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Title: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2012, 05:04:37 am
Starting with some light relief....a couple of Revell F8F Bearcats in 1/72nd....lovely simple ex-Monogram kits that fit well together.
Straight from the box, it's actually possible to whiff it, as the decals are for the -1 while the kit is -2.
My first is a Royal Navy Bearcat FB.2....Midnight Blue, 1946 markings....
My second is RAF....a Bearcat FR.2....in 1945 colours, based on the mods for an F8F-2P.
Fun times.

Progress is slow due to other projects (too numerous to mention here and now) PLUS a weekend of debauchery and fun coming soon at a mega party in Brighton.

NO pictures......they won't let me post any.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2012, 09:17:22 am
Well the party starts at 2pm on Brighton Sea Front......until "late".... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The Bearcats have had no progress today as I feel as if I've had a weekend of "excess"....but I haven't.....

Anyway,weathering the RN Bearcat later, and hopefully spraying a 1/48th steam-powered "British Zero"....that Gloster thingy from 1937(???) as well as the steampunk1/48th "Beer Wars" Corsair "development ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 17, 2012, 03:06:46 am
All go......I've been thinking.....

About 3 years ago I began modifying a 1/48th Monogram F-105D into a VTOL aircraft, using the same wing-based rotors as  illustrated in the Blackhawk F-105 VTOL . Hopefully I can get back to this soon, but mine will be USAF.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 18, 2012, 11:10:15 am
Far too many ideas in  my head.....far too many cascading out...

A friend has died...only 59, and he loved his Quo and Floyd.

And I still need stockings and some rubber gloves.... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 19, 2012, 01:45:10 am
And, last night I plucked the mostly-built 1/48th Academy (Hobbycraft) Polikarpov I-16 from "the pile" and started building a "super-engine" to create the:

Clydebank Co-Operative Buzzard III.

The Buzzard I was a straightforward copy of an I-16, retrieved after the conclusion of the Spanish Civil War by Republican supporters who lived in Glasgow. They set up a Co-Operative to buikld it.
The Buzzard II had a bigger engine.
The Buzzard III had an even bigger engine.

Current plans are for an RAF 1940 scheme...or 1941....
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: comrade harps on April 19, 2012, 03:19:01 am
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The Buzzard I was a straightforward copy of an I-16, retrieved after the conclusion of the Spanish Civil War by Republican supporters who lived in Glasgow. They set up a Co-Operative to build it.

I like your thinking. That could come from my what-if universe.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 19, 2012, 05:19:45 am
They could also smuggle plans under their kilts...
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 22, 2012, 02:26:49 pm
The Clydebank Co-Operative Buzzard III needs some more additions.....the bulk is done. It'llbe RAF of course.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 24, 2012, 12:28:27 am
Buzzard III nearly ready for spray primer.
I've a Buzzard II started, and I'll concentrate on this development....it's easier to build than the III :banghead: :banghead:
Longer  nose than the I-16 on the Buzzard II but not as long as the III. :drink: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 25, 2012, 09:37:51 am
Far, far, far too many ideas......

The White Star/Cunard 4 x Funnel DC-3......madness, pure madness......especially as I already have 3 DC-3/C-47 projects in mind for Biggles..... :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 28, 2012, 02:26:34 am
Far too many ideas....need to be more disciplined :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on April 28, 2012, 02:32:38 am
need to be more disciplined :banghead: :banghead:

You'd enjoy that  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 02, 2012, 03:09:48 am
Too much happening....granchildren need supervision, then I've been "proper bunged-up" with a cold, and of course, the social life intervenes. Also spent a lot of time reading recently.
BUT....spraying today!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 07, 2012, 12:22:10 am
Furniture moving....starting to reclaim the hobby room :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Also, selling 80% of the stash :banghead: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kitbasher on May 07, 2012, 11:01:44 am
Photos Radish, photos of your labours (modelling - nothing else, sir!).
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 07, 2012, 11:09:01 am
Would love to post photos but not allowed :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 07, 2012, 11:20:21 am
Hopefully starting a gallery soon. ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 08, 2012, 03:26:12 am
Would love to post photos but not allowed :banghead:

Why not may I ask ?

A puzzled Chris
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 08, 2012, 03:46:36 am
Think I've posted too many in the past.....doesn't show up as an "option" any more. :angry: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 08, 2012, 03:52:20 am
Think I've posted too many in the past.....doesn't show up as an "option" any more. :angry: :angry: :angry:

Rad you can use the icon at the top of the posts that looks like a globe to link directly to Photobucket or other similar photo hosting sites.

Next time we are at the same show I'll bring my notebook and show you how.

Chris
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2012, 05:09:57 am
No-one has that option any more Terry, the pics took up too much space on the server and we've been uisng the alternative method that Chris mentions for a long time now.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 08, 2012, 02:15:12 pm
Aarrgghh......that explainsit all....I'm a Luddite ay heart you see :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wub: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Gondor on May 08, 2012, 02:17:49 pm
Aarrgghh......that explainsit all....I'm a Luddite ay heart you see :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wub: :banghead: :banghead:

Amongst other things I bet  :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 09, 2012, 01:21:19 am
Aarrgghh......that explainsit all....I'm a Luddite ay heart you see :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wub: :banghead: :banghead:

We all become more luddite the older we get  ;)

Rad try reading this thread about how to post pics, if in difficulties get one of the grandkids to show you  :wacko:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32096.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32096.0.html)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 09, 2012, 03:46:31 am
Aarrgghh......that explainsit all....I'm a Luddite ay heart you see :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wub: :banghead: :banghead:

....and what's wrong with being a Luddite?   
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Old Wombat on May 09, 2012, 09:38:02 am
I haven't really thought about it much but I guess I'm something of a Reform Luddite, myself. ;)

And I have never thought that "change for change's sake" is a good thing, change should profit (personally, culturally, socially, economically) the many & enhance existence, not diminish it.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2012, 09:45:32 am
And I have never thought that "change for change's sake" is a good thing, change should profit (personally, culturally, socially, economically) the many & enhance existence, not diminish it.

Exactly!  :thumbsup:

So many people, 'business' people especially, seem to think that continous change is a good thing, if only because '....it keeps the staff on their toes'. In reality it tees's people off no end, costs a small fortune, THEIR fortune if they thought about it properly, and results in hours, days, weeks and months of waisted time.

As one of us on here said a little while ago, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Go4fun on May 09, 2012, 10:16:53 am
Higher officialdom seems to think "If it ain't broke, fix it until it is then blame the original design for the failure".  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 10, 2012, 09:12:02 am
Decals on the Buzzard III....it's Irish Air Corps.
It'll be flat varnished in about 25 minutes after I've played a bit with a silver pencil. Then add wheels and prop with new engine front.
The base is ready. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kitbasher on May 10, 2012, 01:11:46 pm
Like nostalgia, being a Luddite isn't what it used to be!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 14, 2012, 11:44:44 am
The 1/48th Steam-powered Victorian era Gloster Gertrude St.I is primed and ready for painting.
It was developed to assist in the protection of the Imperial Airship routes.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Go4fun on May 14, 2012, 12:19:47 pm
Do you have a Photo Bucket account or something where we can see these wondrous works Radish?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 14, 2012, 08:04:20 pm
Nah, but I must get one sorted.
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 21, 2012, 03:52:16 am
I have at last cleared enough space at my modelling desk, as well as a path to get to it.

The creativity, music and juices will flow........I may be some time :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 14, 2012, 03:03:39 am
Well, the poorly frozen shoulder has thrown a spanner in the works...bloody painfull to begin with. I now have less discomfort but still only 30-40% usage.
But, I can model, so that's OK.
Buggered if I want to do the Timewarp though....ouch!! :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 17, 2012, 01:29:58 am
Back doing some modelling now....the shoulder has improved.

Meanwhile just realised that I'm 63 which is 17 Celcius :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 22, 2012, 03:42:32 am
Lots of interuptions due to my mother's failing health.
But I was able to assemble an Airfix Boston III yesterday, which with a few mods, will appear on the Biggles SIG display as an aircraft flown by the bad-guys in "Biggles In The Terai", and India-based story. Biggles shoots it down flying an Indian Air Force Hunter that he's borrowed. I'll be modelling that too.
Apart from the continuing steampunk fetish, the Gnat builds, the Arado Ar196 builds, an occasional "real" build, space builds, etc.., there's also the Biggles builds:

Civil Short Sunderland
Hunter(s)
Javelin
Vampire
C-47(s)
C-45.......etc. etc..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Jacques Deguerre on June 22, 2012, 11:46:19 am
Terry, I'm sorry to hear about your Mum. Mine will be 82 next month and in the past year, I've really had to start helping her get around a lot more.

On the subject at hand, I'll put in a recommendation for Picasa as a photo host. I find it's much more user friendly and secure than Photobucket with plenty of data storage. I've never had a photo removed or "lost" or had them disappear from postings due to exceeding bandwidth limits, all of which happen with Photobucket. If you already have a Google account (GMail, Blogger, YouTube, etc.), you have access to Picasa. Otherwise, it's fairly easy to create one.

http://picasa.google.com/ (http://picasa.google.com/)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 03, 2012, 03:25:16 am
Thanks for that, Jacques, I'll investigate.
Very busy at the moment with an ailing parent, but managed to put together 3 Hobbyboss A-10s and a Hurricane.  But now they need painting!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 04, 2012, 01:52:24 am
Done bugger all....but today that'll change darlings.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kitbasher on August 05, 2012, 03:33:01 am
Very busy at the moment with an ailing parent

It's all about priorities isn't it.  Hope all are coping as well as possible under the circumstances.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 05, 2012, 07:44:51 am
Well.....after mam died, lots to do...got all set for modelling...big table out,models out, all ready....but lost enthusiasm :-\

The good news is that today I've finished glueing the three 1/48th Sea Furies together....one needs some canvas/tarpaulin covering, before priming with Halfords Grey (1) and Black(2) tomorrow :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 06, 2012, 03:51:46 am
Glad your'e back in the swing Rad
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 15, 2012, 12:47:22 pm
Always ready too swi.....oh, sorry :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Decided I'm never going to make the 1/72nd B-29, C-97 and 3 x B-50Ds, not to mention the Super Connie and XB-35. So they're "gone".
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 20, 2012, 04:18:15 am
Really enjoying making the Airfix Lanc. It's fromthe "Special" kit with the Grand Slam.
Mine is a post-war PR3 for Biggles....

I quite fancy making some more rather spurious postwar Lancs.....I have one kit in the stash as yet unbuilt, but I'll be on the lookout for bargains ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 23, 2012, 03:01:50 am
Sometimes life gets in the way, hey ho.

BUT, should finish the Lanc construction with no probs....just a few bits before priming. It'll be for the BIGGLES SIG in RAF colours, postwar, but slightly "inventive".
Seem to have got the "Let's Build Big Buggers" bug, so I've found out the part-built Airfix Halifax which I'll do possibly French postwar, have the B-17G ready for a USN PB-1 of the Korean War (for Biggles) as well as thinking about a Revell 1/72nd  Junkers Ju-290 :o :o :o

I'll probably get the '290 ....French postwar? Italian?? Swiss?? :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 04, 2012, 08:06:38 am
'290 acquired...cheaper via Amazon.

Lots of P-47s added too....

Lots of painting is needed.... :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 05, 2012, 12:44:22 am
Brilliant.
They've buggered off to work or school....no interuptions so spray painting/priming 3 x 1/48th Sea Furies, a 1/72nd Lancaster, a 1/72nd Boston III......and if I can find my yellow paint, an Air Police Hurricane IIc.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 19, 2012, 02:27:49 pm
Well, repainted a couple of resin figures....each of female vampires in skimpy clothing. Repainted from the originally supplied "finished" product. I drybrushed to bring out the detail, repainted the flesh, added blood where necessary...etc., etc....each around 6 inches high.

Also,applying decals to a "Beer Wars" much modified F4U-4 in flying configuration. 1/48th scale.
Thinking of doing a much modified P-47D in 1/48th....but using the usual authentic decals.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 20, 2012, 05:51:22 am
So, thinking of a 1/48th P-47S "Super-Bolt" with clipped wings/squared off tips, extended nose to create an engine with more cylinders and more importantly, make it look really wicked.

Then, after the WW2 markings on the P-47S, I'm thinging of an F-47T in Vietnam with underwing stores as well a a bloody big engine.

After that..... :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 23, 2012, 07:56:16 am
Began a steampunked RAF F4U-4B-ish for "Biggles Follows On"....1/48th Academy kit.
Fuselage together, extra-long engine being added, wings done.
It'll be "flying" on the Biggles SIG stand.....might even get to Brampton, along with the steampunked "Beer Wars" Corsair. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 27, 2012, 01:53:59 am
The new build is evolving slowly. Life has interrupted recently....but today should be a good one....progress on the 1/48th F4U4-thingy, and also on the 1/48th MiG-27 that's REAL.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 29, 2012, 02:06:42 am
RAF participation in the Korean War was limited to Sunderland units operating from Japan, and exchange pilots serving with the RAAF (Meteors) and USAF (Sabres).
The Army used Auster AOP.6 aircraft for reconnaisance and spotting.

The Army units often had RAF pilots and maintenance men attached, and when one unit was based not far from Seoul, itself not far from the North/South divide, a number of the groundcrew, formed from a National Service sextet of men recruited from Arkwright's Engineering Co.Ltd, Bilston....they sought something "extra" to occupy themselves. A redundant,damaged,USMC F4U-4B was "bought" for the usual price....several cases of whiskey....from a USMC Sergeant, and work began. Gradually, an incredible sight appeared from the hidden depths of the main hanger. A totally rebuilt "Corsair" was displayed, with an extra-powerful engine attached to the forward fuselage. New cannon were fitted and extra weapon pylons were attached underwing.
It was with some tripidation that the pilot, Flight Sergeant Eric Cheadle, taxied the aircraft out for a test flight. Apart from some difficulties due to the extra power and long nose, the new "Corsair" was a success. A repaint took place and an all black scheme was chosen for night missions. When viewed, however, it was decided that adding a grey/green upper-surface would be better, and this was done to the upper surfaces and some of the fuselage.
Bombs were scrounged, bought and stolen from the nearby USMC base to enable occasional flights to take place. 25 missions were achieved before the groundcrew deemed it unsafe for further flights after an accident taxying.
Also, a 2-seat version was built by the same unit.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2012, 05:23:33 am
This we must see  ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 29, 2012, 08:01:30 am
Just need to add a pilot so spraying later with black primer. :thumbsup:

Then camo painting/finish on Wednesday as Mid's at work. :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 03, 2012, 01:11:55 am
Delay on the steampunk Corsair....still adding pipework, but spraying later as everyone's out.

Steampunk 1/48th Spitfire?? Yes, I think so. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 03, 2012, 12:10:20 pm
Wings glued to the fuselage...leaving overnight to set the dihedral.
An underfuselage tank will be fitted as well as 4 x HVARs underwing...

Thinking postwar Yugoslavia....I have the decals.....and it might make it onto the BIGGLES SIG stand?? Possibly....
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 04, 2012, 02:18:19 am
Delay on the Corsair....primed but a cannon fell off.

Delay on the Spitfire....not too much progress today on both because.......

THE PIXIES HAVE TAKEN MY SUPERGLUE!!

Bounders....hopefully I'll collect some tomorrow.

So I'll be adding badges to my jacket for Singalong Rocky Horror at Wolverhampton tonight :thumbsup: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 04, 2012, 07:24:21 am
THE PIXIES HAVE TAKEN MY SUPERGLUE!!

