were picked in order. It's not a deal, nor a test, nor a love of something fated. It's just two GR.1s.

Decalling at about 40 % on the Army one, just put a clear coat on the Marines bird.

Yay ! It's progress !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on April 26, 2014, 06:14:31 am
Working on 2. And only 2.

Okay folks, step up and place your bets on how long THAT will last!  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 26, 2014, 07:08:33 am
I may or may not have been fondling other plastic last night.

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on April 26, 2014, 08:44:06 am
I may or may not have been fondling other plastic last night.

 :drink:

"I cannot comment on plastic which I have not seen, or which does not exist." The Rob Ford defence.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 28, 2014, 08:23:21 pm
What he said !

Nothing to report. Kid had moto all weekend and I got called back into work 2 days early.

 :banghead: :thumbsup: :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 30, 2014, 05:21:01 am
Late home from work. Dinner with the fam, then hockey on tele spoiled my plans.... :blink:

I did manage to dig up a few old ideas while perusing the kit stash. I found a 144th scale Constellation partially hacked up, along with the broken up componenets of a 72nd scale Lightning ( P-38 ) which are to become a 'Constellightning' transport.

Also found in a 144th scale Lancaster box two sprues containing the Storm Shadows and SCALPs from the 72nd scale Revell AG Typhoon kit. I think they were to become engine nacelles for a 'SuperLanc' Oi...too many ideas..... :unsure:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 30, 2014, 09:00:04 pm
Busy at work and watching hockey. Nothing but fondling at the moment.....after finding the Typhoon missiles yesterday, I dug a bit further today and came up with the whole kit. Want to use some of the other AAMs on one or two of the Harriers.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 04, 2014, 07:39:32 pm
Out of town working for the week. Was so busy getting the stuff ready for moto that I forgot to pack some plastic or even and aeroplane magazine !

Ugh.....

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 05, 2014, 07:48:37 pm
No plastic. No books. No magazines. Photobucket won't let me upload so I can't even do that.....ugh, Good thing I brought Harry the road trip Harrier !

 :thumbsup: :banghead: :unsure:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2014, 07:58:48 pm
Went on a wild goose chase looking for a hobby shop....no dice. Stopped at three diferent stores looking for a magazine......no dice. Photobucket still won't upload my pics.... Good thing there is beer and hockey ! And Harry  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on May 07, 2014, 05:01:52 am
Went on a wild goose chase looking for a hobby shop....no dice. Stopped at three diferent stores looking for a magazine......no dice. Photobucket still won't upload my pics.... Good thing there is beer and hockey ! And Harry  :thumbsup:

Only hobby shop I know of down there is Niagara Cantral Hobbies, 395 St. Paul St. East, in St. Catharines. Stopped in a few months ago, not a huge selection, more into model railroad stuff if I recall correctly. GPS location is: 43.160842,-79.241091
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 07, 2014, 04:19:02 pm
Thanks for the tip Rat, but it doesn't sound that great. I was hoping to hop into Hamilton Hobbies over on Portside St. in Hannon, lots and lots to search through there !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 08, 2014, 05:11:55 pm
Yee Haa ! All done up here. A few beers, Habs game, then home tomorrow. Watch a Harrier thread near you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 13, 2014, 07:53:20 pm
Pretty much nothing. Hockey tryouts, hockey playoffs on tele, moto, and work. Busy busy busy ! Off to Montreal this weekend to see my Dad, then back to work and maybe a work trip to Montreal !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 19, 2014, 07:49:11 am
Nothing to report...again !

Had a great weekend in Montreal for mon Pere's 70th Birthday party. Good times, good times.....

I had an Italeri C-130J in my hands at the RCAF museum, and it was only $50 but a road trip to la bell Province and back runs about $300 in gasoline, so I put it back... that's what you get for cruising at a buck 30  :banghead:

I did manage to get some good pics ( I hope ) of the newly arrived Boeing 720 engine test bird. I'll post a gallery later.

As for modeling I might try and bang off a Grumman Gossling just to get going again.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 20, 2014, 08:01:47 am
Try driving in the UK Capt. Canadian $ 2.39 a litre or there about's. That's come down from it's recent highs as well. I don't drive but it obviously still effects me
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2014, 09:14:37 am
Petrol was $1.24 here last week.

Big Oil remembered it was Victoria Day ( May Two-Four ) weekend, so it went up to $1.39

It was $1.45 in Montreal.

And now for plan B. Going to watch MotoGP races I have backed up and bash up a quick CDN Army Hawk trainer.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 20, 2014, 10:51:26 am
Petrol was $1.24 here last week.

It's the same around here Todd, but it wasn't jacked up as bad as what you got.  Still cost me $200 to fill up my truck plus a jerry can.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2014, 03:26:46 pm
We mostly fill up in the States, and we're going to start bring a jerry can over with us for in-between fills.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2014, 05:37:11 pm
Who am I trying to kid.....got nothing done ! By the time I had straightened up a bit it was time to get the kiddies from school ! Ugh...now preoccupied with another work trip so maybe I'll get nowt done at all !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2014, 08:25:19 pm
Actually got a lot more done tonite than I thought I would have ! The Airfix BAe Hawk is mostly together.....ran out of time tho as I had to clean up and get ready for leaving town tomorrow. I really need to get a wee plastic toolbox sorted so I can safely carry a 'road trip modeling kit' to keep me occupied ( and off the piss ) during hotel stays !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 23, 2014, 05:02:30 pm
I never had time to pack anything, and here I am sat in a hotel on a delayed job with nowt but my trusty pal Harry, the road trip Harrier to keep me company. Oh well, defo have to make that kit I was thinking of.

In other news, I think I may try a half-assed attempt at a 350 scale Canadair Argus.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 23, 2014, 05:15:17 pm
I took these at the museum in Trenton.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/a2_zps34f9d4c7.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/a2_zps34f9d4c7.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/a3_zps502ae0bf.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/a3_zps502ae0bf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Nils on May 24, 2014, 01:00:46 am
nice pics  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 24, 2014, 06:38:02 am
Anymore pics of the Argus Todd, I'm going to start my 1/72 kit in the near future ---
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on May 24, 2014, 07:19:10 am
Anymore pics of the Argus Todd, I'm going to start my 1/72 kit in the near future ---

It's a little more than an hour from me, and my boss sends me that way every so often. It's also near one of my favourite areas of the province. So let me know what you need in the way of detail pics and I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 24, 2014, 07:36:53 am
Anymore pics of the Argus Todd, I'm going to start my 1/72 kit in the near future ---

It's a little more than an hour from me, and my boss sends me that way every so often. It's also near one of my favourite areas of the province. So let me know what you need in the way of detail pics and I'll see what I can do.


Thanks Dave, need some detail pics of the engine cowlings, the air intakes top and bottom (especially the bottom ones) and if you can, inside the wheel bays.  I'm thinking they're close to what a DC-7 nacelle looks like with some minor changes.  I've already got some very detailed u/c, wheels and props for it, just need to know how they're attached inside the wheel bay.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on May 24, 2014, 07:48:41 am
I'll see what I can do!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on May 24, 2014, 08:06:53 am
Just sent the following e-mail to the museum:

I have had a request from a fellow aircraft modeler, living in Britain, for some close-up and detailed pictures of various parts of the Canadair Argus. As I live in Pickering, Ontario, I am wondering if it would be possible for me to visit and obtain pictures of the details he is looking for. This would necessitate straying from the designated footpath. I would, of course, be more than willing to have a member of your staff accompany me in order to ensure that there is no danger to myself, or damage to your collection. All the photos would be taken from outside the aircraft, no internal details are necessary.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 24, 2014, 10:25:59 am
Thanks Dave, just a minor correction --- I live in Alberta ---  :lol:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on May 24, 2014, 11:33:25 am
Thanks Dave, just a minor correction --- I live in Alberta ---  :lol:

Dang, yeah. Getting 'kitnut' confused with 'PR19_kit'. Hey, Alberta is almost as far anyway.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2014, 04:00:56 pm
I have some more on my comp at home. Thought I had them on photobucket but I guess not !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2014, 04:02:07 pm
Which kit do you have Robert ? Can we see some pics ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 26, 2014, 02:26:21 am
I've got a CP-107 which was mastered by a guy in South Africa who wanted one but of course none on the market in 1/72. According to what I was told it's quite a good representation although there's no panel lines etc, and he was convinced to make a number of others and sell them so he made ten kits.  Mine's Kit #2 apparently, at least that's what all the parts have written on them.  It's a vacuform and has a couple of clear parts for the nose and cockpit.  I'll post some pics of the parts later this week, got tied up with a job this weekend.

There is now a 1/72 kit by Herrill's Execuform but the one I have goes by the name Santos, I got it from Aviation World which is near you Todd  -----
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 29, 2014, 01:50:44 pm
My Santos CP-107 Todd ---

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Canadair%20Argus%20and%20Yukon/SantosCP-107Argus_zpsa4f73113.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Canadair%20Argus%20and%20Yukon/SantosCP-107Argus_zpsa4f73113.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2014, 07:03:03 am
Been awhile since I checked in !

I can't see the pic as I'm at work, but looking forward to seeing when I get home.

As for modelling, slow going here. The playoffs finally ended but now all of my spare time is devoted to motocross with the boy.

I am working on a few things that I hope to finish soon. Mainly the 2 Harriers, a Hawk, and that B-25 I bought last week.

Cheers guys !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 27, 2014, 06:45:28 am
Lots of work done on the B-25 last night ! Struggled with markings after finishing the paint scheme, but I think it will turn out all right.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 02, 2014, 07:13:27 pm
Almost done the B-25. Finished most of the fiddly bits tonite. Need to add a couple small markings and research the story a bit and Bob's your Uncle.

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2014, 06:23:26 pm
Good question ! lol....not sure where. I may not have posted any finished pics of her yet.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2014, 06:26:03 pm
Here's the thread. No finished pics up yet. Stay tuned !

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37982.15.html
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 16, 2014, 06:18:58 pm
Thank you sir.

I hope to get some pics this week. Or next week I should say.

I think part of my problem ( I know part of my problem ) is the attention span. I get so far and stop. Start another get so far and stop. On top of that, I keep going for 'easy builds' that get more and more thought until they get so far and stop !

Argh..... :blink: :party: :unsure: :ph34r: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 23, 2014, 03:22:35 pm
Slow slow slow here....just can't seem to get into it. I'm slowly decalling the pair of Harriers and a Hawk. Painful. Ugh.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2014, 04:40:09 am
The pace has picked up a wee bit....back on shift at work so that means toning down the late nights and 3-day binges  :thumbsup: So that means more 'sobertime' at the work table !

Added a Tucano to my Army trainer set, and it's almost ready to stand on it's own two ( three ) feet. And my Za Rodina build is coming along nicely !

 :tornado: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 08, 2014, 08:08:47 am
Slow going again. Back to days off/ vacation, moto races, and deck refurb, golf and a concert this weekend, then off to the big week long Amateur National race for the boy. Gonna be busy !

Dug a part built Gannett out of the stash. I am going to extend the gear to flying length and hang it up when it's done. After a few touvh and goes and benchtop arrestor landings that is  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2014, 08:22:36 pm
Haven't really touched anything since this last update ! Work work and more work. I wish I would have packed more modelling stuff !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2014, 07:51:43 pm
Started on a wee Canadair Dynavert today. Just something to do....

I was also thinking of watching a few Submarine movies....I want to start researching a back story for my long neglected Stirling X

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 16, 2014, 05:52:56 pm
What a whirlwind of work lately.... 

Straight back from the week-long Trans Can Nationals with the boy, 3 jobs here in town, on a plane to Alberta ( got a ride in a Dash-8 Q40, a first ) then drove a logger back to Ontario, overnight at home then back in a pickup headed to Labrador, then I flew home and added 2 new airports to my list, Blanc Sablon in QC and St. Anthony in NL. Flew in Provincial Airlines ( PAL ) Dash8. Windiest I've ever been in but that Dasher did a super fast take off and some mighty tight turns ! Lovely !

Finally back home for a few days and working on a Gannett. One from the pile of 'half builts' Just going straight up with this, as a RCN bird.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 20, 2014, 07:38:56 am
Of course there were two Gannets in the box, so now I'm back to same old same old me....pick away at the pair seeming to get nowhere....oh well, I did manage to get a few coats of paint on the original build and hacked out the bomb bay doors on the second one.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 20, 2014, 12:57:37 pm
Build the proposed Twin Gannet AEW4 for use on CVA-01.  ;D

TWO radars in the air just have to be better than one.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 22, 2014, 06:14:39 am
AEW4 eh ? Ok....I'll check in to that one !

 :cheers:

On the modelling front, I ended up digging out the Revell Essex carrier ( the lunar module recovery version ) and fondling that all night ! Oh well, back to the Gannet tonite
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 23, 2014, 05:26:46 am
Put another coat on the Gannet.

Put a trial coat of yellow on a wee Merlin to do an armed up RCAF SAR bird ( in yellow )

Now I've got the day off and was hoping to enjoy some plastic 'alone' time.....but I've got to stain the deck etc etc..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on September 23, 2014, 06:05:08 am
Now I've got the day off and was hoping to enjoy some plastic 'alone' time.....but I've got to stain the deck etc etc..... :banghead:

Know what you mean, we've got loads to do around the property this year before winter sets in -- really cutting into model building time   :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 23, 2014, 06:38:36 am
Just picked up this 1:1 scale beauty to also hamper my plans ! 1972 Skidoo Olympique 300. Needs some TLC but she's all there !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/IMG_1326_zps7d67ee27.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/IMG_1326_zps7d67ee27.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 26, 2014, 07:32:30 am
Sorted out the pilots for that Gannet. I'm doing her on approach as the Trump kit comes with the flaps down option. I still need to lengthen the legs into 'flier' mode tho.

And I knew that confounded sled would take up all my time.....I just have to get it running before I can turn my attention anywhere else

 :unsure: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 28, 2014, 02:43:21 pm
Streched the legs of the Gannet to 'flying'. Found a flaw in the way I glued the actuators to the flaps so that needs to be rectified....I have also put the forst finish coats of black/ yellow on the spinner and finlets for my fistitious RCN ( yet to be named ) Squadron. 888 Maybe ? How about 814 to mimick the RCAF Black Knights EWU ?


In the real world...I rebuilt the carb, popped in a new plug and didn't get the pull cord two inches out and she fired right up ! I couldn't keep it running tho as the gas tank is off so I can clean the shellac out of it and purge the gas lines.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on September 28, 2014, 07:09:24 pm
From reports I've heard you will need something like that this winter. Supposed to be worse than last year!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 29, 2014, 05:28:33 pm
I hope so ! I love the cold and snow. My skin hates it now that I;m older.....but my heart and mind are still in ! lol

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on September 29, 2014, 06:10:22 pm
Down in my garage I've got a Sachs engine, drive belt (not in very good condition) and final drive chain case which is supposed to come off one of those Todd, when I got it I was told it ran but I've never had it running. I got it so I could build an ATV type run-about -- doubt I'll ever get around to it now, the boy is 35 now ---  :-X
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 29, 2014, 08:05:13 pm
Sachs ? Rotax 300cc baby !

The original one lung wonder !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Thorvic on September 30, 2014, 12:17:40 am
Streched the legs of the Gannet to 'flying'. Found a flaw in the way I glued the actuators to the flaps so that needs to be rectified....I have also put the forst finish coats of black/ yellow on the spinner and finlets for my fistitious RCN ( yet to be named ) Squadron. 888 Maybe ? How about 814 to mimick the RCAF Black Knights EWU ?

 :cheers:

I'll check the FAA Squadron numbers for you when I get home as some are assigned to RCN units as others were to the RAN and the Dutch Naval Arm.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 30, 2014, 07:29:15 am
Thanks Geoff. I know a few of them, but indeed there aren't many ! It's a discussion I'm glad we've started, as I'd like to know which numbers would be plausable.

As for the Gannet, I am heading home tonite and hope to get a bit of work done on it. I did realize however that I have forgotten to glue the bottom og=f the oleo onto the extensions I have made, so I guess that will put 'getting her up on her feet' a bit delyaed.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on September 30, 2014, 08:34:02 am
Sachs ?

Apparently, early Ski-doos ran with them, the one I have is practically identical to what's in this pic

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/19/109884007_825341a52e.jpg

EDIT:  Arctic Cat was the snowmobile manufacturer (or Scorpion before that)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 30, 2014, 09:36:04 am
Ya there are some really cool old sleds out there....like the Bozak
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 30, 2014, 08:37:06 pm
Got home and as advertised started working on the Gannet.

 :party:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Mossie on October 01, 2014, 08:10:07 am
Can't wait to see the Gannet.  I've got a couple of Revell Gannets and a Royal Canuckistan Navy was one option.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 01, 2014, 12:59:13 pm
I was pretty excited about it at the start, but it's looking kind of 'average' right now ! Hopefully once I doll her up with markings it will be more 'exciting' !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Mossie on October 02, 2014, 02:20:35 am
Early two tone greys?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2014, 05:38:35 am
I'm using the colours suggested on the Airfix Harrier GR.7/9 kit.....156 and 165 I think. They look close enough to me ! I test fitted the yellow and black spinner, and it really brought the aroplane to life. Now I'm excited again !

 :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Mossie on October 02, 2014, 05:51:13 am
I'm excited for you!  It's sure to look great. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2014, 07:42:44 am
Thanks you sir !

I lengthened the legs and then added the scissor bits in their extended position, and they really look the part !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2014, 09:37:53 pm
Lots done tonite ! She's really starting to come together.....sort out those pesky flaps, the start the decals and glue her all together I'd say !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on October 03, 2014, 06:02:14 am
Please include some pics for us! I'm dying to see this one.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 03, 2014, 06:49:45 am
You bet ! I'll start a new thread and post up some pics tonite. I promise !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 05, 2014, 08:13:40 am
Busy weekend work/kids sports/ too many pops.....not much to report !

Now we're on the road for work again...hopefully I can check in with an update or two.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 05, 2014, 04:11:16 pm
No ! Stupid me left it too late and didn't have a single thing ready.....panick pack and out the door !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 08, 2014, 05:08:24 pm
I'm sat in my hotel with no company but Harry the road trip Harrier, and now I'm thinking Harrier.

I have a 350 scale Tamiya Tirpitz that's half built, and I think I have even gone as far as cutting out a large styrene flight deck for it. Somewhere I have a drawing of my idea. Now that has me thinking about all the boat projects I have on the go......

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 08, 2014, 07:02:04 pm
Now I'm thinking Shackleton. Hmmmm....what to do ? Defo a twin engined variant. A full set of props/ engines for a Sunderland. An earlier tail-dragger. A late model RCAF SAR bird.

Ugh.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on October 08, 2014, 08:47:38 pm
I've had various ideas for an updated Sunderland. Turboprops, either four small or two big, squared off wing and empennage tips, searchlight, radar nose, MAD boom at the rear.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on October 09, 2014, 06:53:16 am
I've had various ideas for an updated Sunderland. Turboprops, either four small or two big, squared off wing and empennage tips, searchlight, radar nose, MAD boom at the rear.

Dart powered maybe

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Short%20Sunderland%20Turboprop%20Amphibian/Sunderlandnacelles009_zpsacf19368.jpg
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Mossie on October 09, 2014, 03:45:56 pm
Water bomber?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on October 10, 2014, 06:36:54 am
Water bomber?

Definitely !!   and amphibian   ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2014, 12:44:15 pm
Not a big fan of the amphib idea......such a big bulky bird already, the amphib gear on such an a/c would have been heavy and cumbersome.

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on October 10, 2014, 01:37:07 pm
Well it's not too cumbersome

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Short%20Sunderland%20Turboprop%20Amphibian/Sunderlanducbays019_zps8326ca3d.jpg
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2014, 01:52:27 pm
Ya that does look pretty good !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 10, 2014, 03:13:13 pm
Well it's not too cumbersome

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Short%20Sunderland%20Turboprop%20Amphibian/Sunderlanducbays019_zps8326ca3d.jpg

Is that a 1/48 PBY landing gear grafted onto a 1/72 Sunderland? If so it works VERY well!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: lenny100 on October 10, 2014, 03:19:00 pm
sure its not real , looks so right
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on October 10, 2014, 03:23:52 pm
Just picked up this 1:1 scale beauty to also hamper my plans ! 1972 Skidoo Olympique 300. Needs some TLC but she's all there !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/IMG_1326_zps7d67ee27.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/IMG_1326_zps7d67ee27.jpg.html)

Isn't that one of those used in "Bear Island"...certainly looks familiar. Must watch that again some day.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on October 10, 2014, 03:36:44 pm
Well it's not too cumbersome

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Short%20Sunderland%20Turboprop%20Amphibian/Sunderlanducbays019_zps8326ca3d.jpg

Is that a 1/48 PBY landing gear grafted onto a 1/72 Sunderland? If so it works VERY well!  :thumbsup:

Yes, but the top strut is modified because the Sunderland's fuselage side actually leans outwards at the top, as opposed to the Catalina's which curves inward at the top.  I'm using Manchester main wheels and a Blenheim main wheel for the front wheel
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2014, 06:26:44 pm
Isn't that one of those used in "Bear Island"...certainly looks familiar. Must watch that again some day.

Not sure....but I'll check that out !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 11, 2014, 11:17:52 am
Looks like a pretty cool movie ! The machines on the adverts I saw look more like some kind of air boat or something ? Yellow anyway.....I'm going to have to try and find that movie and give her a watch !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on October 11, 2014, 12:09:23 pm
I've googled and the skidoo thingees in the film don't have skis attached. You sit on them as in the picture but the skis are on your feet. I'd forgotten those airboats, really nice :thumbsup:. also forgot Donald Sutherland, MR Bridges, Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark.......serious cast :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 11, 2014, 03:10:20 pm
Ya looking forward to watching it !

On the modelling front, I have most of the decals installed on the Gannet, should be close to being finished tonite !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 12, 2014, 08:34:48 am
Added the flaps, gear, gear doors and antennae last night. Just need to paint the aerial atop the fuselage and add a wire....and I'm calling her done !

Then I have to decide if I want to drill a hole in the bottom to add a stick of sorts and take some pics of her landing, or just string her up in the basement and do it that way.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 12, 2014, 08:25:57 pm
Added the last fiddly bits.

Now onto another half-start, a KC-97. According to some scribbles on the instructions it was to be an RCAF bird, but I'm going to keep going with my current RCN theme.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 15, 2014, 08:56:41 pm
Ok Ernesto Gannetso is done. Well, I have to trim my thread aerial and paint the mast, but that's it. You'll have to wait to see it tho as I'm out the door for another NL adventure in the am.

The KC-97 had a secon coat on most parts tonite. Lookin. Pretty good. Those academy 144th kits are pretty sparse for the money tho.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2014, 01:23:09 pm
Sat on my second flight with a kid who's an airframe tech on the C-17 with 429 Sqd. Had a nice chat and heard a few good stories !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2014, 05:49:13 pm
Even got the sticker !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/1801331_10205184866727526_8151315088331719874_o_zps79478893.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/1801331_10205184866727526_8151315088331719874_o_zps79478893.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2014, 06:42:52 pm
Just a thought...but I want to 'jot it down' here as the ink on my mental notes seems to fade within days  :thumbsup:

But why not photograph models days/ weeks before posting a thread ? Different poses, different lighting...and then when I'm on a road trip with nothing but time on my hands, I can make selections for threads and edit them etc ?

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on October 17, 2014, 07:14:33 am
Sounds a good idea Capt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 17, 2014, 11:59:31 am
Wishing I woulkd have done it....two Boomerangs, the Spit.22, the Fulmar, I think there are others as well.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 21, 2014, 06:12:58 pm
Sat here in a little cabin in NL doing nowt. I did bring the balsa and some styrene and some glue etc....pretty much the same kit I had the last time, but the motivation is rather lacking. The on-call/ standby life is rather draining I might say.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on October 22, 2014, 07:05:29 am
The on-call/ standby life is rather draining I might say.

 :blink:

I can imagine so Capt, being at someone's beck & call all the time
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 24, 2014, 06:56:55 am
Got one of the two jobs done so there is light at the end of the tunnel !

Also getting out a bit more. Been nice and sunny the last few days. Perfect weather for exploring !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 27, 2014, 11:52:56 am
Just thinking to report. I saw on ebay when I found those Shaks that the same place had a six pack of Modelcraft Fireflys as well, so I might look into those. Big fan of that bird, and with a little work they can be made into nice looking models.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 08, 2014, 06:08:04 am
I think the first use of the Shak props may be an F-82.

I was also thinking of aVietnam era RAAF night bomber. I could build one OOB rivets and all with an all black underside and some dark earth colours atop. Bomb bay open with lots of nasties inside.

Other than thinking, not alot going on benchwise. Too busy working and trying to catch up with life.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on November 08, 2014, 09:39:53 am
I think the first use of the Shak props may be an F-82.

I took that a step further and added a Griffon engine, at least for now there's only one showing but I'll cast up a couple later, but I'm using this F-82 as a test mule for the moment as I develop stuff  ---

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/American%20Fighters/P-82Bconversion003_zps9f422471.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/American%20Fighters/P-82Bconversion003_zps9f422471.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 08, 2014, 09:43:51 am
Looks good Robert !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on November 08, 2014, 09:45:11 am
cheers Todd !

I'm working on a counter rotating prop for the other Merlin engine P-82B I'm doing, as I don't think the kit props have the correct sized blades.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 09, 2014, 07:02:03 am
In typical smart guy fashion I had a few pops yesterday and instead of finishing and/ or working on started kits I started an old Italeri Chinook. Always wanted to do a CDN army trainer. lots of green and dirt and yellow and orange and big white numbers. Kinda like that old US bird.

As a note, I was going to start a Trump A version, but upon opening the box realized at some point I had removed the interior and now have no idea where it went !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 13, 2014, 07:22:56 pm
Was lucky enough to be sat beside a tech who was heading there for a detail...

http://www.dvidshub.net/video/369845/b-52-imagery
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 17, 2014, 05:56:00 am
So.....I have found that the 1/81 or whatever Snarks are huge ! Way to big to fit under the wings of the Shak. Oh well, maybe onto plan B, having one semi recessed in the belly ?

That revelation was cancelled out by the 'good' fact that the RGV Suzuki I bought isn't a spare, but a new kit to me. Now I have 3 of KRJs bikes to build, his entry into GP, his Championship winning machine ( '00 ) and his number 1 plated 2001 bike !

New builds that were really old builds : Couldn't find that interior to a Trump Chinook so I started ( finishing ) the Italeri one instead. Hope to do a simple build, get going again. CDN Army in a green/ orange/ yellow trim. Defo need to restock my CDN decal stash tho, really running low.

Also started that Novo Barracuda. Another simple kit, but that's ok as I've always wanted to build/ fondle one. I'm going to remove the greenhouse and add a single place cockpit with a spinner and prop set from the ( haha....you guessed it ! ) Shakleton.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on November 18, 2014, 03:01:56 am
Hmmmm, I was pondering putting a turret onto a Fulmar today.  Would also work on a Barracuda...
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 18, 2014, 05:11:53 am
Ya I was thinking that as well.....but with the new prop arrangement I thought i'd go with the 'speedy' look and add a Mustang style canopy.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 21, 2014, 10:55:05 pm
Got a bit of modelling done tonite...which was nice !

More paint on the Chinook. A little test fiting on the Barracuda. Hope to be back at it tomorrow as well !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2014, 10:04:34 am
It appears that I screwed up and didn't finish my bid for that Shin Meiwa.....there's no history of it in my account and it's gone. Pity, it was part started and only 15 dollars !

Oh well, on the bright side I won an AModel C-123 Provider for 9.99

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2014, 05:49:31 am
Got my Provider. Decent kit. Typical Amodel. Started a wee bit of hacking and test fitting. Not sure what will become of it. I mostly bought it to build and fly around the room, so might be a simple camo hack. I was also thinking of getting some CanMilAir decals and doing her as a blue flashed 414 EWU bird. Now that would be cool ! Seeing as they did fly the Boxcar for awhile.

On the real modelling front, my CDN Army helicopter build is still in ( almost ) full swing. I cancelled an order with West Coast Hobbies until after Christmas, so we can have some spare cash for parties etc. I had on order a Sword T Lightning, as well as a Joy Pack of old-school Cobra choppers, for the previously mentioned build.


So far incl. in the build are :

3 Harriers ( 2 GR.1s and a T )
1 BAe Hawk
1 Tucano
1 Otter
1 Beaver
( might add a twin Otter )
3 Chinooks
1 CH-53
1 HH-3 ( will be a ABDR )

So as you can see, up to my usual tricks of starting everything and finishing nothing !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 06, 2014, 08:33:31 am
Got both fuselages buttoned up on the two big choppers last night. Love big choppers. Never got much else done tho.....hockey, beer, and Game of Thrones  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on December 07, 2014, 12:33:36 am
Any sightings of Airfix Blenheim 1s over there yet Cap'n?
They've reached these shores.  I saw a stack of 6 yesterday.  I'd have grabbed one but Mrs z was with me and had that steely glint in her eye that said "watch it buddy".  I was also being sorely tested by a Trumpeter FW-200 an Italeri SM-82 and a Revell Bv-222.  I need a better paid job (and bigger shelves).
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 07, 2014, 05:49:02 am
  I need a better paid job (and bigger shelves).

.... and a more tolerant wife.

Have you taken a census of her handbags or shoes recently???
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: rickshaw on December 08, 2014, 12:17:26 am
  I need a better paid job (and bigger shelves).

.... and a more tolerant wife.

Have you taken a census of her handbags or shoes recently???

I hope he hasn't.  Better to let sleeping dragons lie!   :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2014, 07:05:08 am
None here yet. I had heard of stuff getting to the states but still nothing new here, at my LHS anyway.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on December 08, 2014, 08:49:26 am
I've lost track of the ways I've sneaked kits into the house. The worst was were I was placing them in the recycling bin outside then sneaking out when able to retrieve them. Fell asleep on the sofa one night and woke up AFTER the recyclers had been :banghead:. I'd laugh but there was about £60 odd  of kits, paints etc in there.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2014, 10:39:08 am
Ouch. Did you chase the truck ?

 :wacko:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 08, 2014, 11:21:50 am
Mrs_PR19 knew what she was getting into before she married me. When we first met I had one complete bedroom of a 3 bedroomed terrace house dedicated to model storage,  I had so many kits at the time that my actual modelling had to take place elsewhere in the house.  ;)

Such 'stash smuggling' has never been an issue in this household.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 08, 2014, 11:38:46 am
Mrs Steel Penguin is the same, fortunately, the only time i keep a kit purchase secret from her, is when its a pressie for her.  Which is a good thing considering the times ive come bace from cosford with a stack of kits, and the purchase of the Warrior company.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on December 09, 2014, 03:47:19 am
Shoe census?
Easy as they tend to be spread out across the bedroom floor.  I just count how many times I curse as I go to the toilet during the night...

I paid particular attention to the steely glint this time as she had in her hand the kit I had chosen for her to buy me as a birthday present.  It really wouldn't have been politic to then buy myself another 3 or 4 (or 5 or 6 - they also had the Trumpeter Badger C).  Especially as I was also getting comments along the lines of "you haven't built that bulldozer I bought you last year".
So today I started the Meng D9 Armoured Bulldozer.  I'll be scratching up a winch/derrick arrangement to replace the ripper and it'll be repurposed from it's IDF role of destroying homes to something more constructive.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 09, 2014, 06:15:07 am
Painted most of the CH-53 yesterday. Just a simple RCM paint job, dull green with a wee bit of orange. Now I'm bored with this scheme already. I love training a/c, but seem to have hit another rut of starting too many kits and becoming bored of them. I really need to break out one of my true whiffs, and get into sanding and cutting and fidgeting instead of paint and markings.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 09, 2014, 10:37:42 am
I was hoping to bang off 1or 2 of the builds today, but I have ended up doing some 1:1 stuff ie: cleaning up the garage so the lovely wife can get her car in for the winter. Fun stuff.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 15, 2014, 08:46:24 am
Still plugging away at the choppers. One Chinook is almost done. Been thinking of the Jolly Green Giant....might be an RAN ASW bird in that lovely grey and white scheme or a RCN similar type.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Nils on December 15, 2014, 09:24:53 am
sounds like a plan  :thumbsup: DO IT  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 15, 2014, 09:26:16 am
OK will do....RAN it is !

 :thumbsup: :tornado: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 16, 2014, 05:18:57 am
Just messing around with the aModel C-123 kit. Drilling out the slots to attach the wings.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/IMG_1550_zps7a67f4c8.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/IMG_1550_zps7a67f4c8.jpg.html)

And an idea of the Chinook. Pretty much a copy of that USAAF test bird, but will have CDN markings, of course  :thumbsup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/IMG_1535_zpsdc48800b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/IMG_1535_zpsdc48800b.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 16, 2014, 05:29:28 am
A pic from last week ( I think ? ) when I was starting a few more choppers. Have gotten a lot further than this now  :thumbsup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/IMG_1549_zpsfbc1df7c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/IMG_1549_zpsfbc1df7c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 16, 2014, 10:55:19 am
That's a nice workload!  :thumbsup:
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 18, 2014, 05:53:28 pm
The second and third Chinooks are stalled. Missing the cockpit and floor of one....no idea where it went !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 23, 2014, 07:24:13 am
Looks like I started a Twotter on the weekend. Silly me. I had wanted to do one for my Army build, and then I was sitting up watching Ice Pilots on Saturday night, next thing I know I'm digging out my old Williams Bros. C-46 and an Italeri Dakota to compare sizes....unbeknownst to me there was a Twin Otter in the Williams box ! Oh what to do ? Snip snip glue glue..... :drink:

So now I'm led to believe that I might as well do the trio, and add the Beaver and Otter, but I think they are both floaters sand landing gear. And I don't feel like adding to my misery by trying to scratch that up.

And if I do those two I might as well do a Caribou as well. Right ? And then stop there. Before it's too late  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 23, 2014, 12:57:00 pm
And if I do those two I might as well do a Caribou as well. Right ? And then stop there. Before it's too late  :blink:

Naah, you KNOW you want to do a Buffalo to complete the set.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on December 23, 2014, 01:12:05 pm
And if I do those two I might as well do a Caribou as well. Right ? And then stop there. Before it's too late  :blink:

Naah, you KNOW you want to do a Buffalo to complete the set.  ;D

And you can get a 1/72 scale Buffalo from Combat Models (I've got one in the stash)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 23, 2014, 01:39:21 pm
Someday I'd love a 72nd scale Buffalo !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 24, 2014, 05:12:20 am
Held off putting all my 'toys' away last night. Partly because I was away most of the evening at a Junior C game, partly because the daughter had her BF over and I didn't and to be intrusive, and partly because I still want to get away with an hour or two of getting a few bits sorted before piling it all away.

I know what happens when I move the kits off the 'bench' for extended periods.....they become part of the Half Built Hall of Shame !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitbasher on December 24, 2014, 06:00:06 am
the Half Built Hall of Shame !

I think we all have claim to spaces there, Captain!