Sure it wasn't the Elves ? Or worse maybe Mid has hidden it  :o 
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 04, 2012, 07:36:24 am
Frank Black has burgled your house?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 05, 2012, 03:27:00 am
Actually went into Burton this morning....did everything but buy superglue!!! Rats, and more RATS!!!

Still, I'm recovering from a good night at Singalonga Rocky Horror in Wolverhampton.
YES, I WAS in costume, but not a spare square inch of flesh was on display (I went as Eddie). So....warm and comfortable, but it's no where near as good as a babe magnet. "Flesh" will be on display for the live show when it returns from Christmas onwards. Lots booked including Brighton, Richmond, Stoke, Manchester, Birmingham....so far that is. Oh, and Milton Keynes too.
 ;D ;D :tank: ;D ;D :drink: :drink: :tank: :party: :party:

Doing some "plastic" stuff on the Spitfire today....also trying to sort a venue for a "good" party for next July, and then off to AC/DC Livewire later. Should be a cracking day!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 05, 2012, 06:00:58 am
Actually went into Burton this morning....did everything but buy superglue!!! Rats, and more RATS!!!


Getting old mate  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 06, 2012, 11:41:14 am
Sod off.

Bought superglue. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 09, 2012, 09:58:18 am
Painting the Corsair tomorrow, and priming the Spitfire with Grey Primer...it'll be usefulfor the upper surfaces.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 15, 2012, 06:35:23 am
Decals on the Corsair...it'll be completed tomorrow on it's base....just need to flat varnish, add transparencies, a bit of detail painting and a prop.

Cut out a Corsair (Academy 1/48th F4U-4B) yesterday at Southwell....it'll be the 2-seater for Biggles.
Also cut out an Airfix Bf-110 that'll be steampunked and IJAAF. :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 16, 2012, 01:02:25 am
As well as the 2-seat Corsair......think I'll do it "flying" as it'll be a nice companion to the single-seater.....I've cut out the preliminary bits to a Hobbycraft La-7 to be slightly (ha, ha, ha!!) steampunked and Soviet.

In "Biggles Follows On",there's Soviet "Yaks" buzzing the airliner, a DC-3, on the way into Berlin.....this is set against a background of the Korean War. Now "Yaks" could mean Yaks, or it could be a generic term for a Soviet fighter. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!! Soviet La-9s and La-11s seem to have been mostly painted in all over light grey, which makes matters easy....lots and lots of nasty staining on the nose of course!!

The 2-seat Corsair will have a suitably rediculous long steampunked nose, and if not canards, then at least a very wide and long fuselage strake to aid with handling.

I'm having fun :party: :drink: :party: :blink: :drink: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 17, 2012, 09:07:50 am
Finished the steampunked Corsair....aka Vought-Arkwright Blackbeard Mk.1.
Photos on Facebook.

Well on with the Lavochin La-7SP-1. :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 17, 2012, 01:24:51 pm
A quiet day tomorrow, so adding the detail to the La-7SP-1 "Finkitsdaft" tomorrow, including the new armament in the wings and other bodywork too.

Cut out lots of card for "bases" for the current flying brigade lol.

Oh..... :o :o :o :o :o :o

......while engaged in conversation with the esteemed gentleman David Hart (currently of 1/144th SIG), we discussed the creation of the scenario..... "The Borrowers At War"....tiny people with tanks, etc., in the house, in conflict with various househiold pets, rodents, etc....

AND I found some excellent resin Guinea Pigs today :tank: :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2012, 06:55:25 am
......while engaged in conversation with the esteemed gentleman David Hart (currently of 1/144th SIG), we discussed the creation of the scenario..... "The Borrowers At War"....tiny people with tanks, etc., in the house, in conflict with various househiold pets, rodents, etc....

AND I found some excellent resin Guinea Pigs today :tank: :tank:

Oh yes - you can just imagine all those radio controlled tanks manned by little people  :thumbsup:

Do you remember the comic that had the kid with a wrist controller and a massive r/c miniature army/navy/airforce ? Even the little soldiers were radio controlled  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 18, 2012, 07:18:22 am
Oh yes, I do.

As the Guinea Pig is alifesized, I'm thinking a 1/35th scale for the armour and figures ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on October 18, 2012, 10:03:22 am
Oh yes, I do.

As the Guinea Pig is lifesized, I'm thinking a 1/35th scale for the armour and figures ;)

This puts me in mind of the  children's TV  programme of many years ago "Tales of the Riverbank"  I can vaguely recall a  Jonny Morris narration giving us  a Yorkshire   guinea pig.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 19, 2012, 04:07:35 am
Fond memories....bought some superglue today....again.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 19, 2012, 07:42:13 am
Oh yes, I do.

As the Guinea Pig is lifesized, I'm thinking a 1/35th scale for the armour and figures ;)

This puts me in mind of the  children's TV  programme of many years ago "Tales of the Riverbank"  I can vaguely recall a  Jonny Morris narration giving us  a Yorkshire   guinea pig.

"Tales of the Riverbank"  ;D Canadian if I remember ? Hammy the Hamster, Ratty ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 20, 2012, 01:22:21 am
After the deviation created by "The Borrowers At War", we're back onto the steampunked 1/48th La-7ST-1.

Now the La-7 had a NATO reporting name of "Fin"....further research has revealed that the extensively modified (by German engineers in the Democratic Republic of Germany, under Soviet supervision) La-7 was known by the NATO codename "Fing".
This was because when initially spotted on photos smuggledout of East Germany and confirmed by aerial reconnaisance, the Intelligence Seargeant who interpreted the new data exclaimed:
"What the F*CK is that fing"....and the term "Fing" stuck!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I've added a very long nose that's now in the process of detailing. I used a number of different-sized buttons laminated together. Some are covered in wrinkled foil. Some exhausts have been added, but the engine/power chicken (a "power egg" is nowhere near developed enough!!) needs substantially more detail with pipng, etc..
I've built it u/c down, but I'll probably pose it as if just taking off.....

More soon. :party: :party:

I'm also building extensions to my steampunk goggles (1:1 scale) that may well appear on my hat at SMW :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 21, 2012, 06:10:03 am
Now that daughter, grandaughter and related junk have moved, I've reclaimed upstairs as the creative zone. I'm knackered, but have created the base "thing" for my steampunk goggles.

This afternoon I'm off to "play steampunk creativity" with a lovely friend ;)
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Post by: Radish on October 23, 2012, 10:44:28 am
Had a super time playing at steampunk, and brought home some great looking cogs.
Built 1:1 steampunk goggles that need some paint now. They'll be ready for Sunday's "Vampire Rocks", along with the other stuff....1:1 "Vampire pistol and Blaster".
 :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 25, 2012, 08:58:15 am
Tonight...

Alice Cooper in Wolverhampton..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
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Post by: Steel Penguin on October 26, 2012, 02:58:04 am
looked for yu there Rad  but couldant see you. ( I was up in the balcony so may not ahve stood a chance)  good though wasnt it?
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Post by: Radish on October 26, 2012, 05:39:23 am
We were down on the floor in the mosh pit rockin'....great night again. Alice delivers!! :wacko: :party:
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Post by: Steel Penguin on October 26, 2012, 06:25:18 am
oh that he does,  and i was plesantly supprised by ugley kid joe,  especialy when the singer went walkabought round the balcony.  i did wonder if id see you in thefancy dress line up.
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Post by: Radish on October 26, 2012, 11:16:26 am
Justin Hawkins (Darkness) used to do the same plaing said guitar...but a few do it. :rolleyes:
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Post by: Radish on October 26, 2012, 11:18:12 am
Might resurrect the long-built-never-finished 1/72nd Constellation....already primed....it'll probably appear in USN colours on the Biggles stand, or RAF?? Watch this space.... ;)
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Post by: Radish on October 27, 2012, 03:00:46 am
In "Biggles and the Chinese Puzzle", Marcel his French counterpart disappears in Saigon....this is the period when the French are fighting the Viet Nimh in Indo-China.....and Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Bertie investigate. Lots of possibilities, butr "stretching" slightly....I'm incorporating a French Navy Connie....

 :o :o
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Post by: Radish on October 28, 2012, 01:11:30 am
Decals on the steampunk telescopic lense for my goggles.... ;D
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Post by: NARSES2 on October 28, 2012, 03:19:54 am
Decals on the steampunk telescopic lense for my goggles.... ;D

I know this is a silly question but I take it you will be wearing these at Telford ?  :blink:

Is the duck coming by the way ?  :wacko:
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Post by: Radish on October 29, 2012, 11:48:28 am
"Yes" to the duck....might bring the steampunked hat, although it could well be relaced by a steampunked flying helmet.
 ;D
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Post by: Radish on November 01, 2012, 07:58:54 am
Goggles for the steampunked Flying hat are "in progress"...hope they'll be done.
Then it's "on" with the steampunked other stuff after Telford. :rolleyes:

Got a few kits to build and finished.
The late, great Jim Wood (previous editor of a revised Airfix Mag in the '80s, '90s) who was apart from a modeller an RF-101C pilot in the USAF, serving in Vietnam, said that ANY model could be built in 4 hours maximum.
I shall be putting his ideas to the test with a Hasegawa 1/72nd B-17G (to become a USN PB-1W-ish), a Wellington (Revell/Matchbox) for Biggles (as is the PB-1W-ish) and a Revell dh Vampire 5.

 :wacko: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Radish on November 02, 2012, 06:26:59 am
New hat arrived...German WW2 "pattern" with Viking horns...all in black leather ;)

Hair trimmed and dyed...purple/ash blonde streaks :banghead:
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Post by: NARSES2 on November 02, 2012, 09:10:54 am

Hair trimmed and dyed...purple/ash blonde streaks :banghead:

Subtle then ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on November 02, 2012, 01:40:16 pm

Hair trimmed and dyed...purple/ash blonde streaks :banghead:

Subtle then ?  ;D

For  Radish,it  probably is understated  and  subtle!
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Post by: Radish on November 02, 2012, 09:52:48 pm
Looking good babies.....

Only one week to go :thumbsup:
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Post by: Radish on November 03, 2012, 08:29:30 am
Goggle lenses made...spraying tomorrow.
The B-17G/PB-1W-ish will be assembled from its sub-assemblies tomorrow....spraying on Monday morning.
The Vampire will be sprayed Tuesday, decals on Wednesday.
Lots to do, but....

Most of Monday is unavailable as I'm out with "floozies" or as Mid says, "your women" on Monday afternoon, and then it's Motorhead on Monday night!!
 :wacko: :wacko:
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Post by: Radish on November 04, 2012, 06:08:25 am
Busy, busy busy.

Out tonight rocking from 10pm until about 1am ish....should be awesome with mates at t'pub. Don't wait up, I'll be late in.

Got more stuff to do this afternoon before then.....baked a cake earlier. Mmmm....it's lovely. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Radish on November 06, 2012, 12:04:12 am
Last night Motorhead...good!! Anthrax supporting....crap.

Busy times...preparing supplementary display stuff for BIGGLES.
Today...final-ish assemblies.
Tomorrow....16 hours of concentrated painting and glueing if required.
Thursday....9 hours of decalling if required.
Friday......pack, relax, breakfast, travel.

EXCITED ;D ;D ;D :tank: :tank: :tank: :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 08, 2012, 02:25:41 am
Where's that *&*&$£&^** can of paint?
Where's those £$$$^%&&*&*^%$£$*** decals??????

Despair..... :o :-X
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 08, 2012, 04:40:33 am
Tonight now officially finishes at some time tomorrow morning :rolleyes:
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Post by: Rheged on November 08, 2012, 04:49:14 am
Tonight now officially finishes at some time tomorrow morning :rolleyes:

Pretend to be a Canadian and work to Newfie time zone (which gives you 3  1/2 extra hours)  or  even Pacific  zone  (which gives you 7 extra hours).

Time is an illusion,  Thursdays more than most!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 11, 2012, 11:13:37 am
I had a good weekend at Telford. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on November 11, 2012, 12:07:18 pm
I had a good weekend at Telford. :thumbsup:

Excellent!!!   I'm  delighted for you!!

 I hope that either you or one  of   your accomplices are planning to post lots of pictures,  please!!
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Post by: kitbasher on November 11, 2012, 12:39:58 pm
Great headgear this weekend Rad.
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Post by: NARSES2 on November 13, 2012, 01:32:23 am
Great headgear this weekend Rad.

Yup, but next year we must bring our own polystyrene letters  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wacko: :wacko: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 13, 2012, 02:38:36 am
Headgear for 2013 in planning..... :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on November 13, 2012, 02:42:09 am
Headgear for 2013 in planning..... :wacko:

Do we take that statement as a promise,  a threat,  a warning or a challenge?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 13, 2012, 03:37:32 am
Headgear for 2013 in planning..... :wacko:

Do we take that statement as a promise,  a threat,  a warning or a challenge?

ALL of the above!  :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 16, 2012, 06:22:39 am
The ideas I had for the headgear, which involved a full-on metal finish viking helmet, have been changed as the branch have requested I take on a more "high profile" role which may (or may not!) require a less eccentric hat...or not.
 :drink: :drink: :party: :blink: :party: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on November 17, 2012, 02:12:07 am
The ideas I had for the headgear, which involved a full-on metal finish viking helmet, have been changed as the branch have requested I take on a more "high profile" role which may (or may not!) require a less eccentric hat...or not.
 :drink: :drink: :party: :blink: :party: ;D

They are going to string you up from the gantry mate  :wacko: :rolleyes: ;D
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Post by: kitbasher on November 17, 2012, 02:44:38 am
bowler hat and mankini?
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Post by: NARSES2 on November 17, 2012, 02:54:36 am
bowler hat and mankini?

Oh ye gods  :o :o :banghead: :banghead: You should be put on a charge for just suggesting that  :banghead: ;D
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Post by: Radish on November 17, 2012, 04:42:56 am
"Bowler hat and mankini?".....good idea but not really. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No, something more sedate...or not. ;)

Been sorting out my models to build for "Biggles Defies The Swastika"....stopped at 10 as anything else would be just fantasy. I already have 2 built (1/48th Bf-109Es) and others are in progress.
Might "slightly" steampunk the Panzer II in 1/35th though.... :lol:
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Post by: kitbasher on November 17, 2012, 05:02:26 am
NARSES 2: glad to have implanted that image in your mind for at least until Xmas.  Not saying which year!

"Bowler hat and mankini?".....good idea but not really. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Key West FL, summer 2012: saw a bloke walking down a street wearing nothing but flip flops and a tiny thong.  And I mean tiny.  You've heard the term 'budgie smugglers'?  Well, he'd have been better off fully dressed 'cos at best all he qualified for a small fitting of a 'hummingbird smuggler'.

Been sorting out my models to build for "Biggles Defies The Swastika"

Why not do a whif Biggles based upon Monty Python's 'Biggles Flies Undone'?  Serious suggestion - nothing rude, just funny.
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Post by: Radish on November 17, 2012, 09:17:50 am
Ha....might in future, but at the moment "Biggles Defies The Swastika" gives me enough leeway to produce daftness.

The Panzer II (1/35th) will be slightly steampunked, and I have every expectation that if Paul's 1/32nd Ju-88 will be authentic, my 1/72nd Ju-88 will have some "extras".....

And my 1/72nd Skua will look more like a steampunked Dauntless.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on November 17, 2012, 10:14:29 am
bowler hat and mankini?

Oh ye gods  :o :o :banghead: :banghead: You should be put on a charge for just suggesting that  :banghead: ;D

Steampunked Top Hat in the best traditions of Isambard Kingdom Brunel?.............by appointment to Queen Victoria, obviously.  You could just about manage a Great Western  branch line around the hat brim.   I don't  think they'd let you have the cigarthough!
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Post by: Radish on November 18, 2012, 02:11:12 pm
Change of subject.....massive sale coming up, starting on Decemberr 2nd at Coventry, Midland Air Museum.
A whole bundle of mine....mostly 1/72nd with a few others thrown in.
Aiming to clear away and sell up most of my stash.

My production rate is plumetting as I enjoy adding daft steamypunky things.
Finished the La-7bis-Steampunk....next up either an Fw-190A Steampunk or a Hawk 75 Steampunk.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 21, 2012, 09:14:56 am
The bulk of the steampunk late-war Fw-190A is done....adding details tomorrow prior to a spray.
The 1/48th Pegasus Hobbies Fw-190A3 is a treat to put together.
After clean-up of the parts, just add cement to the holes and spigots that the "snap assembly" has, and it just slides together. Brilliant.
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Post by: Radish on November 22, 2012, 03:29:58 am
Before I start adding bits to the steampunked '190, I've steampunked a skull.
There's nothing better than inseting/screwing screws into a skull (albeit a foam one) but I have a great desire to do the same to one or two people while they're still conscious....slowly, of course.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on November 22, 2012, 03:49:00 am
Before I start adding bits to the steampunked '190, I've steampunked a skull.
There's nothing better than inseting/screwing screws into a skull (albeit a foam one) but I have a great desire to do the same to one or two people while they're still conscious....slowly, of course.

 ;D ;D ;D

Please may I add some names to your list?

In the words of the late, great Gilbert and Sullivan:-

"I'm sure they won't be missed, I've got a little list"
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on November 22, 2012, 07:30:18 am
There's nothing better than inseting/screwing screws into a skull (albeit a foam one) but I have a great desire to do the same to one or two people while they're still conscious....slowly, of course.

 ;D ;D ;D

You obviously missed your vocation Rad - should have been a surgeon. I can just imagine the patients reaction  :banghead: :o ;D
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Post by: Radish on November 22, 2012, 09:21:53 am
Or a torturer....similar to teaching in some respects.....twisting the little bugger's minds towards insanity ;D
Priming "the skull" later tonight.

After it's finished, my next one will be in late WW2 Luftwaffe colours, with decals of course.
I fancy a USAAF skull too....natural metal.
Also a RAF one...possibly WW2 Battle of Britain??

 :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 25, 2012, 04:39:03 am
Found photos of lovely decorated skulls in a German ossuary. :thumbsup:

And where I live is a trifle damp. Our village is rapidly becoming an island, and once more, Queen Caroline will declare UDI as Status Quo belt out the Village Anthem.

 :cheers: :drink: :drink: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 26, 2012, 01:32:00 am
Both main routes out of the village flooded...everything else gridlocked. Staying put....only snag is we've been dumped on with grandchildren. Bugger.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on November 26, 2012, 06:50:17 am
....only snag is we've been dumped on with grandchildren. Bugger.

Better then being dumped on by the grandchildren  :wacko: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2012, 07:22:09 am
Both main routes out of the village flooded...everything else gridlocked. Staying put....only snag is we've been dumped on with grandchildren. Bugger.

At least you can teach them to swim...........  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 27, 2012, 01:37:45 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Still "damp".....routes out are limited to a passable one to Swadlincote....hardly inviting. :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 28, 2012, 02:29:20 pm
Done nothing except order some goodies and meerkats :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 01, 2012, 03:00:21 am
Meerkats and ducks have arrived......

meanwhile, been decorating the kitchen, and tempted to "weather" the paintwork with a few dribbles of oil, some fading, ......decals?

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on December 02, 2012, 01:27:55 am
Meerkats and ducks have arrived......

meanwhile, been decorating the kitchen, and tempted to "weather" the paintwork with a few dribbles of oil, some fading, ......decals?

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Meerkats and ducks if left alone will decorate the kitchen for you  ;D

Seriously didn't you tell me you once did the toilet in a Luftwaffe inspired scheme ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 02, 2012, 04:09:29 am
Burned out and full of bullet holes?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 02, 2012, 10:54:17 am
No bullet holes....teeth marks on the bog door though ;)
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Post by: Radish on December 05, 2012, 02:22:10 am
I think I'll finish some stuff before amassing the "Biggles 2013 Project" stuff.

So "on" with the diesel punked Fw-190A3...probably Italian RSI/German markings circa 1946, and then finish the PB-1G/W, the Lancaster, the French Connie,  etc....

 :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 08, 2012, 11:24:21 am
Almost my entire future output looks likely to be heavily dominated by Biggles, and with a decreased level of modelling activity, I forsee me cutting my stash to possible less than 100 models....ie even MORE massive clearance ahead.
Not beginning ANYTHING new, however much I'm tempted, until I've cleared a few on the table.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on December 09, 2012, 01:40:56 am
Not beginning ANYTHING new, however much I'm tempted, until I've cleared a few on the table.

Do you know how many times I've said that ?  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 09, 2012, 02:45:28 am
I know....done nothing this week except discxover new ideas!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 29, 2012, 10:23:10 am
December is one long party........ :drink: :drink: :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: McColm on December 29, 2012, 11:20:47 pm
Not beginning ANYTHING new, however much I'm tempted, until I've cleared a few on the table.

Do you know how many times I've said that ?  :banghead: :banghead:
I've just given up!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 11, 2013, 12:21:42 pm
ACTION: Bin liner at the ready, Slash on the cd.....GO!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on January 12, 2013, 01:46:10 am
ACTION: Bin liner at the ready, Slash on the cd.....GO!!! :thumbsup:

To wear or to fill??
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 12, 2013, 03:56:22 am
Cheeky.....
the red corset with black lace overlay has arrived; purple corset on the way as is the black mini satin chemise. The Black ruffle knickers are here. As is the black armband, soon to have a skull sewn on. My burlesque skirts are due soon.
No new wellies though.
Party time...Bristol one week today as we collide with the Rocky Horror tour.
 :party: :party: :party: :party:
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Post by: Radish on January 12, 2013, 03:59:47 am
Oh, and I have tidied up the hobby room...3 full bin liners later, I have room to model and can access stuff: models, paints, etc., and cd player.

Skull painting first though. :o ;D :rolleyes: :wacko: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on January 12, 2013, 04:14:19 am
ACTION: Bin liner at the ready, Slash on the cd.....GO!!! :thumbsup:

To wear or to fill??

Sorry, your excellency, I couldn't resist it!  If it wasn't for the slightly arthritic knee,I'd grovel.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 13, 2013, 01:46:04 am
Ha, rock and roll :party: :party:
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Post by: Radish on January 22, 2013, 01:19:43 am
At last.....glueing and sticking.....a Beriev Be-6. ;D ;D
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Post by: Radish on January 23, 2013, 04:25:11 am
Basic construction complete....now to add steampunk thingies, including engines.

It'll be a German (Blohm and Voss??) experimental advanced flying boat from 1939 of which one prototype was built, later destroyed in a bombing raid although features were later used in the Bv 222.

It was used along with other unusual aircraft, when recruited to the operation to invade Denmark and Norway in 1940.

 :party:In reality, many Lufthansa aircraft, still in civilian livery were used, along with such oddities as a single Junkers G.38 (1/144th Revell).
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Post by: Radish on January 25, 2013, 12:20:44 am
Just a few minor bits glued together.....started on the engines but lots and lots needs doing.

Possibly settled on the colour scheme of red white and black striping as a special scheme for the Fuhrer's birthday on April 20th 1939.
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Post by: Radish on February 06, 2013, 09:43:06 am
After a lengthy delay caused by multiple visits to Rocky Horror in Birmingham, plus the usual chores of looking after the dwarves (grandchildren), cooking, etc., I should finish glueing the extra bits tomorrow and spray it in red primer (it's now to be all red), giving my virgin paint-spray booth a test.
The "spray booth" is a 4-shelf mini-greenhouse courtesy of Wilkos for £10.
 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 08, 2013, 01:22:26 am
Beriev primed in red primer. Now for the good bit....washes, painting, weathering and fun. Need to make a base so it doesn't wobble about.
Adding final bits to a Walrus monoplane before spraying it silver....it'll be Norwegian civil for BIGGLES :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 08, 2013, 09:46:02 am
1. Re-engine a Dornier Do X with 4 new enormous radial-diesels built by Daimler-Benz....

2. Add the now redundant tiny engines to another Do X so that it has twin-tiered engines.

 :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 09, 2013, 01:37:46 am
Away now to Aylesbury for additional debauchery. ;) :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on February 09, 2013, 01:42:17 am
Away now to Aylesbury for additional debauchery. ;) :drink: :party:

A  most curious juxtaposition!  I never thought I'd see Aylesbury  and debauchery in the same sentence.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 09, 2013, 03:24:25 am
To quote Nursy in Blackadder...

"Duck.....it rhymes with....." :cheers: :drink: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 10, 2013, 09:28:42 am
Didn't see a single Duck in Aylesbury.... :-\

However, there were some great friends to meet......especially the young, slim, petite blonde in white bra/pants only...gold eyeslashes....who I'd not seen for 4 years, who greated me with, "Hi. Where are your wellies?"
Amazing.
I enjoyed every single milisecond of my visit to Aylesbury.....
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 12, 2013, 12:11:39 am
Back to reality and applying multiple washes of "red" to the Beriev.
Then some detail painting in shades of red, and metally tones for the engines.
After that, more weathering and detail painting.
 :drink: :party: :party:
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Post by: Radish on February 14, 2013, 03:17:31 am
Decals on, all flat varnished. Just detail painting of lights, a few touch ups (I like touch ups...eerrmm!!) on the engines, fit transparances and props. The base is sprayed in black and it'll be glued to that.

Also sprayed a plain white Mask (as in a Ball mask) black for steampunking and adding to a hat. :party:

I have a "modified" Walrus (the flying boat, not the animal) ready for priming in grey before having its French Navy(??) scheme...or it might be bright yellow and civil :o

Then, onwards with BIGGLES and a steampunked DC-3 in Swiss Neutrality colours. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 18, 2013, 12:02:57 pm
Extra engine bits and base superglued on after the Zeppelin tribute gig the night before Huddersfield. Still needs an upper gun fixed and rear guns added. Tomorrow??

Busy painting a skull at Huddersfield....hopefully finished soon, as I have a Luftwaffe skull in mind. :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2013, 02:12:10 pm
A quick butterfly moment......starting a 1/72nd Messerschmitt Me-666F4.....

Starting Thursday, and I hope to have it on display on Sunday at Crewe ;D :tank: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kitbasher on February 19, 2013, 02:21:46 pm
Busy painting a skull at Huddersfield....

Of course.  What else is there to do in Huddersfield?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 21, 2013, 04:24:47 am
OK, the Me 666F4 is made; sorting the base this afternoon, and then I'll prime them both :party:

Painting, decals, weathering tomorrow :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 21, 2013, 03:08:14 pm
Finished painting the skull. Made a base for it which I'll spray tomorrow. :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 28, 2013, 02:43:14 am
Modelling pause.....

Progress with next skull which I hope to prime soon.
At last progress with the daft '666.....
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 02, 2013, 05:14:40 am
Skull, base for '666 and the '666 sprayed/primed.

Next for spraying today are 2 1:1 helmets for Rocky Horror.
One for Mid will have a few decals after weathering, etc.; the other for a commission (???) will have goggles and other steampunk paraphanalia.
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 02, 2013, 05:30:24 am
Rad as your on a steam punk tip at the mo
I saw this and thought you may be interested,  gang  / skirmish steampunk style wargames system,
http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=148&page=1
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 02, 2013, 10:36:29 am
Nice one....cheers!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 03, 2013, 03:39:27 am
Pass on spraying the helmets....I've had more steampunky ideas for them so need nuts and bolts and other items....
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 04, 2013, 12:34:54 pm
Got some nuts/bolts and have some knobs for the "Eddie Steampunk Helmet"....the goggles are here, and I think I have insects for decoration.

Also, back on with the Me-666 and will paint it and its base tomorrow. Decals tomorrow night?

In between painting things, considering building one of my OA-4Ms as a single-seater (rear seat has extra bits added).....how about RAuxAF? French?...no, not French. RAF of some description....might be Gulf War.....who knows?
One thing is for sure...it'll be in flying mode.
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Post by: Radish on March 05, 2013, 07:24:29 am
Been painting....almost finished the '666...needs a red nose and some detail painting.
Decals tonight?
The base is essentially done...need to touch up the figures and add some weathering.
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Post by: Rheged on March 05, 2013, 08:30:56 am
Been painting....almost finished the '666...needs a red nose and some detail painting.

A red nosed Me666???    I wasn't aware that the Luftwaffe supported  Comic Relief.
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Post by: Radish on March 06, 2013, 12:05:48 pm
Ha, ha!!

Changed my mind on that anyway....keeping it RLM79...or an equivalent in Games Workshop.

That translates as Bubonic Brown, with some drybrushing in Bleached Bone. After that, some highlighting in thinned Bubonic Brown, plus some play with a pencil.

More work on it before the decals though...Saturday?
The base is mostly done....detail on the figures next. I construct the entire base before painting. The figures (1/72nd Afrika Corps Italeri) are carefully cut from their bases and superglued in position before I spray. All much easier and they look more inigrated into the groundwork.

I've also bought another 1:1 helmet for steampunking, along with a selection of wriggly snakes and a damned ugly spider!
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Post by: Radish on March 08, 2013, 09:19:54 am
As ever, the painting, weathering, painting, repainting, etc.... is proving time consuming.

Going to cook tea now too, so that's it for today. Off out for a good pair of accoustic chappies at t'pub then.

Decals tomorrow!! Promise. :lol:
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Post by: Radish on March 09, 2013, 02:37:04 am
Brilliant night at the pub last night, fantastic music and friends, including a couple of scrumptious ladies who wanted cuddles.
 ;)
After extensive research  :unsure: :rolleyes: :banghead: :drink: I've discovered that many, but not all, Luftwaffe jet aircraft had giant aether-reverse-screws fitted at the front of each intake to radically increase the airflow. Amazing.
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Post by: Radish on March 09, 2013, 02:43:31 am
The ideas I dream up after visiting the pub are often inspired, frequently by Marstons' products. Good music plays a part too......off to see a brilliant Who tribute band tonight.
More ideas will flow no doubt......the clipped-wing Lancaster Autogyro seems an idea worth persueing.
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Post by: Radish on March 10, 2013, 01:47:49 am
A good band again...great night. No new ideas....my mind was occupied by the blonde beauty who said, "Hi again!" when I walked in the pub. Spent hours trying to figure out who she was!!
Lots of women....a good night!!

Started an Me666G....the one with the steampunked/dieselpunked engine :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 11, 2013, 03:27:05 am
The Me 666G looks as if it'll have twin exhausts :wacko:

Hope to finish glueing tomorrow as 'ers at work. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Radish on March 13, 2013, 02:11:34 pm
The best laid plans......

Meanwhile, should at last complete the '666F-4 later tonight. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Radish on March 14, 2013, 07:13:17 am
Messerschmitt Me 666F-4 "Yellow 14" of Marseille completed.
Pictures on Facebook.....don't have a piccie account.
It'll no doubt appear at the Hinckley and Cosford shows on the Stafford table, or Luftwaffe SIG table.