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 24, 2014, 09:05:19 am
In my case it's more like a HANGAR of Shame!  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 24, 2014, 08:33:16 pm
LOL...always good to know we're not alone  :thumbsup:

In other news, my stuff is still out. Got sick this afternoon and in between napping and getting ready for Christmas, I couldn't be arsed to clean it up. On the bright side, I should be able to sneak in a few wee sessions tomorrow.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 27, 2014, 07:39:36 am
Got everything packed away, albeit rather haphazardly. Started digging bits out last night just to fondle.....and so it begins  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on December 27, 2014, 08:15:21 am
In my case it's more like a HANGAR of Shame!  :banghead:

Ditto ---   :-X
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 27, 2014, 04:35:44 pm
CDN Army Beaver and Otter are out. Not sure if I mentioned this previously, but both are strictly floatplanes, missing the needed bits to make the land-based variants. I can't be arsed right now to cobble those bits together. I'd like to wrap some stuff up and get back to some 'proper' whifs I have planned, and not just alternate paint and markings.

Cheers !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 28, 2014, 07:05:41 am
Decided to do the Twotter in Dark Earth. Humbrol. Looks like a US Army bird now ! So I've decided that the bird will be second and from the US and my CDN Army markings will be over the standard US markings. If it works out according to plan, it should look pretty cool ! I was also thinking, it would also look good with invasion stripes and large D-day markings.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2014, 04:43:50 pm
Twotter almost up on her feet. Dug out the Sword 2-seat Harrier that is almost done, and started working the cockpit. Now everything will be on hold again. Called back to work for 2 days and we have our big party new years day. Look out !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2015, 08:16:41 am
Started cracking on with one of the Shackletons last night. Got a lot done as well. I took some pics with my phone but now the cord won't comply with my demands and just keeps resetting when I plug into the comp. Oh well, nothing major anyway. Just lots of bits. Prob be finished in EDSG as either Korea or Suez Crisis.

Stay tuned

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2015, 01:03:53 pm
Here's a pic of all the parts laid out on my little table downstairs. You don't realize how many sub assemblies a four engine twin tailed bomber type has !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0531_zpsfa69041c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0531_zpsfa69041c.jpg.html)

The Spartan cockpit area. I figure there's just enough detail and glass to warrant some paint. Otherwise it would be all gray and slapped together. Really not looking forward to trying to close this ill-fitting 'thing' together  :thumbsup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0533_zps94363c28.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0533_zps94363c28.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 03, 2015, 01:10:05 pm
OK, so where do the Lego bits go in the scheme of things?  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2015, 01:34:41 pm
lol Kit I didn't even notice that ! We had loads of kids in and out of the house during the holidays. I'm guessing that's how that got there !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2015, 05:56:27 pm
Got the fuselage glued together. Ended up breaking the bomb bay doors off so it would stay together, as it's all warped in that area. Now the bomb bay is out of alignment, but I'm going to glue them shut on this one anyway. Pure dog  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: NARSES2 on January 04, 2015, 01:48:48 am
OK, so where do the Lego bits go in the scheme of things?  ;D

Beat me to it  ;D.

I'd just assumed it was jig for something actually
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 04, 2015, 08:51:09 am
All buttoned up but lots of scraping etc to be done yet.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0539_zps55b7835a.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0539_zps55b7835a.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0540_zps2c6e1948.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0540_zps2c6e1948.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2015, 11:39:02 am
Nothing to report here. Cleaned up my 'mess' again. I'm heading out of town for a couple of days ( back to work  :-\ ) and then maybe humping a truck out to Alberta. Where it's cold. But I'll be flying back as fast as I can ! lol

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: kitnut617 on January 05, 2015, 01:54:15 pm
So, how many times have you fu-----, erm I mean made a slight error while watching the World Juniors Todd   ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2015, 07:01:43 pm
I usually get so wound up I can't build whilst watching !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2015, 04:09:40 am
I can't build whilst watch tv full stop. Don't know how you do it
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Weaver on January 07, 2015, 04:26:22 am
Nope, me neither (well youtube, since I don't have telly). I find that putting the radio on actually helps though: I seem to "keep moving" better rather than getting stalled.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2015, 04:29:19 am
Yup I have the radio when I'm modelling, reading and much everything else. However I do tend to stop what I'm doing ad listen to the news for some reason
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: zenrat on January 08, 2015, 02:56:06 am
Test Cricket makes perfect background noise for me.  Especially when we are winning.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 08, 2015, 03:53:02 am
I usually watch tv whilst modelling, and even hockey. Just not the gold medal game  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: NARSES2 on January 08, 2015, 07:07:00 am
Test Cricket makes perfect background noise for me.  Especially when we are winning.


I find listening to England games dosen't work that well  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 09, 2015, 06:53:02 am
Finally dug the modelling stuff out last night. Started scraping all the rivets down with a flat blade in the x-acto. Worked good enough for me !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2015, 04:38:42 pm
Engines are on the wings, and the tail assemblies are done. Off to a party tonite but I hope to start paining tomorrow.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 11, 2015, 01:50:44 am
Off to a party tonite but I hope to start paining tomorrow.

Depending on the sort of party it is, you may have no option on '...starting paining....' or not.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2015, 10:00:28 am
I'd been off the sauce all week and definitely got my fill that night. So you're right...I was pretty much paining all day long, and by the time I got the day over with I was in no mood to model. Catch up with Corrie and it was off to bed I go !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: NARSES2 on January 13, 2015, 02:51:56 am
Catch up with Corrie and it was off to bed I go !

 :blink:

Sad so and so  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 13, 2015, 04:47:34 am
I know ! But it's pretty much the only show that the wife and I still watch together.

I started the paint last night. My Humbrol 156 has gone to pot, so I did the upper in 164 or 165 I think. I might have both colours off the mark tho. Using the same ones as the Airfix GR7/9 recommend.

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 13, 2015, 05:20:10 am
Catch up with Corrie and it was off to bed I go !

 :blink:

Sad so and so  ;D ;D

only relatively so!

for myself i love listening to BBC Radio 4's 'the Archers'.

flame guns at the ready!  ;D  :o :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 13, 2015, 04:34:11 pm
Got the fuselage glued together. Ended up breaking the bomb bay doors off so it would stay together, as it's all warped in that area. Now the bomb bay is out of alignment, but I'm going to glue them shut on this one anyway. Pure dog  :blink:

It's always been like that, but the plastic that more recent releases have used is more prone to warpage and can be very brittle - one part started kit I got a year or so back was shattering as I tried to do some conversion work.  Plus, the fit is all to cock as the moulds are worn out.  Still, at least it's better than the Elliott/Sangar vacforms!

I've dug out a genuine Frog one that I'd acquired as a built up model and am currently cleaning it up.  Wish I knew where the engines have gone...
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 13, 2015, 07:15:26 pm
Got the first coat of paint on. Looking pretty good ! I have to start digging up some decals for her as well. I think I'm going to do the spinners in yellow and black stripes. Always liked those colours with the two-grey RCN scheme. Tip tanks will probably be orange or red, or an orangy red colour, as per the RAF birds.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 13, 2015, 07:22:20 pm
Easier to do the forward spinner yellow, the aft one black.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 14, 2015, 04:25:04 am
Might do three or four stripes.....for effect. Might not tho, gonna be a bit of a PIA.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Shak
Post by: Captain Canada on January 18, 2015, 03:55:52 am
The bloody Midget International A/AA/AAA Silver Stick hockey tournament is in town, so that's all I've been doing. Up at 6 am on a Sunday morning to go watch a semi. Go Sarnia !

Hope to have a seat on the couch and a pop tonite, but the boy plays in Woodstock @ 5:45pm and it's 2 hours away.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 22, 2015, 06:09:49 am
Whilst painting the props for my Shak I inadvertently made myself a few Osprey types  :thumbsup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0571_zpsaxhu3a6k.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0571_zpsaxhu3a6k.jpg.html)

First bit of paint on. When you do it with a wee Testors brush and a tin or two it takes time ! I am happy with the look tho. I hope to do some details on the engines and start the wingtop markings.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0572_zps9d36nj7h.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0572_zps9d36nj7h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 22, 2015, 06:27:35 am
Here's a pic of my problem. Finish them and then build more. No, build more and don't finish them.

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :unsure:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0576_zpsv3u9kmc0.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0576_zpsv3u9kmc0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on January 23, 2015, 07:13:33 am
Shak's looking good mate  :thumbsup:

Love the austerity Ospreys  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 23, 2015, 07:23:51 am
Thanks Chris !

I've just made a coffee, and am heading downstairs to flick on the tele, sit down and have a wee session. Paint the wheels, the exhausts, tip tanks, spinners an props. That's the plan anyway. Wish me luck !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on January 23, 2015, 07:30:50 am
Best of luck. I can model/read and a few other things whilst listening to the radio but not whilst the tv is on.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 23, 2015, 07:33:35 pm
Watched 2 movies ( Blue Ruin and Kings of Summer ) and the modelling went according to plan ! Even got some paint done on the HH-3.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 24, 2015, 08:00:19 am
hmm, I can't find the thread captain for the OD SH-3 much as I try.  :banghead:

still your bench is a clone of mine. untidy and too many projects on the go.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 24, 2015, 10:11:22 am
Well here it is right here my friend !

It's pretty much finished, just need to add a few wee decals ( some CDN Army WWII unit marks, I just like the way they look and figure we should always hang on to tradition )

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38269.0/highlight,sea+king.html
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 26, 2015, 09:52:37 am
Got a wee bit ofmodelling done this am. I'm mostly concerned with trying to clean the stash and half builts etc. The mess is defo driving me nuts.

 :unsure: :blink: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 26, 2015, 10:07:44 am
thanks for the link captain!  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 26, 2015, 10:45:58 am
...and the good news is, well bad news/ good news is, whilst cleaning I found the envelop with your address on it for that Firefly PE set !  :banghead: Be in the mail today or tomorrow ! Oops  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 26, 2015, 11:07:19 am
...and the good news is, well bad news/ good news is, whilst cleaning I found the envelop with your address on it for that Firefly PE set !  :banghead: Be in the mail today or tomorrow ! Oops  :thumbsup:

i'd forgotten all about that one!!!!  ;D d,oh!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 26, 2015, 01:05:03 pm
lol....I guess we're in the same boat eh ? At least we haven't floated off the edge yet  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 26, 2015, 01:44:18 pm
So....during the Captain's Clean Up, I've managed to hang up a Vampire ( pics tomorrow in all likelyhood ) and an EE Lightning, as well as a long lost RW CF-104 that I managed to find some lost bits for, and I even found a long ago abandoned Skua ! Put a coat of paint on the underside of that one ( Gondor and I seem to have a theme going here .....)

 :tornado: :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 27, 2015, 06:58:44 am
Working on a few restos/ completions of ancient kits.

Scratched up the gear doors for the Voodoo.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0607_zpsxhnlwrjv.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0607_zpsxhnlwrjv.jpg.html)

The Sea Skua finally getting done. One of those kits I bought just because I wanted to see and feel what it really looked like. Never had a plan when I started it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0608_zpsmetfgjpf.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0608_zpsmetfgjpf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 27, 2015, 09:49:11 pm
That Voodoo looks promising!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 28, 2015, 08:06:18 pm
Thanks. It's just a clean up of an old build. I'm hoping to add the same stores to it that I had originally....a pod, a fuel tank and a HARM, or whatever that big missile was. I think the Navy called them Standard.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on January 28, 2015, 08:59:28 pm
Standard ARM was used for the Wild Weasel missions by F-105s and later F-4s.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 29, 2015, 05:18:24 am
Thanks. It's just a clean up of an old build. I'm hoping to add the same stores to it that I had originally....a pod, a fuel tank and a HARM, or whatever that big missile was. I think the Navy called them Standard.

 :cheers:

Get your voodoo on!!  ;D Big missiles always look good to me!
 I also have a few models that will probably be cleaned up in the future so maybe my F-15C will turn in to a Silent Eagle but that would really need a new canopy as the original was totally wrecked with CA glue... Beginner's mistakes!  :banghead:
I'm also still thinking of changing the mission of my F-16V ADCUP to a Wild weasel and hanging the HARM missiles that it was supposed to have in the first place, they're all painted up, just need the live warhead yellow stripes painted on it and then either put the Lantirn pods or come up with an HTS pod for it to really be a WW.  :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 30, 2015, 04:24:47 am
Sounds good !

And definately get your Voodoo on ! lol

 :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2015, 04:01:06 pm
Holy jumping hangovers ! Ugh....not much on the go for me today !

 :banghead: :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 01, 2015, 12:58:46 pm
Sunday, lazy sunday...  ;D same here!  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2015, 06:48:54 pm
Spent most of my time, after being sick, doing nowt. Then I got into the sauce again. The good news is, I got my old 1972 Skidoo Olympique up and running ! Fun stuff.


Tonight I got somat done. Not much, but I feel if I can even do one small thing each day, at least I'm not stagnant ! So I cobbled up the doors for the second Voodoo. I'll post some pics later, and might have a query for you. I was going to leave them overall green like the AirDiv CF-104s, but feel they would look better with camo.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 04, 2015, 05:03:27 am
Then I got into the sauce again. The good news is, I got my old 1972 Skidoo Olympique up and running ! Fun stuff.

 :cheers:

Careful with that combination! Just keep the shiney side up and the dirty side down!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 04, 2015, 07:15:05 pm
Yes I agree. I had a few pops working on it but was sober the next day riding it. Too risky !

On the model front, baby steps ! Painted some of the black bits in the SH-3, glued a prop blade back on the shak, who is now in a holding pattern until I get the decals, and marked out some new tails for the Voodoo. But I got lazy and forgot to cut them out  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 05, 2015, 12:00:31 am
what's happening with the RF-101 captain?

well it is an RF-101 isn't it?

one of slightly stalled projects on my bench is a matchbox RF-101F but in 'European one' camo with USAF ANG markings. I've worked in
a couple of decent resin ejector seats and an eduard EB set.

seems as if we is thinking along parallel lines!  ;D :o ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2015, 03:54:57 am
Yes they are both RF birds. One is the Hasegawa A and the other the Matchbox B. Refurbs from the old stash. Never really finished them off so figure I will now and then hang them up in the storage room.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2015, 07:16:24 pm
Cut the tails out and sanded them down. Got some gloss coats put on the Aussie HH-3 and the rotors of my army Sea King. Painted the tail stripes on my Skua TT bird. See ? Small steps and they are slowly getting done !

PS- I opened that Wessex HAS.3 I bought and was about to start snipping the cockpit bits out...then talked myself out of it. Finish the stuff you have out now ! Please ! lol

 :banghead: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 05, 2015, 08:37:55 pm
Self discipline is the most difficult of all.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on February 06, 2015, 01:45:22 am
Too difficult for me.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2015, 06:08:14 am
It always has been an issue for me as well. But enough is enough. Time to buckle down and stick to the plan ! I have threads on here going back to 2002 of unfinished projects, plus stuff from ' before time' on the old site !

 :banghead:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2015, 07:05:10 am
Non modelling but a defo point of interest for aeroplane spotters, we're booking a vacation for the March Break. This will be my daughter's last year at home, as she will be in uni next year, so why not. Her, a friend the wife and maybe the FIL will be flying down, whilst the boy, his bud and myself will be driving. Probably with a bike or two in the back  :thumbsup:

Anyway, the plan is Okaloosa Island, FL. Okaloosa you say ? Never heard of it...well, neither had I. Until I googled it and found it smack dab in the middle of Pensacola, Eglin, and Hurlburt Field !

 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :tornado: :bow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2015, 08:10:37 pm
Nowt done today. Late day of work, boys hockey, now home and a quick catch up on here and then to bed for another day of work. Good news is I have to drive to Toronto's Pearson Int'l to pick up cargo, so that means I can hit that hobby shop in Kitchener and see if they have any Airfix for me. Bad news is I have no money !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 07, 2015, 05:09:08 am
whilst the boy, his bud and myself will be driving. Probably with a bike or two in the back  :thumbsup:


How long will that take you to drive Capt ? Virtually the entire length of the USA  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on February 07, 2015, 05:14:58 am
Anyway, the plan is Okaloosa Island, FL. Okaloosa you say ? Never heard of it...well, neither had I. Until I googled it and found it smack dab in the middle of Pensacola, Eglin, and Hurlburt Field !

Also known as the Redneck Riviera, Cap.

How long will that take you to drive Capt ? Virtually the entire length of the USA  :blink:

From New Jersey, its about a 22 hour drive, so figure about 30 plus hours on the road.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 07, 2015, 05:17:54 am
Now I just assumed it would take much longer then that. especially given US speed limits.

Cheers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on February 07, 2015, 05:19:23 am
Now I just assumed it would take much longer then that. especially given US speed limits.

Cheers  :thumbsup:

Speed limits?  What are they? ;D  As long as you're speeding along with traffic, the cops generally are going to leave you alone.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 07, 2015, 08:13:46 am
Non modelling but a defo point of interest for aeroplane spotters, we're booking a vacation for the March Break. This will be my daughter's last year at home, as she will be in uni next year, so why not. Her, a friend the wife and maybe the FIL will be flying down, whilst the boy, his bud and myself will be driving. Probably with a bike or two in the back  :thumbsup:

Anyway, the plan is Okaloosa Island, FL. Okaloosa you say ? Never heard of it...well, neither had I. Until I googled it and found it smack dab in the middle of Pensacola, Eglin, and Hurlburt Field !

 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :tornado: :bow:

Tons of cool stuff on display at Hurlburt Field! Home of Air Force Special ops. Aircraft from Vietnam on up. Pensacola of course has the Navy aircraft museum. Visit Destin for lots of touristy type stuff. Fort Walton Beach used to be the tourist site but everything moved over to Destin. There was a club called Nighttown for the younger crowd.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on February 07, 2015, 08:30:34 am
Now I just assumed it would take much longer then that. especially given US speed limits.

Cheers  :thumbsup:

Well that depends on which state you're in Chris, I've driven a stretch of road in Arizona where the speed limit is 85 MPH, then in Montana and Idaho and part of eastern Washington , there's stretches where the limit it 75MPH. Those states know how to get people moving around ----  :lol:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 07, 2015, 05:06:24 pm
Only about 15 hours for us....straight South !

Thanks for the tips on what to see. Sure hope this happens !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on February 07, 2015, 05:57:29 pm
Now I just assumed it would take much longer then that. especially given US speed limits.

Cheers  :thumbsup:

Speed limits?  What are they? ;D  As long as you're speeding along with traffic, the cops generally are going to leave you alone.

A civilised approach to speed limits.  Someone should tell our highway cops about it.  Especially considering all new freeways are built to be safe for 140 km/hr speeds.
Mind you, they'd have to be maintained then.  Not left to deteriorate into cratered moonscapes.  The Victorian state government approach to road maintenance is to do nothing and when it becomes a safety issue put up yellow (advisory) signs proclaiming "Rough Surface - 80 km/hr".
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 07, 2015, 07:10:04 pm
" go with the flow " usually works around here. Unfortunately our work trucks are set to 105 km/h, making normal 2 hour trips take 3  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 08, 2015, 06:57:29 am
Now I just assumed it would take much longer then that. especially given US speed limits.

Cheers  :thumbsup:

Well that depends on which state you're in Chris, I've driven a stretch of road in Arizona where the speed limit is 85 MPH, then in Montana and Idaho and part of eastern Washington , there's stretches where the limit it 75MPH. Those states know how to get people moving around ----  :lol:

Ah, thanks mate. I thought the US had a national speed limit of about 55mph, obviously wrong.

If you are driving in Montana or the Dakota's is there actually anything to hit apart from the odd Buffalo ? I was looking at some US census data recently (don't ask) and was stunned at how small some of these States populations are  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 08, 2015, 08:39:11 am
Population density is around 3 people per square mile in some places. Certain areas have had a population explosion with all the oil drilling going on. Please be careful of the wildlife. Some are bigger than your car.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on February 08, 2015, 10:00:17 am

Well that depends on which state you're in Chris, I've driven a stretch of road in Arizona where the speed limit is 85 MPH, then in Montana and Idaho and part of eastern Washington , there's stretches where the limit it 75MPH. Those states know how to get people moving around ----  :lol:

Ah, thanks mate. I thought the US had a national speed limit of about 55mph, obviously wrong.


Most States control their own speed limits, as do the Provinces here in Canada.


 I was looking at some US census data recently (don't ask) and was stunned at how small some of these States populations are  :blink:

Around these parts it's like that, for instance -- Alberta is three times bigger in area than the UK (Ontario where Todd is, is five time bigger), but we only have a population of just under 4 million, and two cities here (Calgary, Edmonton) have around a million each which leaves the other two million scattered around the rest of the province but mostly located in the various little towns.  My nearest neighbours are a mile away to the north and east, and two miles away to the west and south

A bit of trivia: Canada is 28 times the size of the UK, Canada has almost the same area as what is now termed Europe, Canada's population is about 40 million ( about half of that live around the Great Lakes, a quarter live along each coast line and the other quarter scattered around the rest of Canada), Europe's population  ---- 670 million ----  which is more than all of North American population
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2015, 10:44:05 am
NOW you guys know why don't have houses large enough to display all our models at once.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2015, 07:25:16 pm
lol good one kit !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 09, 2015, 07:05:34 am
Yup I've been to Calgary and was surprised how small it was. Was during Stampede week and I expected it to be busy but it wasn't. At least from this Londoner's point of view anyway.

We did a tour of the Rockies, stunning
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on February 09, 2015, 09:29:29 am
Yup I've been to Calgary and was surprised how small it was. Was during Stampede week and I expected it to be busy but it wasn't. At least from this Londoner's point of view anyway.

We did a tour of the Rockies, stunning

What year was that Chris ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 10, 2015, 07:35:40 am
Yup I've been to Calgary and was surprised how small it was. Was during Stampede week and I expected it to be busy but it wasn't. At least from this Londoner's point of view anyway.

We did a tour of the Rockies, stunning

What year was that Chris ?

Now you got the brain rattling  :blink: Probably 95/96 ? Maybe a year or so latter
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on February 10, 2015, 12:48:00 pm
Yup I've been to Calgary and was surprised how small it was. Was during Stampede week and I expected it to be busy but it wasn't. At least from this Londoner's point of view anyway.

We did a tour of the Rockies, stunning

What year was that Chris ?

Now you got the brain rattling  :blink: Probably 95/96 ? Maybe a year or so latter

It's changed a lot since then, much bigger -- when I came to Calgary in 1980 the population was only 550,000, 35 years later it's 1.2 million, it means everyday for 35 years 94 people moved to the city.  But it's actually much more than that because lots of people (myself included) moved out of the city at the same time.  The real telling thing though, is the population explosion in all the little towns around Calgary -- this doesn't get included in the city population figures --
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 10, 2015, 05:09:14 pm
The population is dwindling again.....

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 11, 2015, 07:57:55 pm
Picking away at a few things here and there : the Voodoo pair, the HH-3 for the RAN, and my Army Sea King. I am back on my days off, so tomorrow will probably be a 'me' day. Get up, get the kiddies off to school, then coffee, tv/ computer, and some plastic !~ Hope to take a few photos as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2015, 07:33:39 am
Yessir...watching World War Z, and decaling up that HH-3 ! Good times, good times  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 12, 2015, 07:01:47 pm
R&R is always good... with plastic in the middle, couldn't be better!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2015, 04:44:03 am
Yessir ! Was a good day for it ! I still got a few other things done as well. I'm not drinking during the week as I'm training to race motocross this year, and I find waking up early and being functional a very fine state !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2015, 05:55:00 am
Well, we've got our condo booked ! And guess what ? We've got the top ( 7th floor ) with a patio, and even better yet, a spiral stair to a private sun deck on the roof top ! I'll be bringing the tele-funking zoom and a tri-pod I think.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/25_zpsgbdthmce.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/25_zpsgbdthmce.jpg.html)

And we are staying in Destin, so I guess lots for the kids to do.

http://secure.instantsoftwareonline.com/StayUSA/wfrmPropertyDetail.aspx?PropertyIDFK=735839&coid=0830&CheckInDTM=3/13/2015&Nights=8

Me ? Think I'll spend most of my time on the roof. Sunscreen, Umbrella, Beer. And since I'm driving I guess I'll take some modelling stuff as well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 13, 2015, 06:37:53 am
Watch for the AC -130s patrolling the beach after dark for skinny dippers!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2015, 06:40:20 am
lol that would be pretty cool ! I hope to see a few Hercs, that's for sure.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 13, 2015, 06:58:18 am
Hurlburt Field is just a stones throw up the road from Destin. Should be some CV-22s around too. Eglin is not far in the other direction. Visit the Armament Museum there.

http://www.afarmamentmuseum.com/
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2015, 07:02:47 am
Yes for sure I'll be seeing all the bases and museums thanks ! The good thing about driving down is having a vehicle, and I can bring bicycles ! I might bring a street bike as well. See if they will let me ride down the runway at Pensacola with the wife ( who has been accused of being a Kelly McGillis lookalike back in the day ). But I'm only doing it if an F-14 is taking off beside me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 13, 2015, 07:08:04 am
Yes for sure I'll be seeing all the bases and museums thanks ! The good thing about driving down is having a vehicle, and I can bring bicycles ! I might bring a street bike as well. See if they will let me ride down the runway at Pensacola with the wife ( who has been accused of being a Kelly McGillis lookalike back in the day ). But I'm only doing it if an F-14 is taking off beside me  :thumbsup:

We want video!!!!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 13, 2015, 08:39:38 am
Yes for sure I'll be seeing all the bases and museums thanks ! The good thing about driving down is having a vehicle, and I can bring bicycles ! I might bring a street bike as well. See if they will let me ride down the runway at Pensacola with the wife ( who has been accused of being a Kelly McGillis lookalike back in the day ). But I'm only doing it if an F-14 is taking off beside me  :thumbsup:

We want video!!!!

Better yet, we want to BE there!  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2015, 12:35:17 pm
LOL I'm sure you'll see my mug shot in the news if I try  :thumbsup:

Bringing the little CBR250 would be fun tho. No better way to get around then on a bike ! Easier to pull over and maneuver if I hear/ see somat in the sky as well.

 :tornado:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 13, 2015, 06:01:56 pm
Yes for sure I'll be seeing all the bases and museums thanks ! The good thing about driving down is having a vehicle, and I can bring bicycles ! I might bring a street bike as well. See if they will let me ride down the runway at Pensacola with the wife ( who has been accused of being a Kelly McGillis lookalike back in the day ). But I'm only doing it if an F-14 is taking off beside me  :thumbsup:

I'm afraid you would have to settle for an F-18 these days!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 14, 2015, 07:22:19 am
That's why I'm not doing it unless it's an F-14 lol

 :cheers: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 14, 2015, 08:46:46 am
Busy morning organizing stuff ! My model area is a sh*t show. If you guys have seen the pics of my basement ( we live in a bungalow house and our basement is 1800 square feet ) there is stuff everywhere ! Shelves and a storage room etc etc....really messes with my mojo. Time to start cleaning and organizing and more importantly finishing.

This is the mess I have dragged out into the family room this morning. Hey, I'm trying here !  :banghead:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0654_zpsx13rvr3n.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0654_zpsx13rvr3n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 14, 2015, 09:31:16 am
That's why I'm not doing it unless it's an F-14 lol

 :cheers: :thumbsup:

You might be able to do it in Iran!
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/F-14-IRIAF.jpg)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 14, 2015, 11:01:33 am
Gorgeous shot !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 14, 2015, 11:39:46 am
btw, captain.

speaking with pint at the ready from the depths of the beer fest' at uni' tonight, a pint of Mauldons 'Black Adder' 5.3% in hand...

wiffers charge yer glasses I give you......

 :cheers: Captain Canada  :cheers:

and thanks muchly for the phots and the 1/72 etch brass for the Fairey Firefly received in the post today, Valentine's  :wub:

especially cute is your drawing of a CF-105 on the rear of the envelope they came in!  :bow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2015, 09:11:21 am
Quite a bit of 'picking away' done this weekend ! A few pints as well  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2015, 12:39:47 pm
Dug out the RCN KC-97L last night as well. A wee bit more paint to do, then she can be decaled and final assembly done. I'm actually doing this !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2015, 02:03:57 pm
What I thought was going to be a busy day has turned into a day of nothing. Had a visit to the docs, and now for whatever reason a shoulder injury has rendered my left arm partially numb.....weird.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2015, 02:23:22 pm
Ya it must be. Doc said ice and rest, which won't be good as we're in the field all week ! Oh well. But thanks for the thoughts !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on February 18, 2015, 02:04:32 am
Wishing you the best. If that shoulder injury came with a knock to the head, and you start getting pins and needles WITH numbness then ask for a second opinion.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 18, 2015, 04:21:26 am
Did a bunch of stretching, and finally took a day with almost zero physical activity and that seems to have helped. Feels a wee bit better so far this morning thanks.

Actually stayed up last night and got a wee bit of building done. I'm really trying to clear this mess up. Mostly decals on the weapons for the Voodoos.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 18, 2015, 07:04:31 am
Ya it must be. Doc said ice and rest, which won't be good as we're in the field all week ! Oh well. But thanks for the thoughts !

 :cheers:

Sure he didn't say "Ice and slice" mate ?  :cheers:

Hope it clears up soon
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 18, 2015, 04:53:40 pm
lol thanks ! It's funny as it actually feels fine when I'm moving/ working.....but when I do rest it starts to ache ! The joys....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2015, 04:57:38 am
Not alot going on right now. We are back in the field working which means home late, cold and tired ! Bed comes early. Hopefully a bit this weekend !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 22, 2015, 03:01:11 pm
Still achy but got a little done last night. A few details on the Voodoos. Fighting the urge to start new projects. Fighting.

 :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 22, 2015, 04:32:40 pm
 :rolleyes: i know the fight, been finishing stuff but i've got too many boxes under my bed, it's getting hard to sleep with the all the moaning...  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 22, 2015, 05:20:17 pm
Yessir. Fight. Fight....ugh. Then I see that modernized Skyraider and now I want to start one  :thumbsup:

I'm going to try and sort out the decals tonite. My decal stash is a mess. I want to sort out the Harrier decals so I can start working on those.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 24, 2015, 04:26:30 am
Looked at a Skyraider. Put it back.

 :thumbsup:

Did a few small details on the Voodoos last night, adding some of that yellow paint around the canopy glass to add some detail, a drop tank and a wee bit of paint touch up. I need to source a pair of pitot tubes then these babies are being hung up together in the model room and done.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Nick on February 24, 2015, 05:58:09 am
I found an ancient Airfix Skyraider in the stash last night. No box, no decals, just the bagged parts.  :thumbsup:
Maybe Canada, could do Ireland or something off the wall.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 01, 2015, 07:01:48 pm
Canadian is always good Nick ! lol

Nowt going on over here. I did a wee bit of organizing and that's it. Busy busy at work. 12-13 hour days, so that means 14-15 hours up and away, so very little time to do 'owt but eat and sleep when not working ! On the plus side, I go on my days off this coming Wednesday at noon, and plan on a wee bit of a Harrier o' rama ! Maybe finish off all them pesky Lynx and Huey builds as well, plus photos of 6 or 8 finished and wanting to be over builds.

 :thumbsup: :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 04, 2015, 04:55:49 am
Still nothing to report, other than I broke the rules already and started another Airfix T Harrier. Hey, I've got so many Harriers on the go what's the difference eh ?

I should be on my days off at noon, so hopefully some tele and building. I also need to book a chiro/ massage and see if I can do somat about this nagging shoulder injury....driving me nuts to the point where I just want to be sat still.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2015, 04:18:15 am
Went to see a chiropractor yesterday, but they somehow screwed up my appointment and I didn't get to see him ! Off to a different one this am. Sure hope I can get some relief. It doesn't hurt when I'm working but as soon as I stop ( to eat, have a beer, watch hockey, model...that's right, all the finer things in life   :thumbsup: ) the ache drives me batty !

OK, enough of my whinging. Having a cuppa, drop the kiddies off, go to the chiro and then home. Not a lot planned, so hopefully the tele comes on and the whiffs come out.

As I sat down last night, I looked at the T.10 Harrier I have just started. Then I started fiddling with that FA.2...then I thought to myself "what are you doing ! " Man, I need to stop starting and start finishing.

 :blink:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on March 05, 2015, 07:05:50 am
Such a common affliction. I have about five unfinished laying around and my mind keeps thinking of new projects. Five not counting the ones deep in the drawer.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2015, 07:14:36 am
Visit went well. Some shock therapy, some stretches, a few cracks here and there....told to do nowt for the rest of the day  :thumbsup:

Coat of gloss on one Harrier. Decalling to start soon. That's pretty close to 'owt ! Nothing like a Dr.'s excuse to laze about eh ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2015, 03:20:27 pm
Still picking away over here...got some of my mess cleaned up. Finished the Skua, and the two Voodoo refurbs. All are now Hanging in the model room. Decalling Harriers as well. Might crack a beverage soon to celebrate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2015, 07:14:23 pm
Sitting down and raising my arms at the angle to hold paint brushes and or decal cause severe pain ! What a drag. I'm battling through, but can't help but wonder if the pain is helpful or hurtful to the healing process.

Oh well, one more visit tomorrow and we'll see where we're at.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on March 05, 2015, 08:28:44 pm
A lot of people are starting to use stand up desks for work. Would that change the angle and make it easier?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2015, 04:39:31 am
I'm not sure. I got up this am and felt fine. As soon as I grabbed a cuppa and sat down at the kitchen table it started to ache badly. I'm now on the chez lounge semi reclined and it feels fine. It seems to be when I am straight up. Who knows. Another trip to the chiro soon, then take the car to have a power steering problem fixed ( there goes this month's whif money  :banghead: ) and we'll see how it feels.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on March 06, 2015, 07:12:37 am
This kind of problem can be the devil to figure out. Hope the Dr finds the cause soon.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2015, 07:14:31 am
Yup hope it clears up soon Capt
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2015, 07:26:02 am
Thanks guys. Back home and right now it's feeling a little bit better ! Seems to be working.....fingers crossed.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 07, 2015, 07:00:23 am
Since the boy has a couple of buds sleeping over, I'm 'banished' from the basement and my model table. I've dug out the RCN KC-97 I has started a few years back. She's mostly finished, just bits and bobs, as well as sorting out the decals. I hope they leave soon so I can get back downstairs  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on March 08, 2015, 05:01:43 am
Good luck with the Chiro.  Good ones are worth sticking with but a dodgy one is just a quack.  Don't ask me how I know... :-\
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on March 08, 2015, 05:07:25 am
Good luck with the Chiro.  Good ones are worth sticking with but a dodgy one is just a quack.  Don't ask me how I know... :-\

I do.  I have two classmates from high school who are both chiros.  When discussing my shoulder, post 5t diving, one recommended the other (who's local to me) with the phrase "She didn't drink the Kool-aid at school".  :lol:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 08, 2015, 05:14:49 am
how are you now captain!?!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 08, 2015, 07:19:45 am
Still sore. Especially in the seated position. But I do believe it's getting better ! Thanks for asking !

Probably no modelling today. A wee bit hungover and I have to help a neighbour and then we have a hockey game.

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 09, 2015, 09:55:26 am
Yup. Pretty much nowt done all weekend. Oh well, someday eh ?

I'm still trying to finish the Harrier pile. I'm heading downstairs now to add a few decals and some assorted bits.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 09, 2015, 04:26:08 pm
So, if you cleaned up your hobby room and put away all the bits for your Harrier GR7/9, where do you think you would have put them ?  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 09, 2015, 04:38:08 pm
NOT in the Harrier box, that's for sure, so don't start looking there.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 09, 2015, 06:56:12 pm
LOL No kidding ! I'm absolutely brutal at keeping things organized. I drive myself nuts !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2015, 07:57:43 am
Last chiro appt. for awhile today. Went pretty good. It appears that the nerve is still agitated where it passes through the rotator cuff. The joys !