This morning been drilling and screwing military helmets, playing with knobs, etc.... :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 14, 2013, 08:23:40 am

This morning been drilling and screwing military helmets, playing with knobs, etc.... :drink:

The mind is completely and utterly boggled  :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on March 14, 2013, 08:30:06 am

This morning been drilling and screwing military helmets, playing with knobs, etc.... :drink:

The mind is completely and utterly boggled  :blink: :blink: :blink:

It gives rise to a new verb:-  To RADISH  an item is to take it far beyond the bounds of even the most  comprehensive and versatile imagination.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 15, 2013, 02:44:22 am
Steampunked helmets for Rocky Horror.
There's one for Mid (she wants minimal additions), one for a friend (he wants goggles plus other embellishments, he's foolishly leaving me to choose, so he's a giant spider added to his, plus other bits planned!!), and one for myself which will be, ahhh, tasteful.
 ;D ;D ;D

It has involved drilling, screwing, knobs and sticky stuff. :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 15, 2013, 08:06:16 am
Here's Rad's desert Me 666  ;D Aparently the ether screw helps push more air into the engine and was made from a .......screw. I don't know I just write these things  :rolleyes:

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/NARSES2/6662.png)
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/NARSES2/6661.png)

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Post by: PR19_Kit on March 15, 2013, 08:40:24 am
A new concept in aerodynamics is born.............  ;D :lol:
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Post by: Nils on March 15, 2013, 11:09:12 am
very impressive  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 17, 2013, 04:38:26 am
Working on the 3 helmets....lots of drilling and screwing.
"Commission"  one will be black and heavily weathered, with large metallic ant attached, goggles, markings, etc...
Mine will be blood red and weathered, with a snake and spider attached, as well as goggles and markings.
Mid's will feature a number of creatures, possibly, all in metal shades, with cogs, bolts, etc., and markings too.

"Stay sane inside insanity!" ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 17, 2013, 12:49:25 pm
Sprayed my ray gun earlier, but not too happy. Giving it a good rub down and repsraying tomorrow. I've test fitted it to my holster to enable a quick draw.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 18, 2013, 11:51:52 am
Resprayed the ray gun,....but still not totally happy. A little more rubbing down and I lightly respayed once more. I'll check tomorrow, but unless it's bloody dreadful, it'll remain "as is" and any tiny blemishes will receive a decal.

Should finish drilling, screwing, glueing and spraying the helmets tomorrow. 2 of them in black; the red one (mine) I'll spray on Wednesday......

Off to see Priscilla tomorrow night. ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 20, 2013, 02:01:48 am
"Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" was wonderful, and Jason Donovan etc., were great. Seeing it again in Nottingham and Stoke.
2 Black helmets sprayed.....concentrating on the "commission" first with an earth wash, various other washes, decals, etc.. Some detail painting, additions of nuts (hexagonal ones!!), beads and possibly, tattoos.

Ooooooh.

 :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 20, 2013, 03:26:23 am
"Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" was wonderful, and Jason Donovan etc., were great. Seeing it again in Nottingham and Stoke.


Saw it when it was in the West End, and I have to admit it was very, very good. I was pleasantly suprised at how good Mr Donovan was  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 20, 2013, 04:44:48 am
Jason Donovan was the first Frank n'Furter we saw live in Rocky Horror....excellent and still one of the best. The current Frank is played by Oliver Thornton who previously starred in Priscilla....he's really excellent and brings his own wicked interpretation to the role. Bostin'

Bought some stick on diamonds  ;D ;D for a bit of glam for these military "Eddie" helmets.
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Post by: Radish on March 22, 2013, 05:57:35 am
Today is all about painting helmets, decorating helmets, and adding bits to a Viennese Ball mask.... :party: :party:

Then out later at t'pub for a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band :drink: :drink: :party: :blink: :cheers: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 24, 2013, 12:48:27 pm
ALL social life on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ON HOLD due to snow, ice, occasional blizzards, etc...

So I've finished one helmet (minus a couple of decals) and nearly finished another.
My helmet (no rude remarks, please!!) will get a covering of a patchy red wash later having been primed with red primer. The large spider fixed on top will be a mixture of copper and brass shades.

 ;D :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 25, 2013, 01:54:50 am
Glad I didn't attempt yesterday's journey....on the A444 there were numerous cars, jack-knifed lorries littered around. Cars sliding sideways....

Looking very bright but distinctly wintery here.....better be OK for Saturday......I have serious FLESH to press in Manchester!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 25, 2013, 07:22:23 am
Rad just get higher heels to get you over the drifts - mind you look what 4" ones did to Carol Vorderman  :blink: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 25, 2013, 09:41:31 am
My friend Norman usually wears 8" heels on his platform shoes..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 26, 2013, 07:45:58 am
Helmets :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Off out to Wolverhampton later for rock and roll with The Union ;D ;D :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 27, 2013, 04:41:25 am
Epic fail on the rock and roll as I felt like crap.
Worked on the helmets and had an early night.....ie 11.30pm instead of 1am.

I'll finish the helmets and ray gun today/tonight. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 29, 2013, 05:22:29 am
Pub tonight for rock and roll. :thumbsup:
Manchester tomorrow for Rocky Horror and a party afterwards ;) :party:
Sunday taking Mid to her mate's house....they fly out to Turkey for a week very early on Monday. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Sunday night....classic rock at The Grapes in Stafford :drink: :cheers: :party:
Monday....who cares?? ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kitbasher on March 29, 2013, 07:26:49 am
Sunday night....classic rock at The Grapes in Stafford :drink: :cheers: :party:

OMG.  The Grapes in Stafford.  Got drunk in there on many occasions as a student!

What is now the 'Couture' nightclub (just checked it out on Google Street View) is on the site of a night club called 'Cinderella Rockerfellers' at the time but we just used to call it the 'Top of the Grot'.  Don't know where the name came from - we didn't invent it, just adopted the use from senior students.

Suzi Quattro at the Rag Week Ball was hilarious.  'Do y'all wanna go down Devil Gate Drive?', she shouted at the top of her voice about 6 times and basically we all shrugged our shoulders and mumbled 'well not really, too much effort' and had more beer!  Happy days.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 29, 2013, 07:39:45 am
Derek Holt, ex-landlord of the Grapes (and ex-Climax Blues Band) leads the evening's entertainment on Sunday nights with a host of guests, and Bank Holiday nights are usually good. Not as populated as it used to be....often rammed a few years ago, but still a good crowd. Often left there after a good night about 3am.
 :drink: :cheers: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2013, 11:40:35 am

What is now the 'Couture' nightclub (just checked it out on Google Street View) is on the site of a night club called 'Cinderella Rockerfellers' at the time but we just used to call it the 'Top of the Grot'.  Don't know where the name came from - we didn't invent it, just adopted the use from senior students.


Ooer, when was that? I've been there too.........  ;D
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Post by: kitbasher on March 29, 2013, 11:57:56 am
76-79.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2013, 02:48:24 pm
Right on the money!  ;D

We used to go over there sometimes from Derby in 76-78, after which I left BR, changed jobs and moved to Berlin.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 30, 2013, 04:10:30 am
76-79.

Youngster  ;D I was clubbing (dancehalling ?) 1968 - mid 80's  :cheers: We had a Cinderella's as well, previously was the Orchid then Cat's Whiskers. Disco we used was called "Boob's"  ;D Ah memories  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kitbasher on March 30, 2013, 04:32:19 am
We used to go over there sometimes from Derby in 76-78, after which I left BR, changed jobs and moved to Berlin.

This suggests Derby is is a town to leave, never to visit.

Sorry anyone from Derby.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 30, 2013, 05:05:07 am
We used to go over there sometimes from Derby in 76-78, after which I left BR, changed jobs and moved to Berlin.

This suggests Derby is is a town to leave, never to visit.

Sorry anyone from Derby.

Mrs_PR19 and I came to the same conclusion, assisted by a far better paid job elsewhere, which is why we moved to the Forest of Dean.  ;D

It's OK to go back there nowadays though, things have improved somewhat, but Alf Goodere's Model Shop is no more sadly.  :angry:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 31, 2013, 11:03:56 am
Painting a 1/48th German F-4 :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on April 01, 2013, 03:31:15 am
We used to go over there sometimes from Derby in 76-78, after which I left BR, changed jobs and moved to Berlin.

This suggests Derby is is a town to leave, never to visit.

Sorry anyone from Derby.

Once had a 1 hour stop over between trains. Went in pub (probably long gone) over the road from the station and ended up being asked to give the bride away at a wedding that afternoon  :blink: :blink: It's a long story ???

My Grandad (maternal) was a Derby man and he moved to Sunderland post WWI - that says a lot  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 02, 2013, 03:47:12 am
Being relatively close to Derby, the best thing about it (apart from Modelzone) is it's easily bypassed. :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 03, 2013, 03:33:45 am
Busy working on my Afrika Reich F-4 Phantom in 1/48th. ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 04, 2013, 02:46:46 pm
Hopefully I'll finish the F-4D in Afrika Reich colours tomorrow. Either way, there's also Saturday for a final flat finish after the decals have dried, and a quick base for it to stand on.

Must admit an F-4D in Desert Sand looks good.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 08, 2013, 08:30:44 am
Had a crackin' day yesterday at Cosford.
Also, tidying tonight; putting stuff in the loft and clearing the hobbyroom/den/pit/creative area and tomorrow they're out all day so "happymodelling" with some figures, snap-together kits, and some grey primer....all kits/figures in 1/72nd for Biggles!!
More painting on the F-4D that still needs attention. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 09, 2013, 02:39:39 am

Hopefully after tidying I shall build a 1/72nd diorama for the Biggles SIG. Got some SdKfz 251/1s to build as well as a Zundapp motorcycle/side car witrh riders.....all  snap together.
Plus Italeri figures.....shouldn't take too long. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2013, 05:29:41 am
I'm back, thanks to Geoff Baker. Good man.
I think my pc is almost terminal though and the North Koreans or China or MI5 have infiltrated it lol. My "wizzo" nephew has been contacted so he can come around with his sonic screwdriver.
Meanwhile.....been rocking.
Booked Quo tickets for Christmas...LG Arena and Nottingham Arena (taking grandaughter to this again, air guitar at the ready)....also booked for Vampires Rock in Notts and Brum.

Currently building an EE Canberra PR,9 in RAF colours, but in PR Pink (like the WW2 Spitfires). I'll be painting it at MK after it's been primed.
Also at MK will be a 1/48th Fw-190A4+ steampunked engine in Luftwaffe Desert colours, belonging to a Ukrainian unit.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2013, 06:48:09 am
Heck
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2013, 11:36:30 am
Busy floating on several coats of Bilious Brown on the '190 upper surfaces ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 17, 2013, 01:10:34 am
Main construction on the Canberra done....u/c later,  but a few bits need tidying up and filler needed here and there.
I'll add a bit of general weathering, wheels, etc., to the '190 today.
We have tiny dwarf Daniel to look after me today (he's 2) and the gardener's here today too.
 :cheers: :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on April 17, 2013, 07:15:37 am
We have tiny dwarf Daniel to look after me today (he's 2) and the gardener's here today too.
 :cheers: :drink: :party:

Flippin' eck a gardener....obviously in the presence of Derbyshire royalty  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 22, 2013, 08:50:37 am
Gardener..... dwarfs, etc...... ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 22, 2013, 08:53:40 am
Milton Keynes was great.
Built main parts of another Canberra PR9 today.....almost certainly an RB-57K in SEA colours.
I'm knackered.....out again later tonight though.....

LIVE WHILE I'M ALIVE, SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD :cheers: :drink: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 23, 2013, 01:53:54 am
Built the bulk of another PR9......I can see an article for Chris and the Newsletter coming along.
So far I've 3 options for the RAF and one USAF RB-57K to build......a 5th model will receive rather more "doing to it" with various destructions/additions and diesel-punking....
 ;D :o :o ;D :party:

The gardener is around today, after daughter Ria's finished with him......he's trimming a tree. I was going to say "bush" but I know how your minds work!!!

So I'll soon be photocopying and drawing Canberras.

I've also got a sideline in Fokker D.XXIs going for Biggles....first a Danish one that fled to Norway. Should look cool with German troops around it.

Still no email or Facebook so cut off from the world, mostly.

Also, I've only logged on for an hour as I seem to "Time Out" if I log on for longer??????? :rolleyes: :unsure: :unsure:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 23, 2013, 05:08:42 am
Want decals for What If? P-38 Lightnings??

Look no further than Vampire decals....Xtradecal have 3 sheets pending.....

Rhodesian? Austria? South Africa? Brazil? Chile anyone?? :drink: :party: :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on April 23, 2013, 07:16:47 am
The gardener is around today, after daughter Ria's finished with him......he's trimming a tree. I was going to say "bush" but I know how your minds work!!!



Are you accusing me sir ? Pistols at dawn it will have to be  :rolleyes: You've still managed to double entendre the sentence however  :o ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on April 23, 2013, 07:20:39 am
Also, I've only logged on for an hour as I seem to "Time Out" if I log on for longer??????? :rolleyes: :unsure: :unsure:


Rad. When you sign in there's a box underneath your user name which has the drop down for how long to sign in for. You can change it to suit

Chris
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 23, 2013, 10:24:12 am
Cheers....don't forget that apart from being bonkers, I'm a pc-luddite. :drink: :party:

Meanwhile, I'm sitting typing this while topless :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 23, 2013, 12:35:38 pm

Meanwhile, I'm sitting typing this while topless :o :o


Too much information perhaps?  ;D

My car registered an outside temp of 24 (!) this afternoon!  :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 24, 2013, 01:32:35 am
It's been glorious weather.......... good watching the gardener toil away in the sun. :drink: :party:

Meanwhile, should complete the glueing/sticking on the second Canberra, and after the gardener's gone home, I'll get in the shed and prime the first one in black. It's to have South East Asia colours on top and be an RB-57K. Naturally, it'll be filthy, worn and stained.
Tomorrow I'll spray the second one in all over white, ready for its pink scheme....RAF of course.
I'm tempted with a light blue RAF one too....heavily used, stained and bleached by the sun.

Another couple of ideas are an updated Canberra on drone duties, minus a cockpit of course, and with lots of aerials and uprated engines...possibly a bit dieselpunked? RAF again.

The other idea is for a German "Afrika Reich" version as the lower half of a "Mystel" with perhaps a, OA-4M above? All in nice Desert colours. Perhaps remove the fin/rudder and add substantial finlets?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 24, 2013, 01:54:43 am
And how about the Tu-95 in USAAF 8th AF colouring? :wub:
Kits-World decals??
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 24, 2013, 04:16:34 am
Mmmmm...liking the idea of an Olive Drab/Neutral Grey Tu-95.... :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 25, 2013, 03:26:01 am
Added a couple of extra bits to my RB-57K....anyone else just keep adding bits, aerials, etc., wherever they feel one or several should go?

Meanwhile, for our May club meeting we're taking "possible" display items for our SMW13 display.
At the moment I'm considering my trio of Apollo 27-based RAF rockets...one blue, one orange and one red. All are now 1/144th and have slight or major alterations.
But I have an intergalactic Warspite to complete, and I'm thinking of an intergalactic Missourri  :wub:
But I might begin my massive project based on 3 large "water blasters", linked together and verticle. Luftwaffe of course.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 28, 2013, 06:21:33 am
Right......

Canberra PR 16s evolving......the RB-57K has suddenly become a PR.16.... ;D

So 2 RAF Canberra PR.16s to prime now.
Both white with washes over the top to create various depths of colour, that "faded" effect and stained and well used. Each has different aerial fits, etc.....

One will be PINK, the other BLUE. :wub: :wub:

By the way, my pc is in its death throes and I'll be moving to a lap top. Sometime soon, I hope, but service may be "intermittant" on here.....also, I hane no email at present, so Chris might get an article for the mag via snail mail....but it'll be better to wait a while until I'm fully functioning in an electronic sort of way?? Is Rad becoming a cyborg??

Meanwhile I'm making preparations for my SMW outfit :wacko: :wacko: :o :o :o :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 28, 2013, 11:00:36 am
At least I can still access photos, and the printer works.

So I've been printing lots of stuff for Biggles, Afrika Reich and Nazi Dinosaurs....all ready for laminating where appropriate.
 Bonzer :wacko: :wacko: :cheers: :drink: :party: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on April 29, 2013, 07:08:29 am
Sometime soon, I hope, but service may be "intermittant" on here.....also, I hane no email at present, so Chris might get an article for the mag via snail mail....but it'll be better to wait a while until I'm fully functioning in an electronic sort of way?? Is Rad becoming a cyborg??


More then happy to wait Rad  :thumbsup:

Do you remember when the Robomen (an early BBC Cyborg type) first appeared on Dr Who ? The junior playground at school instantly became filled with "Daleks", "Freedom Fighters" and "Robomen". If you were a "Freedom Fighter" and captured you were "Robotised" by a swift knee in the nuts  :blink: :blink: A happy days  ;D ;D Explains a lot as well  :mellow: Teachers just used to watch and laugh  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 29, 2013, 12:28:24 pm
Great times..... :thumbsup:

And I've bought a laptop.
Technically you can tell it's good....the colour is red.

My wizzo nephew has been copntacted and I suspect daughter will have input too.

After spending all that money I need a lie down now. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 30, 2013, 12:23:59 am
At daughter's on her laptop......

Not unpacked my lt yet, and I'm sat here waiting for a furniture delivery. Such fun....but should be home by 10.30am.
Meanwhile.....thinking :lol: :lol: :lol:

I believe I need to progress more with the Biggles models.....

so far there's a rather red Luftwaffe flying boat and a couple of 1/48th Bf-109Es.
I need to add some 1/72nd armour/figures...
I've begun a Danish Fokker D.XXI that escaped....
Ready to build are:
1/32nd Hurricane I, 1/48th Hurricane I x 2, 1/72nd DC-3 x 2, Ju-86, 1/72nd Comet Racer and some odd civil aircraft.
1/35th Panzer II, various 1/72nd scenes involving civil and military figures, vehicles etc....
1/720 Hipper heavy cruiser.
A car or two in 1/32nd and 1/35th.....

Lots to go at so I'd better get on with it all. Others have built stuff too......so far a 1/32nd Arado 196, Ju-88 and Ju=87. Along with the Hurricane they'll look great. Also completed are lorries in 1/24th, a German Army truck in 1/35th; a flying boat or two including the new Italeri Sunderland. I'm in the process of creating supplementary artwork, and other stuff is under development.

My RAF uniform jacket is ready for additions....tassels, a badge or two, medals.....not quite an NK general though....
Should I wear a hat or a helmet? I tend towards both....a suitably decorated hat with goggles, flower, etc.... and a hard het helmet in blue grey with goggles, and "creative additions" including decals.
Should be a belter!!

 :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 30, 2013, 01:56:25 pm
I've a 1/72nd "monoplane" Walrus-thingy to paint in civil colours, plus a same scale Hawker Fury to do in Norwegian colours (they had one too, with a radial engine!!". Might build a 1/48th Furyif there's time.
A friend has 3 Gladiators "in production".
Another is contributing a German Z-Class destroyer....4 were lost in the Norway campaign.
I'm sure someone will contribute a Tribal Class destroyer...I might do a U-Boat.
I know that cars and motor bikes are "in build" and I have a "Rommel's Rod" to build as Von Stalheim's staff vehicle.

Been selecting pictures for the display...."Biggles Defies The Swastika" is 2013's theme; it's based on the 1940 Norway Campaign.

We're already laying the groundwork for 2014's display..."Biggles Defends The Desert". :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 01, 2013, 05:37:31 am
Enjoying the sunshine, visiting friends and I've printed off a few more bits and pieces.

I need to do some introductions/information about "Afrika Reich", "Nazi Dinosaurs" and the different Biggles themes. Nothing too detailed though.
 :cheers: :drink: :party: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 01, 2013, 09:54:59 am
Some cutting out later, glueing and sticking tomorrow....

1/72nd DH88 Comet Racer...RAF
1/72nd Renault FT-17 with 37mm cannon
1/72nd PzIII AufsG (to be backdated).....all for Biggles in Norway.

X-Wing Star Wars....tiny pocket kit. RAF?? :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 02, 2013, 04:00:10 am
On the other hand, there's 4 fingers and a thumb. :banghead: :banghead:

Nazi Dinosaurs..... well, just got to happen!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 03, 2013, 01:59:23 am
Can't see much happening today.

Daughter Doran's coming over, then lunch at t'pub...she's bringing the dwarf too so he'll need to play with grandad. An afternoon sleeping off the wine; take the gardener back (it's good that the peasants slave away while I relax, eat and drink); then out to the pub for some music.
 :cheers: :drink: :drink: :party: :party: :drink:
Might finish glueing the bits to my monoplane Walrus....it'll be silver with civilian markings for Biggles. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Father Ennis on May 03, 2013, 03:15:32 am
Dude,  just who or what is a " Biggles " ??????    Is it some mysterious British thing or what ??? 
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 03, 2013, 05:15:32 am
Dude,  just who or what is a " Biggles " ??????    Is it some mysterious British thing or what ??? 

Tut, tut, how can ANY aviation enthusiast NOT know who Biggles was, or even is............? :o

See here :-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggles)

And yes, he surely IS British old chap, and is by no means mysterious.  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Father Ennis on May 04, 2013, 02:53:36 am
Most interesting . Thanks for the link. Never heard of him before.  I guess you need to be English ....   At least based on what I just read.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Geoff on May 04, 2013, 11:31:27 am
Most interesting . Thanks for the link. Never heard of him before.  I guess you need to be English ...

....and a certain age as well.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 04, 2013, 12:11:20 pm
.....and then there are  Worrals,  Tiger Clinton   and    Gimlet with whom to contend......
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 04, 2013, 12:20:35 pm
All jolly good stuff.
In the Speciall Squadron, Biggles has various "misfits" including Tex from the USA.

Staring at an Italeri OA-4M.
It's been converted to a single-seater, with "stuff" in the rear seat space. It's in flying mode, just needs afew bits added, underwing tanks and pylons, before priming in a sandy brown....
It's for the Afrika Reich collection.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

A great band last night, lovely voice on the lady singer (looks good too), and great music. Thanked them for an entertaining evening, and the singer remembers me.....couldn't remember them, though.
Off to see "The Liquor and Poker Band" in a while at t'pub....think they do Southern States rock. Should be good.
Tomorrow it's off the Brum for another great evening with Partners in Crime. Two fabulous singers, Anya and Kat to chose from....Anya's turn tomorrow I think. Then afterwards nip to Stafford for the end of Jam Night at The Grapes.....possibly.
Rock and Roll, eh??

Meanwhile in Burton this afternoon, I'm approached by a young lady who asks, "Excuse me. Could I take your picture?"
It was because I was wearing my "every day hat", a checked grey trilby with goggles  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 04, 2013, 12:23:29 pm
Biggles appears in some Gimlet stories....

Only read around 35 of the Biggles books.....leaves around 60 to go..... :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2013, 01:26:09 am
Thanked them for an entertaining evening, and the singer remembers me.....couldn't remember them, though.

And that surprises you ?? :blink: :blink: :rolleyes: ;D

Only read around 35 of the Biggles books.....leaves around 60 to go..... Party Party Party
There are still new ones being written in Belgium aren't there ?

IWM in Lambeth always has a good stock
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 05, 2013, 09:51:34 am
Yes, new Biggles "picture books"....or "graphic novels" appear from time to time. I have one or two....often they're based on original stories, but not always.

Got rid of the wife for the afternoon (secured her in her crypt where she'll be drinking the blood of virgins and eating zombie flesh) and I'll be off gigging before the time-release on the crypt door creaks open.

Amazing what is found while attempting to tidy "the modelling room"....I have a set of props from an "ex-Me410" in 1/48th. Perfect for a contra-rotating prop for my diesel-punked Fw 190.

Looking forward to this evening.....might even wear a shirt :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 05, 2013, 10:52:54 am
Got rid of the wife for the afternoon (secured her in her crypt where she'll be drinking the blood of virgins and eating zombie flesh) and I'll be off gigging before the time-release on the crypt door creaks open.

Looking forward to this evening.....might even wear a shirt :o :o :o :o :o

Honoured sir, two questions......

A) Where do you get fresh zombie on a Sunday?

B)  What, if anything will be worn with the shirt?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2013, 01:01:54 am
Got rid of the wife for the afternoon (secured her in her crypt where she'll be drinking the blood of virgins and eating zombie flesh) and I'll be off gigging before the time-release on the crypt door creaks open.

Looking forward to this evening.....might even wear a shirt :o :o :o :o :o

Honoured sir, two questions......

A) Where do you get fresh zombie on a Sunday?

B)  What, if anything will be worn with the shirt?


I'm more concerned about where they got the virgins from ??? I thought the local lord of the manor still had his way with young girls as of right in this part of rural England ? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 06, 2013, 02:16:11 am
Narses,  i really   really  hate to point this out, but Rad didnt mention the gender of said blood donators, did he...  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 06, 2013, 08:07:58 am
Meanwhile, awesome night at t'Grapes.
Friends Derek Holt (ex Climax Blues), John Campbell (Are You Experienced, Hendrix tribute) and Joe Blank a stunning drummer) served up a musical feast. Even better, Jordan Bracewell (ex-Vampires Rock) joined them briefly....had a good chat when the sound permitted. 2 hours 30 minutes of fantastic rock, Hendrix and Thin Lizzy and I was leaning against the bar or boogying in front....only 6 ft from the stage so I'm a trifle deaf.

Mid's restored after eating her zombies and drinking virgin blood (sources are secret  :drink: :drink: :party:) .

Despite crawling in sated at 2am, up early and out with the grandchild dwarf, so fell asleep this afternoon. Weather glorious and hearing should be returned to normal tinitus level by Wednesday?
Mid's becoming rather fed up with me saying "What? Eh?" after everything she says....bonus ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 06, 2013, 12:30:02 pm
As well as the shirt, the usual......black jeans, chains, dangly things...steampunked-goggled trilby :rolleyes:

Hearing now much better but it irritates Mid that she has to speak up or repeat things, so I'm acting deaf. ;D

Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 07, 2013, 06:57:15 am
Narses,  i really   really  hate to point this out, but Rad didnt mention the gender of said blood donators, did he...  :banghead:

You've just put me off my tea  :banghead: ;D ;D

Hearing now much better but it irritates Mid that she has to speak up or repeat things, so I'm acting deaf. ;D



That can be a dangerous game
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 07, 2013, 10:02:26 am
"That can be a dangerous game "

Time will tell.......acting "normal" now......

Boon sorting artwork inspiration for various stuff, and I have a wicked idea for a 1/48th F-104G, of which I have "a few".

Resurrected the VTOL triangular wing F-104 (1/48th.....done one in 1/72nd). My 1/48th has the fuselage cut and filled, and the wing is built. Needs some sanding and filler. The tips are already seperated. "Afrika Reich" seems an attractive idea, for a high speed interceptor operating on the borders.
I've an idea for a flying, wheels-up version too, with the wing in high speed mode. :wub: :wub: :party: :blink:

Hopefully, daughter Ria will get my laptop up and running. :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 07, 2013, 10:09:12 am
Time will tell.......acting "normal" now......

Hopefully, daughter Ria will get my laptop up and running. :o

What's "normal"?  I never could quite  manage to achieve that state.


Children  are very useful when confronted by technology...I'm currently using my younger son's old lap top, which he has set up for me.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 07, 2013, 11:07:08 am
he means normal for himself,  15deg to reality for the vast majority of outhers.  :thumbsup:
oh and Narses  sorry, didnt mean to put you off your food there
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 08, 2013, 04:37:27 am
Er.....wibble.

Been roaring round the supermarket with dwarf Daniel.....we roar like Vikings with arms raised :cheers:

About to book 3 sets of tickets for Rocky Horror in Leicester.
Meanwhile, off to Richmond (Surrey) for Rocky Horror on Saturday :thumbsup:
I'll be wearing a new outfit....all covered up too.....but I will have my ray gun. :banghead: :thumbsup: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 08, 2013, 09:29:41 am
The very first post using my laptop.
Windows 8 takes some getting used to :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 08, 2013, 11:28:54 am
Rad    15 deg to reality, its a darned good place to be, :thumbsup:  the view of the rest of the world makes me laugh sooo much.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 08, 2013, 12:35:20 pm
Windows 8 is an experience, I can tell you.....by the time I'm "up to speed" I'll be about 125 and there'll be no windows,  just an insert direct to the brain.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 08, 2013, 02:04:45 pm
Windows 8 is an experience, I can tell you.....by the time I'm "up to speed" I'll be about 125 and there'll be no windows,  just an insert direct to the brain.

Don't even think about where to insert the memory stick!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 11, 2013, 02:25:05 am
Apparantly they're going to update Windows 8.

Off darn sarth for some Rocky horror in Richmond.....glorious. Women :party: :party: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2013, 02:11:07 am
Apparantly they're going to update Windows 8.

Off darn sarth for some Rocky horror in Richmond.....glorious. Women :party: :party: :thumbsup:

And Richmond was such a nice genteel sort of place  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 12, 2013, 08:06:32 am
Richmond was delightful and a fabulous theatre too.
Had a fabulous time with lovely friends.
Meanwhile.....devising various Bf 109 schemes.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 12, 2013, 08:38:15 am
Richmond was delightful and a fabulous theatre too.
Had a fabulous time with lovely friends.
Meanwhile.....devising various Bf 109 schemes.

Perhaps a Hannoverian 109,  with a white horse roundel  on Brunswick green,  or something Prussian blue
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 13, 2013, 04:48:13 am
6 sets of decals arrived....I can confirm that although they're all for 109s, they'll be used creatively. :party: :party:

Lots for the "Afrika Reich" desert scenario.....and don't forget Nazi dinosaurs!!
And a few dirty white ones as well.

First though, as grandson dwarf is moving in with mother, I need (once more) to do a major tidy up/contraction in my hobby room. It's a bugger!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 13, 2013, 11:33:23 am
And so, after lunch, a busy afternoon collecting granddaughter dwarf, taking the gardener home, cooking tea, eating it, I shall soon return upstairs to continue moving stuff. Bugger!! :blink: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 14, 2013, 12:17:46 pm
Nothing done today.
Too much time ferrying people here and there, lunch at the pub and a visit to brother and his wife. He'd been mugged and looked grim and her illness is progressing horribly.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 16, 2013, 01:44:55 am
Right....I have room to progress with the plastic.....

1st....spray 2 Canberras!!
2nd.....finish the Fw 190 thingy....needs weathering and decals, etc
3rd....build a Bf 109G.

et, etc....... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 18, 2013, 02:22:05 am
A good night boogying last night to T-Rextasy....another night boogying oninght to Glam Rock from the early '70s.
Awesome.