A quick clean up around the house and then I hope to be hitting the bench. TTFN !

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2015, 07:59:20 pm
Got lots of housecleaning done. Probably a little too much when I found myself outside shovelling off the deck.....oh well, it happens !

On the model front, I actually finished off one of the Harriers ! It's a T.10 done in a gray scheme with lots of stores. Pics on that thread in a week or two when we are back in town.

Also got quite a bit done on the other T.10 I started ( silly me ) As well as a GR.5 and and FRS.1

I did some test fitting of bits between the FA.2 and the T.2 to see where we're at with the twin seat Sidetrack, then I wisely put both kits away for another day. Stick to the plan....stick to the plan....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on March 11, 2015, 07:22:29 am
Add posting pics to the list of things to do!! Please??
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 11, 2015, 08:08:52 pm
I was honestly going to take a pile of pics today, and that would give me somat to do when lounging around down South. But we didn't get home from work until past 8, then clean up, getting ready etc. Back on the job early am so need some sleep for the long day and drive tomorrow evening. Night all !

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 22, 2015, 08:05:41 am
Drove straight through again yesterday. Put over 4000 kms. on the truck in a week. Glad gas is only around $2.20 a gallon right now, and the truck averaged 12.2 L/100kms. Pretty good for a big beastie like that !

Hope to cleanup today and get the Hobby table set up again. I go back to work tomorrow at 6 am, and we're on the road for 3 days, but then I am back on my 6 days off, so I hope to get a wee bit done then. Mind you, moto season is right around the corner so I've got lots and lots to do to prepare for that !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 26, 2015, 10:29:38 am
how's the cabin captain?

any new ideas after the road trip?  ;D

do let us know.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 26, 2015, 08:26:14 pm
Started a Skyraider. I knew I shouldn't, but I did.

 :banghead:

I have an Albatross that I had started down south, that is mostly finished, that I need to finish.

I spent most of the day getting a bike ready for sale, so the 1:1 scale stuff took precedence today. I hope to get a few things done tomorrow and post a few pics as well.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on March 27, 2015, 07:23:21 am
I have an Albatross that I had started down south, that is mostly finished, that I need to finish.



Bi-plane or amphibian ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2015, 11:51:46 am
The amphibious type. I was lucky enough to find an aModel one at that little store for 7 bucks

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2015, 08:50:53 pm
Back at it with the Harrier collection. Of course everytbing I build seems to turn out less than I had imagined. I think that is half of my battle.

Anyway, work is carrying on right now on An FA.2, and FRS.1 a GR.5 and a T.10. Go Harriers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on March 28, 2015, 01:35:09 am
Of course everytbing I build seems to turn out less than I had imagined. I think that is half of my battle.

That can be very depressing, I feel your pain there. No matter what I'm doing it always turns out less than imagined, I try lowering my expectations but it never works...


I like to consider us as artists and as such not every canvas is successful. We are creators and destroyers by nature, that's our black and white, and its how we manipulate those emotions that carries us from one project to another...sorry, can't put my thoughts into correct verbage...but percevere. With each project we grow :thumbsup:. I enter each project with as much "Well, if it phuqs up then so what!!" and go from there. Good luck.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 28, 2015, 03:45:45 am
Of course everytbing I build seems to turn out less than I had imagined. I think that is half of my battle.

That can be very depressing, I feel your pain there. No matter what I'm doing it always turns out less than imagined, I try lowering my expectations but it never works...


I like to consider us as artists and as such not every canvas is successful. We are creators and destroyers by nature, that's our black and white, and its how we manipulate those emotions that carries us from one project to another...sorry, can't put my thoughts into correct verbage...but percevere. With each project we grow :thumbsup:. I enter each project with as much "Well, if it phuqs up then so what!!" and go from there. Good luck.

Well, i guess it comes with the territory... i agree with librarian, modeling itself is an art, and even more when its what if. I also get that feeling when i'm composing songs for the band and even after a record is finished and everyone is telling me it's good, i still feel like "i guess it's ok but..."  :banghead:
Bah, complicated are these artist types...  ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on March 28, 2015, 03:57:49 am
But this dissatisfaction with our work is surely what keeps us building?  Not happy with the result?  Try again.  Build another.
Mine rarely turn out like I picture them.  Occasionally they are better, more often they are worse but usually they are just different.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 28, 2015, 04:51:14 am
The fun part is always what keeps me doing it, creating something and to see it come together is always rewarding but i guess it goes like Mick Jagger sang...  ;D :lol: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 28, 2015, 06:03:40 am
Thanks guys. I think it's just the rut of having too many ideas and starting too many projects ! And not enough time.....?

The wee Dynavert was just somat to keep me occupied when we were on the road. I guess I should finish it. Or restart it....same for the Argus. I said I was going to redo it in 350th scale. Some day. But you know what John Fogerty says ;-)

PS-what Jagger song ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 28, 2015, 09:17:20 am
The rolling stones- Satisfaction  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 28, 2015, 09:33:27 am
D'oh ! How could I miss that one ?   :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 28, 2015, 09:44:29 am
well, it is an oldie, isn't it?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 28, 2015, 11:04:13 am
well, it is an oldie, isn't it?  :thumbsup:

Cheek! It was No. 1 in the UK charts the day I married Mrs_PR19 #1. Hmmmmm, that might explain subsequent events with her...............
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 28, 2015, 01:45:22 pm
LOL !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: pyro-manic on March 28, 2015, 05:48:37 pm
It's very easy (for me, at least) to be incredibly self-critical. Analysing it can be useful to an extent, but it's easy to go too far and just bash yourself. Try and be constructive about it if you are looking for flaws. Otherwise just say "I made this, it's unique" and be proud of that. :)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on March 29, 2015, 02:34:36 am
I look at it as "did I enjoy the build ?".  If so then result  :thumbsup: If not then try and work out why not. If it was the kit then avoid it in future, if technique then just practice it on something that doesn't matter if you screw it up
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on March 29, 2015, 04:33:30 am
I really didn't enjoy building the XFV-1 Salmon (hard to work plastic, poorly fitting parts, badly designed kit, no real plan when I started) and yet I love how it turned out and I want to have another go at it.
And i'll probably enjoy that just as little.
I find that having lots of builds started means that I get more finished because I'll do a bit of something I don't enjoy and then reward myself by doing something I do like doing.  The trick is to have enough builds at the enjoyable stages.

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 29, 2015, 06:41:50 am
Part of the problem for me is the photography. The light in my dinghy model room isn't very good, and I'm too damn lazy to do 'owt about it ! Maybe tomorrow I'll drag everything up into the kitchen where the sunlight can help out.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2015, 07:15:02 am
I really didn't enjoy building the XFV-1 Salmon (hard to work plastic, poorly fitting parts, badly designed kit, no real plan when I started) and yet I love how it turned out and I want to have another go at it.

Think yourself lucky you didn't start with the Pegasus XFV-1, that's a bit like building a vacform with 1/4" thick styrene.  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: pyro-manic on March 30, 2015, 05:55:34 am
Part of the problem for me is the photography. The light in my dinghy model room isn't very good, and I'm too damn lazy to do 'owt about it ! Maybe tomorrow I'll drag everything up into the kitchen where the sunlight can help out.

 :blink:

Outside, in open shade, plain background. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 30, 2015, 12:04:24 pm
We bought a brand new camera as well, a Nikon D3200, with a 200mm lens as well. Pity I didn't have that down in FLA !  :banghead:

Anyway, nowt to report today. I glues together some rocket pods and that's about it. Had a few too many pops yesterday watching the GP and then a local Junior A hockey game.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2015, 04:50:52 pm
A wee bit of progress last night. A few decals and a wee bit of paint on the T.10. Felt good ! Now working on the road for a few days and hopefully moto this weekend so might be awhile again....
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 22, 2015, 05:22:33 pm
Real life and it's distractions...  :rolleyes:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2015, 07:50:53 pm
Yessir. Got back late last night, a few pops with friends and watch the hockey game, up and at 'em back to work, then got home and it's all about getting the bikes ready and load out for a motocross race tomorrow ! So no modelling yet again ! :blink:

 :angry: :unsure:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on April 26, 2015, 12:47:36 am
You'll get there.  At least you're wanting to do it.
I got invaded by family today which completely wiped out what was going to be a nice fruitful sunday in the shed.  Nice to see them but still...
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 01, 2015, 05:20:13 am
We've been on the road most of the week again...back home now for a few days ( I hope ! ) Got a wee bit done on the green T.10 last night, sorted out 4 fuel tanks and did a wee bit of painting. It's my B-day today, so work, family over for cakes, beers, then the hockey game and maybe a few hours at the 'bench'

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: JayBee on May 01, 2015, 08:05:31 am
Happy Birthday Capn.
Remember the old saying:

One swallow does not make a summer,

But several gulps makes for a very happy birthday!  :cheers: :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on May 01, 2015, 08:11:51 am
One swallow does not make a summer,

African or European?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 01, 2015, 07:41:52 pm
European.  African summers are too hot.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 04, 2015, 07:17:37 pm
lol thanks guys !

Not much to report. Still slowly working on the green T.10. Slowly.....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 05, 2015, 07:53:28 pm
Started work on a pair of GR.3s. One will be an upgraded variant. I will also be restoring an old Italeri bird that I had done years ago as a CDN in the Falklands War.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/IMG_1925_zpsdvonnuhs.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/IMG_1925_zpsdvonnuhs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 06, 2015, 01:56:04 am
hmm, sorry i'm late on parade here captain! far to busy with essay writing. my last one is due in tomorrow and is now 65% complete.

anyhow,  ;D :dalek: :wub: :banghead: :thumbsup: :tornado: :cheers: for you.

all the decent folk are born in may, aren't they?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2015, 04:12:22 am
all the decent folk are born in may, aren't they?

No.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2015, 04:50:46 am
Cheers Trev !

The half-decent ones anyway..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Nils on May 06, 2015, 09:13:25 am
looking forward to see the harriers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2015, 12:11:06 pm
Thanks Nils. I should have a few of them done in a lifetime or two  :thumbsup:

NHL Playoffs, motocross and work are definitely slowing down the progress around here.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 07, 2015, 06:19:59 am
A bit more done last night. Another issue is my nagging shoulder injury.....makes me want to sit still. Ugh. Oh well, onward and upward !

Got most of the fuselage sorted on that old ESCI GR.3.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 08, 2015, 04:05:08 am
hey todd! should I finish my stalled 1/72 two seater Harrier with maple leaf national markings, voodoo grey and whatever I can find for sqn markings?

 ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 09, 2015, 09:25:29 am
Is that a rhetorical question ? LOL But of course !

 :wub: :cheers: :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 09, 2015, 10:37:54 am
ahh! captain but which sqn and what scheme and do I use voodoo grey?

 :cheers: beer req'd to help me decide  :cheers:

must be time for a beer where you are, btw.

back tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 09, 2015, 11:25:09 am
I don't know who would have used them....but they would have looked good in ADC grey with some tail stripes. Any squadron I guess, since they all did it back in the day. Maybe 409 as a coastal defender ?

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 10, 2015, 09:09:23 pm
Progress again ! The second T.10 is up on her feet with all pylons attached. The GR.3+ is progressing well, as well ?

Also.

 :thumbsup:

Now to quit humming and hawing on the ords.... :banghead: :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 11, 2015, 07:34:03 am
Well, I've had my morning coffee, cleaned up the kitchen from another weekend of madness, so I think I'll have a 'me' day and get on with some modelling. 4 step plan :

1 Quick shower
2 Heat up some leftover homemade pizza ( potato and Vidalia onion )
3 Plug the laptop into the tele and watch 4 WSBK races I have downloaded
4 Model

Pics to follow !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 11, 2015, 12:03:53 pm
Not done as much as I'd liked to have done....but oh well. I've decided to try and finish up these Harriers and then get on with my life lol

Here's my setup today : WSBK from the laptop, a second laptop for research and general whatnot, my lunch, and some plastic ! The races were rather boring. Hasn't been a lot of excitement in WSBK this season. Must the headlamp stickers slowing everybody down lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0005_zpshxhncilv.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0005_zpshxhncilv.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/DSC_0009_zpskp7za9bz.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/DSC_0009_zpskp7za9bz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2015, 01:51:37 am
So you model on your living room coffee table without any protection on it ? And you are still in the land of the living ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2015, 05:08:36 am
LOL yes ! The table and the double-wide glide rocker I sit in are in the hated corner....wife keeps threatening to throw them out ! The table is ruined anyway, so that really doesn't matter. Besides, paint splatter, cuts and glue marks add character to it !

This out basement family room, so it's no big deal. We rarely have guests down here other than the kid's friends, or my drunk buddies to watch bike racing or hockey.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2015, 06:19:20 am
YeeHaw ! Finally got a few pics up. I would do more but it's too windy outside, making for a hassle as bits blow around.

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/s2a_zpsrdrx9cah.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/s2a_zpsrdrx9cah.jpg.html)

Can be seen here :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38269.new.html#new

And here :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40019.15.html
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 12, 2015, 08:42:31 am
It's an S-61 Fest!  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2015, 01:34:43 pm
Yes....but not nearly as bad as Harrieritis  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 12, 2015, 07:09:10 pm
Great looking couple you've got there!  :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 12, 2015, 11:02:06 pm
not bad. anyway todd harrieritis is not a nasty disease merely catchy!  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2015, 07:07:03 am
They do look nice Capt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 16, 2015, 11:58:44 am
Thanks Chris !

I know I'm supposed to be concentrating on my Harriers, but....I'm a little distracted with the IIHF semis, as well as the first game of the NHL conference finals, so I'm ship day dreaming. I just had out the Airfix Falklands trio ( three different ships with three different wee choppers tee hee ) and put that back. Then I dug out the old box scale Revell Atomic Crusier USS Long Beach ( lots of whif potential but a new chopper needs to be sorted, the kit one is bad ! ) and then put it away. Then I got out the Airfix Victorious. Not a bad kit, but still bummed that the box art shows Wessex' and Buccaneers. Even tho the Skyradiers, Scimitars and Vixens are cool, come on....anyway, all of those boxes are put away again and now I'm onto Renwal Shangri La, Revell Sea Shadow and Revell USS Hornet. Think I might write a few notes inside the boxes if any ideas pop up

 :cheers:

Or if anybody here has one

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 18, 2015, 06:10:00 pm
Ok, back to Harriers. I'm thinking of grafting a Duck hull onto a GR1 or 3 or FRS.1 and making a SAR type. Might be a wee bit impractical but I think it would be an asset at sea and it sure would look cool !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 18, 2015, 11:26:21 pm
Floaty Harrier.  Excellent idea.  No need for a step on the hull if it's strictly VTOL.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 19, 2015, 02:00:08 am
A Harrier floatplane, eh?

Just about the fastest way of boiling the water for the entire squadron's tea ever!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rheged on May 19, 2015, 02:10:38 am
A Harrier floatplane, eh?

Just about the fastest way of boiling the water for the entire squadron's tea ever!  :thumbsup:

.....and the fish float to the surface ready cooked!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 19, 2015, 04:53:27 am
lol that's pretty good ! I'm sure they\d work out some kind of saying for a launch or recovery including tea and fish !

I was going to use the Duck float just for ease.....I might use a larger central float and scratch the pylon portion of that.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2015, 04:20:55 am
Not much on the go last night. Started cleaning up the bits on the Sword T.4 or whatever they call the GR.3 nosed trainer. Another Harrier in the pile....I'm thinking I will try and finish them, do all the stencils and common decals, and then try and do some of my own decals to keep all of that common. With this many Harrier I don't want too much variation in their markings.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 21, 2015, 05:19:41 am
Not much to report here. Got home from work, helped make dinner ( yummy omelettes w/ ham, asparagus, mushroom, tomato and Swiss cheese ) then it was off to the garage for some 1:1 work as I had to rebuild the suspension on my bike. With that done, showered up, watch a bit of hockey and try some modelling. Mostly stencils on the GR.3+. Again stalled at the decaling stage, but at least I'm stinking to the plan, somewhat.

Hope to sit down tonite and gloss coat the T.4 Army version, so I can get on with decaling it. Then start another GR.3. Might swing by my LHS and go 'all in' with a GR.1, GR.3, FRS.1 and FA.2 that he still has in stock. Get 'em while I can sort of thing....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on May 21, 2015, 12:06:37 pm
What about a pair of water skis as well?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 21, 2015, 07:02:52 pm
I was wondering what that smell was  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 22, 2015, 05:09:41 am
Nowt on the go last night. I got home thinking this and this and this, and by the time I actually settled in front of the tele I didn't feel like doing anything. Ho hum.

 :angry: :-\
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 22, 2015, 10:27:14 am
Nowt on the go last night. I got home thinking this and this and this, and by the time I actually settled in front of the tele I didn't feel like doing anything. Ho hum.

 :angry: :-\

I've been having too many of those lately... Must be the heat...  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 22, 2015, 09:16:57 pm
Heat ? It's only 6 degrees up here ! Brrr.....

Got a wee bit done tonite. A bit of painting anyway. I really need to get on with it.... :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 23, 2015, 10:45:10 pm
Ouch... Thought you'd be starting summer around there too... :banghead:  Here in the south of Portugal we're getting summer temperatures already...
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2015, 09:34:11 am
Finally warming a bit....very humid today.

It's Memorial Day in the USA, so the wife is home from work, and I am off as well, so good day for tele and a little glueing and painting. Time to get on with it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 27, 2015, 05:03:50 am
Still wasting away in Harrierville. I will succeed tho ! Got a few bits painted, mainly tires, canopies and some ords sorted. Also a few stencil decals added. Hope to get a wee bit more done tonite and 'the big reveal' in a week or two.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 28, 2015, 05:07:34 am
Nothing done last night. I was banished from my hobby table as the wife made me watch tele upstairs. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are on almost every night so I've been hogging the tv downstairs....oh well, maybe get a few things sorted today !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 30, 2015, 07:38:49 am
Very little to report, again. We had a dinner date ( Irish music and a few pops at a local pub ) and then off to visit friends on the move...home late and hockey on tele.

Removed the broken pitot tube from my old Italeri GR.3 and added one of the extra bits from the Sword T kit. Looks pretty good ! Sorted out a few ords, mainly a pair of TERs and 4x 500 lbs. LGBs for the GR.3+. Glued the tanks and 'winders on to the 'Green Meanie' .

That's all for now !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 31, 2015, 08:44:16 am
how's the bench now?

oh, talking of BBQ's and that foto of the BBQ'ed spuds and onions, when I bought my vegetables from my usual stall in Coventry Market, the lady that served me had heard of this idea and suggested I try mushrooms in with it too! that could be amusing.

catch yer soon todd! :)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 31, 2015, 08:48:53 am
Oh yes, mushrooms are good on just about anything ! And they would really absorb the flavour of the spices.

Didn't get much done last eve. An impromptu party started as the kids got into it with some friends, then the wife and her friend joined in, and I finally succumbed to the pressure and joined the fray.

I did start a USN deck fire engine to add some life to my Harriers when they are done, and broke out some bits from an Airfix Coles crane to try and modify the Hasegawa Ford tractor into somat a little more whiffy and craney.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 01, 2015, 03:56:57 am
Started on the Airfix GR.3 last night. For some reason I thought I had already built it, or another one, so I was quite surprised when I had to find the instructions to do the cockpit ! lol

Getting old..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 01, 2015, 07:26:30 pm
Back to painting some of the ground support vehicles. I really wish I had more 72nd scale stuff to busy a dio. Oh well, as long as I cn do a half decent base they should be ok.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 06, 2015, 10:02:51 am
Still working away ! Got one T bird almost finished, as well as several bits of ground equipment. We have a birthday party this aft, the Cup on tele tonite, plus moto tomorrow so probably won't get too far this weekend....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 12, 2015, 06:08:21 am
Slow times at the Cabin. Have to get organized this week and get on with it. The house is a mess right now, needs a good spring cleaning and a few shelving units built or somat.

I also need to pack away the recent kits I've bought, as they keep showing up on the table and getting in the way of the current builds. :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 13, 2015, 07:12:50 am
So after all the dinner and guests I sat down and said " screw it ! " and started work on the AEW.3 Gannet !

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on June 15, 2015, 05:51:43 am
New pics are up on my FaceBook page. Steven James McColm.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 15, 2015, 09:38:08 am
Which ones ? Unless my FB isn't updating
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 15, 2015, 06:30:04 pm
Still can't see any new pics  :unsure:

Nowt on the go hear. Buy busy weekend, too much booze, busy at work today and with a heat advisory I still had to do what needed to be done for a job tomorrow, so I feel like a bag of dirt now. I have a job tomorrow and then Wednesday I go on my days off ( glorious days off ! ) for 6 days so I hope to get some cleaning and organizing done around the house so I can crack on.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 17, 2015, 05:16:39 am
Big job yesterday and it was hot.....so nowt done last night ( other than catch up on some Corrie lol ) Hope to hit the bench tonite and get back at it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 19, 2015, 08:27:10 am
Had an afternoon session yesterday, as well as an evening session....wow ! Got quite a bit done on my MG over in the GB section.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 28, 2015, 01:50:15 pm
Nothing on the go around here ! A little too much of the drink these last few weeks...need to sober up and get back into the groove !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 29, 2015, 05:04:18 pm
Well I only had 2 pops yesterday and none so far today...maybe once the sun goes down I can meander indoors and try and get a wee bit done on my GB car !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 10, 2015, 06:39:09 am
How time flies eh ? Been slow going here. Just too much on the go during the summer months. Trailer shopping today, some house work, some yard work, some bike work, a round of golf this aft, then moto practice, then assemble some new patio furniture...then I'm sure beers and food on said furniture....lol

Started work on that MH-53. I know I shouldn't have, but I just love that family of helicopter. I also hope to add a few bits to the MG this weekend and perhaps finish the painting and get on with the process of dirtying her up a little.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2015, 05:04:35 am
Holy smokes ! Actually had a session last night.....sat down to watch the Moto2 and 3 races from the weekend, so brought my 3 AZ AH-1G kits upstairs with me. Got quite a bit done to the cockpits and fuselage halves. A wee bit of painting tonite and they should be ready to glue the halves together. Nice kits for sure. Not sure of the accuracy, and I really don't care either, they just go together really nicely.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 15, 2015, 11:36:06 am
Triple Cobra session! Get some pics for us, Captain.  :thumbsup:
I love those, i only have 1 Italeri kit but have been tempted to buy another one more than a few times... :rolleyes:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2015, 07:20:06 pm
OK will do...tomorrow  :thumbsup: Off to bed long drive tomorrow....off to Massilon Ohio....might venture past Akron on the way back, be cool to see the sheds there !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 16, 2015, 04:29:21 am
Well 'm off ! Semi planned a route....drop off the tools in Massilon, head up 77 to Akron-Canton to the MAPs museum, from there up to Akron to see the old blimp shed, and then up to Cleveland to see the F-4s mounted there and home. I might just skip all or some tho, depending on the time line and roads etc.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 21, 2015, 07:42:21 pm
Started filing the rivets off the Albatross. I was going to use RR Darts for the engines. And make it RAF or RN. But then I thought about Shorts and the Sealand etc....so maybe not ? Maybe CDN ? But then again, this is whif so whatever right ?

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2015, 01:09:40 am
Why not RAF or RN? The Sealand was only about half the size of the Albatross and neither service used it. Darts would be just about right for the Albatross, and there was a turbo version of its smaller brother, the Mallard.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: JayBee on July 22, 2015, 02:05:49 am
There was a turbo conversion of the Albatros, by Conroy Aircraft Corporation who converted a surplus SA-16A with  RR Dart R.Da.6 Mk510 s(From a Viscount). It was not a commercial success.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 22, 2015, 05:10:12 am
Well there you go ! I guess it's on ! Thanks guys. Now to pick a scheme for it....white over blue ? Yellow over blue ? Overalll EDSG with some orange panels ? Surely not yellow.....

 :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2015, 01:21:44 pm
Hemp with dayglo panels on the wings and fin?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 22, 2015, 06:15:44 pm
Hmmm....maybe ! Might look a little to modern but we'll see. I've always been a fan of the RN plane guard helo's so might go that route.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 23, 2015, 07:35:52 pm
Scratched the rest of the rivets off the Albatross.

Put a coat of flat black on the MG's guns.

Not much, but it's something !

Now, off to bed. Trying to get in shape for the Nationals next month. No beer  :unsure: and over 200k on the push bike since Monday.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 25, 2015, 05:23:50 am
Not much on the go. Dug out the Dart Herald and test fitted the engines. I have a few questions regarding how long the engines were and see where to go from there.

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 27, 2015, 07:42:03 pm
Spent the last two evenings glueing bits to the MG. Pretty much done me thinks. Prob be sans a driver and co-pilot. But that's ok, I can always add them later or just leave them off. Now I just need to try my hand at weathering.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2015, 04:38:11 am
Picking away at a few details again last night. I think I'm there. maybe. I just need to add the windscreen to it and I kind of have an idea of how I'm going to dirty it up.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2015, 08:00:42 pm
Spent half an hour wandering around the basement looking for the Gannet AEW.3. Found the box straight away but had no idea what I did with it's contents. Finally found it in a plastic Christmas light box, under an empty shoe box....still haven't found the instructions tho. Anybody have any links to good pictorial references of this particular mk. ? I'd love to open one up. What about that wee bomb bay looking thing in the rear ?

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 29, 2015, 09:33:59 pm
How 'bout:

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/album/showfull.php?photo=20056

Cheers
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 30, 2015, 04:59:17 am
That's an excellent drawing and very useful, thanks. But the AEW is different as it doesn't have the drop down radar, and instead had 2 sets of double door things. At least that's what they look like in the molds. I have found one underside pic where you can clearly see them, but they are closed.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 30, 2015, 12:07:43 pm
Oops, sorry - didn't look at the mark number, I was too pleased with myself for finding a BIG cutaway...  :banghead:

How about this, then?

http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/fairey_gannet_aew.3/index.php?Page=2

Cheers
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Gondor on July 30, 2015, 12:18:57 pm
That's an excellent drawing and very useful, thanks. But the AEW is different as it doesn't have the drop down radar, and instead had 2 sets of double door things. At least that's what they look like in the molds. I have found one underside pic where you can clearly see them, but they are closed.

 :tornado:

No idea which panel lines your referring to Captain, can we have a picture please.

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 30, 2015, 01:36:21 pm
You can see something like a 'bomb bay' in this shot from Rock Lowe's link.

http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/fairey_gannet_aew.3/images/fairey_gannet_aew.3_11_of_35.jpg (http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/fairey_gannet_aew.3/images/fairey_gannet_aew.3_11_of_35.jpg)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Gondor on July 30, 2015, 01:54:41 pm
You can see something like a 'bomb bay' in this shot from Rock Lowe's link.

http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/fairey_gannet_aew.3/images/fairey_gannet_aew.3_11_of_35.jpg (http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/fairey_gannet_aew.3/images/fairey_gannet_aew.3_11_of_35.jpg)

Looking at that picture I would make a guess that its access doors to an equipment bay seeing that there are various scoops and exhausts to the rear of the access doors for the radar operators which are above and behind the doors mentioned in the picture by Kit.

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 30, 2015, 02:55:38 pm
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/marcopreto/Fairey%20Gannet%20AEW3/Gannet_AEW3_28.jpg

https://flic.kr/p/cCmHEd
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Gondor on July 30, 2015, 03:25:40 pm
Sorry, not a clue  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 30, 2015, 03:36:42 pm
No worries. They obviously open but you guys are probably right that it's not for anything fun, but probably access to change out equipment associated with the radar.

Thanks for the help and cheers !

 :cheers:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 09, 2015, 05:40:16 am
Nothing on the go here. I was all full of P and V after diagnosis, thinking I'd be sat on the couch for weeks, and I'd order some stuff I've always wanted....nevermind. Pain, lack of articulation, lack of comfort....maybe next week.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on August 09, 2015, 06:59:37 am
Don't push it Capt, do as the Doc orders. especially if they are young, female and attractive.  ;D

Seriously when modelling we sit in some preaty peculiar positions at times and it wouldn't do your recovery much good I would have thought

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 09, 2015, 01:11:12 pm
What they said - think of your health first.
Easy to say I know, but if you're struggling with pain or discomfort to work on things, that's hardly fun and isn't this hobby supposed to be fun?

Cheers
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on August 09, 2015, 05:06:32 pm
Don't push it Capt, do as the Doc orders. especially if they are young, female and attractive.  ;D

Seriously when modelling we sit in some preaty peculiar positions at times and it wouldn't do your recovery much good I would have thought



Exactly. I'm pretty sure my back damage was exacerbated by standing and sitting over projects with CG chucked forward by arms and head pulling forwards. Stick to an ibuprofen and paracetamol mix and avoid codeine/cocodamol if you can bear it....it seriously bungs up the rear escape hatch.

Wishing you quick recovery :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 10, 2015, 06:53:58 am
Thanks guys. I got carried away already today, we need to load up for the big motocross Nationals, trying to move a trailer by hand. I was taking complete care not to use my left side with the broken collarbone....completely ignoring the fact that my chest and ribs are all smashed up as well.....d'oh !

On the modelling front I have been picking away at a few details on the Goose. Not sure how carried away I'm going to get as of yet....just somat for my idleness.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 10, 2015, 06:09:48 pm
Carried away pushing a trailer by hand... :blink: Bet you felt like a cold one right after that...  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 11, 2015, 05:55:53 am
lol it's just a wee three rail motorcycle trailer, actually quite light when empty and super easy to move either by picking it up by the tongue or by rolling it with the jack leg down. It's just that I'm busted up more than I care to admit and being 'the man' it's extremely hard to stand back and wait for/ watch others !  :banghead:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2015, 10:12:58 am
Can't get into the mood today. Worried about the boys moto tomorrow and the fact that i'll be away all day alone.....and the driving bit. I'd rather stay home but he wants to ride. Oh well, as they say, suck it up butter cup !

Maybe a wee nap and I'll find some motivation.

 :unsure:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2015, 05:24:36 am
I tried to make some bulkheads for the Goose last night, to no avail. I traced the outline of the nose that I had cut off, and then reduced the outline by the width of the plastic, and cut it out. Twice. Both times it was way off. I tell ya, this old ;head injury' thing is getting old lol. Oh well, going to try her again today !

 :blink: :unsure: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Gondor on August 26, 2015, 06:05:53 am
I tried to make some bulkheads for the Goose last night, to no avail. I traced the outline of the nose that I had cut off, and then reduced the outline by the width of the plastic, and cut it out. Twice. Both times it was way off. I tell ya, this old ;head injury' thing is getting old lol. Oh well, going to try her again today !

 :blink: :unsure: :wacko:

Try using either some solder wire or soft wire to trace the shape of the inside just like I have done in my RF-4M build.

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2015, 06:07:01 am
Now you're talking ! Thanks for that tip !

 :wub: :wub: :tornado: :drink: :bow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2015, 11:49:38 am
Works a charm !

 :wub:

Prob not going to get much done tonite....it's our 20th wedding anniversary. Dinner and a drink I guess. Then we have my daughter's leaving party on Friday, as she's attending Uni in Ottawa soon. A wedding in Michigan on Saturday, then this, then that.....an unemployed bum just can't relax these days lol.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 26, 2015, 12:40:22 pm
I found when I was getting very little work that I was busier during the day than when I was at work!

Apparently retirees find the same.

Cheers
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rheged on August 26, 2015, 12:59:59 pm
I found when I was getting very little work that I was busier during the day than when I was at work!

Apparently retirees find the same.

Cheers

This retired individual  finds exactly that!  I think Kit and Narses would agree.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on August 26, 2015, 01:05:05 pm
I found when I was getting very little work that I was busier during the day than when I was at work!

Apparently retirees find the same.

Cheers

This retired individual  finds exactly that!  I think Kit and Narses would agree.

I would agree as well, having spent 18 months without employment.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2015, 02:10:34 pm
Good to know ! I pretty much have tomorrow to myself ( I think ) and hope to get a wee bit more done. Cheers guys !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 26, 2015, 02:11:36 pm
I found when I was getting very little work that I was busier during the day than when I was at work!

Apparently retirees find the same.

Cheers

This retired individual  finds exactly that!  I think Kit and Narses would agree.

Absolutely, I'm trying like crazy to find the 36 hr day!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2015, 05:22:07 pm
On another note I saw the UDT Boat kit at a local Michael's store.  $32.99. I almost bought it with a 40% off coupon, but I'll wait until the 50% off one comes out  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on August 27, 2015, 05:55:23 am
I found when I was getting very little work that I was busier during the day than when I was at work!

Apparently retirees find the same.

Cheers

This retired individual  finds exactly that!  I think Kit and Narses would agree.

Yup, been retired 8 1/2 years and can honestly say I've never once gone "what do I do now ?". Always busy, in a good way  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 27, 2015, 06:24:27 am
Good stuff ! I'd prob get a lot more done if I weren't all busted up  :thumbsup: Felt so crappy yesterday that I completely crashed for over 3 hours....totally ruined my sleep last night ! Oh well. I'm up and at 'em now !


 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 27, 2015, 07:27:22 am
A couple of coffees in, some lobster flavoured potato chips, Twelve O'clock High on the comp, and some model time !

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 27, 2015, 11:18:51 am
A couple of coffees in, some lobster flavoured potato chips, Twelve O'clock High on the comp, and some model time !

 :rolleyes:

Sounds like you have your day sorted, then!  ;D
'I love it when a Plan comes together!' - though I'm sure you could have done without the getting banged up in order to have the downtime...  :lol:

Cheers
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 28, 2015, 08:10:01 am
lol that's for sure ! I did get quite a bit done yesterday, but today I find myself in the 'getting nowhere' phase. It's sad as a day where you feel good and get a few things done just leads to a day of feeling banged up again. I'm sure I'll find the happy medium by the time I'm all better  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2015, 06:35:10 am
As stated not much on the go around here. My stinking neck/ skull aches like crazy for the first few hours of the day....hard to find any motivation then. So now I should have a few days to myself to try and bang off this Goose as well as my MG.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2015, 08:09:58 am
But, in the good news dept. my order from Iron Shipwrights showed up. Love small scale stuff....I am thoroughly enjoying picking away at all the flash ans scheming.....I think I might hollow one of the Mojaves out and scratch up some clamshell doors. Now I need to source out a suitable boat  :thumbsup:

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/IMG_0566_zps81gbnhoc.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/IMG_0566_zps81gbnhoc.jpg.html)

The other half of the orfder was the VC set, with an AEW and regular Skyraider, a Corsair and a Banshee. Hmmm.....

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/IMG_0567_zpseohprdhf.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/IMG_0567_zpseohprdhf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 30, 2015, 01:08:29 pm
Flash City!  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2015, 03:13:13 pm
For sure Kit but I enjoy scraping it away....and as cheap as they are, and very well one, I sure don't mind ! Rather enjoy it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on August 31, 2015, 01:07:40 am
They look good behind the flash Capt
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 05:42:53 am
I think so too Chris and some interesting subjects ! The AEW Skyraider wants to be blue with RN markings  :thumbsup: But I'm going to try and make him RCN two-grey  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 31, 2015, 10:35:38 am
What's the scale of those buggers? 1/350? They look good, but incredibly small... :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 12:03:48 pm
Ya 350 scale. I guess I should have thrown somat in there to lend scale eh !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 01:29:03 pm
Stabbed myself in the finger cleaning up all that flash lol. Lots of blood. That what I get for laying around and trying to model :-\
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 31, 2015, 02:16:26 pm
Who would ever think one could get hurt while laying around and modeling at the same time?  :banghead: I've tried it before, and although i didn't cut myself, it also didn't work out very well, ended up ruining a pair of jeans with CA spilled all over... Guess one has to suffer in order to learn, right? ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Gondor on August 31, 2015, 02:57:57 pm
Stabbed myself in my inner thigh while modelling once.