Must do some plastic though.... :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 18, 2013, 09:14:08 am
After tonight's boogie, I'm going nowhere.....until Monday night.
A busy week ahead with 3 Rocky Horror Shows, flesh to press, people to meet, fun to have....

Hoping Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to do something useful while the gardener's slaving.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 19, 2013, 01:24:50 am
Gods, my knees are  trifle stiff.
But after several coffees, I shall retire upstairs to listen to very loud music and sort stuff..... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 19, 2013, 12:41:07 pm
Time to be utterly ruthless......it's the teacher aspect of my personality, you know.

Not only have I retained the teaching finger (used for pointing at naughty darves and doing "the typewriter" on them)...
but I also have bouts of ruthless action.....in days gone by I could exclude a pupil before the school day had even begun!! Should have seen the look on his dad's face!! Brilliant!!
I was the Genghis Khan of Primary education  :wacko: :wacko:

Now it's time to begin the ruthless destruction/breaking up of the made up models; the removal of many boxes....from the desertnew life shall spring.

Odin has spoken.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 21, 2013, 01:20:25 am
Good stuff.....found some profiles I did for anti Nazi "Seydlitz" Bf 109s flying with the Soviets in 1945. I can see a G6 and a G10 being done.

Rocky Horror was bostin' in Stoke last night, except the confiscated my ray gun...despit it being de-activated!! :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 21, 2013, 12:07:08 pm
Thought of a combined giant project involving Afrika Reich and Rocky Horror.....

....a triple huge space rocket designed by Dr.Von Scott launched from the North African space facilities, for a journey to Transexual, Transylvania  :thumbsup: :banghead: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 25, 2013, 05:16:58 am
Gods life is good....

Amazing Rocky Horror last night.....some real stunners. A real hoot :wub: :wub: :wub:
Same again tonight?? Yes please.....I shall be a horny vision in red :banghead: :banghead: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 26, 2013, 02:16:00 am
Same again tonight?? Yes please.....I shall be a horny vision in red :banghead: :banghead: :thumbsup:

I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight what with visions of which context to take "horny" in ??? Wearing little red ones ? Or delusions of grandeur  :blink: ;D :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 26, 2013, 04:02:55 am
Red/black striped leggings, red fluffy knickers, red/black chemise, red fingerless lace gloves, silver wig, red hat with horns....oh, and black willies with red lips on. Mustn't forget the bling....red and black of course. Black boa.
Just one of many sights in Hnlet last night.

Today I'm having a serious packing up of models...all re-arranged. :banghead: :banghead:

Next Saturday, Rocky Horror in Bromley....bring it on!! :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:

HOPING to do some glueing and sticking too this week......please let it be so :tank: :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 27, 2013, 01:50:17 am
Definite progress..... :wacko: :banghead: :party: :party: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2013, 06:05:45 am
Next Saturday, Rocky Horror in Bromley....bring it on!! :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:


Good lord, that's about 3 miles away  :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 27, 2013, 08:00:07 am
At Witherspoons before the show......not far from the theatre and there'll be friends galore :thumbsup:

Meanwhile, not decided on my costume yet.....might it be Rif Raf with the sparkly leggings? Possibly the black Frank n'Furter with the whip :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

BUT, first, need a couple more hours on the room upstairs and it'll be done.
Onwards, my heroes, onwards.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kitbasher on May 27, 2013, 08:18:37 am
Next Saturday, Rocky Horror in Bromley....bring it on!! :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:


Good lord, that's about 3 miles away  :blink: :blink:

Move house.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 27, 2013, 09:18:08 am
Next Saturday, Rocky Horror in Bromley....bring it on!! :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:


Good lord, that's about 3 miles away  :blink: :blink:

Purely out of personal curiosity;  how big an exclusion zone does our revered comrade need?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 27, 2013, 09:25:03 am
depends on how glam hes looking, but a goodley distance, less any impressionable young ladys fall under his sway, ( hes posted photos before, and he is best described as a total chick magnet, they seem to be draped all over him)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 28, 2013, 02:16:18 am
I think younger women look upon me as "harmless" due to my age......silly girls :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Anyway, rearranged LOTS bringing stuff from the loft, putting other stuff up.
I also have a plan for reducing the immense stash, to which I keep adding. ENOUGH, RIGHT :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Anyway, not sure what plastic I'll finish....need to complete lots and lots of projects.
Perhaps complete a project and build a new one alternately? Might be a way forward.... :tank:

Costume on Saturday depends on the weather.....but if it's dryish I'll possibly be in red again, with the horny hat :wacko: :wacko: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 28, 2013, 06:55:26 am
Next Saturday, Rocky Horror in Bromley....bring it on!! :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:


Good lord, that's about 3 miles away  :blink: :blink:

Move house.

Lucky enough I'm away  :mellow: ;D

At Witherspoons before the show......not far from the theatre and there'll be friends galore :thumbsup:


Never been that keen on that particular branch anyway  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 29, 2013, 04:51:24 am
I shall wear black as Narses is fleeing his shed.

Mid's off to her bloodsoaked crypt for a couple of days, so plastic stuff will be done!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 30, 2013, 01:59:19 am
Today......

being diverted by the Haynes Manual of Dan Dare and Planet Rock.

A spacethingy could result.
Tonight....Bromsgrove :unsure: :unsure:

"Bekah's Renegades"....Rebecca Downes, Roy Adams (Climax Blues and Roy Wood's band), Neil Simpson (Climax Blues and Roy Wood's Band)....lots of super blues tonight.

And Mid's in her crypt.
And a young nubile friend is making me a pink tutu with bows. :wub:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 02, 2013, 08:56:10 am
Travelling to Bromley was a nightmare...traffic jams, diversions...parking :-X :-X :-X :angry: :angry: :angry:

But the show and friends were awesome.
Delays meant that apart from a leopardskin helmet, I was in civvies :angry: :angry: :wacko:

Daughter Doran moved in with us with dwarf Daniel...the house is in total chaos  :party: :blink: :tank: :blink: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 03, 2013, 03:22:32 pm
Gods it chaos here....female and male flavoured dwarves tonight.

Tomorrow I'M ON MY OWN, so quiet, peace, and plastic!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 04, 2013, 12:29:52 am
I am alone and unsupervised....let the creation begin.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

A "Fliegende Untertasse" will be glued together and created/sprayed by 12 noon at the latest!!! :drink: :drink: :party: :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 04, 2013, 04:44:18 am
All primed, dried and upstairs!!

Let painting begin later....RLM 70/71 with 02 repainted bits....1/72nd. :thumbsup: :banghead: :drink: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on June 04, 2013, 07:37:09 am
Rad your EMail is playing up again  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 04, 2013, 08:06:32 am
New email via a pm.
 :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 05, 2013, 03:20:47 am
I've updated my profile info with my new email too darlings, so I'm accessible to the world. :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on June 05, 2013, 07:10:22 am
Ta Rad but one wonders if the world is ready ??  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on June 05, 2013, 07:39:06 am
I've updated my profile info with my new email too darlings, so I'm accessible to the world. :party: :party:

Shades of  that Victorian newspaper  headline "Fog in the English Channel----Europe cut off from Great Britain"
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 07, 2013, 09:46:23 am
At last (after daughter 2 moved in last Saturday) I can get to my hobby room.....

BUT out tonight at a gig, and out at a party tomorrow night.
Luckily, the wife is out tomorrow afternoon so I'll be painting a flying saucer and probably adding bits to another.

Oh how I've missed my paintbrush...... :banghead: :banghead:

Next Thursday Mid's off to Russia for 10 days....so     :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:

On Thursday I collect my Pink Tutu, specially made by a delicious former pupil ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 10, 2013, 03:48:22 am
Sorted out some paints....the ""Fliegende Untertasse" is now the Ritter Ri 541....haven't thought of a name yet..."Firefly"??

Out with "Priscilla" in Hanley tonight.....I shall wear PINK :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 11, 2013, 06:00:14 am
"Priscilla" was great.

My PINK Tutu is ready....excited :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I've got a busy week :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 12, 2013, 10:59:19 am
Getting rid of Mid for 10 days from tomorrow.
She's off to Russia.
Putin's coming here.....is it an exchange?? :o :o :o

At last I'll get some modelling done!!! :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on June 12, 2013, 01:38:45 pm
Getting rid of Mid for 10 days from tomorrow.
She's off to Russia.
Putin's coming here.....is it an exchange?? :o :o :o



I suggest that Russia is getting the better part of this exchange!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 13, 2013, 04:24:43 am
Possibly :o :o :o

While I'm not partying I'm doing plastic.....let's get on. HELL YEAH!!!!!  :drink: :drink: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 13, 2013, 09:22:48 am
Pink Tutu collected from the delicious Bekki.

Bought some steampunky things from Hobbycraft in Tamworth, as well as some Tamiya 1/35th German figures...."Biggles".

Now, next Wednesday I'm travelling to Manchester in a Ford Ka with Lisa, Kathryn and Katie. We'll all be in costume for the 40th Anniversary of Rocky Horror. Should be fun.
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2013, 06:53:18 am
Now, next Wednesday I'm travelling to Manchester in a Ford Ka with Lisa, Kathryn and Katie. We'll all be in costume for the 40th Anniversary of Rocky Horror. Should be fun.
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Why do I have images of the policeman's face as he pulls you over for speeding  ;D ;D :wacko: Delight followed by disappointment (to say the least)  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 14, 2013, 07:39:58 am
Well, as Katie is driving but currently quite poorly, I've booked a Travelodge close to friends in Altrincham and have cadged a lift. I shall be a vision in PINK.

Tomorrow I'll be a vision in BLACK as I travel to Leeds......daughter's just brought my silver eye shadow. Could do with Black lipstick but will survive with red.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, I think I might not only be doing some plastic, but REAL stuff too. I'll welcome the discipline and they'll be useful for BIGGLES.

 :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 14, 2013, 04:45:12 pm
Got 4 Hurricanes to build, all for Biggles:

1/32nd Revell, 1/48th Pegasus Hobbies, 1/72nd Airfix, 1/144th Revell or Zvezda......all RAF.

Might do a "spoof" RNAF one for Biggles too ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 16, 2013, 09:30:05 am
A fabulous time with lovelies in Leeds ;)

I was at the pub on Friday for music, too....out again tonight. Rock and roll :cheers: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 17, 2013, 03:41:16 am
I'm knackered.

Out with floozies for afternoon tea in a while though.
Then I'm NOT going out until I go to Manchester!! Wednesday :party: :party: :party: :thumbsup:

I need to satisfy my plastic craving though.....Luftwaffe Bf 109G-6 in 1/48th. :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 17, 2013, 09:23:29 am
A lovely afternoon with floozies...4 of them. Delightful.

On with the '109 now. Hopefully the main bits will be done by this evening. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 18, 2013, 04:43:39 am
Sidetracked with a Fliegende Untertasse.....cut out a base, sanded and prepared, added the top and exhaust, add underneath hull.

Might build another later, spraying both for paining at Coventry on Sunday :thumbsup:

Hair dyed this evening too :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on June 18, 2013, 04:54:46 am
for paining at Coventry on Sunday

I sincerely hope that this is just an omitted letter  (What!!  No Tea  ???!)  and not some cruel and unusual procedure that our esteemed colleague has envisaged
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 18, 2013, 11:10:53 am
Yes.....PAINTING!!.... ;D ;D ;D

Checked out some Frizbies in Morrisons too....mmmmmmm :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 20, 2013, 10:31:13 am
A great time in Manchester :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 22, 2013, 10:46:40 am
Coventry tomorrow!! :banghead: :thumbsup: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 24, 2013, 07:05:20 am
Enjoyed the Cov/Warks Show.....nice chats although the table was a little cramped.
Next year we're sited in the Vulcan cockpit as it's roomier ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 27, 2013, 01:52:07 am
Waiting in for bricks to be delivered......boring.

NEED to build, create, paint....NEED to do it. :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 28, 2013, 09:42:37 am
Pub tonight....Woking tomorrow....

Next week is PARTY WEEK so doubt whether much will be achieved...except the PARTY!!

 :cheers: :cheers: :party: :party: :party: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 28, 2013, 09:54:00 am
Straight from the box, it's actually possible to whiff it, as the decals are for the -1 while the kit is -2.

Are you sure?   :unsure:

When I built one into a pylon racer many years ago I had to lengthen the fin to make it into a -2.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 28, 2013, 11:08:27 am
Probably nearer a 1.5.... :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 29, 2013, 02:07:06 am
OK then....off to Woking for more debauchery with friends at Rocky Horror.

"Welcome to Woking: the Home of Homophobia, where cave-dwelling Neanderthals live!"
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 30, 2013, 06:33:12 am
Neanderthals in Woking se
emed absent this time.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, been planning (AGAIN) the colours for my two nodified Revell 1/72d Canberra PR.9s....
Almost certainly (a dangerous comment to make!!) to become a B-57K and an RB-57K, both in USAF SE Asia colours.... I mean, let's play with the heads of the USAF SIG.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 02, 2013, 01:51:41 am
Right.....enough faffing around......

ACTION: finish painting, etc., the Fliegende Undertasse I started at Cov/Warks show.
Then prime with Black the 2 Canberras.

New projects:

1/48th Bf 109G-6 in Latvian Winter colours

And BIGGLES....must get on with the BIGGLES Hurricanes.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 03, 2013, 12:43:28 pm
Did you know that the Dominican government tried to buy Spitfire 22s?
We offered Seafire XVs....they said get lost......

By the time the UK Gov't had got their act together to offer Spitfire 22s, the Dominicans had bought F-51Ds from Sweden.
The new Airfix F-51D has Dominican markings....a nice camo Spitfire 22 looks on the cards.

 :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 04, 2013, 02:01:14 am
Looking forward to having a go at the Airfix Spitfire 22s and F-51Ds.......

Just got some books too....Malta Spitfire Vs in 1942 and  Polish Wings 16: Spitfire XVI.....great stuff!! :party: :party:

Expecting an amazing night on Saturday...THE Party of the year? decade? Century? Millenium?.....yes, looking forward to seeing Aircav and Narses at t'pub.
It's closed to t'public.....probably because they don't want me to be seen in public. It's fancy dress, you see....I shall look marvellous in full make up, but Goth like. Expecting friend Norman to wear his customary dress (or one of them) and lots of bonzer ladies.
The music is "good" to "awesome".....
Saturday, celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary, although the actual date is at the end of the month.

Party on, dude  :cheers: :drink: :party: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 04, 2013, 02:21:58 am
Saturday, celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary, although the actual date is at the end of the month.


CONGRATULATIONS

I'm only up to 27th anniv.  this December.  Madame R  says she's never  once considered divorce........! Murder, yes, and on several occasions!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 04, 2013, 02:48:43 am
Thanks.....

I'm sure I've driven Mid to despair a few times ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 04, 2013, 11:13:13 am
grats there Rad ( and Mid)  coming up to 13 years here both Sapphire Penguin and my self are still diabolically happy  :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 04, 2013, 11:40:30 am
I find the best solution to any marital discord is to withdraw into a dreamland of colour schemes, steampunk, spaceships, meerkats and vast quantities of aircraft possibilities.