I was using a Humbrol modelling knife which had a star shaped end to the handle to stop the knife from rolling, I found out that it could and would roll. The first time the knife rolled off the edge of the table nearest me I managed to close my legs quickly enough to catch it on my lap. However the second time...... you guessed it, I didn't close my legs quickly enough to repeat that feat so the nice new knife blade slipped effortlessly through my trousers and into my inner thigh. I looked down and thought "Oh, it's gone into my leg. No pain and no blood!" And sure enough there was neither. Had to drop the trousers after pulling out the knife, the blade was about 15mm long, so I could see if there was much damage done to me. There was only a little blood once I poked and prodded the wound so I had to put a plaster/band-aid on my leg, the removal of which caused more pain that anything else!
You can bet that after the second time I placed the knife on the table at ninety degrees from previously.
Ain't modelling fun  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 03:03:11 pm
Dangerous sport this plastic model building ! lol. Sounds like you had a lucky escape on that one.

I might as well glue myself to the chair for all I'm getting done these days lol

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 31, 2015, 03:28:12 pm
I was cutting some exhaust header access holes in the front wings of a 1/24 Plymouth Satellite A/FX drag race car once, while spending Christmas at my parent's-in law (as you do.... ;D) and the very long bladed Black and Decker knife I was using suddenly broke through the car's inner wing and plunged up to the hilt in my right knee!  :o

I unhooked the model from the knife handle and said 'Oh dear, I've stabbed myself!' (quick, wasn't I?  ;D) whereupon my then wife, not Mrs_PR19, looked over at me and passed out! Her Dad sprinted across, grabbed hold of the knife handle and pulled it out of my knee while at the same time gripping my thigh VERY tightly with the other hand and screamed for my mother-in-law to get an ambulance.

I had to have seven stiches in the cut and I still have the scar to this day. The Plymouth won a prize at the local IPMS Branch later on, but I'm not sure it was actually worth it!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on August 31, 2015, 03:41:33 pm
Funny story along those lines...My mother caught my father trying to butterfly a gash in his leg with bandaids after slicing it open with a box cutter, as he was breaking down boxes.  And I managed to once lop off a chunk of thumb with a single blade razor *and* slice open a finger picking up a carpet knife the wrong way.  3 stitches on that finger, and grossed out the lifeguard staff at the summer camp I was working at.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 03:56:20 pm
Ouch ! You guys are scaring me now ! lol

 :blink: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2015, 11:13:48 am
Got all of these guys cleaned up. I'll try and get off my butt later and take some kind of pic that will lend scale. I guess I could always add a few know types to the pic like a Sea King and whatever other 350 scalers I've got about.

 :drink:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2015, 05:00:35 am
Started drilling and hacking one of the CH-37s yesterday, to open it up. lots of fun ! I'm thinking one open and one closed, in the green/ orange colour, one whit and orange, and one as the AEW type. I might order another set as well, as I'd really like to do a 50s era ship dio. Might start a build thread as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 02, 2015, 05:39:31 am
Started drilling and hacking one of the CH-37s yesterday, to open it up. lots of fun ! Might start a build thread as well.

Start the thread, that must be seen!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 03, 2015, 05:38:16 am
Ok, will do !

When the 72nd scale one arrives this week I'll start a combined thread featuring the 2 different scales.

Might be a bit slow until then.....busy day today and we are gone all weekend taking the daughter to Uni ( in Ottawa....might get some museum trips out of that one  :thumbsup: )

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 03, 2015, 06:58:16 am
Drive safe and don't forget to brings us some pics if those museum trips happen! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 03, 2015, 07:40:11 am
You bet ! I hope to see both the War Museum and the National Aviation Museum. Plus don't be surprised if we hit up Trenton on the way back  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 04, 2015, 04:49:44 am
Well, it's D day here at the Pomerleau house....taking our eldest daughter up to University in Ottawa. Sad and exciting. The drive up and weekend away will be great. The 8 hours drive home without her on the other hand......

 :-\
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on September 04, 2015, 05:13:48 pm
Well, it's D day here at the Pomerleau house....taking our eldest daughter up to University in Ottawa. Sad and exciting. The drive up and weekend away will be great. The 8 hours drive home without her on the other hand......

 :-\

When they start to spread their wings ------------------------   
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 04, 2015, 07:31:21 pm
Made it ! On our way up we passed Pearson International and saw a Hornet flying. Looks kinda big wonder if the USN was sending one to the CNE ?

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/t1_zpsaduug7ey.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/t1_zpsaduug7ey.jpg.html)

Stopped in Trenton for a quick bite and was treated to a pair of Js doing their thing

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/t3_zps0wandl7r.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/t3_zps0wandl7r.jpg.html)

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/t2_zpsetpngdtj.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/t2_zpsetpngdtj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 04, 2015, 08:06:20 pm
 :thumbsup: thanks, Captain! Those heavies are just so big and bulky... yet so beautiful in flight! And so is the Hornet, even with the gear down and at such a distance... :wub:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 05, 2015, 05:47:40 am
Well, it's D day here at the Pomerleau house....taking our eldest daughter up to University in Ottawa. Sad and exciting. The drive up and weekend away will be great. The 8 hours drive home without her on the other hand......

 :-\

When they start to spread their wings ------------------------   

They find their way back home again  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2015, 06:45:40 am
lol thanks guys !

And yes you never know eh Chris ? Early days yet and we haven't even left town so hopefully she can tough it out for one, and then get a real job and carry on after !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2015, 06:40:54 pm
Well, we didn't visit any of the museums up here. We should have time...the girl will be here at least 4 years  :thumbsup: Just too busy getting things sorted for her and the place is a zoo with the long weekend, end of summer, and all of the kids returning to school. But we will be hitting the museum in Trenton on the way home !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on September 06, 2015, 12:16:22 am
Drop off day at a university is guaranteed to be a nut house! We are on child #3. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 06, 2015, 06:59:20 am
3 ? Ouch !

Ok nevermind the previous post, today I D day ! I think it will be ok, she's been here a few days and is settling in and has new friends and has been very busy..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 06, 2015, 08:42:07 pm
Seems like she'll get along just fine. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2015, 06:55:43 am
It went fine. It wasn't until we hit hiway 402, the 'home stretch' that we kinda realized she wasn't coming home. Then I got home and had a few beers lol.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on September 07, 2015, 08:18:29 am
Actually started doing some calculations the other day as one wants to do medicine and the other architecture, a combined total of anywhere between ten and twelve years of Uni :blink:. My wife is trying to convince me to buy a second house so that the rent would pay fees and then become our pension...I'm against property investment for various reasons but she's starting to convince me.

Two years of sixth form college and four years at Uni...some of the best years :party:.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2015, 07:51:59 pm
Got off my duff and did a wee bit of painting tonite ! The interior of the Goose, so I should be joining the fuselage tomorrow, and also added the clear bits onto the MG. Hope to touch up the paint tomorrow, and then start weathering and dirtying that one up.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2015, 05:42:37 am
Another wee session last night....getting used to this ! I did some paint touch ups etc on the MG and did manage to get the boat halves glued together. I'd like to order a set of 200 scale figures to add to it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2015, 01:14:18 pm
Looking at the Hobblinc site looks like I can get some wee dudes on order....problem is, I can't stop looking at the place and adding to my cart, and then editing my cart to get it back down to an acceptable price !

Models....

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 09, 2015, 02:40:12 pm
Looking at the Hobblinc site looks like I can get some wee dudes on order....problem is, I can't stop looking at the place and adding to my cart, and then editing my cart to get it back down to an acceptable price !

Models....

 :banghead:

Probably happens to most of us... i know i suffer from the same syndrome... ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2015, 07:07:48 pm
And I still haven't finalized the order ! Too many ideas.... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 10, 2015, 06:56:10 am
I normally set my shopping priorities according to stock quantities in the shops or availability. If an item is hard to find and stock quantities are low, chances are the next time i think of buying said item, it's gone. :banghead: Happened once or twice so now, it's the  only way i can close an order... although i do keep some shopping carts filled for a few days while i make up my mind... ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 11:26:56 am
Good call. I saw some items at Hobbylinc on sale for dirt cheap, but I already had too much in there so I had to delete a few.

And I didn't know they could automatically check you out ! I guess I'd better not leave the 'cart unattended'  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2015, 04:49:21 am
At least you have a good excuse, as you were 'forced' into it  :thumbsup: On second thought maybe I should just order everything and take my lumps from the missus later  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2015, 05:08:20 am
We'll see....I'm off to the doc in London right now, for my 6-week check up. Hope for good news I'm a little worried about the collarbone it's still jutting up pretty good, but not nearly as painful so it must be healing. And if I hit the new hobby shop while I'm up there it's not my fault..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2015, 10:31:39 am
Well, the doc visit went pretty good. Said there isn't much evidence of bone growth, but it felt stable to him and my movement was pretty good and not painful, so I have a limited return to work date set for Oct. 1, 8 weeks since the accident. Not too shabby !

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/IMG_0695_zpsnvxn7rmj.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/IMG_0695_zpsnvxn7rmj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2015, 06:24:36 pm
...I have a limited return to work date set for Oct. 1...

Sorry to hear that...


Unless like me you're a casual with no sick pay or leave entitlement.  In which case, goodonyamate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2015, 09:32:04 pm
Thanks ! No I have been paying into a system for 18 years so 8-12 weeks shouldn't be too much to ask  :thumbsup: Just hoping when my family doc sees this he's happy enough and agrees that I can return.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 12, 2015, 05:41:34 am
Glad it's healing mate.

Often wondered about sport related injuries and company sick schemes. They could be seen as self inflicted ? No idea how companies in the UK deal with that but I know things have changed since the 70's when the queue outside the firm's doctors office was a mile long with football related injuries ! Most were sustained whilst playing for one of the 15 teams Head Office fielded  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 12, 2015, 06:03:30 am
Ya they have some pretty good schemes now, my short-term disability was no problem at all. I think I get up to 13 weeks of that, and then would have to switch to long-term and less pay, but I should be back by then. The winter is our busy time as well, so I don't want to miss out and I'm a grafter at heart and would hate to have other folk doing my work for me, or being overworked.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 13, 2015, 04:04:39 am
Good news there, Captain! :thumbsup: But you'll have quite a lump on that collarbone when it's fully healed... That looks like a big space between the two parts of the bone... :o My dad broke both on cycling related crashes, the left when he was 23 and the right 4 years ago when he was 59, both look the same now... ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 14, 2015, 07:03:08 am
Thanks !

Well, a little too much carrying on this weekend, didn't get any modelling done as such. I am pretty much done the MG but never got the pics taken for the deadline. I'll probe throw them up later anyway, just to put paid to it and get it off the table  :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 18, 2015, 11:20:33 am
Not much going on around here again.....an impropmtu party broke out yesterday afternoon and might have delayed anything else I had on the go. The after effects seem to have doomed today as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 18, 2015, 08:18:53 pm
Woo Hoo ! Finally got some stuff done tonite !

Glued in the floor for the RATO on the Moose, and also cut out the wings to accomodate the doors.
Have the major structure of the Peashooter done.
Painted radials form the above, a Siskin, as well as 2 Gladiators.

See ? Not just working on one Rat !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 21, 2015, 12:53:26 pm
Still BoB'ing over here ! I cleaned up the bench area today ( as well as a few other household chores ) and worked on the Peashooter, the Siskin, and the Gladiator. I'm missing a main piece of the landing gear on the Siskin, and think I may turn it into a floater, let's say participating off the back of a RCN warship in the theatre ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 22, 2015, 05:15:38 am
I know I'm not supposed to, and I said I wouldn't, but as I'm sat here drinking my morning coffee I'm fondling the A400M and cleaning up the fuselage/ wings. I think I have an idea already.....pretty basic but it's one of my favourite aeroplane schemes and I think you guys will like it.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 29, 2015, 07:14:32 am
Update on health :

I had a tentative note from the ortho guys in London, ON, for a return to work with restrictions to my left arm on Oct.1. So I set up an appointment with my own Doc for yesterday, the 28th, just to check in with him and get his opinion. Whilst I'm in there talking to him, I receive a call and then text from the higher ups telling me that I won't be able to return to work with restrictions, I need to be 100% ready to do my job. My doc says no way. You aren't an office guy yadda yadda I can't do that. So he signs off a note saying that I won't be able to return until after my reassessment that is scheduled for Oct. 30th.

I leave the office.

As I'm walking to my truck my phone goes off again, the same higher ups telling me I can return to work restricted and to get a note from my doc saying so !

Yup.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2015, 07:40:55 am
Right and left hands spring to mind  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 29, 2015, 10:19:15 am
Ya brutal eh ? Oh well, at least now I don't have to worry about risking an injury whilst trying to do to much. Not much risk of that sat here holding down furniture  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on September 30, 2015, 04:52:52 am
Sounds like you work for Australia Post.
 ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 30, 2015, 06:19:17 am
No idea bout the reference, but I'm guessing bad  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on October 01, 2015, 03:28:01 am
i was referring to management not knowing their donkey from their elbow.
A couple of weeks ago I got given some forms at work to fill in which I did, returning then the next day to be told management had decided they were the wrong forms and I had use a different set which I was then given.
Two days later they told me they had decided the original forms were in fact the correct ones but they'd thrown my completed set away and as they were in the "security" bin couldn't get them back so I would have to fill in and get witnessed another set.
And you wonder why Post lost money last year.

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on October 01, 2015, 05:54:19 am
Bet you wished you'd secretly recorded that conversation ?  :rolleyes:

Must admit I was always lucky in that the couple of things I threw away that I shouldn't have I retrieved from the bin. One admittedly just as the bin men were about to take it  :o ;D

Mind you that was in the days before things were shredded, nothing we had was that important, although I did spend an interesting morning standing by a filing cabinet refusing to allow an EU Inspector access until our lawyer turned up. He sat there watching me making sure I didn't take anything out of it, both of us acting perfectly legaly and correctly. Spetd an hour or so chatting over coffee  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 01, 2015, 07:41:36 am
Interesting stuff on both counts. I have a friend who's in a wee battle with his work over forms....crazy world we live in now.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 01, 2015, 08:33:10 am
When my last employers hired a new CFO, head-hunted from her firm by her former boss who was now President of my employers (Nepotism Rules OK....) she laid down some new 'rules' that filtered down to the subsidiaries world-wide. One of these was that any field employee's weekly time and expense reports HAD to be countersigned by their local manager before they were entered into the wildly complicated finance system that she'd imported from her former employers. On the other hand another rule said you couldn't countersign your own forms, so that put me in a cleft stick...

I was the 'local manager' for the  UK field engineers, and yet I also spent about 65% of my time in the field too, looking after my customers world-wide for whom I was the company's specialist engineer. So while I had to get my forms signed off I couldn't sign them myself and there was no guidance from above on how to sort that so I was rapidly getting out of pocket with weekly hotel bills of around £3-400!

Eventually, after zero response from the hierarchy, I refused to leave the house until it was a] sorted out and b] they paid me my back expenses. THAT concentrated their minds and I became the only person in the entire company who could sign off their own expenses.  ;D

RESULT!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 01, 2015, 09:03:18 am
Result indeed !   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 05, 2015, 11:48:46 am
Nothing done today. had a few pops last night and just felt crappy today. Even after I ate I felt blah. Sometimes life is like that tho. Having a hard time at home alone. Miss my daughter in school and the realization that my son will be grown up soon as well. Oh well, time to suck it up ! I`m going to hit the shower and go slap some paint on the BoB builds, the underside of the Spit and do the first green atop the Bf.55.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on October 06, 2015, 06:25:45 am
Miss my daughter in school and the realization that my son will be grown up soon as well.
 ;D

Strange isn't it ? Friends felt exactly the same when their son went to Uni. They missed him like mad, he didn't miss them a jot. He did however miss the fridge and mum's washing  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 07, 2015, 05:41:57 am
lol too true Chris ! And the washing part for my kid, but she's on a meal plan up there and says the food is excellent !

I got a bit of paint work done last night. I wasn't really happy with it, but it'll do. Need a few touch ups here and there and then start decaling and weathering. I'll throw a few pics on my build thread later I hope.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 08, 2015, 07:30:34 am
A wee bit done yesterday. Not as much as I'd have liked. Didn't get anything dome during the day like I'd hoped to....I went outside to water the fall Mums and ended up weeding the garden and mowing the grass ! The evening had visitors and beverages, and by the time I got downstairs to the 'bench' I was more interested in the tele....Baseball's NL wild card game, opening night for the NHL, Survivor, Ultimate Fighter ( USA vs, Europe ) and of course, Corrie !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 09, 2015, 08:01:12 am
Looks like it's going to be another 'long weekend' of getting nowt done. This is what's on the go here :

-Arenacross in town today and tomorrow, amateurs practice and qualify all day and pros at night, and we have too many friends to list participating, so we will be in and out of there.
-Daughter is coming home for Thansgiving, but her ride from Ottawa is only taking her as far as Hamilton. So of there around 2 pm this aft, and that will kill the rest of this day.
-Arenacross and the boy's hockey @ 4:30 Saturday
-Family over Sunday for dinner, boys hockey at 8:00pm
-Take daughter back to Hamilton Sunday and dinner at Mum's Sunday night

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on October 10, 2015, 04:50:31 am

-Daughter is coming home for Thansgiving, but her ride from Ottawa is only taking her as far as Hamilton. So of there around 2 pm this aft, and that will kill the rest of this day.


.
She's only been gone a couple of weeks !  ;D Obviously she's hungry  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2015, 04:55:23 am
....and lots of dirty laundry !

Got more done than I thought yesterday ! Just painting but and a couple of decals but that's ok, still progress !

 :cheers:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on October 10, 2015, 05:00:29 am
....and lots of dirty laundry !


Ah yes, forgot that  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 12, 2015, 07:51:55 am
....might as well start that A400M. Because you said you wouldn't start anything until the BoB build was over.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 13, 2015, 06:55:34 am
More work on the A400. Got the fuselage together last night, the wings together with all of the flap fairing jack bullets. I was watching the ball games and had a few so it's easier to just clip/ clean and glue than to paint. That's my excuse anyway  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Nils on October 13, 2015, 11:34:56 am
oh, i would like to see that A400M of yours  :mellow:
is it going to be in RCAF colors (like i need to ask)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 13, 2015, 01:24:26 pm
It's like you know me or something ! lol. RCAF Special Ops, no idea of a unit as yet but I'll look something up. Green ( well, two greens ) like the RAF Hercs ( btw, anybody know those colours ? ) and a two gray nacelle and or panel here and there.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2015, 07:07:58 am
Nowt on the go here. Picked up the Midge and looked at it. Put it down. I really need to finish a BoB bird and get my mojo back for that. I blame the baseball on tele, as well as the house reno work, and the bloody A400 that I said I wasn`t going to start lol

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 16, 2015, 12:54:17 pm
That A400's been quite a temptation, gotta be good... but i agree with the guys...  ;D

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/MagicMtnDan/Misc%20Pics/ThisThreadIsWorthless.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/MagicMtnDan/media/Misc%20Pics/ThisThreadIsWorthless.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2015, 01:15:43 pm
Love it ! I'll start a new one tonite for that build with some pics  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 16, 2015, 01:18:26 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 20, 2015, 10:02:12 am
There's one pic over on my new A400 thread. I figure I'll just wait until she's done to add the rest. OOB so nothing really exciting. I think it'll look pretty cool tho. Making good progress on her anyway !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 24, 2015, 11:37:27 am
Got off my duff finally and did a wee bit this am. Started on the wheels for the A400, and did some work on a couple of the BoB builds. Really need to spend less time sat about looking at them and more time working on them.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on October 26, 2015, 09:04:09 am
There's some pics on my FaceBook page.
First one is the 1/72 Airfix Bristol Superfreighter with the luggage bay from a vacform Varsity used as a weapons bay. Gunship layout is from a 1/72 AC-119G and the stack is from the Airfix Rotodyne. Rotors and tail stabilizers/fins to be fitted. Vertical tail will be chopped down to size. Griffon engines off the Revell Shackleton MR3. Vipers jet exhaust over the wings.

left-hand-side
1/72 Revell Avro Shackleton MR3 with MR2 weapons bay, twin J57 jet engines off the B-47E and rounded wing tips MR2 resin.

Right-hand-side
Another Airfix Bristol Superfreighter, made a hash of the cockpit so I added the front half of the Rotodyne. RR Tyne turboprop engines from the Atlantic ATL1, hull is from a seaplane, upper radome is part of the stand for the Frog Shackleton. Tail is from the Grumman E-2 Hawkeye. everything else is scratch-built.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 02, 2015, 10:06:34 am
Not a lot on the go here. Still working on the BoB stuff mostly. getting there tho ! I need to finish a couple and get some pics up, that will help.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 04, 2015, 05:12:18 am
Slow progress here....not sure what's on the go. I just don't feel like building. Well, I don't feel like doing anything ! Sad really. I need to get my head out of this funk. Hoping to start right now. I'm going to change my morning routine, and instead of being sedentary until the afternoon, I'm going to have a bowl of cereal ( when I'm finished this coffee ) and hit the exercise bike. Hopefully that wakes me up !

And hopefully something to actually report later as well.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 13, 2015, 06:07:30 am
Hasn't been a lot to report around here. Been on a bit of a mission of late to 'declutter' the joint. Amassing too much stuff, toy cars and aeros, lego, kits, started, hald started, finished, books, motorcycles, motorcycle parts, bicycles, bicycle parts, wood working tools, mechanics tools etc etc....kinda driving me nuts !

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on November 13, 2015, 07:59:17 pm
Obviously you need more storage space.  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 14, 2015, 06:01:50 am
That's a can of worms Rat ! When we built the house we modified the basement, but it didn't turn out the way we wanted. It might be changed again....also, the 'hockey room' takes up a huge chuck or square footage. Not much you can do in there as everything would be ruined by flying, hardened rubber. I alos screwed up by declining to have the entire basement wired, as I was still planning how I wanted it. Ugh, Oh well, that plan is also in the works so there may be a dedicated bike shop/ hobby/ paint shop in the basement in the next year.

I don't have a garden shed of yet, so my garage is packed. I built the 'moto bunk beds' to help, but....there is plenty of room in the attic, I just need to get off my duff and modify it for easier access and storage.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 16, 2015, 08:37:15 am
So, here I sit on my second last day of disability....I go back on Wednesday and honestly, I can't wait. I've got lots done, but nothing done...and being sat about this long has been strange. I hope to wake up tomorrow morning, and get some stuff done around the house, and maybe a wee bit of modelling as well.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on November 17, 2015, 01:02:52 am
Yup it can be strange when you are off sick for a longish period. I know I felt quite guilty about being off work and doing "fun/hobby" things. Strangely when I had a few days off with a heavy cold or something I didn't feel guilty at all ! Once I retired I had no problem however  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 17, 2015, 06:01:47 am
That's something I've thought of as well Chris, after being off this long, it will be too easy to go AWOL for a day or two ! Hopefully it doesn't become a habit.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 19, 2015, 05:34:18 am
Got a few dabs of paint on things two days ago....the windscreen for the A400 and the twin Spit. 14 hour shift to return to work had me pretty much straight to bed yesterday  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 28, 2015, 12:49:14 pm
Absolutely zip going on around here. Been back at work and rather busy....and just a general lack of motivation.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on November 29, 2015, 01:23:30 pm
Work will do that... the Curse of the Modeller...  ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 30, 2015, 05:04:10 am
I did manage to purchase a second early 109 to start my Dinah, so hopefully get onto that this week.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Nils on November 30, 2015, 05:34:59 am
looking forward to seeing that :)
ive seen the Heller has recently rereleased a Bf109B, might have to get one myself, would be a nice change from all the E end G models.

is your Dinah going to be German, Japanese or Canadian version?  :mellow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 30, 2015, 10:54:03 am
German for the BoB build !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 21, 2015, 09:28:09 am
Been lost here for awhile lol. Went back to work on the 18th of November and it's been non stop ! No worries tho, great to be back at 'er. The hobby front has been lacking tho. Been out of town lots, and just generally bagged when I'm at home.

Hoping to do a wee bit this evening tho. Or maybe this afternoon. I'd like to finish up the BoB builds that didn't make the deadline.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 24, 2015, 03:44:00 pm
Started the rigging on my Siskin floater, and the aerials on my twin spit. The others will be put into store for future reference. I plan on finishing the Hurricane as well, but in the new year.  :wub:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2016, 06:39:08 pm
Cleaned off my build table after Christmas. Still haven`t dug anything out yet. Had a nasty cold last few days and work seems to be knocking the life out of me. Hope to be back at Ťr by the weekend.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2016, 04:16:29 pm
No hockey today for the boy. Worked for a few hours and mostly just sat about. I hope to dig out a model or two later tho, maybe crack on with the Cold War GB !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 16, 2016, 03:34:43 am
Got my Robert's C-133 today ! the guy at the shipping depot couldn't find it as he was looking for a model, this oddly shaped box was so light they had put it in a safe location thinking it was a violin or somat !

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/IMG_1728_zpstgyihnzp.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/IMG_1728_zpstgyihnzp.jpg.html)

Big and lots

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/IMG_1730_zpsvhdnigex.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/IMG_1730_zpsvhdnigex.jpg.html)

Of course new cat was willing to help inspect the resin bits  :thumbsup:

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/IMG_1729_zpsidit7awl.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/IMG_1729_zpsidit7awl.jpg.html)

I'm also ordering the original Gene Hooker example. He said he's getting up there and the guy who does the molds is 88 so if I want one, now's the time lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 17, 2016, 06:21:20 am
Ya me too ! I'm going to clean this one up and once the other one arrives do them together, be easier for the wing spars etc. One will be an in service type, maybe with a Saturn cargo pod above, and the other will be modern with C-130J engine and props and DIRCM etc.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on January 17, 2016, 06:36:41 am
Ya me too ! I'm going to clean this one up and once the other one arrives do them together, be easier for the wing spars etc. One will be an in service type, maybe with a Saturn cargo pod above, and the other will be modern with C-130J engine and props and DIRCM etc.

 :cheers:

There always-
(http://img10.deviantart.net/7625/i/2011/178/d/2/no__i__m_not_a_c_130_by_scooternjng-d3k5fin.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on January 17, 2016, 07:25:46 am
and the other will be modern with C-130J engine and props and DIRCM etc.

 :cheers:

Actually Todd, you need to consider the A400 engines, the C-133 is twice the size of a C-130
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on January 17, 2016, 09:34:55 am
and the other will be modern with C-130J engine and props and DIRCM etc.

 :cheers:

Actually Todd, you need to consider the A400 engines, the C-133 is twice the size of a C-130

Use twice as many engines then ;D

Now there's an idea, maybe only six of the C-130J engines then, you can get a nice resin set of those too.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 17, 2016, 02:46:53 pm
Where's that from Scooter ? Just love old derelicts like that. Sad I know, to see them rot away, but they just look so good.

As for the engines, maybe the A400 ones. I'd have to see the props from the J Herc first, as I'm not really a whif stickler, just as long as they look good I can basically say anything is under the nacelle  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on January 17, 2016, 03:12:27 pm
and the other will be modern with C-130J engine and props and DIRCM etc.

 :cheers:

Actually Todd, you need to consider the A400 engines, the C-133 is twice the size of a C-130

Use twice as many engines then ;D

Now there's an idea, maybe only six of the C-130J engines then, you can get a nice resin set of those too.

Since C-133 engines were 7500 hp and C-130 were about 5000 hp, six T-56 engines would replace 4 T-34s. Of course C-130J engines and props would look twice as cool!
Of course, the A-400 engines are 11,000hp apiece so you would only need three...... :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on January 17, 2016, 03:45:08 pm
Looks like you've set yourself a big task. Best stock up on beer now.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 18, 2016, 05:50:39 am
LOL ! That's why I love this place ! Thanks guys.

 :wub: :drink: :bow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 18, 2016, 05:53:29 am
(https://flyawaysimulation.com/media/images3/images/SP1-C-133B-cargomaster-conversion-kit.jpg)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2016, 07:00:45 am
Magic!  ;D

I did one of those for FS2004 ages ago now, but his looks better than mine, the NMF textures work a lot better in FSX.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on January 18, 2016, 07:30:44 am
Nimrod replacement?   :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2016, 08:13:30 am
Magic!  ;D

I did one of those for FS2004 ages ago now, but his looks better than mine, the NMF textures work a lot better in FSX.

Is there a (free) download of the c-133 for FSX?

Try here, 3rd file down.

http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=44006054 (http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=44006054)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2016, 09:02:32 am
You have to be logged in for searches to work on Flightsim.com. I'm permanently logged-in there so that never occurred to me, sorry
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2016, 12:05:08 pm
OK so it's not just me lol. Boy has hockey at 7 tonite and then I'm coming home to savour a few pops and hopefully fondle some plastic ! need to get somat started for the Cold War GB

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2016, 06:10:13 am
Absolutely nowt done again. Went into the cave to look at the Valiant, saw how big the box was and grabbed a Canberra instead. And other than opening the box and looking at it that's as far as it got..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2016, 05:47:05 am
Actually did somat.....glued a few Victor pieces together and a whole slew of 600 scale Airfix ship hulls. Stay tuned !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2016, 04:12:35 pm
These guys have been burning up a lot of my time as well.....Tico and Ralph

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12657194_1053630798020882_4304791005460700835_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12728793_10208838728551788_7140168351493211167_n.jpg?oh=c50a85deb11ccbccf195b7bbb43251eb&oe=5764D318)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 09, 2016, 04:26:21 pm
Cute little buggers!! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2016, 07:37:18 pm
Thanks ! I'm a cat guy by trade, but these guys are pretty cool ! The mom was a 'regular' Chihuahua and the dad was a teacup. Have to wait and see where they grow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on February 10, 2016, 06:58:02 am
My sister in law has a designer dog ; aka mongrel ; which is a Chihuahua/Standard Poodle cross. Looks like a large long haired Chihuahua and is actually a lovely dog. My niece has her full sister which looks like a very, very small Standard Poodle and that is a nutter. Both cost in excess of £400  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on February 11, 2016, 12:25:07 am
I'm just thinking Ren & Stimpy...
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 11, 2016, 04:56:23 am
I'm just thinking Ren & Stimpy...


 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 15, 2016, 05:40:37 am
Ren and Stimpy.....lol. Good call tho ! And for sure Chris, the price of dogs is crazy these days.

 :blink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 23, 2016, 05:55:00 am
Slowly working on the Swift. Prob do some paining on her tonite. That is if I feel like painting tonite...after all, I'm going to spend my entire day painting the house lol

In other news, I've decided to build the crescent winged Lightning as my major Cold War GB. I had started the Victor many moons ago, but only cutting parts from sprues and sanding rivets and raised lines. I hate to do this mod/ scale-o-rama to that gorgeous 48th scale Airfix kit, and one of my favourite bombers....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 24, 2016, 05:32:21 am
Crescent Winged lightning? Sounds interesting! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 24, 2016, 01:59:28 pm
From a profile by Zero-Sen

(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww37/jmsfbip/new/Crescent_Wing_Lightning.png)

Thread here :


http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39460.msg707978/highlight,crescent.html#msg707978
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 24, 2016, 02:52:29 pm
 :thumbsup: Yes, sir! Beautiful design, please do this!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 24, 2016, 03:18:31 pm
I need to figure out a role. High altitude for sure. Recon ? Fighter ? Bomber ? All three maybe ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 24, 2016, 03:55:37 pm
Well, it would probably have a greater range a higher ceiling... Don't see why it couldn't be all three! ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 24, 2016, 05:59:06 pm
This needs to be built! I suggest a long range nuke carrier. I'd lengthen the fuselage about 10% but its all yours so make it the way you like it.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 26, 2016, 08:41:03 am
I half-heartedly looked into the fuselage stretch, but it seems like a lot of work and that might put the deadline in jeopardy. I'll look at it again tonite tho, as it would look good and more believable !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on February 26, 2016, 10:45:39 am
I wonder how that would look with an SU-17/22 fuselage.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 26, 2016, 01:46:55 pm
Probably pretty good....but not as good as the Lightning !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 04, 2016, 04:25:52 am
Still slowly plugging away....I've put a third coat of putty on the fuselage and did some work on the wings. More to come !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 08, 2016, 05:00:06 am
Nowt to report, really. I sanded down the fuselage to see where we stood in the PSR dept. Another coat it is ! Also started with a layer of putty on the wings. I need to source a nose for her as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on March 11, 2016, 10:35:33 am
What about a T-tail and missile rails on the wingtips?  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 19, 2016, 07:43:35 pm
Both ideas worth looking into !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 24, 2016, 04:09:11 am
Nothing super stunning going on here, but I have been trying to spend at least a half hour a day at the 'table'. I'd really like to get that Lightning done for the GB deadline.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2016, 06:33:49 pm
Feels like forever since I've been around ! Super busy at work, super busy at home ( springtime, getting ready for family from Scotland, been and gone, lovely visit ! ) getting bikes ready for racing, and two race weekends so far. Sad to have missed the CWGB deadline, think I had a contender with the Lightning  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2016, 06:28:09 am
It's called Life Capt and it still gets in the way when you've retired. But it sure beats the heck out of the alternative  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2016, 04:42:06 am
Amen Brother Chris !

I hope to get a few things sorted out this week, as I go on my days off the next week, and then do a wee bit of bashing. As I said in the Stash thread, I've accrued a few more bits for my Goose dio. I'm still in need of some 200 scale vehicles. web searches are being a pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 05, 2016, 06:35:08 am
Started on my In the Navy GB, glued the cockpits together, painted the landing gear and now stalled with life. I hope to get back to the bench this week and hopefully finish it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 14, 2016, 06:06:12 am
Slow motion around here. Too many RLife projects on the go, deck, work, kids, bikes, dogs, cats, beers.... :blink:

I have started my GB as stated, and it's pretty much ready for paint.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 16, 2016, 08:36:48 am
Put one coat of paint on her last night.....yeah !

Trying a new rule where I get somat done in the house, outside, in the garage, and a wee bit of modelling done everyday. GFL right ?

 ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on June 17, 2016, 03:20:31 am
I try to do some modelling every day - even if its just 5 minutes spent gluing 2 parts together.  It's good for the soul...

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2016, 07:51:57 pm
Slow going after another busy weekend. But I'm trying to stay true to a little bit each day ! 1 coat of both grays and orange on my GB. Hey, it's something !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2016, 02:07:41 pm
Actually 'fondling plastic' ( as my lovely wife calls it ) today ! Been working on my ship for the GB. I really should be doing other, real life stuff but screw it  :drink:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2016, 06:23:27 am
I was on a roll until that work trip. Too bad really. I was making great progress on the ship. And just like every other build, somat shows up and throws a wrench into things..... :banghead: I've got two more days at home before I start work again. Tomorrow I have a few things to do and then Tuesday it's up to Toronto to pick up my daughter as she returns form Scotland. Hopefully today I can sit for a bit and get a few things done !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 06, 2016, 05:51:08 am
Still nothing on the go here, sadly. I took some of my modelling stuff out of the back room and into the daylight, but that's about it ! Not sure what the problem is, but I'd say it's really just a collection of things. Work, kids, heat, exhaustion, dirt bikes and racing....really don't have time for much except the odd minute or two drinking a coffee as right now !