 :ph34r: :ph34r:

Afterwards, either carry on regardless or point out she's just wrong :o ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 04, 2013, 11:45:43 am
Weather looks great....PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Nils on July 04, 2013, 01:28:03 pm
Congratulation on your Ruby Anniversary  :cheers: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 05, 2013, 03:23:58 am
Cheers dude.....it'll be a bostin' party!!
 :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 06, 2013, 11:16:37 pm
An awesome night.

Great to see Aircav (Steve) and Narses (Chris) looking so respectably dressed. ;D ;D ;D

I'm hoarse from talking so much..... :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2013, 08:13:18 am
Great fun Rad, glad you enjoyed it  :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2013, 09:54:21 am
We truly did.

Thank you for your awesome 1973 gift, and Aircav's too :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Father Ennis on July 07, 2013, 06:20:16 pm
My blessings and congratulations to you both. Pity I couldn't get "fancy dressed" and join you. Just a bit too far for me.  Besides my truck don't float !!!  LOL !!!   My wife and I were together for 25 yrs. and married for 23 of them ,before her death.  I bet you had great fun....     :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 08, 2013, 03:30:06 am
Steve looked amazing as a school boy, Chris looked unbelievably authentic as a school teacher? Did you use the cane, Chris? I bet a few might have enjoyed it.
The costumes were terrific....we had a belter.

Back to modelling.....essentially glueing and sticking.....painting might be a little troublesome. ;D

I have an urgent need to build Hurricanes, etc, for Biggles....a few tanks too.

Then there's '109s and I've just got a book re.Malta Spit Vs with a few delightfully speculative schemes.....

AND I've to finish a large Meerkat ensemble.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 08, 2013, 03:33:01 am
Steve looked amazing as a school boy, Chris looked unbelievably authentic as a school teacher? Did you use the cane, Chris? I bet a few might have enjoyed it.
The costumes were terrific....we had a belter.

The People demand photos...........  ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2013, 06:55:33 am
Chris looked unbelievably authentic as a school teacher? Did you use the cane, Chris? I bet a few might have enjoyed it.


I was hoping there'd be some St Trinian's Sixth Formers in need of discipline  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wacko: ;D Probably have had a heart attack if there had been  :blink: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Aircav on July 09, 2013, 02:20:07 pm
I had a great time Terry, many thanks to you and Mid for the invite and I'm glad you like the gift.  ;) ;D :thumbsup: :cheers: :party: :drink: :cheers: :bow:

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/Picture087_zps7ef5f46b.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/aircav14/media/Picture087_zps7ef5f46b.jpg.html)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/terrysbash_zpsd51410fb.jpg) (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/aircav14/media/terrysbash_zpsd51410fb.jpg.html)

ps. If anyone is going to Staffordshire the Riverside in Branston is well worth a stay.  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2013, 03:03:27 pm
Oh, my life, didn't you two look the business!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 10, 2013, 06:11:50 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 11, 2013, 02:07:46 am
Excellent....I'm compiling an album of photos.....

Meanwhile I've begun a 1/32nd Revell Hurricane for BIGGLES. It WILL be a little different.. :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:

Dieselpunked/steampunked engine.
New armament.
Detailed eronious daft cockpit
New ornate prop
Rigging.....
New bright colour scheme
Norwegian colour scheme.

Celebrate the rivet :rolleyes: ;D :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 12, 2013, 04:21:08 am
Also, getting ready to complete my mammoth (lol) build of a:

1/35th Panzer V Panther hull, modified and tinkered with to support a scratch-built launch ramp.
On the launch ramp is a Star Wars "Starfighter", detailed and slightly modified.

Most has been built for some time  :banghead: :banghead:

It'll appear on a proper base, and be crewed/supported by 1/35th Meerkats.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 13, 2013, 08:14:05 am
Some of the meerkats will be naked :wacko: :wacko:

Working on schemes now..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 14, 2013, 07:20:00 am
Some of the meerkats will be naked :wacko: :wacko:


OK I'll bite - with or without fur ???  :mellow:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Aircav on July 14, 2013, 11:47:22 am
Cane's and now biting, I just don't know what the world is coming too.  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 14, 2013, 02:37:53 pm
With fur, of course....honestly.

The Hurricane needs some minor clean up before spraying, with luck, tomorrow night. :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 15, 2013, 07:39:42 am
The Hawker-Huntington Hurricane Mk.I(Mod) should be totally complete by the end of the week.

Still musing over the scheme.
It's for Biggles, Norway 1940, and it needs something special......perhaps just different roundels, all "A"-type etc..???

 :wub: :banghead: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2013, 07:44:02 am
I'd go "B" type in 4 positions - fuselage and upper wings. Night/White undersides
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 15, 2013, 12:30:03 pm
As the engine is rebuilt, with prop, etc., in dieselpunk mode, exhausts too, with additional bracing and wiring, ...not to mention (sshhhhhh!!!) the 4 rather large calibre guns.....I'd thought of it as something of a "special" as flown by Lord Tarquin de Athlock.
As such, highly polished natural metal/silver with lots of copper, bronze details.

Also, I can well change my mind lol. ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 16, 2013, 02:16:02 am
Dreamed up some really wild schemes last night....saw a Hawker Henley?? model a while ago.....silver with fabric in yellow....very bright with great RAuxAF markings. So I thought of silver with blue/yellow striped aft fuselage/fin/rudder; or red/yellow checks. or green/yellow stripes? Etc...

But reality has dawned, and although the back story remains intact, this 1/32nd Hurricane will be essentially standard for the Norwegian Campaign in 1940, but with personalised codes and still lots of silver/gunmetal/copper/brass etc., where appropriate.
And very DIRTY of course!!

Onwards, my children, onwards..... :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 16, 2013, 02:46:43 am
Just ordered 3 x Pegasus Hobbies 1/48th Hurricane Is....a great kit.

I believe the RAuxAF will receive at least one...... :party: :party: :party:

Onwards, my children, onwards.... :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 17, 2013, 02:48:49 pm
As a bit of light relief, wonder if the RAF in Norway would appreciate a Tomahawk I....Biggles 1940 ;D

I know the Latvians are getting one!! :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 20, 2013, 01:16:16 am
Got this collection of P-47s to build.....

RAF real and imagined......must have postwar use in Europe, with Polish units.
Might do a proper Czech one? Polish? SAAF  ;D
Israeli ones are a bit obvious....how about an Egyptian one.
Irish, of course!! :wub:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 20, 2013, 01:17:29 am
Got my immediate modelling future mapped until basically October though. :cheers: :party: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 21, 2013, 02:27:09 pm
And in Milton Keynes, we rocked.....I wore, PINK....what else?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 22, 2013, 07:00:53 am
And in Milton Keynes, we rocked.....I wore, PINK....what else?

Blue, cerise, vermilion ????  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 22, 2013, 09:42:58 am
And in Milton Keynes, we rocked.....I wore, PINK....what else?

Blue, cerise, vermilion ????  :rolleyes:
...gold lame, heliotrope, yards of cream tulle......
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 23, 2013, 07:18:03 am
And in Milton Keynes, we rocked.....I wore, PINK....what else?

Blue, cerise, vermilion ????  :rolleyes:
...gold lame, heliotrope, yards of cream tulle......

You're giving him ideas for his dressmaker now  :banghead: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 23, 2013, 10:54:58 am
Thinking of red glittery pasties..... :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 24, 2013, 07:07:34 am
Thinking of red glittery pasties..... :banghead: :banghead:

Misstype or ?????????????  :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 24, 2013, 09:38:29 am
A "pasty" is a nipple cover  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

A little delayed with the Hurricane, but back on the case now!! :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 28, 2013, 03:26:43 pm
I give up.... :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 29, 2013, 07:26:14 am
Why ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 29, 2013, 10:51:43 am
I'm back.

De-cluttering by disposing by fair means or foul of a host of kits, limiting myself to what I aim to be able to build, plus a few extras that'll give me choice. Other choices are available, of course, by buying new ones.
This, I can see, will be a continuous process,  beginning initially with a huge disposal.

I'm concentrating on things that interest me:

Biggles,  then mostly P-40s, P-47s, P-51s, Spitfires, Bf 109s, Fw 190s, Sabres, a few tanks, a few cars, a few figures. Very few boats. Oh, and an occasional science fiction subject.
In my "heyday????" of 20-30 years ago I produced a model a week. My target is on a month, and I'm keeping stuff simple. Hence essentially mostly single-engine types......I've still not built and finished a Lancaster.

Currently, my prime subject is a 1/48th Mustang III in PINK....decals are on. It just needs the transparency and a little bit of paintwork.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 29, 2013, 10:53:44 am
My lifestyle now doesn't support a massive input into the hobby..... I go out too much for that. ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 29, 2013, 11:15:25 am
 :party:  yay Rads back!
as long as its fun, that's all that matters, isn't it?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 30, 2013, 05:05:24 am
Absolutely, but we have a young dwarf of 3 living with us that often occupies my time, and I'm usually out 3 times a week or more having fun.
Time is becoming precious.
Out last night...rock and roll, friends on and off stage....epic. :party: :party:

My message for 2014 is "PARTY ON, DUDES!!"

 :drink: :party: :party: :party: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 30, 2013, 05:07:48 am
Meanwhile.....

I've been given the idea of a Star Wars Storm Trooper riding a fluffy cat!!

I already have THREE model figures of Medieval Batmen line up.
Is a trio of Batman called Batmen? :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 30, 2013, 07:55:33 am
Tonight live on stage  " the Batmen"   the worlds only vigilante Rock Group
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 31, 2013, 07:43:07 am
And I know just the lady singer who's good enough to front the group as Catwoman....in fact, there's a couple I'm thinking of right now. ;)

The wife's off to London on Wednesday until Sunday.....MODELLING TIME :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 01, 2014, 03:41:42 pm
Tonight the u/c is drying out, so I can finish adding bits to the 2-seat A-10. Hopefully spraying late afternoon tomorrow.
It'll be USAF, but not as we know it....

 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on January 02, 2014, 01:08:47 am
Tonight the u/c is drying out,

Spray tan on the legs again ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 02, 2014, 01:14:18 am
Bitch ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 21, 2014, 12:37:55 am
I'm attempting to finish some long-started projects.

I've got a 1/72nd Connie primed in black....in flying mode, and it's been around for 2 years in a large box.

Do I go with the original plan and use WW2 Halifax camo and decals?

Do I go with Plan B and keep it overall black with French Navy decals? Circa 1950 over Indo China?

Plan C.....RAF Desert??
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on January 21, 2014, 06:44:55 am
Plan B but with a white top to the fuselage  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 21, 2014, 02:08:18 pm
Think I'm going with Plan B but with some "interesting" painting over the black.....just to liven it up a bit.
 :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 06, 2014, 04:24:35 am
The Connie is still unpainted, but a few more weeks don't matter.

In the meantime been sorting out stuff for disposal....around 340 kits I reckon (so far)....fuller figures later when I've counted.

Also been "collecting" colour schemes for various Biggles ideas....everything from Sopwith Camels, SE5As, and Fokkers of every description.
P-40s in a number of scales and varieties feature too.....and, of course, Spitfires, '109s, '190s etc...

Then there's the Ace Combat schemes.....A-10s, onwards. :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 08, 2014, 04:21:18 am
A good "estimate" as 334 kits for sale....whoop, accepted the offer too. :party:

 :tank: :party: :drink: :tank: :party: :cheers: :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 09, 2014, 08:21:41 am
Bored
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on February 09, 2014, 08:28:32 am
Bored

Better than being BOARD  (thick as)  or even BAWD (no further comment)......Ah!  The joys of English as she is spelled and pronounced.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2014, 03:03:55 am
Sold 320+ kits...all collected. Nice one.  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kerick on February 19, 2014, 10:18:34 am
Have you spent the money on new kits yet? If not, what's taking so long?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2014, 10:59:52 am
Nah....got quite a few to go at.....

And The SIG of GOTH is now official. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 07, 2014, 01:19:51 am
Today I shall be:

Starting an Airfix 1/72nd P-51D....to be a real ANG one  :wub:

Starting a HobbyBoss 1/72nd F-16C...to be in a pretty Ace Combat-ish scheme  :wub: :wub:

Finding skulls and Cybermen in the loft  :o :o

Listening to Blackberry Smoke, Black Sabbath and related stuff.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on March 07, 2014, 04:40:52 am
I can't wait to dive into one of those Airfix P-51s.....yum !

 :wub:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: McColm on March 07, 2014, 09:34:06 pm
I used to work as front-of-house security on the old North Acton site that the BBC had the costume store, rehearsal rooms and visual effects department. Was I really afraid of a sink plunger and some chicken wire,, the Tardis is huge on the inside and the Cybermen aren't that scary close up.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 09, 2014, 04:39:36 am
Can't find my bag of skulls though. Where are they?? :o :-\ :angry:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 17, 2014, 04:39:11 am
Out tonight for the 5th consecutive night ....rock and roll, eh?

Still hoping to complete a "slightly different" F-16 for the USAF SIG at Hinckley on Sunday.  :drink: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 21, 2014, 11:32:56 am
These 5 night weekends are becoming regular..... :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 24, 2014, 12:15:50 pm
Looking at my "accessible" stash down in my hobby room, I've boxed up another 8 large boxes to add to upstairs. That leaves about 100 kits downstairs.... lots to build in the next 2 years.
Another large cull will soon be here. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 08, 2014, 12:42:38 am
Meanwhile, I seem to have regained my modelling mojo.

Had a good day at Cosford painting a creation I started about 3 years ago.....more last night too.

Hopefully decalled and final construction by Thursday's Stafford Club meeting....might even add some figures. Zombies?
It's in 1/35th.

 :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on April 08, 2014, 02:32:44 am
Meanwhile, I seem to have regained my modelling mojo.


To which we all reply  HUZZAH
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 08, 2014, 10:08:29 am
Completed glueing together a couple of 1/72nd Wildcats (HobbyBoss)....need a touch of filler before priming. Both will be RN/RAF in the North African Desert for the BIGGLES display.
Might do a USAAF F4F-4 too...similar scheme. :party:

The 1/35th "creation" might have Vampires flying it rather than Zombies, as I've got some Rumanian decals sorted. :blink: :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 12, 2014, 01:08:39 am
Proper got my mojo back.....full steam ahead..... :dalek: :wacko: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 13, 2014, 10:17:41 am
Primed in Grey today:

2 x 1/72nd F4F Wildcats (to be RAF)
1/72nd P-40C...to be RAF PR Blue photo jobbie
1/48th Hurricane I...to be RAF PR Blue.

Primed in Black:

1/48th Hurricane I
My Goth Helmet.

 :cheers: :drink: :drink: :party: :party: :blink: :bow: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 14, 2014, 10:30:08 am
A couple of B-57Ks on the way.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 15, 2014, 12:18:57 am
Correction.....RB-57Ks..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2014, 12:47:54 pm
2 x old Airfix Gladiators ready for priming...they're now sesquiplanes, and will be German WW1 for BIGGLES  :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 22, 2014, 03:33:15 am
Been doing bits and pieces....a Pegasus Flying Horse, a Unicorn and this morning, started a 1/72nd C-47-ish for Biggles, a Desert scheme.

Yesterday finally finished my mobile air defence system in 1/35th. A Panther hull modified with a launch ramp and a Star Wars Starfighter. Crewed by 3 figures.
Operated in the late '40s on the Eastern Front by SS "Vampyr".

 :tank: :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 11, 2014, 07:31:47 am
EPIC party last night.....

Thanks to Aircav and Narses.....oh, Chris, Lisa still had a sausage down her cleavage when she got home!! ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2014, 07:03:08 am
EPIC party last night.....