I also think that not having a dedicated hobby room is the major culprit. I used to build in the family 'rec' room downstairs, but as the kids have grown and moved to new bedrooms down there, we've turned one of the upstairs rooms into a 'sitting and tv' room. Now the wifey sits there and watches her tele and reads, and the kids hog the basement, leaving me out. I don't want to clog up the new room with my 'junk'. After moto season is over I'm going to make an effort to build a work station in the basement, as well as a small desktop area in the new 'sitting' room, to be build in the former closet there. Then if I can build or buy a little box to easily pack my supplies I'll be back in the game. Plus it will be winter and us Canadians are more likely to hibernate then lol

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on August 06, 2016, 05:56:00 am
If you can get somewhere dedicated it'll be great Capt', if not then just chill until you feel like getting back to it. As you say it'll soon be the season to stay in up here in the Northern Hemisphere.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 07, 2016, 12:36:09 am
Real life is always getting in the way, but like Chris said, just hang tough and soon you'll find time and motivation. :thumbsup:
And i also agree, a dedicated workspace helps a lot in getting one motivated... i know it got me going, i've already built and finished more in a full year of having the bench set up, than in the previous 2 years of modeling on the living room table. And the airbrush/compressor setup also helped a lot with getting better results, ever thought of trying it out? It's also a fun tool to use. :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 08, 2016, 11:58:20 am
Thanks guys. Once motocross season is over I hope to get back at it. I'll make a little section in the corner of the basement for me and my builds. I do have an airbrush as well, just too lazy to use it  :thumbsup:

The bikes I have bought over the last year are defo part of the problem. I've collecting old Yammies, borderline hoarding, and now I have stuff piled on top of stuff.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on August 09, 2016, 03:06:31 am
Have you thought about building a garden shed? :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 09, 2016, 03:10:02 am
That's been in the plan, but money always runs out before it can happen lol. Truth is, the house is big enough to make a spot for myself, it's really just a matter of time/money and too many hobbies !

 :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 24, 2016, 10:22:24 am
Sat down on the deck last night with the missus in the beauty August air and started work on a Hobbycraft F-89H Scorpion. Lots of detail on this one, is it theirs ? Of course the instructions are crazy as usual, and the pilots seat is kinda upside down. Not really bothered tho. Hope to finish it for the Navy GB. But alas, nowt done today, take the daughter to work, dental visit soon, then a dinner party. Then off to a wedding up in Parry Sound all weekend.... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on August 24, 2016, 01:43:55 pm
Thanks for sorting out those pictures for me on my blog and builds in progress.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 24, 2016, 03:20:09 pm
No worries it's a lot easier than you think  :thumbsup: I can stick some in the other threads as well if you'd like.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2016, 05:39:35 am
As per usual the pace has dropped off. Only got so far on the F-89 as we got busy here readying for our road trip. Back home on Monday and hope to have it done before we depart again on Friday ! Cheers everybody and have a great weekend !

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 26, 2016, 06:04:37 am
You too, Captain! Enjoy the real life, models can wait! :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 28, 2016, 11:54:34 am
Thanks ! For sure. Been a great weekend with the family. Leaving for the wedding soon and the venue for that is just spectacular
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2016, 06:54:52 pm
Wedding was outside on the water, behind the Stockey Centre. Gorgeous.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14141935_10210587415387866_5513340904680835166_n.jpg?oh=4030c1f322c2a48086a6ef3e2f254044&oe=5882A6E9)

The fam all dolled up

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14100311_10210608925765612_4149990261997713889_n.jpg?oh=73a6b12ea3cce6e970ec6ef226890174&oe=584EC399)

In model news, been going off and on all day with the Scorpion, certainly enjoying it !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2016, 03:59:40 am
Dogs walked, coffee poured, Scorpion worked on !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 01, 2016, 08:52:23 am
The fam all dolled up

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14100311_10210608925765612_4149990261997713889_n.jpg?oh=73a6b12ea3cce6e970ec6ef226890174&oe=584EC399)

WHAT a happy crew, great to see all those BIG smiles.  ;D ;D :thumbsup:

Your tie's loose, by the way..............  ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2016, 09:31:27 am
I noticed that before we left the hotel and yet forgot all about it until I had seen the photos !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 01, 2016, 12:59:20 pm
Good times with the loved ones are always the best! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2016, 01:55:49 pm
Exactly ! That was probably the best wedding I've ever been to. And to top it off, the Minister was the son of a Voodoo pilot and former 416 Squadron commander !

Now, speaking of rushing things, I just managed to cover both the blue and yellow portions of my current build with finger prints  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Old Wombat on September 02, 2016, 02:28:05 am
Now I have a face! Nice family, btw. :thumbsup:

Now, speaking of rushing things, I just managed to cover both the blue and yellow portions of my current build with finger prints  :banghead:

Ouch! :-\
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2016, 04:56:20 am
Cheers !

It's not as bad as I had thought, the fingerprints on the blue can be wiped off. Once decalled they should hardly be noticeable  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 02, 2016, 06:56:30 am
I noticed that before we left the hotel and yet forgot all about it until I had seen the photos !

 :thumbsup:

Must admit unless the shirt collar is a perfect fit it can be difficult to keep a tie done up to the very top. Easier to leave top button undone  :angel: Most weddings nowadays you don't even need a tie or they are formal with the benefit that the photos don't age. I can't believe the suit I'm wearing in my wedding pics  :o :o :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on September 04, 2016, 04:50:24 am
I hate wearing a tie.  Stupid pointless things.
When forced to wear one I rebel by having cartoons on it. 
I used to have a great one with Roy Lichtensteins "WHAM" on it until ruined it by dribbling beer down it.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 04, 2016, 05:43:50 am
I very rarely get dressed up, and still can't tie my own tie. Once the wife has fitted it to me, I really don't mind. Especially after a few pops lol.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2016, 06:26:46 am
Ah ties  :rolleyes:

I must still have nearly a 100 or so of all different widths and designs stashed away in various drawers etc. When I was working and wearing the inevitable office "uniform" it was one of the only ways a guy should show his individuality. I used ties whereas my old boss went down the other path and had the most amazing collection of socks  ;D Some were even deliberately "odd".

Can't think when I've worn one since I retired (other than a couple of funerals).
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 04, 2016, 06:43:45 am
You ever see Don Cherry of Coach's Corner and Canadian hockey fame ? He always starts the show talking about his tie and what it means to him. Pretty cool stuff. In the pic my son is wearing the MacKenzie tartan. I just wear whatever the wife tells me too lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2016, 06:49:27 am
You ever see Don Cherry of Coach's Corner and Canadian hockey fame ?

Not this side of the pond Capt
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Gondor on September 04, 2016, 01:24:40 pm

 In the pic my son is wearing the MacKenzie tartan. I just wear whatever the wife tells me too lol


That's usually the best policy  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on September 05, 2016, 04:53:25 am
Always thought ties had one use....when you're at a 'function' and the toilet paper has run out!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2016, 11:17:07 am
You can also use it to wipe your face after eating chicken wings or ribs  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 05, 2016, 12:19:51 pm
I follow my late fathers words of wisdom on them  " They said I had to wear I tie. I don't have to look at it"  ;D
his favourite he spotted across 4 lanes of traffic at the back of a tie rack shop in Cardiff.  one minute we were walking along on the castle side, the next there's a cry of " wait here ill be back in a sec" and off he hared.  It was a utterly foul mix of colours, and shapes.  perfect in fact. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Gondor on September 05, 2016, 04:07:00 pm
I have thought about getting this tie once or twice

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00237S2US/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2Z6XNH3SRSHZB&coliid=I3R5KZLEIKJJZK

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2016, 05:49:30 pm
Twisted ties....cool ! The reversible idea with one 'standard' and one 'crass' is petty funny !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on September 05, 2016, 07:27:17 pm
I see a sexual harassment lawsuit on the horizon.......
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2016, 07:28:53 pm
Put your tongue, I mean tie away !

 :banghead: :wacko: :angel:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on September 05, 2016, 07:50:43 pm
I'm sure there are other parts beside a tongue out there.  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 06, 2016, 04:49:49 am
First day of school here ! I was planning on having the day to myself, but the wife took the day off and has plans for me lol. We'll see tho.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 06, 2016, 06:54:22 am
Be careful Capt, there might be youngsters reading this  :rolleyes: :wub: ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 06, 2016, 07:41:55 am
In the kitchen. She traditionally bakes on the first day of school. I just cut the grass, that's more fun than baking lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on September 06, 2016, 02:13:56 pm
Hi Captain Canada,
Pictures have been uploaded to my Facebook page/ public.
Sorry there's about 23 of my current builds plus a  brief description.
The rear view of the Avro Shackateer has been included.

Steven
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 06, 2016, 02:53:04 pm
I saw those ! You want them moved here somewhere ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on September 06, 2016, 03:51:20 pm
Yes please,
Current and finished builds, I think would be best.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 06, 2016, 05:26:24 pm
If you want to go over there and start a thread I'll help you add the pics  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on September 07, 2016, 03:32:25 am
Thanks, will do.
I've named it "SJMcColm Engineering Projects".
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2016, 04:36:08 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2016, 06:08:39 am
In the kitchen. She traditionally bakes on the first day of school. I just cut the grass, that's more fun than baking lol

Now I'd find the baking more fun. Cutting the grass is to much like hard work  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on September 07, 2016, 07:53:30 am
Those pictures are very impressive :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2016, 06:15:44 pm
It's a gorgeous spot. It would be so nice to have a job up north and live and work there. Maybe in the next life.  :thumbsup: Slow going model wise here. Busy week at work and lots on the go this weekend. Hope to do a wee bit tomorrow, get my pair of In the Navy builds done and photographed.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 13, 2016, 05:13:36 am
Finally got a wee bit done last night. Glued the u/c doors on the Scorpion and calling it done. Also did some paint on the Sea Star. Hope to have them both done by tomorrow midnight !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Old Wombat on September 13, 2016, 06:59:12 am
Go, Captain! Go! Go! Go!


Long live Captain Canada!

Get the man a beer! He's got work to do!


;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 13, 2016, 11:28:38 am
I'll take the beer for sure, but work ? I'm out lol. Speaking of which, I've just skived off from my 'real' job. Quick nap and then a wee bit of model time !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 13, 2016, 03:44:10 pm
I'll take the beer for sure, but work ? I'm out lol. Speaking of which, I've just skived off from my 'real' job. Quick nap and then a wee bit of model time !

 :thumbsup:

I know what that's like... ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 15, 2016, 04:43:21 am
Nice to get some building done this week ! Thanks to the board admins and to the guys that run the GBs. Allof your hard work is appreciated !

Two done this week....wow lol. But somehow, I don't think the little T2-v will really prepare you for launching and recovering  the Sea Scorpion  :thumbsup:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14291897_10210748279169360_3141653178122883224_n.jpg?oh=9b59d65d5a46589befd4fb32dffc1b28&oe=587BFF8F)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on September 15, 2016, 05:38:16 am
Wow great work!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 15, 2016, 06:07:20 am
Great work on both Capt' but the Sea Scorpion is stupendous  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 15, 2016, 10:38:27 am
Thanks guys. It is funny how 'at home' she looks in USN colours !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Mossie on September 16, 2016, 05:44:24 am
Yeah, that does work well, great stuff. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2016, 07:30:37 am
I'd forgotten how HUGE those missile pods were on the Scorpion, and it looks awesome in that Navy scheme too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 17, 2016, 06:52:15 pm
Thanks Kit ! They are huge eh ?

I'm playing with the Airfix Warspite tonite whilst watching hockey. Doing a wee bit of cheap detailing  :thumbsup:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14333699_10210771383146945_8414140338351869464_n.jpg?oh=0cdc365b4d07e77d89e092b1e4f1e5bc&oe=587CE157)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2016, 03:42:40 am
No blood on the styrene.
I'd have stabbed myself at least once doing that.
Well done!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 18, 2016, 04:37:46 am
I wear contacts, so I have to take them out, put on my glasses so I can see the piece to pick it up, then put those on top of my head so I can focus on the piece, and turn on every light in the house ! lol

 :o ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 18, 2016, 06:20:44 am
Neat work Capt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 21, 2016, 04:50:14 am
Cheers Chris.

Hacking away at her this am. Coffee instead of beer lol. Getting ready to add a flight deck.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14390626_10210801585701990_8701838911357666277_n.jpg?oh=301be70d00149dd704f1562b3f0d3419&oe=5868B44D)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 21, 2016, 05:50:51 am
Nice work, Captain, the cheap detailing is paying off very well! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 21, 2016, 06:40:13 am
So what's she going to be Cap't ? Hybrid battleship/carrier ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 21, 2016, 06:00:09 pm
Battle carrier ? I'm still working on her so I'll start a thread soon. Also need to acquire some 600 scale a/c.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 21, 2016, 06:46:47 pm
Nice to get some building done this week ! Thanks to the board admins and to the guys that run the GBs. Allof your hard work is appreciated !

Two done this week....wow lol. But somehow, I don't think the little T2-v will really prepare you for launching and recovering  the Sea Scorpion  :thumbsup:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14291897_10210748279169360_3141653178122883224_n.jpg?oh=9b59d65d5a46589befd4fb32dffc1b28&oe=587BFF8F)

Glorious!!!   I really like your style, CC. 
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 21, 2016, 06:48:27 pm
Cheers Chris.

Hacking away at her this am. Coffee instead of beer lol. Getting ready to add a flight deck.

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This will be good. First time I heard of or saw a battle carrier was in the game Warship Gunner 2.  I was like.... "No way!!!" 

Very cool subject matter.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 22, 2016, 03:18:05 am
Cheers guys. Thanks !

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 25, 2016, 07:13:26 pm
I just found this really cool story about the Scorpion:

"In 1956, An Obsolete WW2 Drone Took on Two State-of-the-Art Manned Jet Fighters Over the US Ė And Won"
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/in-1956-an-obsolete-ww2-drone-took-on-two-state-of-the-art-manned-jet.html

A small excerpt: 

The Hellcat hadnít hit Palmdale, but some of the rockets had, starting fires in and around the city. A piece of shrapnel shot through the window of Edna Carlsonís house, bounced off her ceiling, burst through a wall, and finally parked inside one of her kitchen cabinets. More fragments punched through JR Hingleís garage, shot through his living room, and nearly hit his wife.

Larry Kempton was driving on Palmdale Blvd. with his mother when a rocket exploded in front of his car. It took out his left tire, radiator, hood, and windshield. At Placerita Canyon, two men had just left their truck to have lunch when a rocket blew it up.

Has illustrations, as well, such as:

(https://www.warhistoryonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/F6F-5K_Hellcat_Red_Drone-640x396.jpg)

(https://www.warhistoryonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/1119px-f89-d_scorpion_air_force_interceptor_1958-640x515.jpg)

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 26, 2016, 07:09:10 am
Never realised how big the Scorpion or its rockets were before  :o The pilot gives it scale and I think it's the first time I've seen the pods without their cover on.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Old Wombat on September 26, 2016, 07:16:21 am
Lovely story! ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 26, 2016, 08:38:18 am
That's awesome ! Thanks for the link.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2016, 10:13:45 am
My pleasure, friends. Ever so often I come across these amusing stories and this was a happy coincidence because of your Scorpion, CC.


Chris-  Yeah, that's what I thought, too. Bigger than I was thinking. I also saw a picture of a man standing on the wing of a Prowler the other day and it blew me away. He looked so small. I didn't realize that plane was that size, either. 

I'll be honest, I'd never heard of the computer guided rocket system.  If only they had paid more attention this incident when it came time for the Phantom.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 26, 2016, 12:00:34 pm
I knew it was big, but that pic really brings it home ! Imagine if she had longer legs ?

 :mellow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2016, 01:22:14 pm
Or at least one, a la Cutlass, right?   :lol:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 26, 2016, 02:00:17 pm
Like my Sea Scorpion  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2016, 02:05:48 pm
 ;) ;) :thumbsup:


I have to say that was one of my favorite aspects of yours.... it looks so cool like that.. and perfect for the navy. Gotta have that AoA right!!

And check this out... it may be purely coincidental but the resemblance to a scorpion reared up to attack is def. there...

(https://www.mskcc.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/node/18299/images/Scorpion-venom113_3x2.jpg)

Business ends in the sky!   
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 27, 2016, 12:05:21 pm
 :thumbsup:

Spent the best part of the day cleaning and organizing the basement. Too much stuff and not enough space ! I've got so many started and half built kits it's ridiculous....I started by taking down the ones I had hanging in my 'junk' room and throwing them into a box. Always a tough call, what to do with a built kit. Then I took down some pics as I was making space for a tire rack to hold all of our m/c wheels. I ended up putting that rack in a different part of the room, so now I have a wall that's going to get some new shelves.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2016, 06:35:19 am
Every time I have a big reorganisation I can never find anything again for weeks !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 28, 2016, 10:43:36 am
That's one of the reasons I'm doing it, can't find anything and the mess is just ever growing.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 01, 2016, 04:33:51 am
Slow week build wise here. I did have plans, but the wifey was out of town so I was dog-sitting. The little buggers whine if I'm in one part of the house and they are not, and they are a little too curious and rambunctious to be about when you try and do and model building !

She got home after midnight last night, and was up at the crack of dawn to head to Ottawa to pick up our daughter for the Adele concert in Montreal. The life ! S o now I'm stuck with the chiens again  ;) We love it tho.

Also hitting the road myself. Doing a 'hotshot' as they call it in the oil patch. Delivering open hole tools back to a base in Michigan. I'm planning on hitting Dean's in Owosso. That's the store our old pal Comrade Anthony put me on to, a treasure trove of old and cheap kits.

Cheers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2016, 08:44:48 pm
I put the pics from my 'hot shot' up in the pics forum. Glad I did that.

As for models, not a lot on the go. Been slow. Lots of looking around and thinking. Mostly been cleaning and organizing. Seems that will never end  :banghead:

I have lately been thinking about Beaufighters and Mosquitos. Dug out a few kits and old ideas.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 10, 2016, 09:01:53 pm
Good to hear from you for the update, CC.

Hey, that cleaning and organizing will have you feeling choice for weeks, dude, as you continue work on projects! 

My set up is pretty simple but gets cluttered quickly. Sometimes when I go "full stop" and just clean up and organize my area I have fun doing it because the outcome is always great. When I sit back down and do more model work I feel better with my set up.   :lol:   

Looking forward to seeing more of your Voodoo.   &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 24, 2016, 04:35:03 am
Slow days around the shack. Been busy working, actually worked both of my last sets of days off. But that's ok, with as slow as the ol patch has been it's much needed. Actually continuing my busy streak, leaving now for MI and then a job in Minnesota. Cheers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 24, 2016, 09:58:21 am
Safe travels, bud.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 25, 2016, 07:04:16 pm
Thanks ! Great times so far. Finally in MN job tomorrow morning. 3 T-38s on display at the airport beside the hotel pretty cool
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 26, 2016, 02:04:24 am
Good stuff, Captain! :thumbsup: Get some pics of them Talons for us, will ya?  :angel: :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 26, 2016, 07:23:51 am
Yeah, damn right!!  Love the T-38.  And, ol' boy (redfoxx) here on the boards putting together his musuems/gate guards/displays map might want to hear about 'em, too.  He might not have those yet.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 04, 2016, 05:10:44 am
I'm home ! Yay ! What an awesome trip. 15 wells in 11 days. Phew
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Old Wombat on November 04, 2016, 09:07:52 am
Time for a little R&R, then! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 04, 2016, 09:32:00 am
Welcome back, homie!   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 04, 2016, 06:43:10 pm
Glad to have you back, Captain Sir! :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 08, 2016, 05:02:35 am
Thanks guys !

Nothing on the go around here. The boy had hockey all weekend, 6 games in fact ( 5-0-1 for champs, boy scored 5 goals and 11 or more assists  :thumbsup: )

I return to work tomorrow, so that will also put a damper on things. I usually go all-out in a house cleaning/ sorting binge on my last day off, so hopefully that will bring back a wee bit of my mojo. In truth, as I was sorting and clearing last month I still have stuff to put away. The plan was to build a new shelf, for ongoing projects, both the boys RC and fishing stuff, my models, as well as the real-life motorcycle/ bicycle stuff. As always, money runs out before ideas, so I have to await my pay until I can grab a few bits and bobs to do the shelving unit.

Model wise, I want to finish my 2 old kits for the build. But that is slow as usual as I keep thinking ofother things, like submarine carriers  :thumbsup:

I've also been day dreaming of an early ship-borne AEW platform, sort of like a Beaufighter. With Shak engines. Then I think using a Shak forward fuselage might be the way to go.....stay tuned  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 10, 2016, 02:17:25 pm
Have I not ever posted pics of my twin Spitfire from the BoB build ? Strange...I finished it but I don't see it in the finished builds thread d'oh !  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 20, 2016, 06:25:05 am
Been away working in Illinois, but finally back at the 'bench' ! Spent a few hours last night watching tele and working on that old A-10/ Prowler mash-up. Pics to follow !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 20, 2016, 08:14:56 am
Ok, I'll get some pics of the Twin up this week.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 20, 2016, 08:45:30 am
Yeah i want to see both. 
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 20, 2016, 02:26:51 pm
OK will do ! The Prowlerhog is coming along nicely as well! I need to figure out a scheme for it tho. I'm thinking it's carrier based, Navy, but can also be a shore launched marines or AF bird. I'd like to do it dark and dirty like an early NATO A-10, but an all over grey might look more believable.... :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 20, 2016, 02:46:16 pm
OK will do ! The Prowlerhog is coming along nicely as well! I need to figure out a scheme for it tho. I'm thinking it's carrier based, Navy, but can also be a shore launched marines or AF bird. I'd like to do it dark and dirty like an early NATO A-10, but an all over grey might look more believable.... :o

Get crazy and combine the best of both worlds with maybe a tri color camo..like... grey, light grey, and white or something.  :D :D  :::shrug::;  Or not.  lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 21, 2016, 07:24:09 am
I'd like to see it dark and dirty, but gray shouts Navy. I see your issue here... :-\

Build a second one. ;D

I support the motion of a second one! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2016, 07:13:13 pm
I had originally planned on building it in 72nd scale. I do have the kits around somewhere..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on November 24, 2016, 08:11:26 pm
OK will do ! The Prowlerhog is coming along nicely as well! I need to figure out a scheme for it tho. I'm thinking it's carrier based, Navy, but can also be a shore launched marines or AF bird. I'd like to do it dark and dirty like an early NATO A-10, but an all over grey might look more believable.... :o

Get crazy and combine the best of both worlds with maybe a tri color camo..like... grey, light grey, and white or something.  :D :D  :::shrug::;  Or not.  lol

There is always the JAWS pattern...
http://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/a-10/a-10_jaws1.shtml
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 27, 2016, 07:24:54 am
Cool. Forgot all about that ! When we were kids we thought the a/c was called the A-10 Jaws !

 :lol:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 27, 2016, 10:34:09 am
I hadn't seen that scheme.  How 'bout that... pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 28, 2016, 09:14:03 am
I'd call it "pea gravel on the bottom of a creek."   LOL
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 28, 2016, 01:27:48 pm
I bit of fittin' and sorting last night. Really got nothing done tho....watching the Grey Cup, UFC, and a beer seemed to keep one of my hands occupied lol

 :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on November 28, 2016, 06:40:26 pm
I thought that scheme was known as "Lizard" or something like that, not heard of it called "Jaws". I like the scheme regardless of what it's called though. :thumbsup:

Word was that it was pretty effective but the USAF never went for it.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 29, 2016, 12:17:44 pm
Oh well at least I got something done around here....another shelf to hide bike parts and half built models  :thumbsup: I'm defo hoping that some organizing will clear my head....

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15178988_10211486680588934_3912272871307377636_n.jpg?oh=ebafc773e9fc3bced84e5709089c087a&oe=58CB5E9D)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 29, 2016, 04:31:49 pm
It will, just don't give up! I keep taking breaks from my own fall cleaning and it's dragging onnnnnn and onnnnn....

Looks like a nice result right there, though, and motivation to keep going, I'd say. I know it always seems to help me if I can just get one section or one shelf or one bin cleaned up and organized.

I like your lights in the table under plexiglass bit you have goin on there and nice shelves!! I want to make about 4 million some day myself.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on November 29, 2016, 04:40:53 pm
A good set of shelve does solve a lot of problems.
A good trash can solves the rest.....
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 29, 2016, 06:12:55 pm
Amen Brother ! I've always held on to my old aero mags. I like looking through them but I think it's time to start binning a few  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on November 29, 2016, 06:42:36 pm
I had to do that with a bunch of mags. Dumped an entire set of encyclopedias from the basement as no one was using them and all out of date
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on November 30, 2016, 05:19:03 am
And all of the built kits..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on November 30, 2016, 11:28:42 am
No!!! Not those!!
If you throw them away, throw them my way!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 30, 2016, 11:44:13 am
Yeah send them to Kerick or at least sell 'em on Ebay for $5 a piece or something ya heretic.  lol   ;)   :P    ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 02, 2016, 05:04:05 am
I'd have to check shipping prices, but possibly. Maybe smuggle them into the States and then ship them from there.

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 02, 2016, 09:13:29 am
If anything, to avoid a bit of regret? I threw away a ton of stuff when I was a kid that I built as a kid and kick myself for it now... I had tons of cool stuff ranging from WWII bombers to Star Trek to dually pick up trucks. None of it was properly built or finish and was all "garbage" compared to some finished kit by someone knowing what they are doing but if I still HAD all that stuff now?! I could repair it, fix it, build it, bash it, etc. In the least, I could have given it to someone else.  I regret my foolishness!  Your models being good as they are, someone would definitely want them. Of course, bundling them up to be shipped can be a pain but if someone is getting them free or for cost to have them shipped I doubt they would mind gluing things back together so I don't imagine elaborate safeguarding would be needed. Huck it in a box with some tissue paper and write fragile on it and call it good. "some assembl required... "   LOL

Save the whales? Heck, save the styrene!  :D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on December 02, 2016, 07:12:51 pm
A large number of models I built way back when met their fate via BB gun or firecrackers!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on December 03, 2016, 04:11:20 am
To avoid the trauma of doing the deed myself I just moved out leaving all the models there for my mother to deal with.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 03, 2016, 09:20:37 am
For sure after a lifetime of model building it's inevitable. Have had more than my share of 'cleansing' . When I moved out of my moms, my stuff got thrown out. Then I threw a bunch out when I moved in with my wife, then again when we moved....sad to think of all the treasures lost but you'd need a barn to store them all lo
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on December 08, 2016, 05:39:27 am
Hi Captain I've sent you another batch of pictures on your facebook page to be put up on the current and finished topic.
In your own time,
Steven
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 14, 2016, 04:39:42 am
OK cheers ! I go on my days off this afternoon and should have some time to hang around here  :thumbsup:

In my world, back from another stint in the US. Lots of work. We had a big open hole job, and wound up with a tool string stuck down hole at 6600 feet !

As for modelling, I glued the first weapons pylon on my A-10/ Prowler  :thumbsup: Thinking too much on that one just need to glue it and go for it  :angel:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 14, 2016, 08:27:00 am
OK cheers ! I go on my days off this afternoon and should have some time to hang around here  :thumbsup:

In my world, back from another stint in the US. Lots of work. We had a big open hole job, and wound up with a tool string stuck down hole at 6600 feet !

As for modelling, I glued the first weapons pylon on my A-10/ Prowler  :thumbsup: Thinking too much on that one just need to glue it and go for it  :angel:

Yes!!  I want to see that one all done up...   :laugh: :laugh:

Glad you are back home. 
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 14, 2016, 12:59:10 pm
Grabbed a dew paints today to aide in the quest lol. Just need to get on it !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on December 26, 2016, 12:16:53 am
Thanks Captain Canada for posting those pictures, happy new year !
Steven :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 31, 2016, 05:46:52 am
No worries mate !

Slow going around here, traditional slow time here busy busy kids home for Christmas etc etc.

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 31, 2016, 08:31:06 am
Cleaning up the boys hockey room so he can do a shootout this weekend when we have our big party ( which you're all invited too, 631 Graycliff, in Sarnia  :thumbsup: ) so I thought I'd get this old box off the floor for now. part of my problem is getting nothing done due to over-thinking, so I just screwed a pair of boards to the back and hung 'er up !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15698171_10211842377921145_602164693632683896_n.jpg?oh=90ff8d3052b5afaf1c8c6d932cee234d&oe=591E32F9)

And what else do you keep in an old rocket box but ords ?

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15747807_10211842378001147_6522316455819203257_n.jpg?oh=ace99183eb61a16c0ed0a353ab3e8f36&oe=58D64D65)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on December 31, 2016, 09:22:44 am
Looks perfect! Gives me an idea, military rustic!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 31, 2016, 06:09:25 pm
Perfect!
Like you say, overthinking leads to not getting nothin' done and simple is best.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 07, 2017, 07:11:45 am
Big box arrived ! Dog for scale.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15826757_10211905964070759_752039279905886952_n.jpg?oh=f036d63071b49b5fc429bd42d1f75aea&oe=59192022)

Contents. Those are big sheets of plastic !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15965509_10211905964150761_3992160682873563044_n.jpg?oh=bd3b13ee5fdc31b61d68e065e35a23d9&oe=591D9FD8)

72nd scale plans, yardstick for the wing spar, decals and acetate windscreens at the bottom right.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15894227_10211905964110760_8453834658905738222_n.jpg?oh=15f580ee815ca7ca54c408f193b1b294&oe=58D9FE5C)

Lastly, enough info, pics, correspondence from others whom have built the kit, plans and templates for all the various wing and fuselage formers to fill a binder !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/15871914_10211905964030758_8037486221257851362_n.jpg?oh=fc472b1a54dbb997093cfa4c0ce93fec&oe=5915A7B3)
(http://)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2017, 07:14:49 am
Hell of a haul! Start building NOW!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2017, 07:16:49 am
That's awesome, but then Mr Hooker always did things the BIG way.  ;D

I can see you browsing the Belcher Bits web page for their Thor missile kit too, a perfect load for the Cargomaster.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 07, 2017, 07:45:27 am
My plan is to do one as an early operational example. I was going to do RAF, but you guys had the Belfast so more likely RCAF. The second one will be modern, using J Herc or A400M nacelles and props, and maybe a new nose profile.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2017, 08:41:53 am
You've got TWO of them?????  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 07, 2017, 09:09:56 am
Yes. I had originally bought the Roberts Combat Models one, and then I found out that Gene's was the original, and more accurate. Curiosity made me buy it as well. I'm planning on starting a thread comparing the two.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on January 07, 2017, 11:19:26 am
The Air Material Command Museum at Dover AFB has a C-133.
http://amcmuseum.org/

In case you want some first person research.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 07, 2017, 11:49:37 am
One of these days we're going to do a tour of the US east Coast.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on January 08, 2017, 01:25:02 am
Big box arrived ! Dog for scale.



Yea but we really need to know breed of dog or see all of her/him to really get an impression  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on January 08, 2017, 02:46:48 am
"correspondence from others whom have built the kit"

Saying "ARE YOU FRIKKIN INSANE!  DO YOU REALISE WHAT YOU HAVE GOT YOURSELF INTO?"

That's a big challenge but i'm sure you're up to it.  Can't wait to see some cut plastic.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 08, 2017, 05:48:49 am
Monster size ! lol

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12039740_10209209178212798_2286096432250864770_n.jpg?oh=236bd4da27c90a0fe7a1530195e53d5d&oe=58E094E7)

I need to source out some balsa and some heavy card, and photo copy the patterns so I can start cutting. I hope to start this week. They'll be long term for sure, and a lot of work for sure, but somat to enjoy I hope !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on January 08, 2017, 06:14:40 am
I'll have to get mine out now Todd, mind you when I got mine I got a bunch of detail parts from Jerry Rutman too, unfortunately he's stopped doing them now. IIRC Gene had directed me to him.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 08, 2017, 06:23:48 am
I've got the detail bits from Combat models, props and landing gear I think. There's a pic a few pages back. I'll start another thread today be easier to keep track of.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on January 09, 2017, 07:06:48 am
Pups always look so cute, especially when they know they've been naughty  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on January 11, 2017, 11:00:37 pm
You could change the tail for the An-22 or something similar.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on January 12, 2017, 01:52:34 am
Pups always look so cute, especially when they know they've been naughty  ;D
You could change the tail for the An-22 or something similar.

I think PETA might have something to say about that.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2017, 03:14:47 am
PETA

What's that People Eating Tasty Animals    :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on January 12, 2017, 03:39:20 am
PETA

What's that People Eating Tasty Animals    :wacko:

That's the only PETA I believe in
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 01, 2017, 04:43:30 am
This sticking to finishing my Luchs dio has really made for a boring blog eh ? My thoughts have been wandering tho....I glued tog together a wee Trumpeter 350 scale Avenger. Thought I'd get away with it but it still felt like cheating lol

That got me thinking of Avengers. I love the look, sound, Naval aspect of that machine. I'm thinking of a Griffon powered version using the bits from my collection of Shackleton kits.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 01, 2017, 06:55:53 pm
PETA

What's that People Eating Tasty Animals    :wacko:

That's the only PETA I believe in

"Vegetables? That's what FOOD eats!"   ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 02, 2017, 04:34:55 am
I always liked this Seinfeld skit. Vile weed !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJw6Z-MLyBA
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2017, 03:21:19 pm
Still slow going around here. I'm hoping to strengthen the diorama base this weekend and get it ready for paint and finish. Then it should be full steam ahead with weathering and pics, as most everything is done aside from that.

Aside from that, been thinking of Beaufighters as late. I blame this site lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 20, 2017, 05:24:39 am
A whole lot of nothing. I`ve come down with some kind of flu that seems to never go away...... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 20, 2017, 06:44:39 am
Been hearing of a lot of those lately, one of my co-workers has been sick for over a week, been taking antibiotics and still he doesn't seem to get better... more oranges, i say... y'all need more vitamin C! ;D
Wishes of a speedy recovery for you, my friend!  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 20, 2017, 06:56:50 am
Thanks ! ya, I need some vitamin C good call !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on March 20, 2017, 09:43:35 am
Try two teaspoons of honey and a slice of lemon, just add boiling water in a mug and sip whilst hot.
Ginger tea is also good for coughs and colds.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2017, 05:37:04 am
Holy smokes I actually did a wee bit of modelling this weekend ! Started on an old Monogram Twin Mustang, as well as an RS P-51H, and I did a bunch of work on my Warspite chopper carrier ! Who is this guy ? lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 29, 2017, 08:07:29 pm
 ;D ;D

Welcome home, brother!! 
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on April 17, 2017, 10:07:36 pm
Thanks ! lol Perfect timing as I was just checking in to say that I'm heading home tomorrow. Stops in Terre Haute and at Grissom for pics, and then the Duty Free for some cheap booze, and I'm home ! Can't wait to fondle plastic again.

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 18, 2017, 05:15:59 am
Good to have you back, Captain! :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on April 18, 2017, 06:08:34 am
and then the Duty Free for some cheap booze, and I'm home !

Didn't realise there was duty free between US and Canada. You learn something every day  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 18, 2017, 08:27:55 pm
Glorious!  It ain't quite the same without ya! 

I've always wondered what "duty free" was. I assumed it was military folks buying things sans tax.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2017, 11:38:11 pm

I've always wondered what "duty free" was. I assumed it was military folks buying things sans tax.


Tut, tut, such an insular life you're leading out there in the West.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on April 19, 2017, 03:07:36 am
and then the Duty Free for some cheap booze, and I'm home !

Didn't realise there was duty free between US and Canada. You learn something every day  :thumbsup:

Lots of towns are either just both sides of the border or are actually split by the border. So lots of people shop either side and when you come through the checkstop, you naturally stop at the 'duty free' to get your booze and fa   :-X  --- erm, smokes  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on April 19, 2017, 04:04:19 am
and then the Duty Free for some cheap booze, and I'm home !

Didn't realise there was duty free between US and Canada. You learn something every day  :thumbsup:

Lots of towns are either just both sides of the border or are actually split by the border. So lots of people shop either side and when you come through the checkstop, you naturally stop at the 'duty free' to get your booze and fa   :-X  --- erm, smokes  ;D
And smuggled Havanas non-Cuban cigars.  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on April 19, 2017, 05:55:09 am
I think the only times I've crossed the U.S./Canada land border was when I went from Alaska into Canada a couple of times. There was definitely no duty free that I remember, mind you there was also a sign which basically said "if this post is unmanned please stand in front of the video camera , show your passport and state why you are entering the USA". The only way out of the town across the border in the US was by sea or back the way you'd come.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 29, 2017, 12:52:41 pm

I've always wondered what "duty free" was. I assumed it was military folks buying things sans tax.


Tut, tut, such an insular life you're leading out there in the West.  ;D ;)
;D ;D

Just the way I like it.... ahhh.. bliss..... :laugh:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on April 29, 2017, 06:16:34 pm
Hi Captain,
I sent you a few pictures on your facebook page for your pleasure. I hope that you had a great time.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 01, 2017, 07:35:04 pm
Got a chance to race yesterday for the first time since my big crash in 2015. Came in 3rd in the Vintage Class on this old '78 YZ125 !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18157671_10213077794765794_1686502518345272665_n.jpg?oh=6cca06812d9ea496feb9188d90c6f416&oe=59BB29E0)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18194209_10213086838591884_5554774773955124584_n.jpg?oh=cc81cb2356c32dbd10628de206bda9af&oe=598F1A7A)

But today ? Today I went under the knife to have my collarbone repaired. Sore I must say ! Hopefully I can use my hand enough to do some modelling soon, gonna be off all summer !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on May 01, 2017, 07:43:05 pm
Take good care of yourself Captain :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 02, 2017, 05:59:22 am
Well done mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 02, 2017, 05:34:24 pm
Congrats on the 3rd place and wishes of a quick recovery! :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 02, 2017, 05:46:24 pm
Thanks guys ! I have a big, cumbersome pad/ brace holding my arm. I really can't do much at this point.....I don't see the doc for a follow up for 3 weeks ! ! don't want to be brave/ stupid as I really need this to heal this time. Oh well, I can daydream anyway lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 03, 2017, 03:13:53 am
Can you use the arm for anything yet?

Hope you heal quickly.  Sleep and laughter help.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 03, 2017, 04:57:39 am
The brace I have keeps my forearm at my side, so my hand is out like I'm doing a left-handed handshake. Makes it difficult to grasp anything as there's no strength when it's away from my body like this. Too bad as I've a million things to do right now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 04, 2017, 04:24:25 am
Can you lift a beer with it?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 04, 2017, 04:52:58 am
I will be as soon as I'm off the pain killers lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 04, 2017, 06:17:16 am
Can you lift a beer with it?

That's why you have two hands  :cheers:

The difficult thing when one handed is opening the flippin' bottles or cans  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 04, 2017, 09:18:20 am
Can you lift a beer with it?

That's why you have two hands  :cheers:

The difficult thing when one handed is opening the flippin' bottles or cans  :banghead:

Nah! that's why you need one of these Todd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W02C75-adA
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 04, 2017, 03:16:06 pm
Good boy ! lol I tried going off the pain meds today.....bad idea. I was so sore and aching I could hardly move ! I think they get pretty rough with you when they're wrestling your bones back together ! I'm going to try again tomorrow, it is the weekend lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on May 04, 2017, 03:43:18 pm
Stay on the pain meds! Its better in the long run. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2017, 05:42:35 am
Stay on the pain meds! Its better in the long run. :thumbsup:

Yup always complete the course of medication you are prescribed, be it pain med's or anti-biotics.

I think they get pretty rough with you when they're wrestling your bones back together !

From memory yes ! It was very painfull, but it worked  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 05, 2017, 08:43:00 am
I think they get pretty rough with you when they're wrestling your bones back together !

A couple of years ago I had an operation for a double hernia. At the post-op appointment I had with the surgeon I asked him why all my shoulders, and neck felt like I had been run over by a truck. He started to laugh and I ask what was funny about it --- apparently as they were stitching my stomach back up, I started to come around and then proceeded to get off the operating table, everybody in the room just jumped on me to pin me down ------    :o   

I had wondered why when I left the hospital the day of the operation, I had noticed there was a large group of nurses standing behind the receptionist' counter just watching me -----   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 05, 2017, 10:16:14 am
lol Good one !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 05, 2017, 10:31:48 am
Weird thing Todd, I don't remember anything about it happening ----  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2017, 02:44:05 am
I've heard some amazing stories from a couple of nurses of my acquaintance about things people do whilst under anesthetic  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 06, 2017, 03:26:43 am
Heal up quick, dude! That sounds like a big ol pain the butt...   
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2017, 04:11:04 am
Can you lift a beer with it?

That's why you have two hands  :cheers:

The difficult thing when one handed is opening the flippin' bottles or cans  :banghead:

Nah! that's why you need one of these Todd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W02C75-adA

Beer with dog slobber round the neck of the bottle.  Not my cup of tea.

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 08, 2017, 06:36:13 am
Cheers guys !

One week in. Defo feeling better. Stopped taking pain meds so I can have a few pops. Up to two so far lol. The arm is feeling a lot stronger, too strong. I have to be very cognisant about what I'm doing. I'm not wearing the sling as much as it seems to have caused a rash, so the freedom makes a guy like me vulnerable to doing somat stupid. So I'm gonna go park myself and watch the MotoGP races. good excuse lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 08, 2017, 09:12:27 am
I say that's a damn good excuse for someone recovering from surgery, take it easy, Captain! :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 08, 2017, 04:38:33 pm
Cheers ! I defo took it a lot easier today.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kerick on May 08, 2017, 06:51:39 pm
Just do what the docs say so you don't end up doing it over again! Once is enough!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 08, 2017, 07:51:25 pm
lol that's half the problem, I never got to talk to him afterwards about limitations so I'm (trying ) to play it smart  :thumbsup:

Still wish the original doc would have repaired it 2 years ago when it happened !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 09, 2017, 01:49:18 am
Have one for me Cap'n.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on May 09, 2017, 08:27:54 am
Can you lift a beer with it?

That's why you have two hands  :cheers:

The difficult thing when one handed is opening the flippin' bottles or cans  :banghead:

Nah! that's why you need one of these Todd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W02C75-adA

Beer with dog slobber round the neck of the bottle.  Not my cup of tea.

Would you notice if you've had half a flat already   :wacko:   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2017, 07:11:00 am
With the giant dressing I thought I'd have an epic scar. Oh well, the story will still be good lol

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17990832_10213178015671254_7541379909086923372_n.jpg?oh=102299eaa8b48d312276293640b69e5f&oe=59767BE2)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 12, 2017, 12:54:29 pm
  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Librarian on May 12, 2017, 02:14:00 pm
We'll have to compare scars...I'm having another skin cancer hacked off my trapezium next weekend, the curse of a youth in the tropics ;D. They just keep cropping up. That's a beaut though....
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on May 12, 2017, 05:57:10 pm
That's exactly where the valiant hero would get stabbed by the bad guy in a swashbuckler before overcoming the odds, swinging on the chandelier, defeating him and winning the girl.
Looks like it's healing nicely.  You're obviously doing something right.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 02:51:32 am
Healing well mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 03:06:39 am
We'll have to compare scars...I'm having another skin cancer hacked off my trapezium next weekend, the curse of a youth in the tropics ;D.

Best of luck with that mate
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 14, 2017, 01:13:00 pm
For sure best wishes ! Hope they can cut it out and be done with it !

Busy weekend around here, including the senior prom. My son and his date down by the river, where everybody goes for pics.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18425558_1686150764747144_8943992092434180535_n.jpg?oh=53cd71701c1ad4b953d6576e01a6b17c&oe=59C2B735)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 15, 2017, 05:42:00 am
Nice pic. Capt  :thumbsup:

The can is obligatory I take it ?  ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Old Wombat on May 15, 2017, 08:44:22 am
Good to see the lad doesn't go for those stupid "man-buns" the latest batch of trendy-twits are wearing around here! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 15, 2017, 09:13:33 am
lol cheers guys ! It's funny how many minors can be seen on that day, wandering with one or more illegal beverages !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 24, 2017, 05:38:40 am
Nothing new here. Went to doc yesterday, x-rays are inconclusive as the plates are hiding the bones. Doc said it was still aligned perfectly so I guess that's good news. Three more weeks until the next visit, so the brace stays on and he even wants me sleeping in it ! Mon Dieu !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 01, 2017, 11:30:51 am
Silverwindblade was looking for a Tamiya merk road wheel. I know I have a half built kit around somewhere, so I offered one up. Then I has surgery and couldn't move things to look for it. Then I got better, but enough time has elapsed that I don't know where the heck it is ! So the hunt was ( is ) on.
 
Dug around here first. Pulled the totes out from underneath he shelves, climbed the shelves....

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20106578_10213896896682830_2552624871449235394_n.jpg?oh=d0c904215957e9894f8c819a15f8005d&oe=59F3F6A9)

Then I dug through all of these. Bike parts, sports equipment, camping gear, books, tools, toys....no Merkava

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Then I was like " Oh ! I know where it will be ! " So I looked up in here where I made these little shelves in between the joists

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20108378_10213896896762832_1778416339896331443_n.jpg?oh=8ebdffe41883c942983918f0cb84fc12&oe=59FB9B0D)

Found about 8 half built Harriers up here. No merk

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This is the last place I have to look. I hope I can find it in there ! I have to wait for my kid to help, I can't move/ lift this stuff yet/


(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228696_10213896897482850_8179474684045885899_n.jpg?oh=b1e82d22376b4922b5b3c51e9d3ebf34&oe=5A0AA9DA)

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 01, 2017, 11:39:04 am
Since I'm still off for a month and am able to use the arm pretty freely, I decided organizing might be a good thing !

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on August 01, 2017, 02:01:26 pm
Whenever I do that, I can't find what I'm looking for but always find kits or builds that I had forgotten about. :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: zenrat on August 01, 2017, 11:36:22 pm
I have boxes labelled "stuff" and "other stuff".  I got bored while sorting and labelling.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: scooter on August 02, 2017, 01:43:38 am
I have boxes labelled "stuff" and "other stuff".  I got bored while sorting and labelling.

Sounds like my sorting- "Stuff", "Other Stuff", "Misc. Stuff", "Random Qrap"
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 02, 2017, 10:53:57 am
All I have to say is, "Better you than me!!!"   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 28, 2017, 09:33:48 am
Things are still in super slow motion around here. I go see the Surgeon tomorrow, for x-rays and an update. From the sounds of things through my physiotherapist, I may still be off for long term disability. Yay. Oh well, nowt I can really do but wait it out and continue the strengthening exercises.

In the meantime, I'm starting on that Fujimi Eagle. Going to try and calm the blank down on my overthinking, and go straight OTB. I'm going to use the entire air wing. Hey, things got heated when the ship sailed for the Korean War !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on August 28, 2017, 03:43:20 pm
I hope that all goes well for you :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on August 29, 2017, 06:14:56 am
Yup, hope all goes o.k. Capt.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 29, 2017, 06:58:01 am
Thanks guys.

And you know what John Fogerty would say : "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play ! "

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on August 29, 2017, 07:01:41 am
Thanks guys.

And you know what John Fogerty would say : "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play ! "

 :thumbsup:

Problem is Capt, that is sometimes the exact opposite of what you should do. Listen to the quack. I speak from hard earned experience  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2017, 08:50:10 am
Thanks for the tip ! And for sure. He said it's healed, and no restrictions. I talked to HR and I'm going back on the 5th, and then taking some vacation, but I'll be on call and do jobs locally. We get a lot of help on location, as we have been working at the same refineries/ rigs for years. Then once I feel comfortable and can prove that I am capable, and can go forth and work wherever they need me. I have really enjoyed my time in the Etats Unis, and am looking forward to more travel and adventure ! And money and plane spotting lol.

Cheers guys !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 31, 2017, 05:17:34 am
$$$$ And planes!!!!  Can't beat it.

Glad you are on the mend, bud. May be slow, but at least headed in the the right direction.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on August 31, 2017, 06:16:39 am
Good to hear you're on the mend mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 31, 2017, 06:24:54 pm
Good to hear you're on the mend mate  :thumbsup:

Indeed! :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2017, 05:56:43 am
Thanks guys. I've been doing some heavier lifting at home, trying to ready myself. Been using 25 lb. dumbells for curls and tricepts etc. Feels good !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2017, 04:26:02 am
Up early. Bowl of Life cereal, a coffee, and I'm off !  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: kitnut617 on September 05, 2017, 04:30:28 am
Best of luck Todd   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2017, 07:10:54 pm
Thanks Robert. Today was easy peasy. We had to do a log book course and basic milling about. We hit the field tomorrow ! First job in over 4 months. Going to need to be retrained lol.

On the model front I've been steadily picking away at that Eagle ship. I don't know how you guys do it !

Cheers guys !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on September 05, 2017, 07:17:29 pm
That's great news :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 05, 2017, 10:32:54 pm
I hope it feels good to be back. Sometimes it can be a tad worrying as you 'stretch' yourself of course.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2017, 02:53:08 am
I hope it feels good to be back. Sometimes it can be a tad worrying as you 'stretch' yourself of course.

Yup hope it's all gone o.k.  :thumbsup: I had a long period of sick leave in my late 30's and I was like the new kid at school when I went back  :-\ All went brilliantly though , so best of luck.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2017, 06:47:18 am
A friend of mine is getting in to RC. I installed his RealFlight 7.5 sim and am thoroughly enjoying it ! I couldn't help myself and downloaded all of the expansion packs as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on December 31, 2017, 06:45:18 pm
Hi guys ! Still kickin'. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all !

Quiet night in the shack. Chilling with the missus and watching hockey. Passing the time by fiddling with a pair of old Otters I found in an old box of builds.

I'm going to do them as training aids for the Canadian Army medium and heavy lift operational training group at CFB Borden  :thumbsup:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26166168_10215332172003816_3291459015650310697_n.jpg?oh=7014b9b5eda751336156e614928d3406&oe=5AC1F891)

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Once I'm done fiddling and taking pics I plan on putting them back together with new paint and markings.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: McColm on December 31, 2017, 06:59:39 pm
Looking good Captain :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 31, 2017, 07:41:50 pm
Salutations! Interesting bit o' re-purposing goin' on there.  :mellow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: The Rat on December 31, 2017, 09:33:48 pm
Flew to Borden a few times in the Air Reserve Otters out of Downsview. One time they didn't have seats fitted, we just sat on the floor with cargo straps across us.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 01, 2018, 12:38:34 am
Good to hear from you, Captain. Happy new year! :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 01, 2018, 07:35:41 am
Are you going to join them together to please Tophe some?  ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2018, 01:15:25 pm
DHC already has a Twotter lol

Cheers guys !

Right on cue, somebody on the Canadian Military Aircraft FB page posts up a bunch of pics.....

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 11, 2018, 03:18:31 pm
Not much on the go around here. I'm thinking of building that P-61, pretty much OOB, but doing her up as a USN bird, two blues and a white underbelly.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 11, 2018, 06:51:10 pm
Not much on the go around here. I'm thinking of building that P-61, pretty much OOB, but doing her up as a USN bird, two blues and a white underbelly.

 :thumbsup:
Don't hesitate, start immediately! I'd love to see that... that tri-color USN scheme is so nice...   :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 11, 2018, 11:52:32 pm

 I'd love to see that... that tri-color USN scheme is so nice...   :wub:


I'm with you 100% there. I liked it so much that I painted my dining room walls in that scheme back in the 70s. Getting the fading right was pretty difficult with emulsion but it looked great when it was done.

I did the dining room in Japanese bomber camo as well, orange and green.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Nils on February 12, 2018, 12:58:17 am
I'm thinking of building that P-61, pretty much OOB, but doing her up as a USN bird, two blues and a white underbelly.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/cardfight/images/9/97/Star-trek-make-it-so-450x270.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160325065605)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 12, 2018, 08:10:23 am
Not much on the go around here. I'm thinking of building that P-61, pretty much OOB, but doing her up as a USN bird, two blues and a white underbelly.

 :thumbsup:

Sounds like a plan, get it going! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2018, 06:27:56 pm
Cheers guys. I guess it's a plan !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 18, 2018, 06:56:49 pm
Quick trip to Pittsburgh PA to watch the Leafs vs. the Pens. All expenses paid thanks BHI !

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2018, 05:34:13 am
Still working away on the P-61. Building it OOB only mod may be up-gunning the 20mm cannon.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2018, 06:49:05 pm
I have all of the major assemblies done and mostly painted. I hope to put it altogether by week's end. It will be nice to finish somat for the first time in forever !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2018, 12:30:29 am
I hope to put it altogether by week's end. It will be nice to finish somat for the first time in forever !

 :thumbsup:

Yup and it also tends to kick start the mojo
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2018, 04:37:22 am
A few days behind, but now all three colours are applied, and this week I'll work on attaching the greenhouse bits, and source out 1 or 2 torpedoes, and she should be done ! I'm thinking of theold style Stars with the red dots. Just like the look. We'll see. Have to find those as well lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: Captain Canada on March 25, 2018, 05:48:16 am
P-61 pretty much done. I need to add a few decals and some weathering. Pics this week.

In the meantime I'm finishing off an EC-121 in RCN markings. I'm doing it in the USN scheme of white over grey with dayglo orange. 144th scale.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 26, 2018, 03:46:04 am
I gotta see this Connie when done!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: Captain Canada on June 05, 2018, 09:45:05 pm
Brought some tools and supplies and bought this kit at Dean's in Owosso ( RIP Comrade ! )

I was going to do in as a RoK bird in two blues, but decided on this pretty much RW example. Has only one drop tank tho, keep it CDN  :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 05, 2018, 11:38:12 pm
LOVE the Voodoo!  Very nice!!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: zenrat on June 06, 2018, 02:26:47 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2018, 07:43:14 am
Thanks guys ! Been a busy summer for me. Spent most of it in Colorado, as well as working in Nebraska. I was supposed to attend a school, so travelled light with 'fancy' dress, and my company laptop instead of my own.  I ended up working for 3 weeks straight, with no plastic to fondle and little entertainment other than beer. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 30, 2018, 09:00:46 am
That's great!!!  Love the Voodoo.  Good to see ya, CC.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: NARSES2 on August 31, 2018, 06:38:18 am
I ended up working for 3 weeks straight, with no plastic to fondle and little entertainment other than beer. :thumbsup:

Could have been worse. Might have been an area under prohibition  :angel:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: kitnut617 on August 31, 2018, 07:21:22 pm
I ended up working for 3 weeks straight, with no plastic to fondle and little entertainment other than beer. :thumbsup:

Could have been worse. Might have been an area under prohibition  :angel:

You don't know the half of it Chris,  when we were looking for a nice little acreage (5 acres or so), we found just what we wanted near a town of Three Hills (it's 25 km away), we didn't take into account religion when we decided to buy the property (we found out later that the area is all bible orientated). But this town was a totally dry town, you couldn't buy a drink anywhere and anyone wanting to move to the town were screened by the counsel as to what your interests were.  But since we've been here (about 11 years now), the attituded has changed some, you can buy a drink with your meal at the restaurant now -----   and there is a couple of liquor stores now too  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: NARSES2 on September 01, 2018, 01:52:11 am
I have experienced places like that both in the US and Canada mate and indeed the first time I went to Wales on a football tour back in the 60's we couldn't get a drink on a Sunday. Had to cross the border into another county in order to get one. Scotland may well have been the same back then ?

In my part of South London back then the Monday to Saturday pub hours were 10-30 to 2-30 and then 5-30 to 10-30. Cross the road to Lambeth and it was 11-00 to 3-00 and 6-00 to 11-00. You can imagine the rush across the road at 10-30  ;) Of course if you were drinking with a "meal" it was different again  :banghead: It was amazing what some pubs tried to classify as a meal  ;D

Totally different now of course.

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: McColm on September 05, 2018, 03:04:11 am
The sea level is rising , this might be from global warming or all those test holes the Captain has been drilling :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: zenrat on September 06, 2018, 03:44:11 am
I ended up working for 3 weeks straight, with no plastic to fondle and little entertainment other than beer. :thumbsup:

Could have been worse. Might have been an area under prohibition  :angel:

You don't know the half of it Chris,  when we were looking for a nice little acreage (5 acres or so), we found just what we wanted near a town of Three Hills (it's 25 km away), we didn't take into account religion when we decided to buy the property (we found out later that the area is all bible orientated). But this town was a totally dry town, you couldn't buy a drink anywhere and anyone wanting to move to the town were screened by the counsel as to what your interests were.  But since we've been here (about 11 years now), the attituded has changed some, you can buy a drink with your meal at the restaurant now -----   and there is a couple of liquor stores now too  :o

Amazon sell beer don't they?
 :mellow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: NARSES2 on September 06, 2018, 06:21:10 am

Amazon sell beer don't they?
 :mellow:

Do they ? I've never, ever thought about mail order beer. I've had wine delivered in my on-line grocery order before, but mail order beer ? Just sounds a bit odd to me. Showing my age I suppose ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: zenrat on September 07, 2018, 04:58:51 am
In my old Post Office job I handled a lot of boxes of wine (only dropped one - communion wine so that's me straight to hell).  It's very commonly posted around the country.
No idea why people locally mail order it since The (Mornington) Peninsula is the best wine region in Australia and a good drop is only a short drive away.
Beer is less commonly posted but I occasionally see a box going through a post office.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2018, 06:04:03 am
The (Mornington) Peninsula is the best wine region in Australia

I've certainly had a couple of nice bottles from the area  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: kitnut617 on September 07, 2018, 07:03:39 am
In my old Post Office job I handled a lot of boxes of wine (only dropped one - communion wine so that's me straight to hell).  It's very commonly posted around the country.
No idea why people locally mail order it since The (Mornington) Peninsula is the best wine region in Australia and a good drop is only a short drive away.
Beer is less commonly posted but I occasionally see a box going through a post office.

Coming off the KLM flight that comes in everyday to YYC, I regularly see huge cargo pallets fully loaded with beer from Europe.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: NARSES2 on September 08, 2018, 02:18:20 am
I wonder how many of those go missing ?  Or do they go straight into a "Customs Bond" area ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: kitnut617 on September 08, 2018, 03:32:36 am
I wonder how many of those go missing ?  Or do they go straight into a "Customs Bond" area ?

Yes, straight over to the Customs warehouse Chris. 

Another thing I see a lot coming off big aircraft which have arrived from Europe ---- tires (tyres). Pallet loads of them.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: NARSES2 on September 09, 2018, 01:23:36 am
 

Another thing I see a lot coming off big aircraft which have arrived from Europe ---- tires (tyres). Pallet loads of them.

Now that really surprises me for some reason. Almost coals to Newcastle. Still an absolute perfect example of the Global Economy in action.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: Old Wombat on September 09, 2018, 06:11:53 am
No idea why people locally mail order it since The (Mornington) Peninsula is the best wine region in Australia and a good drop is only a short drive away.

I'd argue (vehemently ;D ) that the Barossa Valley & Coonawarra regions of South Australia are, by far, the best wine-making regions of Australia.

The McLaren Vale & Clare Valley regions' wines don't impress me, so I don't think I'm being parochial here.



Damn! I've sworn off thread drift & here I am nudging it along! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2018, 03:35:49 am
You could argue that Guy.  Should you wish to be wrong...
 ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-RW Voodoo
Post by: Captain Canada on November 06, 2018, 10:00:58 pm
On the road trying to kill time.....and it's working ! How about a Taiwanese Navy Bronco ?

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Or should I say Super Bronco  :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: zenrat on November 06, 2018, 11:57:11 pm
I've always been keen on the Taiwanese marine scheme.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 07, 2018, 02:43:27 am
Go for the gusto!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: kitnut617 on November 07, 2018, 05:33:46 am
That's looking good Todd   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

where did you get the six blade props from, they look like contra-props too ---
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: Captain Canada on November 07, 2018, 09:37:52 pm
Cheers guys !

Robert : I got the props from styrene, a drill, some glue and imagination ! They did turn out pretty good tho :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: NARSES2 on November 08, 2018, 12:18:37 am
They did turn out pretty good tho :thumbsup:



Rather old boy  :thumbsup: Well done mate  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: kitnut617 on November 08, 2018, 05:23:18 am
They did turn out pretty good tho :thumbsup:



Rather old boy  :thumbsup: Well done mate  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

You've done a real good job on them   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: Lord_Voyager on November 08, 2018, 05:58:26 am
You know, I've got one of those old Testor's Bronco's somewhere in my stash... I should do something similar... It certainly wouldn't be as nice as this one but it's such a cool idea.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 10, 2018, 06:06:18 am
Bronco's looking really good, Captain! Very nice work on those props. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: Captain Canada on November 12, 2018, 08:58:22 pm
Thanks guys ! As usual with me, even on the road, I started a single seat Avenger and the Bronco is still not finished  ;D

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Bronco
Post by: Captain Canada on November 12, 2018, 09:04:28 pm
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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Up, Up and Away ( but we came back )
Post by: Captain Canada on January 04, 2019, 07:06:54 pm
My sons friend took us up in a 172 today. Perfect day for flying.....+10, no cloud, and smooth as silk up there !

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Up, Up and Away ( but we came back )
Post by: McColm on January 04, 2019, 10:29:16 pm
Wow! I bet that was fun :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Up, Up and Away ( but we came back )
Post by: zenrat on January 05, 2019, 01:57:01 am
Jealous.

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Up, Up and Away ( but we came back )
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 05, 2019, 05:00:35 am
Green with envy mode on.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Up, Up and Away ( but we came back )
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2019, 12:20:13 pm
Thanks guys ! Yes it was a lot of fun.

In my modelling world, the plan is to make a concerted effort this year. I've got a list somewhere of all of the started builds and started threads on here as well. I. Will. Finish ( most of ) Them. Before starting anything new. Which will be an easy resolution to keep, as the * of this statement is, If I'm working abroad, there's nothing to stop me from buying a kit or two and having a little fun  :thumbsup:

In the meantime, I've got a couple on the go here now that I hope to show off in the next day or two.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Up, Up and Away ( but we came back )
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2019, 02:29:51 pm
Must be nice to live down in the banana belt and have fun all year long. ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2019, 09:09:00 am
The Sunny Southwest eh !

As stated, and to prove that I'm trying.....

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Single seat Avenger

Wessex ( OOB but probably CDN - also funny that both models were started on the road approx. 8 months apart, with Testors paint sets purchased at Hobby Lobby, and done identical lol )

The Super Bronco

Guardian

Mustang H

Sea Fang

Go Captain !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: The Rat on January 06, 2019, 10:36:13 am
Your bench seems to be missing beer.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: JayBee on January 06, 2019, 11:01:12 am
The bench also lacks a whole load of clutter. I think this photo is a setup!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: The Rat on January 06, 2019, 01:47:12 pm
The bench also lacks a whole load of clutter. I think this photo is a setup!  :rolleyes:

I've seen his bench, looks pretty much like that. The reason for the apparent lack of clutter is that he needs to leave room for the beer.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2019, 06:26:54 pm
That's my basement 'rec room' coffee table. Don't worry, I've got enough scattered mess to rival anyone's mess ! And as for beer, basically been home/ off work for almost a month, and it's time to dry out and prepare for busy season !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2019, 08:45:12 pm
Two things I learned today. The Grumman Avenger was big. The Grumman Guardian was huge ! And since we're on the letter H, the H Mustang is also huge ! Well, maybe not that big, but deep ! And she doesn't look good in these colours.

PS-Something I always knew ? Anything related to a Spitfire is sexy  :wub:

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: zenrat on January 13, 2019, 01:44:02 am
That high demarkation line really emphasises the depth of the 'stang's fuselage.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: NARSES2 on January 13, 2019, 04:17:34 am
Looking forward to the Guardian in particular Capt  :thumbsup: I personally prefer the low demarcation line on FAA aircraft, but I think the Guardian will really suit the high one.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 13, 2019, 06:52:44 am
That high demarkation line really emphasises the depth of the 'stang's fuselage.

Yeah the 'H' is a completely different animal to the previous mks, I think I've read it's 80% different and of course, much bigger.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 13, 2019, 09:14:39 am
Iím not really happy with any of them at the moment. The colours arenít right, and I donít like the high demarcation lines either ! Iím probably gonna cheap out and just finished them anyway lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 22, 2019, 05:24:25 pm
Good to see you're back in business, Captain! The Spitfire's my favorite in that scheme but i think all 3 are looking good, keep it going! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2019, 05:22:06 pm
Cheers !

The clean up/ smartening up continues. I should have a couple more done tomorrow and I've already started on a few others.

I had decided to go through the Aircraft section here and start on the first unfinished one I had, the old RCN Sea Jaguar. Of course I can't find it. Which is odd, as with everything I do it starts off with one kit, but then I added a Bucc and a Tornado to my Maritime Command plan, so I'm assuming all three are still together.....
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 27, 2019, 02:47:09 pm
I'm quite enjoying this getting things done act. I've finished up the Sae Fang and the H Stang. I drilled holes in the bottoms so I could place them on sticks and take a few snaps. I worked on a wee back story for them as well.

I finished the Fairey modified USN Test Avenger. I took some pics but have a plan for this bird, so she'll be modified two more times before the big 'reveal' lol. On that note, here's an old Avenger I did, probably in the early 90s. Hand painted RCN ( sic ) roundels and RCN markings from a decal sheet type name.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51147719_10218714879009377_3642093045366652928_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=fe23233037841334688d49191f00736b&oe=5D0188DD)

I have also finished my Grumman Guardian. But I lost one of the flaps ! I dropped it, picked it up and placed it in my pants pocket, and from there ? Maybe the wash, maybe fell out when I was digging out my phone or change....I might take pics and post them or wait, as this one has a wee plan as well. But I should just get it done and keep moving forward.

In other news, another one of my long term, ever expanding, never ending projects is CDN Army Aviation at CFB Borden. Borden was the birthplace of the RCAF, but through the years became more of a basic training/ army base. So I'm going with that. An operational training base for army co-operation type activity. I've got multiple builds on the go, rotary, VTOL, and general aviation types that would predominantly be used in these roles.

The AZ models AH-1G joy pack. Great kits ! The fuselages were buttoned up last night, and I will be carrying on with these after dinner.

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And as part of my cleanup, the bike section has been moved from where they were hiding to the new, high level apartment ! Hope to finish at least one before I expire lol.

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: NARSES2 on January 28, 2019, 06:52:21 am
Got enough bike models Capt ?  ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 28, 2019, 07:31:23 am
Nope. I need more ! lol I was buying a lot of them in pairs. My plan was to build championship bikes. Do one as the bike the won the title, and then do one as the #1 bike the following year. Kenny Roberts Jr. won for Suzuki in '01, on the number 2 bike. And Nicky Hayden won on 69 and raced #1 the following year.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: NARSES2 on January 28, 2019, 07:33:05 am
Right. Glad you had a plan  ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 28, 2019, 09:17:40 am
I think only two of them are started as well. I was well on my way to finishing one, then the aftermarket decals I ordered were back ordered and it all went south from there ! I have no connection with the riders in the kit decal schemes. I should look back into that as well eh !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2019, 11:04:15 am
Rock and roll, man!!!!   Productivity level: epic.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 28, 2019, 06:59:38 pm
When you hand paint, and lay down a coat of flat white, then matt yellow....and then realize that you forgot the door and the doohickey on the back...... :o

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 28, 2019, 07:01:53 pm
Cobras are apparently tail heavy. Good ol' lead shot to the rescue ! The wee gun turret was the perfect hiding spot for that as well.

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2019, 07:20:46 pm
Nice fix, man!! It's like it was meant to be; like loading a BB gun.  ;D


Sympathize on them left over parts. I do that, too. Makes for some strange methods of integrating them into the stuff that's more down the road to completion.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 28, 2019, 07:30:42 pm
 :thumbsup:

For sure on both points ! Loading somat made for a gun, into a gun !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: NARSES2 on January 29, 2019, 06:10:13 am
:thumbsup:

For sure on both points ! Loading somat made for a gun, into a gun !

Just make sure none goes in the beer can by accident !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 29, 2019, 08:43:36 am
Cobras are apparently tail heavy. Good ol' lead shot to the rescue ! The wee gun turret was the perfect hiding spot for that as well.

Yep! so are Hueys (so I'm finding out). On my 'Whiskey Cobra' I used just under a 1/4oz block of lead which I slid under the front cockpit floor and as close to the turret as I could get it. There wasn't any room in the turret though.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 30, 2019, 09:32:00 am
Made some good progress on the Cobras last night. One for the Royal Canadian Marines ? And two for the CDN Army. I also spent some time compiling old magazines to recycle, and getting the shelf sorted with things I'm done with and things I want to finish.

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 30, 2019, 12:19:06 pm
Love how those are coming together Todd   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 30, 2019, 03:58:16 pm
Thank you sir !

I posted this pic last year I think, but after digging through the 18 ( yes, that's correct, 18 Rubbermaid totes ) stored at the father-in-laws, I think I finally remembered where the Jag is !

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: NARSES2 on January 31, 2019, 05:46:07 am
Love how those are coming together Todd   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Indeed, it's impressive especially given the use of what can be difficult colours to apply at times  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2019, 12:42:51 pm
This old Lindberg T-55 was half built when gifted to me in the early part of the century. I figure I'd give it a wee modernization just to get it finished and 'off the books' as they say.

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on February 15, 2019, 08:02:40 am
All stop. On a plane back to Colorado for a few weeks. Iím travelling light so didnít pack any modelling bits. I also forgot Red October that I was halfway done reading. Now what am I gonna do lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 15, 2019, 01:03:55 pm
BOOOOOOO!!!!!    ;D       I suspect you'll find some way to stay entertained . . . ..   
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: NARSES2 on February 16, 2019, 04:05:35 am
All stop. On a plane back to Colorado for a few weeks. Iím travelling light so didnít pack any modelling bits. I also forgot Red October that I was halfway done reading. Now what am I gonna do lol

I can tell you what happens if you like.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2019, 09:06:58 pm
lol and I have never watched the film either !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: scooter on February 17, 2019, 04:05:20 am
lol and I have never watched the film either !

The book's better.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: NARSES2 on February 17, 2019, 04:26:18 am
lol and I have never watched the film either !

The book's better.

By far. I enjoyed the early Clancy books but the latter one's not nearly as much and finally gave up with him
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 07, 2019, 10:11:26 pm
Been down in CO going on 4 weeks. Not much to report. Seen a few F-18s here and there, a few lovely Twin Otters doing their work ups. We were working up in Greeley, and I drove past the airport there to snag pics of the gate guard T-38 and A-7.

On the modelling side, I finally broke down and bought some paints, glue, a hobby knife and a wee 144th scale Trumpeter F-23 at Hobby Lobby. Gear up, with a Vietnam era F-4 scheme she will be.

And with those paints, I've also given Harry, the Road Trip Harrier, a new USMC scheme. He has been wearing RAF colours since our trip to the UK and Waddo.

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Now:
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And to celebrate his new scheme, we're hoping in the rental tomorrow for the journey to Yuma, Arizona, where he will finally meet some family !

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I'm on call for a job in Utah, but fingers crossed that I can stay all day !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: kitnut617 on March 08, 2019, 06:32:20 am
Are you taking in the airshow at the Marine base Todd
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 08, 2019, 09:07:10 pm
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Twilight show tonight, big show tomorrow !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: kerick on March 08, 2019, 09:49:43 pm
Nice pics, thanks for sharing those. Nice paint scheme on the Marine Huey. I don't think I've ever seen that one before. Do you know what group is flying the B-17? Was it the Collins Group "Nine O Nine"?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 09, 2019, 03:42:45 pm
Con-memorative-fedarte Air Force, Sentimental Journey
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: kerick on March 09, 2019, 07:44:24 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2019, 04:34:09 pm
Don't tell the JMN's this stuff is going on in the real world

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2019, 04:40:43 pm
Harry, the road trip Harrier. He's been to Waddo, too many CDN and US airshows to mention, and every helo and plane I've been on since I got him in the mid 90, actually got flown by a real Harrier pilot, Cricket of VMA-214 Blacksheep !

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A little formation flying with one of his brothers.

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I made Harry look away when we saw this.

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Getting on with it !
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 12, 2019, 04:40:44 pm
Magnificent.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Yuma Harriers !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2019, 04:43:04 pm
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When Harry met Harry

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The Empire knows a good plane when they see it

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Yuma Harriers !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2019, 04:44:18 pm
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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Yuma Harriers !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2019, 04:45:57 pm
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Boooo ! Hiss ! Hiss ! Boo ! ( grabs bag of rotten tomatoes )

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Yuma Harriers !
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 12, 2019, 05:31:46 pm
It's enough to make a Brit aviation fan weep!  :banghead:

And we GAVE the Marines almost all of ours!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Yuma Harriers !
Post by: kerick on March 12, 2019, 09:38:10 pm
Awesome pics! Thanks for posting them!
BTW, why does their paint scheme look like an Air Force special ops bird?
All you Marines out there, don't get mad at me, just say'n.......
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Yuma Harriers !
Post by: Captain Canada on March 23, 2019, 07:51:34 am
Still plugging away down here in CO. Went to Hobby Lobby and a local Hobby store. Bought the Testors paint set, some glue and a knife, as well as the little Trumpeter F-23. Nice little kit but the canopy is a real let down, like Dragon's Harriers.

At Hobby Hut I bought the Airfix RAF refuelling set. Fun little build. Lots of cleanup to keep me occupied.

Also bough the Bandai 144th scale A-Wing twin pack.

Wine and cheese party in room 412 ! We are tasting some Apothic Inferno, with some Longmire Ale to cleanse the pallet. Peppered salami, several selections of Dukeís smoked meat, along with old white cheddar, Port Salut, Havarti Dill, Comte, Muenster Enchilado, some Farmers Garlic pickles, Texas Okra pickles, Pepperoncini and olives, and three different pork rinds incl. Kimchi Korean BBQ. Cheers !

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Still in CO
Post by: zenrat on March 23, 2019, 05:11:30 pm
Still plugging away down here in CO. Went to Hobby Lobby and a local Hobby store. Bought the Testors paint set, some glue and a knife, as well as the little Trumpeter F-23. Nice little kit but the canopy is a real let down, like Dragon's Harriers.

At Hobby Hut I bought the Airfix RAF refuelling set. Fun little build. Lots of cleanup to keep me occupied.

Also bough the Bandai 144th scale A-Wing twin pack.

Wine and cheese party in room 412 ! We are tasting some Apothic Inferno, with some Longmire Ale to cleanse the pallet. Peppered salami, several selections of Dukeís smoked meat, along with old white cheddar, Port Salut, Havarti Dill, Comte, Muenster Enchilado, some Farmers Garlic pickles, Texas Okra pickles, Pepperoncini and olives, and three different pork rinds incl. Kimchi Korean BBQ. Cheers !

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That'll do as an appetiser.  What's for mains?

 ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Yuma Harriers !
Post by: NARSES2 on March 24, 2019, 06:57:04 am

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What scale ?  :angel:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Still in CO
Post by: Captain Canada on March 24, 2019, 03:01:23 pm
1:1 scale ! I never had a main. Probably explains why I felt hot I did Saturday morning lol.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 12, 2019, 08:39:20 pm
Hi guys !

Been busy at home. Sort of. I hadn't had a nap in 7 weeks, but now that I'm at home with my dogs I can't resist lol. We're still house hunting as well. I found this old Chev pattern truck in one of the back yards....almost put in an offer for the house just to get the truck lol

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Spent a few days working from home. Kinda nice ! Almost got the 102 and 106 ready for paint.

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 12, 2019, 08:42:02 pm
I'm getting ready to do a major scratch build of an old sketch I made. 48th scale.

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Started with the Harrier

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Going to have the wing off and the engine out so lots of research and work...

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 12, 2019, 08:44:36 pm
Little teeny bit doesn't fit in the chuck ? No problem lol

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Cut cut grind grind drill drill. Drink. Repeat.

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I've got another sketch somewhere after I added detail to the original, with a Harrier I think.....I'll have to look.

Cheers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 12, 2019, 09:30:33 pm
Having fun!! Not always is the DeWalt with mods required, but when it is....... 


My clumsy arse would snap that bit merely glancing at it.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 12, 2019, 09:41:47 pm
lol easy to do !

PS-I also drink wine now, like some kind of adult lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: NARSES2 on April 13, 2019, 02:13:11 am
I've never thought of putting a pin vice into the chuck of a power tool. Might come in useful at some stage, cheers mate  :thumbsup:

The cab on that truck doesn't look to bad.

Best of luck with the house hunting, it can be very stressful.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 13, 2019, 06:38:19 am
Cheers Chris. No stress here really. Market is good and we're in no rush. I think I've already told the story here of what happened to start this. We were buying a small plot, 5 acres. Right in the city, rolling hills, big shop, another garage, a well as a cabin. Sold our place for asking the day it went to market. Then the appraisal hit. The place was actually 4.8 acres, so none of the out buildings could be considered if the land size was under 5. There goes the bank approval and we weren't willing to not put the 20% down payment and foregoe the CMHC BS cash grab insurance, so we lost it.

Any road, we're in no hurry. Just looking. And as an aside, our place was 400k then, and is now valued around 475. Sure it's all relevant to the market we'd be buying into, but not so much when we're looking for a small farm.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 13, 2019, 02:39:38 pm
lol easy to do !

PS-I also drink wine now, like some kind of adult lol
You NARROWLY escaped being chastised for the wine.   ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: zenrat on April 14, 2019, 04:25:15 am
lol easy to do !

PS-I also drink wine now, like some kind of adult lol
You NARROWLY escaped being chastised for the wine.   ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:

Just think of it as grape beer... :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: NARSES2 on April 14, 2019, 05:27:27 am
The place was actually 4.8 acres, so none of the out buildings could be considered if the land size was under 5.

There has to be rules I suppose ? If only to keep the lawyers fed  :angel: Not heard of a similar one over here though. Doesn't mean there isn't one mind you.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 14, 2019, 07:59:59 am
lol easy to do !

PS-I also drink wine now, like some kind of adult lol
You NARROWLY escaped being chastised for the wine.   ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:

Just think of it as grape beer... :o

That sounds oddly appealing for some reason.  ;D :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 15, 2019, 08:51:50 pm
Getting the blow in doors sorted

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57277830_10219316838177980_4781518981045420032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=e50d7b22c8ab34b7f15ffb513c04f1ad&oe=5D29A6DC)

Adding some realism to the nozzles

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56963237_10219316837817971_3457950952525398016_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=f35ff57d8a2f91dce07edeaf216be983&oe=5D3EA368)

Getting the engine bay sorted.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57395736_10219316837977975_3010414995209977856_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=982e02e99756f3fb2d9261dc570c2be5&oe=5D40D18A)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 16, 2019, 09:43:17 pm
Still banging away at this one. Still interested, mostly because I just love the Harrier.

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 18, 2019, 06:31:23 pm
Barely moving here. I should just glue the darn thing together and finish the engine bay but I'm too distracted watching the hockey. Maybe next month lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 18, 2019, 09:36:19 pm
I find that double fisting seems to help with the motivation  :thumbsup:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57408092_10219339326180166_2154369747590840320_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=68c9b366d5ceb43fc1a96b92dec8b06d&oe=5D401BC9)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Tophe on April 19, 2019, 12:42:57 am
Congratulations for this hard work... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 19, 2019, 04:04:08 am
Is that the Airfix 1/72 GR3 you're working on there Cap'n?

If so, what are all the reinforcements you're adding for please?

I sense something SERIOUSLY radical being built here!  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back to the Neverending New Builds
Post by: Captain Canada on April 19, 2019, 09:50:39 am
It's the Airfix 48th scale version. I'm planning on scratch building one of the trucks I have drawn throughout the years, and making a dio of an engine swap in the field. Somat I've always been fond of, the pics of the RAF Germany Harriers in the field being serviced.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier stuff
Post by: Captain Canada on April 19, 2019, 10:02:16 am
I drew this in Newfoundland in 2012. I might change the truck to somat a little more boxy.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57205960_10219342963031085_9061654346223058944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=25037e115b6131266739de211e876ab3&oe=5D398F70)

Then I dressed it up a bit....

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57581550_10219342962871081_6596234352567255040_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=2db8250a7b526952fc0bfbe06bf4ba61&oe=5D48BAD2)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier stuff
Post by: Captain Canada on April 19, 2019, 10:05:18 am
Over in my Cartoon thread, Pyro asked what was under the tarp. I said Helicopter engine. Sticky Fingers said Pegasus ? And the idea was born.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57076248_10219342962791079_2019849005353140224_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=44e99c739f720cd47c63fca4ae780c5e&oe=5D2EE205)

Drop the trailer, and the canvas cover is slid back to make the workshop/ accommodations larger, and then get to work !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57358208_10219342963191089_7827595063944282112_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=bdd68df339c550e2968d4207910b2da5&oe=5D34DA8E)

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier stuff
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 19, 2019, 10:15:42 am
Ooooh, that's some SERIOUSLY good artwork there Cap'n!  :thumbsup:

I like the idea all round, and of course you've got to model it with the wing completely off the airframe so it's not surprising you need to detail the interior of the engine bay.

I was amazed quite how large it was in there when I was helping them fit oil sampling valves to Harriers in the 70s, you could easily get 3-4 guys in there at the same time!  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier stuff
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2019, 05:11:37 pm
Well, Clark, Aren't you gonna go for it ?

Decided to pull my finger out and just start gluing stuff together. Happy with the results ! I'll go through my spares box one more time and glue more bits here and there, then it'll be paint time.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57726575_10219371250018242_3521989919931105280_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=fdeccacb7ffee398164b30b9e0c6a485&oe=5D41A0B9)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier stuff
Post by: Captain Canada on April 24, 2019, 07:03:09 pm
A bunch more done on the engine, as well as the interior bits. Paint soon !

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier stuff
Post by: kerick on April 24, 2019, 08:57:35 pm
Looking really good! Can't wait to see that truck and trailer take shape!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier stuff
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2019, 11:36:16 am
Thanks ! I've found a couple more of my etchings, but not the truck I'd really like to do. We'll see once I get a few more parts sorted.

As for the Harrier, here's todays query : If the engine is out, would those lattice type frames still be there ? Or do they remove them first ? Photos seem to be conflicting. Not that it really matters in my whif world, but I'd like to do it as 'right' as possible.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58460849_10219390460658496_8234978097858871296_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=211c811b4839a5805c401c42264418ce&oe=5D698CC8)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: kitnut617 on April 25, 2019, 12:42:16 pm
It's kinda hard to tell Todd

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/4940d69d-1c1d-4207-afcc-7196ea2734d0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2019, 03:17:04 pm
Ya that's what I'm saying.... That's one of the pics I've looked at / saved. Even with the engine out, those frames would probably be back in to support the wing. You can see the fuel tank in the pic. I might just add them as they look cool
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2019, 05:04:57 pm
In this pic of a Harrier under maintenance at Yuma you can see the start of the frame behind the man's head. I think lol

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58543615_10219392300864500_8625862727870447616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeHBtHLtk-1jT69w2e02hLXk6B9PYwAT0en35aYBA2w7HFKsSTiagzB4Ur4tu4nWgOJuyhbF1XLUJ0rq-G70mAa_JsjpWBPtsxjXWrFrRRi3XQ&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=8da04631a9213d2c5ea5dffb757d7e59&oe=5D350C29)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2019, 07:58:52 pm
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57852464_10219393515894875_8021490804176453632_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeEpZJbg4-IjJiAJOpd_9L1eBlqwaAp83hm0igOxJLRCdLGFv3aRHKBMjvOAOJw_6JyPSryjpULnOYTGeB2hfHWLktl5jVPQ8yI6qCZzLWTRbg&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=67e9d3f55262ca5fca862b704fb8a6c2&oe=5D3CC3E1)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58686663_10219393540415488_6333376792069406720_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeEGfPS684Jm2tApiuZOqeBnKI6SRXgKnAoYgbTsAOZUGRTXAK6IwglJku1ANLNcipaGJXFfB94zZPY6TG9LblriM7myDnIKozvsDXgZ0C7XbA&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=6f5070d0816e73abc4d48d957e8c80d1&oe=5D407AD2)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58441315_10219393542655544_639162962677858304_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeFAdDH4VyY8_GLBd9-r15tTXZ_evfeG6v0YmiAM1nEpr2UGembCN0pG6-394OYZBiT9bTzsjTtVnRmI5XBk6Myko38hOw6DZH3gY855mS8jow&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=f459471919a6f16501485c5acbf7998c&oe=5D37FE6D)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 25, 2019, 08:27:35 pm
 :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:  This is giving me ideas.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2019, 11:33:54 pm
Those upper two pics are of a T2 or a T4, so where's that happening please? I didn't think there were any of those versions left that would have required that level of re-work.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: Captain Canada on April 26, 2019, 02:25:50 pm
http://www.aeroresource.co.uk/historic-reports/hawker-siddeley-harrier-t4a-xw271/
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 26, 2019, 03:54:41 pm

http://www.aeroresource.co.uk/historic-reports/hawker-siddeley-harrier-t4a-xw271/


That's wonderful, thanks Cap'n.  :thumbsup:

Amazing that the fuselage went one way round the wold to Oz and the wing went the other!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: kitnut617 on April 26, 2019, 04:01:16 pm
This FA.2 found it's way to Red Deer Alberta, my photo of it was at the Airdrie Airshow where it had been put on display for the weekend.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/resized_4e0a447a-ace9-499e-99fc-2ea8888e6e07.jpg)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: NARSES2 on April 27, 2019, 01:54:46 am

http://www.aeroresource.co.uk/historic-reports/hawker-siddeley-harrier-t4a-xw271/


That's wonderful, thanks Cap'n.  :thumbsup:

Amazing that the fuselage went one way round the wold to Oz and the wing went the other!  ;D ;)

Right and left hand ?  :angel:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Hoarder
Post by: Captain Canada on April 27, 2019, 01:03:49 pm
Open up a Harrier box....and there are 4 of them in there

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58570945_10219405327590160_5628075696719921152_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_eui2=AeGLPuA113CbDxYyI65Eaks7mPM6utok1gBmLBSLincTITioLJ3J60Zm4ewjMZ7O8NVgi-RfWQvhvnGWqwvCLP7A2L9p9oqYKEArPY-DPWP8wA&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=665b15310b4584fab3802cc7843b15b0&oe=5D6CC8A8)

5 Phantoms lol

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56811257_10219405327350154_7509817348610588672_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_eui2=AeHArXrNo8PC51GyKctc9-BrrCQyfnoxLyOE_0rsCmditH2ZygUWxpuaMBYr0IcE6xu9UoWyc8HSN1YV4-0Iv-5aKGKqojIy3-MM1BZCahBXvA&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=118168e818c3b34e72fd49689b40867a&oe=5D7083E5)

Harrier still coming along. Started on those frames I was talking about, and am beefing up the engine. I wasn't happy with the way it looked so I pretty much started it over.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58379602_10219405327150149_6184806992763158528_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeGxEaFARTZNngloa9qSVCUdUBj4kai4s_6hEtyt8tlPb2k2EEys66yOXm_Xh6r4GOlA9fsze-jqS-E29rYTbw0NyzL0tOCgD5gIOc7o7NjFWA&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=200c77b170a14503bdc300157612e8e5&oe=5D68DF9F)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Hoarder
Post by: Captain Canada on April 27, 2019, 01:05:42 pm
What colour is that yellowy green interior ? Other than yellowy green for you smart Aleck's out there  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Hoarder
Post by: scooter on April 27, 2019, 01:08:20 pm
What colour is that yellowy green interior ? Other than yellowy green for you smart Aleck's out there  ;D

Zinc Chromate
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2019, 02:17:56 pm

This FA.2 found it's way to Red Deer Alberta, my photo of it was at the Airdrie Airshow where it had been put on display for the weekend.


Lovely to see a real Harrier again, especially so that it FLEW in there!  :thumbsup:

The Spanish Navy are bringing one of their Harrier IIs to RIAT Fairford this year, the first time one had flown in the UK for ages.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Harrier Query
Post by: kitnut617 on April 27, 2019, 05:42:20 pm

This FA.2 found it's way to Red Deer Alberta, my photo of it was at the Airdrie Airshow where it had been put on display for the weekend.


Lovely to see a real Harrier again, especially so that it FLEW in there!  :thumbsup:

The Spanish Navy are bringing one of their Harrier IIs to RIAT Fairford this year, the first time one had flown in the UK for ages.

Unfortunately it wasn't flown there Kit, the owner (in aviation at Red Deer Regional) had bought it as a non-flyer and was trucked to the show. The last I heard it is for sale for a couple of million C$
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Hoarder
Post by: Captain Canada on April 29, 2019, 05:05:00 pm
Zinc Chromate. To me, the modern version has always been more yellow than green. Old school interior green or what have you isn't zinc chromate. Not to me anyway. So the Humbrol version is way off. I was going to mix my own with 101 and 103, but then my brother coughed up this Model Master Zinc Chromate. Perfect !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58372872_10219423235197839_7143121600747929600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeGpCz2FUKeCvxGinQCTLNKey_pDbEWm-Fab_eT3BJ2a3TbN_EXLX2iO5gjXwiPh_MGrQbw0ZOWXILAh7Mu17VFLmGb38E4INT4FdeR-mXXB_w&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=8d9bc74d6b8889dbe7002db952f97ce3&oe=5D371B48)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 30, 2019, 03:30:56 am
The yellow stuff is Chromate Yellow Primer (Humbrol 81 comes close, I frequently use 224, too), while the yellowish-green primer used on WWII US aircraft is Zinc Chromate Green Primer (e.g. Humbrol 226), a.k.a. "Interior Green".
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Captain Canada on April 30, 2019, 05:12:09 am
With all of the pics I have collected, it seems both US Marines and RAF birds, both models, have a mixture of the yellow inside the engine bay, and then green and gray in the other access panels.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2019, 06:01:21 am
Must admit on my WWII and before builds I tend to use the yellow Chromate Yellow Primer for the interior of engine bays , engine cowlings etc and the rest, cockpits, wheel well bays etc get "Interior Green". No idea how accurate it is, but it suits me.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2019, 06:34:43 pm
Nothing going on. I'm back on the road and travelling light lol. Wish I would have packed a few things up to mess about with. I need to make a travel kit that I don't touch when I'm at home.

There is some news tho. Harry has new brothers. He's had a rough year with all the travel and his age is showing.

(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60015908_10219480418227379_7757211575143890944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=5b28d0c292cffe8b42fff87436791936&oe=5D70B658)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 08, 2019, 11:12:08 am
Nice!!   Looks like you have everything you need for now.  :mellow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Gondor on May 08, 2019, 02:21:00 pm
Nice looking trio of Harriers  :thumbsup:

Is that Nev on the laptop screen?

Gondor
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: kitnut617 on May 08, 2019, 04:34:41 pm

Is that Nev on the laptop screen?


Na! someone who plays for the Maple Griefs   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Captain Canada on May 08, 2019, 06:58:42 pm
It was the Columbus game  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2019, 06:29:34 pm
I'm just getting the Nev joke now ! I thought it said is that a new laptop screen lol

I got home from Ohio Saturday afternoon, had a busy weekend my daughter is home and my son had his prom. Today I had to do a few things at work and  the father-in-law clean up his garage. Dinner with the family, and then tomorrow morning I get up and fly to Midland, TX for a coupe weeks. Not sure if I'll pack some modelling stuff or not. It's a hassle when you have to pack everything you own every day.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Captain Canada on June 17, 2019, 06:26:27 pm
Still plugging away at my Harrier filed service diorama build. I had to restart the middle trailers arse end. I did a bunch one night after having a few drinks, and the next day did not like it at all. Like everything, I overthink and it stalls. So I had a few pops and thought "screw it, get it done" but the next morning.....oh well. It's almost back to where it was, only more better.

Same thing pretty much goes for the tractor. It looked way too Russian stock. So I started chopping it all up to make it look more NATO type, modeled after a few of my favourites, the Alvis Stalwart and the HEMMT.

I'm back on the road to Colorado tomorrow so may or may not be around much yet again. Cheers guys thanks for looking in !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Old Wombat on June 17, 2019, 08:43:26 pm
You should see what I'm doing to my Tarantul III corvette to Westernise it! :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back on the Harrier !
Post by: Captain Canada on June 19, 2019, 09:15:47 pm
Very cool ! I've got a couple Mirage ? Hobby 400th scale boats that I was making CDN. Or RCN as it were. Are. Is lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2019, 06:21:53 am
I liked my last OTR build, the Blue Bronco so much, I decided to try it again. Life is boring living out of a bag, and when you're cinstantly on call you can't resort yto the usual time passing substances lol

I packed it like this with some basic supplies, and then taped it inside a shopping bag

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64694546_10219845531274977_3655904758247456768_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQkjt-s9QQcDlmxQAuqxhAIQlfwXhGquvEHn8jvS4OqAri6WY6zcIh0sDNCP_crWddg&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=3bbc6480997018edda93a1f00346a7a6&oe=5D8514E8)

I realized after I got back from Hobby Lobby armed with my 40% off coupon, that I was empty handed. I should have bought another Bronco to emulate it's props. Maybe tonight.

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64755057_10219845531074972_5954411344844292096_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQleaG2WJrk16csfpGIrpf_AIUfNwvGifiRJCrTQY78pqYSBWFNy0abajTHDFCMlJFo&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=0fc21aee126eb5f86fe5c58f5601252b&oe=5D841D1A)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 20, 2019, 11:29:08 am
Nice. Looks like everything you should need, in a pinch.    Maybe one day I can open up a model shop and sell "ready made kits" like that.  ;D  Then when I become rich, I can pay you for the idea with free kits or money.  :mellow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2019, 07:28:59 pm
Maybe we can use the Shake n' Bake name lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: The Rat on June 20, 2019, 08:04:14 pm
The overall look of a Mohawk just seems to yell WHIFF ME!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 20, 2019, 08:36:44 pm
Maybe we can use the Shake n' Bake name lol

 ;D   How 'bout.........

"Take 'n Make!" 

      All the stuff you need in a handy container. Can take it with you , blah blah blah. Million dollars.  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: zenrat on June 21, 2019, 05:48:39 am
Yay Mohawk.   :thumbsup:
I love 'em.  I built  this  (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40704.msg686882.html#msg686882)and just got another.
You need plenty of weight in thes Hasegawa kit to avoid tail sitting.  I had to put it in the nose, behind the cockpit AND in the nacelles.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: Captain Canada on June 22, 2019, 06:17:44 am
Ya they are neat birds eh ! Love yours. That's pretty much exactly what I was thinking !

Taking a different route on the props. Going to be contra-rotating.

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65106628_10219859972916009_292645125790629888_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQnlbhfLeophGvunO6h8MQx9XlC5CWt8SistsTuHUbVkNKUCk7Ha8z9ZWWv5K4_bD40&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=d076110ab641f8c25b3c2ad55e1e14fe&oe=5D793F54)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Back ! Sort of lol
Post by: Captain Canada on August 20, 2019, 06:36:40 pm
Hi guys !

Been awhile eh ? Busy travelling for work, then visiting family in Montreal and Ottawa etc.

Couple pics soon 🍻
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-OTR Mohawk
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2019, 06:23:20 am
Finally cracking on with this RCN Shak. Have to do a search and see when I had actually started it. So many half builts and so little time lol

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68354941_10220359369040600_8359448032508379136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQkwYa64f9R3Jm78TVubUcCASVCem6WCjwSNrcAWzuUagsArOrrneAoVRpyDXvvJvgkkLXvAfdC3xzwvkfG5mdpt&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=287c6a1f8a1d3c3e315fc8458b3ee93d&oe=5DDA7545)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: NARSES2 on August 22, 2019, 06:27:54 am
Good to see progress on this Capt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 22, 2019, 07:41:40 am
Hell yea that looks good!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: McColm on August 22, 2019, 10:31:09 am
Looking good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 22, 2019, 03:44:27 pm
Apparently Canada was looking to buy a number of Shackleton MR1s as a stopgap until the Argus came into service, so not too much of a stretch.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: Captain Canada on September 03, 2019, 03:40:35 am
That's somewhat along the lines I'm thinking. And even as the Argus came on strength, the RCN wanted to protect it's own interests, especially abroad and when approaching landmasses.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: Captain Canada on October 01, 2019, 01:12:31 pm
I'm diligently working on my big harrier dio project. I thought I had posted a thread for it but maybe not.

Lots of bashing going on anyway !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71142979_10220699627506849_2314955173174181888_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQn9j8YsGLHN80J3b_Bo5EQNdbOuOO5MbK4BQUsuebYTb2dzuuSm3CXD4oACE8dLgpSaKGTUnddL1G76vgqkDICn&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=e61ebb11cbb8bc9a68d28ae5bd53eb85&oe=5DF70CBC)

Got the truck and the service wagon formed up pretty good.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71382022_10220699628186866_3928656098034188288_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQlY90czodYl0qSSdfKbHS5hxo8gmzC-JcC39ah3AX7UQYZ7FBaZsvFsKETTbl6eP1I4s062XxkddPUKmfcyH1c9&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=c26f6700dd54a7b876ba39925f0b8ccd&oe=5DF51F11)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: McColm on October 01, 2019, 08:16:53 pm
Looking good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin-Shak's Back
Post by: NARSES2 on October 02, 2019, 01:24:46 am
Looking good  :thumbsup:

'Tis indeed
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harrier Dio Train
Post by: Captain Canada on October 04, 2019, 11:06:20 pm
It's the tractor, then a fifth-wheel type B-train and the maintenance shop, and the third trailer will be for the CE and support.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harrier Dio Train
Post by: McColm on October 06, 2019, 11:11:47 am
Oh you mean the tractor unit  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harrier Dio Train
Post by: The Rat on October 06, 2019, 07:12:56 pm
That is one big chunk of mobile machinery!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harrier Dio Train Update
Post by: Captain Canada on October 18, 2019, 03:18:28 am
The tractor and middle trailer are pretty much all formed. I put it together so I can judge the height of the first set of bogies. Harrier, figure on the roof and tall can for scale.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/74360199_10220866761205087_4193525232234921984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQk83LjwdNDJwVRPIu4XF46up0dCs7M8Pqm0xWhmlbGNaII_HZ5qNm6_KWvccx3lCBE2bzX2mY0D62g_LnWYe7gV&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=06e3a94b67947f1997d3697cef8e12cb&oe=5E60CAFE)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harrier Dio Train Update
Post by: zenrat on October 18, 2019, 04:55:49 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harrier Dio Train Update
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2019, 06:05:44 am
Coming on nicely Capt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harrier Dio Train Update
Post by: The Rat on October 18, 2019, 08:55:52 am
You scared me there Captain! Saw the can and thought you had gone on the wagon, until I noticed it was a sleeve with a beer inside.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- More work on the Harrier Dio Train
Post by: Captain Canada on October 29, 2019, 03:15:08 pm
lol. But I did have a coffee this am when I was working on them.

I have the first set of bogey wheels, or B-train, or whatever I should call them pretty much sorted.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73121084_10220982788545698_3048584751821619200_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQna2OB0WmMnojvU5UkJHKh4u6eWn9wmXR4rrB52Mgr3dD14zD7V6L-nvxU6smieb5IhA3htj2WZsOvdcRiLxWzR&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=800f78b9f945ec6e7cc2e8c86dec3d8d&oe=5E1EE17E)

Second set still needs to be sorted, but I haven't as yet started on the trailer portion. Trying a straight forward, piece by piece approach as to hopefully actually finish this darn thing !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73192349_10220982788745703_1863733064471937024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQnjrrlTmv7QG0w7FVmExtbZxIx8boIwChHkwgRGaWnPdE36i_4t2K6TTqpNQXZ6av9lq0Pz05LO3jfL-6fGObep&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=d931dd662f1e14a5829e69034c8fa033&oe=5E4D3BCD)

And to prove that it works and articulates properly, I made some nice truck sounds and drove it around the room

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/74240781_10220982789425720_187801568186204160_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQmARqZxo0OB3YY_DkfOX_e829qgJsZgdM5aXwdUHqlShpw50mxQRFfAfDFIYIFCsQHUFPgnoAWk8nxWMCjYjxrk&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=b2764f27c14c96573b24ffddd1b062c1&oe=5E55D890)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- More work on the Harrier Dio Train
Post by: NARSES2 on October 30, 2019, 01:29:26 am

And to prove that it works and articulates properly, I made some nice truck sounds and drove it around the room


 :thumbsup: ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- More work on the Harrier Dio Train
Post by: Old Wombat on October 30, 2019, 01:36:56 am

And to prove that it works and articulates properly, I made some nice truck sounds and drove it around the room


 :thumbsup: ;D ;D :thumbsup:

+1 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- More work on the Harrier Dio Train
Post by: zenrat on October 30, 2019, 03:49:58 am

And to prove that it works and articulates properly, I made some nice truck sounds and drove it around the room


 :thumbsup: ;D ;D :thumbsup:

+1 :thumbsup:

+2 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- More work on the Harrier Dio Train
Post by: kerick on October 30, 2019, 06:20:34 am
Drive it around the test track a few times! Good idea!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on November 12, 2019, 05:18:07 pm
Still slugging away at her ! I've fondled other kits, and mulled over some half-builts....but alas, I'm sticking to plan here !

The three basic vehicles are complete. I haven't finished the last hitch mechanism yet so it's just a static test. I've done a wee bit more since the pics but not enough to take new pics. Next phase is to build the crane unit, and add some flotation devices to the third trailer unit. Then it will be detail up, paint, and hopefully, completion late this or early next year !

 :wacko:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/76613082_10221124070717664_4511107337578086400_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQmd6KJb1LHwiyE5k6wt38Suimmbjl10eLOQ3lnkdwB9U_f5GOHx-hMzz-ubL9f5JdBTiCshUFkjL0jbz8BxFB1T&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=1b0078abb233011b2524de89a1962fda&oe=5E5F6851)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: McColm on November 12, 2019, 11:43:06 pm
Wow very impressive  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Old Wombat on November 13, 2019, 07:21:45 am
Movin' along there, Cap! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: The Rat on November 13, 2019, 07:03:18 pm
Just... wow.  :thumbsup:

Now try reversing into a parking space.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: kitnut617 on November 14, 2019, 06:52:24 am
Way back when --  when I had just started as an apprentice, a welder was taken on at the shop I worked at. This older guy has spent his entire working life being a pipeline welder in the Sahara but his wife said she wanted him to remain at home more so he came to work at our shop (it didn't last long though, 3 months and he went back to the desert). Anyway, he told me that they had these truck trains out there, anything up to ten trailers at a time (don't know if he was exaggerating a bit) and they were used to move camp after the pipeline end progressed to far away. He said they'd move camp every three, four days, just hook up a string of trailers and go ---

Interesting bit on the side, this welder told me if the huge trucks that pulled these trains ever broke down, they just left them where they were and got a new one. It wasn't worth hauling it to a repair shop as it was cheaper just to get a new one. Another thing he told me was the tires they used didn't have any tread either ---
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on November 16, 2019, 03:53:14 pm
Cheers guys ! That's a great story Robert. One of my pals in my teens father was a trucker, and he always has some magazines around of road train in Australia. Pretty wild stuff !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 06, 2019, 05:24:25 pm
I was sent out to Alberta again, but I'm going home tomorrow. My poor little buddy Tico has something wrong with his little spine and now his back end won't work. It's crazy the love we have for our dogs.

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Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: The Rat on December 06, 2019, 10:55:35 pm
Oh hell. Keep us posted.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 06, 2019, 11:30:47 pm
 :-\   All the best, bud. Hopefully just some kinks and pinched nerves and your buddy be right as rain in no time.  :mellow:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: zenrat on December 07, 2019, 01:15:53 am
Fingers crossed mate.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: NARSES2 on December 07, 2019, 01:49:41 am
It's crazy the love we have for our dogs.


It's because of the love they have for us.  :thumbsup: Hope he's ok.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: kitnut617 on December 07, 2019, 06:33:33 am
Sorry to hear that Todd, one of our dogs had something like that too, he'd be running around seemingly fine, and then his back legs would just stop working and he'd be dragging them around and didn't even seem to know what was happening. We had to stop him running, then pick his back end up, wait a couple of minutes, then he would start walking again. The Vet figured it was some nerve damage that at times wasn't sending the signals to the muscles, we had him on meds which seemed to help but in the end we think that's what he died of unfortunately. He was a 'rescued' feral dog who came from the Turks & Caicos Islands which might have explained things.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: The Rat on December 07, 2019, 11:49:57 am
It's crazy the love we have for our dogs.


It's because of the love they have for us.  :thumbsup: Hope he's ok.

 :thumbsup: It's unconditional.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 02:55:49 pm
(https://www.9news.com/article/weather/mystery-of-this-circular-cloud-over-colorado-solved/73-07ed90e0-cc8c-470e-88a8-7ee3d72165e3?fbclid=IwAR2ll-VS6zgrkGHGHrCuD9MxmJd6KN1V0wgXBUrnWEuKijVDUEQzIveI1I8)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 02:56:41 pm
https://www.9news.com/article/weather/mystery-of-this-circular-cloud-over-colorado-solved/73-07ed90e0-cc8c-470e-88a8-7ee3d72165e3?fbclid=IwAR2ll-VS6zgrkGHGHrCuD9MxmJd6KN1V0wgXBUrnWEuKijVDUEQzIveI1I8
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 02:59:40 pm
Thanks for the kinds words guys. He seems to be in pretty good spirits. We see slight movement in his feet, and the lovely wife, whom is also a nurse, managed to stiumlate him into a wee poop today.

Let me know if anybody can see the pic above. Trying to get a better place to store and share pics.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: kitnut617 on December 08, 2019, 03:01:13 pm
Sorry Todd, just a little white square with a 'no entry' symbol in it.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 03:37:24 pm
OK Thanks Robert.

Cheers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 03:50:27 pm
https://flic.kr/p/2hWMDwD

(https://flic.kr/p/2hWMDwD)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 03:51:34 pm
<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/49190397901/" title="RCAF RF-101B Wild Weasel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49190397901_d1140f33bd_b.jpg" width="959" height="411" alt="RCAF RF-101B Wild Weasel">[/url]<script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 03:51:58 pm
(http://<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/49190397901/" title="RCAF RF-101B Wild Weasel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49190397901_d1140f33bd_b.jpg" width="959" height="411" alt="RCAF RF-101B Wild Weasel"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 03:52:28 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49190397901_d1140f33bd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hWMDwD)RCAF RF-101B Wild Weasel (https://flic.kr/p/2hWMDwD) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2019, 03:52:43 pm
Hey !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: kitnut617 on December 08, 2019, 04:39:05 pm
I can see it now   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: kerick on December 08, 2019, 07:52:57 pm
I need another voodoo kit again.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 09, 2019, 04:43:20 am
I've got four 72nd scale builds that I would like to refurbish, another 4 or 5 in that scale, another 4 in 48, and then that little oddball Revell scale. She's definitely a lovely bird with a lot of potential !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: Captain Canada on December 09, 2019, 04:44:08 am
I ended up setting up a Flickr account. I'm limited to 1000 pics in the free mode, I believe. I'll try not to get too carried away lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: NARSES2 on December 09, 2019, 06:04:40 am
I can see it now   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

As can I
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Three for the Road
Post by: kitnut617 on December 09, 2019, 06:50:07 am
I'm limited to 1000 pics in the free mode, I believe. I'll try not to get too carried away lol

That probably explains why in  a lot of threads (the old ones anyway), the photos are gone. People getting to the max allowed free so delete old pics to make room.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: Captain Canada on December 11, 2019, 05:11:09 pm
Yup. So I'm not starting anything else until I finish this big diorama. Yup, that's right, nothing. Except I bought that F-105 two-holer in 48th scale, that I have always wanted for my twin engined idea. And I might as well start that F-20 while I'm at it.....

Sometimes I really bug me.

But in my defence, I need some more sheet styrene, and some other square and round tubing sections as well.

But as you may have read earlier, one of my poor buddies isn't well. He had a rough day yesterday. I was really worried about him.

Any road, I hope to hit a hobby store in the next week or two. I have a 3 day training course in the USA next week, so I'll for sure be hitting up Dean's in Owosso, although they don't have styrene there, I'm sure I can find myself some other trouble.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: Captain Canada on December 12, 2019, 04:35:29 pm
Staying on course for now, still working on that twin 105.

In my dog life, the little guy is doing a bit better. Wanted out and did a little poop pretty much on his own, and wagged his little tail !

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: The Rat on December 12, 2019, 04:49:12 pm

In my dog life, the little guy is doing a bit better. Wanted out and did a little poop pretty much on his own, and wagged his little tail !

 :wub:

 :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: Captain Canada on December 12, 2019, 08:43:21 pm
Cheers Ratty  :wub:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: zenrat on December 13, 2019, 02:51:48 am
the little guy is doing a bit better. Wanted out and did a little poop pretty much on his own, and wagged his little tail !

 :wub:

Thats good to hear mate.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: NARSES2 on December 13, 2019, 05:41:35 am
the little guy is doing a bit better. Wanted out and did a little poop pretty much on his own, and wagged his little tail !

 :wub:

Thats good to hear mate.

Indeed it is mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: kitnut617 on December 13, 2019, 05:53:04 am
the little guy is doing a bit better. Wanted out and did a little poop pretty much on his own, and wagged his little tail !

 :wub:

Thats good to hear mate.

Indeed it is mate  :thumbsup:

What was the Vet's prognosis Todd ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: Captain Canada on December 13, 2019, 08:09:50 am
Not 100% sure, we had forgone the 4000 dollar MRI  :angel:

Probably a back injury, like a bulged disc that has pinched a nerve. It's been a week today. We took him out this morning and he did a little poop by himself again. Hopefully by the end of the week he's back up on his own.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 13, 2019, 11:29:59 am
Good to hear your little buddy is doing better.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: Old Wombat on December 13, 2019, 10:31:11 pm
:thumbsup:


Pets, when things go wrong (even with insurance ... don't ask) they can cost a mint. My credit card still hasn't recovered! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: NARSES2 on December 14, 2019, 02:16:37 am
:thumbsup:


Pets, when things go wrong (even with insurance ... don't ask) they can cost a mint. My credit card still hasn't recovered! :rolleyes:

When I was first married and the dog or cat were rough me and Jan used to put on our scruffiest clothes and go down the local PDSA branch (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals). Naughty I know, but .........  ;) Probably why I've always donated since.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: kitnut617 on December 14, 2019, 05:58:23 am
:thumbsup:


Pets, when things go wrong (even with insurance ... don't ask) they can cost a mint. My credit card still hasn't recovered! :rolleyes:

Yeah, we know about that Guy, we used to have our Great Danes on insurance but the dogs we've had lately haven't. But then mrs kitnut works at the local vet clinic ---  ;) and we live out in the boonies too where the vet bills are way cheaper than in the cities.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: Captain Canada on December 14, 2019, 08:08:07 am
Cheers guys. Seems to be ebbing and flowing here. He was rough last night, and we had to get him up early. Not sure if he went when he was outside. It's funny how his little legs only seem to work in the evening.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Breaking my own rules lol
Post by: Captain Canada on December 18, 2019, 04:20:32 am
I hacked out the cockpits and got them fitted pretty good. I want to sort out the canopy tho, make it look a little more Sabre. Couldn't get too much done tho, as I have to be bright eyed and bushy tailed for class today.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Merry Christmas Everybody !
Post by: Captain Canada on December 27, 2019, 02:32:06 pm
Santa was good to me. I got a 3D pen that he thought might be useful in my hobby. Haven't tried it yet tho. Also got a Yamaha keyboard. Always wanted to learn piano. So many great piano tunes out there.

In my modelling world, I've started cutting up a Revell Ju 290 A-5 Seeadler. I'm moving the wing to the top, and adding landing gear sponsons to make a better transport.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2020, 07:22:13 am
Hey guys. I'm cleaning up my mess here at home and packing my bags again. Heading up to the wintery confines of Alberta. -28 up there now. Brrr lol. I've got my long underwear and my winter boots and my insulated coveralls, as well as my FR balaclavas. Heading out to work for a company called JACOS. Japan Canada Oilsands. I should have known the acronym from the meatball in their logo lol.

I'm hoping to pack up a few kits/ projects to take with me. When you stay in a rig camp, there's nowt much to do. Overeat is the main attraction. We will be on standby waiting for the rigs to finish drilling.

I'm pretty sure they have wifi so I'll be checking in still. Off to pack ! Cheers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2020, 07:25:08 am
Well wrap up real warm Todd, the wind chill factor here is the real killer. down below the -40C mark.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kerick on January 12, 2020, 08:04:42 am
I have concluded that Iím just too old for that kind of cold anymore. I hope they pay you plenty of money for going out there!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2020, 09:14:04 am
I wish lol. Better than a kick in the pants tho.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 12, 2020, 12:28:09 pm
I remember working on the road doing framing back in the day. 90% of everyone spent every hour not working getting drunk. I don't suppose that is allowed in your line of work. Admittedly, back then and in the same situation I did plenty of evening time drinking myself. But..... man.... the rest of them dudes... all drunk and getting in fights and getting the police called and getting drunk at lunch and messing stuff up at work in the afternoon, etc. One idiot that liked tod rink a tall boy or two on lunch hopped in the Skytrack and tried to stuff a CONEX full of trash from the top as if it were a dumpster. Drunken idiot indeed thought it was the dumpster. Dented in the roof and messed it all up. It was so funny. Dangerous, though, too. Idiot.

BUT ANYWAY. lol   
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2020, 06:16:54 pm
lol ya man camps are dry because of the idiots  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 13, 2020, 11:42:16 am
Have a safe journey and keep warm, Captain! Being the skinny little rascal that i am, i'd freeze to death in those temperatures...  :o I'm almost freezing my behind off in the south of Portugal as it is, let alone in those regions...  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 13, 2020, 06:33:12 pm
Just like Shrek taught us, you gotta be like an onion, layers.....

 :thumbsup:

I brought a small selection of paints and tools with me, but only my 700 scale airwing to paint, and some Preisser 144th scale figures. I didn't want to get carried away lol.

I was actually hoping to hit the LHS here before we head North tho, maybe get somat cool to fiddle with
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 13, 2020, 08:13:21 pm
That's the ticket.  Something new to keep the motivation going and to christen a new job. Might be the 80th AB but it's still new!   I try to do things like that, too. Sometime I buy a new trinket to try out on a lawn or I try the next lawn a different way than last. Each new job I go to has something novel about it when I'm up to it to keep things fresh.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 14, 2020, 04:10:05 pm
I made it to camp.....cold and depressing lol. Hopefully I snap out of it !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 14, 2020, 04:22:34 pm
At least it's not HOT and depressing?  hahah   I tried......  lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 14, 2020, 07:28:15 pm
lol cheers !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 15, 2020, 07:05:17 am
What's the temperature up there Todd, we've got ambient temps at -40C this morning down here.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 15, 2020, 07:44:20 am
A little warmer than you, it was only -38 lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 15, 2020, 09:34:27 am
How can you use the word 'warmer' in the same sentence as a temperature of minus ANYthing?  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 15, 2020, 12:02:56 pm
Canadian humour Kit    ;D ;D ;D   If, like the last few days, the temps have had a high of only -30C or -40C, your body starts to adapt to it. As soon as you get a warmer temperature, like it goes up to -20C, that's still a 20 degree increase and feels like it too, even though it's still in the negative.

It's warmer here at the moment too, -24C. I've been walking the dogs on a leash around the yard because we can only leave them out there for a few minutes, if we just let them out, they don't want to come in until it's too late. Each time I have to dress up the dogs and then myself, but when I get back inside, I start to overheat like crazy so have to strip everything off as quick as I can.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: NARSES2 on January 16, 2020, 05:39:00 am
I've been walking the dogs on a leash around the yard because we can only leave them out there for a few minutes, if we just let them out, they don't want to come in until it's too late.

I've never thought about things like that. I've had it the other way around when it's been to hot for dogs and the hosepipe or paddling pool has had to come out, which can lead to some rather funny moments.  ;D

So what sort of temperatures are the dogs comfortable with and at what point does it get to cold for them ? I am thinking of standard/working dogs rather than toy breeds.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 16, 2020, 07:37:39 am

So what sort of temperatures are the dogs comfortable with and at what point does it get to cold for them ? I am thinking of standard/working dogs rather than toy breeds.

Well we don't have 'toy dogs'  ;D one is a cross between a pitbull and a Portuguese Cattle Dog, she's about 78 lbs. The other is a Maremma, Italian Sheep Dog (looks like a slimmer Pyrenees Mountain Dog) , he weighs just about the same as the other only he's a good 8" taller. The Maremma loves being out in the snow, he usually just lies in it. But the thing we watch for in any of our dogs we've had is their feet, if they start to stand 3-legged or even 2-legged, their feet are getting too cold. We watch to see how soon they start to do that, right now it's like almost immediately. 

To walk them, we have to dress them up, like this. Although the Maremma just gets the booties.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/93ad6af2-acb5-4e96-9839-ae42894e66a3.jpg)

This is our pitbull cross (Bianca)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/283108bc-994f-4afa-9f49-bbbf1c864ad3.JPG)

And this is the Maremma (Luca)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/50518dda-d388-4277-9c89-1558855c7061.JPG)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 17, 2020, 05:10:06 am
Couple of gorgeous things! :wub:

My boy is a mix of Rodhesian ridgeback with something else i haven't been able to identify cause i brought him home from work from the wine estate, where his stray mother had the litter. I think that maybe it's crossed with a German Shepherd because of the longer hair, not sure... He's never been in the snow but does love to go into the middle of the frozen bushes at 6.30 a.m. to do his business, before i go to work. :rolleyes:

(https://i.imgur.com/GySeW1G.jpg)

And this is how he sleeps... ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/4gJ2g4F.jpg)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: NARSES2 on January 17, 2020, 05:52:54 am
Cheers Robert. I knew you had big dogs, but didn't realise how big. Whilst married we had a Dobberman bitch (Sally) and she was big enough  ;D

Luca is gorgeous. Not a breed I was aware of, although you can see the similarity to a Pyrenean  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 17, 2020, 06:56:00 am
Lovely boy you have there 'Zen  :wub: Bianca is half C„o Fila de S„o Miguel, she's just a pile of muscle on four legs   ;D

Chris, bit of a fluke how we got Luca. We had lost Bianca's previous buddy kinda sudden, so we were looking for another dog to keep her company. Out of the blue we got a phone call from a friend I used to work with at the airport, he asked 'do you still have the one dog' which I said yes to. He then said 'do you want another'.  I said it depends on what it is and how old it is, we were looking for a puppy or something not much more than a year old. He said he didn't know what it was but it was a male, about 4 months old and big and white. Well I had an idea what a big and white dog might be because we look after a friend's female Maremma every now and then. So I said bring him over and see how he works out with our Bianca.

Cut the story short, they got on quite well. So we took him on. His history is a bit sad up to then though, he had been passed around quite a bit, we were the forth owners to take him on, so my thoughts were this would be the last time. When we first got him though he was half the size of Bianca.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 17, 2020, 12:34:15 pm
But you did the right thing by keeping him, the poor thing. They're quite a pair, Bianca has the same hair pattern that my Boxer had. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 17, 2020, 02:48:33 pm
Good stuff Robert ! I sure miss my boys...

Banged off another job here, only -27 lol. I don't mind the cold, not the physicality of the job, but it's having everything freeze up....constant battle. Use steam to free it, then it freezes in seconds, repeat ! And not to mention glasses steaming/fogging/icing. And gloves freezing make sit hard to articulate some of the finer things....and touching metal with bare hands is dangerous.

  (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49401228052_3048cf9947_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2igqcZf)0786A2B4-664D-4E36-AED0-1D23F8102C15 (https://flic.kr/p/2igqcZf) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kitnut617 on January 17, 2020, 03:14:16 pm
I designed and drafted a couple of drilling rigs like that Todd --- for Nowsco and another which I think is called Premier
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: kerick on January 17, 2020, 08:56:43 pm
I thought my hands were going to break off today and it was just below freezing here! Stay strong and warm!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: dogsbody on January 18, 2020, 07:44:08 am
Hey, Captain, are you still up here, on the Backside Of Beyond?


Chris, in Fort Mac.

Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 18, 2020, 11:39:59 am
Yessir !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Off to Fort MacMurray, AB !
Post by: Captain Canada on January 22, 2020, 11:46:04 am
Still slaving away up here. Not much to report, but here's what I've been up to. Decided to turn new Harry into a GR.5. And I'm painting up my HMS Illustrious air wing. Decided to make 2 squadrons of F-35, and a Commando Merlin, and one of my AEW Sea Kings is in an Anniversary scheme.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49426157137_e300cd362f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iiBYx4)6D66AB8D-65E3-457C-8427-67A7EE2C7212 (https://flic.kr/p/2iiBYx4) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Hanging out with Dogsbody
Post by: Captain Canada on January 22, 2020, 08:44:10 pm
Met up with Chris aka Dogsbody today in Fort Mac. Cheers mister !

I might have the Global Canadian World Record for meeting wiffers abroad lol

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49427444921_5df875863c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme)A103900B-2B56-4E93-BFCF-04CA764A73AA (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Hanging out with Dogsbody
Post by: kitnut617 on January 23, 2020, 06:50:47 am
Wot!  Alberta's abroad   :o  We haven't separated yet Todd   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Hanging out with Dogsbody
Post by: dogsbody on January 23, 2020, 08:33:00 am
I've never met another modeller up here, on The Backside Of Beyond and never ever another wiffer. And in a Canadian Tire, of all places.
Whoda thunk it?



Chris
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Hanging out with Dogsbody
Post by: Captain Canada on January 23, 2020, 09:18:04 am
With his crazy accent I thought I was abroad lol. Cheers guys !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harry gets a refresh
Post by: Captain Canada on January 27, 2020, 01:38:56 pm
Not a lot going on here. All of our work has been at night, and the days drag on and on. I was going to start my new Tornado, but I don't want anything to get smashed on my flight home, it's a lot bigger, more detailed and fragile than you'd think !

I have been painting tho. Most of my HMS Illustrious air wing is done. And while I was at it, I figure I'd give new Harry a better look.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49451299263_e7e9065699_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ikQQpZ)4247450B-9B21-46BB-916C-CCB2EEF6A186 (https://flic.kr/p/2ikQQpZ) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Hanging out with Dogsbody
Post by: The Rat on January 27, 2020, 05:09:26 pm
Met up with Chris aka Dogsbody today in Fort Mac. Cheers mister !

I might have the Global Canadian World Record for meeting wiffers abroad lol

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49427444921_5df875863c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme)A103900B-2B56-4E93-BFCF-04CA764A73AA (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr

Picture would look more accurate if there were numbers under each face!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Harry gets a refresh
Post by: Captain Canada on January 27, 2020, 06:10:17 pm
lol Cheers Davey  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Hanging out with Dogsbody
Post by: dogsbody on January 28, 2020, 01:16:42 pm
Met up with Chris aka Dogsbody today in Fort Mac. Cheers mister !

I might have the Global Canadian World Record for meeting wiffers abroad lol

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49427444921_5df875863c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme)A103900B-2B56-4E93-BFCF-04CA764A73AA (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr



Picture would look more accurate if there were numbers under each face!


 ;D


Chris
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again....
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2020, 08:31:09 am
Heading back to Alberta on Monday. Not sure where to just as of yet, maybe back to the Mac or possibly ( hopefully lol ) Cold Lake. I guess I'd better bring my camera in case. Or I could ask the boss for a heads up.

I don't want to pack anything that will be broken once built, so I think I'll go with the small scale stuff again. I might also hit the hobby shop out there before I deploy so I can stock up on styrene for my Harrier field dio and maybe build the crane portion.

This is the mess I'm digging through looking for my stuff.....

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49511195622_1385658a89_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ir8PvQ)6A0CF470-A52D-418C-81A8-9142978AA24B (https://flic.kr/p/2ir8PvQ) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 09, 2020, 09:14:38 am
The 105 seems happy to have been rescued.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2020, 09:25:13 am
My brother has already claimed it. He actually finishes his builds lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2020, 06:43:55 pm
Nothing to report here. I'm still on the road. Seems to be never ending this time.....I did bring some stuff to fondle and paint, but we've been so busy all I do is sleep and work.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 20, 2020, 08:02:03 pm
The ol' broken record. I feel the pain! Thank god for the internet.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2020, 08:56:58 pm
Except when you're at camp and the internet is so bad you can't even stream lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: kitnut617 on February 21, 2020, 06:59:41 am
Where are you now Todd ?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2020, 02:42:14 pm
I was at the Lewis Camp up by Firebag. I'm over in Fort St. John BC now.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: kitnut617 on February 22, 2020, 06:55:00 am
When I was at YYC, we had fun & games with the Firebag flights, they were charter flights and the passengers/workers were pre-screened so they didn't have to go through security at the airport to go into the restricted area. But it meant they had to be kept away from the other passengers who had gone through security. Wasn't until a dedicated corridor was built to specific gates that the problem went away.
For those who want to know, Firebag is an airfield specifically for the plant that operates there, and only workers working at the plant are brought in an out through it.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: dogsbody on February 26, 2020, 06:53:05 pm
Quote from:  For those who want to know, Firebag is an airfield specifically for the plant that operates there, and only workers working at the plant are brought in an out through it.
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I know exactly where it is. I drove passed it on our way to  Shell's Albian camp, where we stayed for days at the beginning of the 2016 Wildfire evacuation.



Chris
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: Captain Canada on February 26, 2020, 08:21:38 pm
We did a well right beside it one night. I didn't know what it was until three WestJet 737s blasted off seconds apart ! Taking happy people home lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: The Rat on March 18, 2020, 11:07:00 am
EDIT: Might have been Aurora, been so long I cant remember!

Hey Toad, remember that old Revell F-94 I gave you years ago? Here's a post on the Revell facebook page showing what a guy named Ron Bell did with it. It leaves me gobsmacked: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2554563961425605&set=pcb.1535026463322539&type=3&ifg=1&__tn__=HH-R&eid=ARDfCI7Uz8Dv9g8PP0g5KjryeOO_3-IdmFhsiJ-zec9SKsU3ZsCbspJCfv3fEoi2LMKNxsNj8wfJ25iR (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2554563961425605&set=pcb.1535026463322539&type=3&ifg=1&__tn__=HH-R&eid=ARDfCI7Uz8Dv9g8PP0g5KjryeOO_3-IdmFhsiJ-zec9SKsU3ZsCbspJCfv3fEoi2LMKNxsNj8wfJ25iR)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: zenrat on March 19, 2020, 02:51:30 am
Shiny.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 20, 2020, 11:15:29 am
Wicked... lighting make the OD anti glare stuff look gold... so it's like a polished silver with matte gold accents plane.  ha!!  Gorgeous!! Looks great although not so sure about the verisimilitude.  ;D :angel:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Packing up again.....
Post by: Captain Canada on April 13, 2020, 02:57:09 pm
Wow ! That defo looks amazing Rat ! I keep looking at that old kit ( thanks ! ) And really should get to building it
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2020, 09:28:22 am
Purgatory. Half Build Hell. That's my world. I don't know why I do it to myself. In my model building life, as well as my motorcycle restoration life. Ugh, as they say.

As I'm working on these three, for the Navy GB.....

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49773680441_c9635e8557_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iQk87a)9F657F8F-3ADE-4E73-9E6F-56506B33A6D5 (https://flic.kr/p/2iQk87a) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr

I dig out these....

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49773148863_4afa0c8aed_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iQhp62)CD40E3C3-3416-43D4-9E50-5BA4B4225D69 (https://flic.kr/p/2iQhp62) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2020, 09:29:50 am
How about a big winged C-130 for Kit lol

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49774009357_d61fb3031b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iQmNT8)BC81AF22-E0D6-4FE5-9106-FF397EBA92A7 (https://flic.kr/p/2iQmNT8) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2020, 09:30:35 am
Way to go Cap'n!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2020, 09:34:44 am
Would be an interesting build !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: The Rat on April 14, 2020, 10:14:18 am
Wait... something's wrong. Pictures of his modeling area and not a beer bottle in sight. I'm confused.  :o
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2020, 11:30:48 am
I'll rectify that tonight Davey ! Cheers  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 14, 2020, 08:37:49 pm
Some biggins. I like that! Cleared for flight level "Gusto."  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: NARSES2 on April 15, 2020, 06:33:28 am
Good job on the orange areas Capt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2020, 06:01:14 am
Thanks Chris. I had them out so I could start touching up the paint, do some weathering and add the decals etc. They sat on the kitchen table all day while I went about my business, and are now back in the front room awaiting their turn. Never ending lol. And in the mean time, I've managed to halt work on the other 3 and start a 144th scale Flying Boxcar, which I have no idea what I'm planning on doing with. If I had blue lightning stripes I'd make her a early 414 EWU bird. Might still go that route but we'll see.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: McColm on May 01, 2020, 01:20:57 am
Four compound propeller engines would turn heads on your Boxcar.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on May 03, 2020, 05:35:17 pm
Started another Navy GB kit after I started this stiff Caesar. Never. Ending.

 (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49849795253_a6a7692ceb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iX4eov)299B9892-D4AD-4C16-BF09-A4913BAB039C (https://flic.kr/p/2iX4eov) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Old Wombat on May 04, 2020, 03:54:09 am
Glass says it all, really. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on May 05, 2020, 12:08:55 pm
Doing alot of that these days lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on July 27, 2020, 05:32:31 pm
(https://flic.kr/p/2jqyeSu)
Not a lot going on over here, We bought a pair of Seadoo Sparks, been spending a boat load of time on the water ;-)

https://flic.kr/p/2jqyeSu

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50161000516_f30a9a7b9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jqyeSu)116111999_10223800694591588_5876155000604012795_n (https://flic.kr/p/2jqyeSu) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr

Started organizing my modelling supplies. So many projects on the go. Too many, to be exact. I bought a pop up coffee table, so I can lift it up to bench height and work whilst watching tv, and then store it in said table. I'm hoping that's my hope for the future. Hopefully. Wish me luck !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: kerick on July 27, 2020, 07:21:42 pm
Nice hat! :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: NARSES2 on July 28, 2020, 05:53:43 am

Not a lot going on over here, We bought a pair of Seadoo Sparks, been spending a boat load of time on the water ;-)


A breeding pair I hope Capt  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on July 28, 2020, 11:36:52 am
Thanks kerick ! Sun is so hot it's nice to cover up as often as you can !

And lol Chris ! If only ! Darn things are expensive  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: NARSES2 on July 29, 2020, 06:12:41 am

And lol Chris ! If only ! Darn things are expensive  :thumbsup:

I can believe that mate, but when it comes to the fun to be had, probably worth it  :thumbsup:

Enjoy
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Captain Canada on August 07, 2020, 02:00:31 pm
I'm not sure if it's the new table, or the fact that hockey is on ( where's Nev ? ) but I'm building again.

Working on that Harrier dio. Here's one to motivate you to want to both build a British bird, and bury a British bird

 (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50199645308_a82398d42a_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtYiC1)E31C342D-51F7-4E40-8FC7-0918761CBE08 (https://flic.kr/p/2jtYiC1) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr

This C-133 is going to be Falklands War era Herc camo, but it looks pretty good in this two-green ! Both Humbrol 164 in different states of whatever they do when they produce this crap. I mean paint.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50200190456_15ebf263fd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ju26F7)AEE9C8A8-7E16-4647-9723-BCFC11D67501 (https://flic.kr/p/2ju26F7) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Neverending, ever expanding backlog of half builts
Post by: Pellson on September 28, 2020, 11:24:40 pm
I'm not sure if it's the new table, or the fact that hockey is on ( where's Nev ? ) but I'm building again.

Working on that Harrier dio. Here's one to motivate you to want to both build a British bird, and bury a British bird. This C-133 is going to be Falklands War era Herc camo, but it looks pretty good in this two-green ! Both Humbrol 164 in different states of whatever they do when they produce this crap. I mean paint.

Awesome, fellow mojofinder. It's outright inspirational to see that you're back. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! August 2020
Post by: sideshowbob9 on September 29, 2020, 02:27:37 am
I really like where that C-133 is heading!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 05, 2020, 04:09:28 pm
Hi everybody !  As summer has drawn to a close, I find myself with more time to be sat about fondling plastic. Finally getting on with some builds, but as always, each idea hatches another idea, and the never-ending cycle starts......

I have decided on a pair of KC-135s to refuel my Globemaster, and then I started building this old Airfix Comet that I bought at the thrift  store will be some kind of secretive eye in the sky type.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50425062956_58dfaf115e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jPTCrb)636DF38C-FAD1-40E7-B39E-92C3C66D3529 (https://flic.kr/p/2jPTCrb) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50425228277_e7ec665ce4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jPUtzx)2A5212C3-43D8-4CC6-8231-2005AC9F0642 (https://flic.kr/p/2jPUtzx) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: McColm on October 05, 2020, 06:51:50 pm
The RAF did fly the Comet R.1.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 06, 2020, 06:12:37 am
But that's a Comet 4B...........
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 06, 2020, 06:41:42 am
Be 2B, and not 4B, that is the question that I ask of thee..... :banghead:

I'm going to add wing leading edge pods, probably a light, as well as a ventral canoe and a fin top pod. Might be somat round protruding from the nose, and also and AAR probe. Possibly some under wing stores as well.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on October 06, 2020, 06:44:41 am
Be 2B, and not 4B, that is the question that I ask of thee..... :banghead:


As long as it's not a Be 2C - poor little thing would never get off the ground  :angel: ;)

Good to see you building Capt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 06, 2020, 08:43:05 am
lol true ! Cheers guys, and thanks Chris.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: The Rat on October 07, 2020, 09:21:42 am
And of course there's beer on the bench, right?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 07, 2020, 10:51:52 am
Actually trying to slow down right now....been on a bender since March lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: The Rat on October 07, 2020, 05:52:45 pm
Actually trying to slow down right now....been on a bender since March lol

Folks, you heard it here first!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2020, 10:49:43 am
Hasn't been going well lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2020, 10:54:27 am
The Falklands gang.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50495158112_b7e231ae6b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jW5Thm)A008DC65-29B4-431B-A1F8-E0482FF40B2F (https://flic.kr/p/2jW5Thm) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: McColm on October 16, 2020, 02:45:01 pm
Is that a Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion or Electra with the new nose?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 17, 2020, 05:20:13 am
Electra with alot of putty lol
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: JayBee on October 17, 2020, 05:28:32 am
Electra with alot of putty lol

So what kit was the basis for this wonderous creation?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: The Rat on October 17, 2020, 09:06:17 am
Concorde is looking like a refugee from a Russian outdoor museum.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: scooter on October 17, 2020, 09:34:28 am
Concorde is looking like a refugee from a Russian outdoor museum.  ;D

Or an Air National Guard gate guard display.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2020, 09:41:47 am

Concorde is looking like a refugee from a Russian outdoor museum.  ;D


It's a very clever camouflage scheme, it makes it look like cirrus clouds, albeit very fast ones............. ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: McColm on October 17, 2020, 11:37:07 am
Electra with alot of putty lol

So what kit was the basis for this wonderous creation?  :thumbsup:
I tried something similar with the 1/72 Cammett BAe Nimrod AEW.3 conversion set and a Hasegawa/Revell Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion. The rear was fine but I couldn't get the nose to fit.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 17, 2020, 01:32:31 pm
It's the Minicraft Electra. Very basic kit but a nice, easy build.

The Concorde was gifted to me from the estate of Aubrey Martin. He was my lovely wife's aunt's father. He was a military photographer during WWII, and spent the later part of the war following the RCAF Typhoons around.

I broke it down, glued it back together, and put that base coat of grey on. I liked the way it looked, like the Canadian Voodoos did when they had their temporary brown paint applied for exercises, so I added the roundels to take a few pics. I will be making her camo.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on October 24, 2020, 08:25:37 pm
I think I paid 3 dollars for this Airfix Comet at the local Goodwill store. Turned out it was missing the windscreen, but that's no big deal at this small scale. I made up little 'frame' pieces to add in, so that will hold the PVA in place when I add it.

Other mods :
-Canoe from Minicraft AWACs.
-AAR probe from styrene rod and tube and brace from spares box
-Wing pods are 48th scale bombs from the Testor's F-4 boxing
-Wingtips shaved down missiles of some sort.
-Fin is a piece of styrene sheet
-Fin tip pod is a drop tank from a matchbox Bf-110

Filled in the windows with putty.

She will be painted in the Barley grey scheme from the Nimrod.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50525947433_6bc202f018_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jYNFSH)318DA006-C0D4-4ADC-9ABD-87EE7697F2C5 (https://flic.kr/p/2jYNFSH) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: McColm on October 25, 2020, 12:40:35 am
Very impressive Captain  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: sideshowbob9 on October 25, 2020, 04:35:44 am
Great Comet!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 25, 2020, 06:10:11 am
I like that a LOT Cap'n.  :thumbsup:

That Comet kit is a bear to build because of the crazy way the wings fit to the fuselage, and it's about time someone came out with a newer one, but I doubt they will. :(
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Captain Canada on October 25, 2020, 07:35:55 am
Cheers guys. It's always fun digging through the spares box and gluing nits here and there !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: The Rat on October 25, 2020, 09:26:59 am
I agree with Kit, the Airfix Comet is a fight. Got one sitting on the bench, about 90% complete, for around 10 years, still haven't figured out what to do with it.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: McColm on October 25, 2020, 12:47:41 pm
I agree with Kit, the Airfix Comet is a fight. Got one sitting on the bench, about 90% complete, for around 10 years, still haven't figured out what to do with it.
Was there ever a 1/144 conversion set to turn it into a H.S. Nimrod MR.1?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 25, 2020, 04:10:58 pm
Not that I know of, but Welsh Models did, and still do, a vacform 1/144 Nimrod.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Captain Canada on October 25, 2020, 05:59:19 pm
For sure we need a new one in 144th scale. Just love the shape of this machine !
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 26, 2020, 06:04:10 am
The latest Aeroplane Magazine shows a (very small) sketch of what the Comet might have looked like at one stage in its planning. The fuselage was pretty much the same but the wings AND tail were much more sharply swept.

That's given me some ideas of course, and there should be more details in next month's issue.  ;)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: kitnut617 on October 26, 2020, 07:12:56 am
Like this perhaps ??????

At the beginning, it was planned to be an enlarged DH108, but that was changed so it had a traditional tail.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/e635e6ca-be9f-4581-96b5-de17a715b968.jpg)
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 26, 2020, 08:46:29 am
Yes, just like the 1947 version.  :thumbsup:

And very attractive (and buildable....) it looks too.  ;D
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: McColm on October 26, 2020, 11:17:31 am
Looks a bit like the wings of the sud Caravelle!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 26, 2020, 12:06:18 pm
But much more swept, and the engines are underneath, with the intakes down below and the exhausts where the RW Comet's were.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 26, 2020, 12:23:12 pm
Victor wings would do you, maybe?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: kitnut617 on October 26, 2020, 12:35:47 pm
I think I would go with some C-135A wings, maybe ---
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 26, 2020, 12:39:05 pm
True, probably easier to find a cheap -135 than a Victor.
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 26, 2020, 04:02:27 pm
The engines would be the difficult bit, they're like B-2 engines but upside down and on the undersurface!
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 26, 2020, 05:00:26 pm
The engines would be the difficult bit, they're like B-2 engines but upside down and on the undersurface!

Could you cut the wings outboard of the Comet's engines and attach the -135 wings?
Maybe have the upper surfaces of the wings mounted over the engines and the underside parts cut back by the appropriate amount?
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 27, 2020, 07:42:03 am
The engines would be the difficult bit, they're like B-2 engines but upside down and on the undersurface!

Could you cut the wings outboard of the Comet's engines and attach the -135 wings?
Maybe have the upper surfaces of the wings mounted over the engines and the underside parts cut back by the appropriate amount?


Maybe so, depends how the root area looks on the real design I guess. We'll have to wait and hope they publish more details in Pt 2 of the article next month.

There may be more details already in THE book on the subject, called something like 'Cancelled off the Drawing Board'? I've got it at home, but I'm not... :(
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 27, 2020, 05:39:37 pm

Maybe so, depends how the root area looks on the real design I guess.


Fair enough. You'll work something out, I'm sure!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! October 2020 Comet B4C ?
Post by: Captain Canada on November 20, 2020, 05:29:45 am
Pace has slowed to a crawl here, again. I start too my projects, get swamped, then give up. One of these days I'll smarten up lol