Thanks to Aircav and Narses.....oh, Chris, Lisa still had a sausage down her cleavage when she got home!! ;)

Well all I can say is that I must have missed one  :rolleyes: Quite an effective way to keep them warm I thought  ;D

Great party mate - thanks  :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 12, 2014, 11:33:39 am
My pleasure....
a quick head count revealed 60+ adults and a number of kids....the next one will have fewer invites. Unless it's at the pub!! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2014, 06:39:04 am
My pleasure....
a quick head count revealed 60+ adults and a number of kids....the next one will have fewer invites. Unless it's at the pub!! :rolleyes:

Depends on your definition of the word "adult"  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 14, 2014, 03:19:13 am
True.

Managed to sort out some modelling yesterday.
Got the wings on my B-29.....thinking Washington MR.6 possibly? Or could just do it RAF Bomber Command?? But saw a nice 3-colour Czech one once that was a possibility?
I wonder if the Latvians had any?
Or Israel??

Also got the u/c on the Biggles C-47, and started to steampunk it. There'll be slightly "different" engines, perhaps with chimneys. Or I might leave the chimney concept to the "open-topped" C-47 for sight-seeing.....in preparation.

 :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 16, 2014, 12:53:00 pm
Just cleaned out the "study" also known as "The Radish Shed".

Found numerous part-built and primed items.....all suitable for Biggles too.

I also discovered an unbuilt 1/48th P-61 Black Widow. A few bits are missing, but I might know where I put them. If I can't find these (internals) it'll almost certainly become an entry on the SIG of GOTH table, full of Zombies and Demons.

Now, I'm off for a shower before going to the pub for a beer and some music.  :cheers: :cheers: :drink: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 17, 2014, 12:33:29 am
Just cleaned out the "study" also known as "The Radish Shed".


Tony Robinson obviously had the week off from Time Team then ?  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 18, 2014, 10:15:46 am
Cheek, the cheek of it all  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 18, 2014, 02:27:26 pm
Just cleaned out the "study" also known as "The Radish Shed".


Tony Robinson obviously had the week off from Time Team then ?  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

He wasn't with Rad, he was helping me get to the bottom of the big chest freezer (350 litre)  in our kitchen, prior to our move on Wednesday .  This moving business will be  , I think, better viewed in hindsight.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 19, 2014, 06:52:07 am
This moving business will be  , I think, better viewed in hindsight.

Yup a very stressing time, best of luck
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 19, 2014, 10:22:00 am
We are NEVER EVER MOVING again.

Meanwhile spent a pleasant 20 mins talking to a chap on the phone about my OA pension, as I'd heard nowt, but more importantly, received nowt.
If he's as efficient as he sounded, all will be fine.
If not...... :angry: :angry: :angry: :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 20, 2014, 08:02:54 am
Should have been sorted by now Rad. You may need to chase them
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 20, 2014, 08:14:24 am
I should have received a letter in January. Sent but never arrived.
All to be backdated to start on my birthday so hopefully OK.
 :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 20, 2014, 11:20:15 am
They paid me my BR pension for five years before they deigned to tell me about it.

They'd got the wrong address on file for me, and so paid it into a trust find till I contacted them when I was 65. The accumulated back pay bought my car and a lot more besides.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 22, 2014, 07:12:22 am
Finished glueing bits on the C-47. Primed now in grey.
It'll be a "slightly steampunked" C-47 in RAF-ish Desert scheme, with either RAF decals, or if I can search my decals, British civil from wartime use.

Next on the construction pile is the de Havilland Dragon Rapide for the BIGGLES SIG once more.  :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 25, 2014, 10:38:41 am
Enough!!

Enough of thinking up ideas....going to try to turn my brain off for a while and actually concentrate on production and completion.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 08, 2014, 02:45:38 am
STILL moving books from upstairs to downstairs. STILL emptying the front modelling room.....to create space to model effectively (I look awesome draped on a fur blanket).... :o :o :o :o

And the rock and roll lifestyle maintains its presence.....out Friday in Tamworth, out yesterday (Saturday) in Ashby and today, Sunday, in Stafford. Great groups all, but different.....all have female lead singers though. ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 10, 2014, 10:29:39 am
LIGHT at the end of the tunnel....as in I can see the floor/carpet in my den/shed....Aircav and Narses will understand.
Just another 3 or 4 hours sorting a corner and throwing stuff/stashing stuff.
Move another 50 or so books down...or nearer 75 I think (some very large ones too) and then I shall retire there and bash plastic while I can.
Daughter could move in the next 6 weeks or so as she's buying a house.
Fingers crossed :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2014, 06:56:58 am
LIGHT at the end of the tunnel....as in I can see the floor/carpet in my den/shed....Aircav and Narses will understand.

I'm just surprised that having entered you got out again  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 12, 2014, 11:25:31 am
Depends how far I went in.....spotted a Triffid yesterday  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Gondor on June 12, 2014, 01:38:54 pm
LIGHT at the end of the tunnel....as in I can see the floor/carpet in my den/shed....

That sounds a bit like my modelling/computer room too   :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 13, 2014, 06:29:34 am
Depends how far I went in.....spotted a Triffid yesterday  :banghead:

oh heck! and wot with the price of triffid guns these days!  ;D

did you find anything unexpected on the floor behind whatever.... ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 13, 2014, 10:33:31 am
Part built 1/48th P-61 Black Widow in a box.....it'll be finished off in RAF Desert colours.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 14, 2014, 02:01:29 am
Part built 1/48th P-61 Black Widow in a box.....it'll be finished off in RAF Desert colours.
 :thumbsup:

oh heck again! so the modelling shed doubles as a tardis too? tha's a big find.  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 17, 2014, 09:56:23 am
Yep.....got 3 more too, P-61s that is. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 23, 2014, 04:20:04 am
Wish I'd have bought that Revell 1/48th F-4C Phantom yesterday, as I've got a great idea for steampunking it.
Never mind. I'll get one soon.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Gondor on June 23, 2014, 05:44:50 am
oh heck again! so the modelling shed doubles as a tardis too? tha's a big find.  ;D

He does do the Time Warp a lot so it is to be expected.   ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 27, 2014, 12:13:21 pm
Pub. :cheers: :cheers: :drink: :party: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 04, 2014, 12:27:48 pm
Pub. Again :cheers: :cheers: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2014, 09:13:32 am
Agreed the sale of around 750 models...... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 07, 2014, 09:35:03 am
geep Radish!  that's quite a clear out.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2014, 02:30:17 pm
Agreed....just need to sort...probably early September. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 20, 2014, 05:18:54 am
Busy drawing on a C-47-ish for Biggles....

Rubbing down the joins on an old Revell DC-7C in 128th scale.....fun. :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 21, 2014, 07:32:37 am
Hope to finish the DC-7C by Sunday's Birmingham EXPO.....it's unlike ANY DC-7C you'll have seen!!

 :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 22, 2014, 01:57:54 pm
Had a few distractions on the way, but I'll spray the DC-7C tomorrow, and then the painting and decaling can begin.....
 :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 23, 2014, 06:17:30 am
Added the chimneys to the DC-7C....when it cools down I'll spray it.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 23, 2014, 06:35:10 am
You should of put the fire out before adding the chimneys then
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 23, 2014, 06:38:41 am
Quite
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 25, 2014, 12:54:48 am
I'm liking the 1/72nd "Plastic Soldier" stuff...very nice. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 25, 2014, 06:28:02 am
I'm liking the 1/72nd "Plastic Soldier" stuff...very nice. :thumbsup:

I got some of their stuff at Southern Expo a couple of years ago where they had a very impressive display. Very good, isn't it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 31, 2014, 08:02:23 am
Yes...having a "rush" of 1/72nd armour!!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 01, 2014, 04:36:34 am
Doing some modelling!!

Decals on a C-47-ish......took them off later as they were crap!!
Put some others on now.... :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 07, 2014, 05:29:54 am
Off to Cambridge Rock Festival.

Music, beer, toilets, rain and mud. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Back next week.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 08, 2014, 12:40:20 am
Off to Cambridge Rock Festival.

Music, beer, toilets, rain and mud. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Back next week.

4 out of 5 are correct but are you sure about the toilets ????  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 11, 2014, 05:23:47 am
The toilets were excellent...all the others were EPIC :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 18, 2014, 06:47:04 am
Supposed to be modelling but music, reading and going out have interrupted progress.

Never mind....progress still being made. I feel a massive 12 hour session coming on!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 29, 2014, 01:24:42 am
Still living..... :cheers: :drink: :party: :cheers: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: McColm on August 30, 2014, 04:34:07 pm
I'm glad that you had a good time.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 01, 2014, 02:34:05 am
Rocky Horror Picnic.....wow... :cheers: :drink: :drink: :party: :blink: :drink: :tank:

Winner of the Bar Bill Competition was friend Cassion.....Narses and Aircav might have a slight memory (or not) of him looking "delightful" in a gold dress with Madonna bra at my 65th Birthday party.
He arrived on Saturday afternoon, same as me, and left on Monday at 11am.
The room cost him £376 same as me.
His Bar Bill was a truly EPIC £444.....outstanding....£820 for 2 days....EPIC!! :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 01, 2014, 07:14:52 am
I thought I'd had some big ones (bar bills that is) but I take my hat off to the gentleman. :bow:

And yes I do remember him
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 02, 2014, 01:39:58 am
A great weekend....minimal sleeping, lots of bar time, Cassian was buying it by the pitcher, while the rest of us showed a degree of sophistication.
 :o :o

Meanwhile, I'm currently finishing a Tamiya 1/35th M41 Walker Bulldog, now modified to a Dark Eldar Wytch  :tank: from the Ork Wars
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 02, 2014, 01:41:46 am
Thinking that the STUG IV will look much better with a Meerkat crew  :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 04, 2014, 06:46:37 am
Adding bits and crew to the M41, with a few Dark Eldars swarming about.
The "Dark Eldars" are a people given to hedonism and vice.....seems good to me!! :drink: :drink: :party:

Been making bases; the 2 1/48th Crusader Spitfire I built a while ago are now on bases, suitable for SIG of GOTH, and there'll be more to come.

Did I mention I will be looking even more shockingly dreadful at Telford this year?
Not sure about the kllt though.....it is very short  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on September 04, 2014, 12:28:38 pm

Did I mention I will be looking even more shockingly dreadful at Telford this year?
Not sure about the kllt though.....it is very short  ;D

Which tartan, please?  McNearly, Mc Notquite, MacHinery?

Given the forthcoming referendum, are we in danger of a diplomatic incident?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 05, 2014, 12:05:44 am
BLACK....not Black Watch, but BLACK as I'm on the SIG of GOTH stand.

If I had a tartan, it'd be Cameron, as my dad was in the Queen's Own Camerons.

But BLACK, and not decided yet if Telford are ready yet for the shock..... ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 05, 2014, 06:41:11 am
BLACK....not Black Watch, but BLACK as I'm on the SIG of GOTH stand.

If I had a tartan, it'd be Cameron, as my dad was in the Queen's Own Camerons.

But BLACK, and not decided yet if Telford are ready yet for the shock..... ;D

Take my word for it Rad "Telford isn't ready for it !"
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on September 05, 2014, 08:43:34 am
BLACK....not Black Watch, but BLACK as I'm on the SIG of GOTH stand.

If I had a tartan, it'd be Cameron, as my dad was in the Queen's Own Camerons.

But BLACK, and not decided yet if Telford are ready yet for the shock..... ;D

Take my word for it Rad "Telford isn't ready for it !"

It's not the black kilt that worries me, it's the colour and style of the sporran that he'll team it with....gold lurex?? high-vis cerise?? Ork-head incarnadine??

Do we have a Gael warning broadcast, or a NOTAM to inform low flying aviators?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 05, 2014, 10:12:13 am
Had a handbag in mind....got a super little over the shoulder number, black with metal studs. :o :o

Might wear some black trousers....shame though.
Telford would like me in the black kilt, I'm sure. Far more suitable then the multi-layer tutu..... :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 06, 2014, 04:49:20 am
Please tell me you are not on the door this year ?  :blink: :blink: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 07, 2014, 02:37:23 pm
Nope.
I'm firmly fixed on the SIG of GOTH stand, with Stafford and BIGGLES close by. :party: :party:
Thinking that breakfast with a bunch of burly modelling chaps might be fun. Anyone for more bacon??

Did I mention the black lipstick?? :drink: ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 08, 2014, 02:28:29 pm
Mostly built an Airfix 1/72nd Gnat yesterday at Driffield. Very nice, but the bits need fettling to make sure they fit. Looks good though.
It'll have the rear cockpit filled with "stuff", and a nose gun too (or underfuselage "pod" like on the MiG-21/23).
Possibly underwing Sidewinders on one of the several builds coming (I'm sure!!) :o :o

Irish Air Corps?
Israel??
RAuxAF??
Portugal??
South Vietnam??
Anywhere I can find tiny decals??...USAF??? ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Gondor on September 08, 2014, 02:57:03 pm

Anywhere I can find tiny decals??...USAF??? ;D ;D


Try using 1/144 scale decals

Gondor
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2014, 07:49:13 pm
I've got lots of 350 scale Stars n' bars ? Too small ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 09, 2014, 12:43:23 am
Many thanks all. Got some 1/144 Hunter decals that'll be nice....lots of options :drink: :drink:

Today I shall be mostly sorting stuff and taking things OUT of the loft... our house is in complete turmoil.
One Daughter/dwarf combination is moving out to her new house, and taking all her stuff....including a telly half the size of the big screen at Edgbaston!! :o
The other Daughter/Dwarf combination is moving in to our house as her new house purchase is taking longer...currently our lounge has so many settees we have seating for 8,000 and not much other space.
Our house resembles one of those you see on tv with "Extreme Hoarders"!!!!
Once I dump daughter's stuff OUT of the loft, I can put my stuff IN the loft.
We'll be able to resume normality by the end of October at the latest, but Narses will be astounded to hear that "The Radish Shed" will be in full open and comfortable operation by this coming weekend. I'll send him and Aircav a photo to prove it  ;D

Today I'll finish glueing and sticking the Gnat.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 09, 2014, 01:10:20 am
These photo's I have to see  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 09, 2014, 10:55:07 am
Hopefully soon :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 12, 2014, 01:44:31 am
My wolf paws have arrived..... ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 12, 2014, 06:32:43 am
I don't think anything you get could surprise me now  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 12, 2014, 10:54:16 am
Goes with the head.....could look good at Telford?
Smartly dressed but with Werewolf Head and Paws?? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 13, 2014, 01:58:03 am
Packing my bags for The Misty Mountains...... :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 13, 2014, 05:59:03 am
Goes with the head.....could look good at Telford?
Smartly dressed but with Werewolf Head and Paws?? ;D ;D ;D

I'll bring the Winalot  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on September 13, 2014, 07:42:22 am
Packing my bags for The Misty Mountains...... :drink: :drink:

Be warned, they are full of ORCS!............but perhaps they see you coming and flee in terror.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 14, 2014, 01:39:25 am
Hi Rad

Have you seen this festival ? Right up your street I would have thought. Actually made the Beeb's news items this morning  ;D

http://steampunk.synthasite.com/ (http://steampunk.synthasite.com/)


Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on September 14, 2014, 07:07:06 am
Hi Rad

Have you seen this festival ? Right up your street I would have thought. Actually made the Beeb's news items this morning  ;D

http://steampunk.synthasite.com/ (http://steampunk.synthasite.com/)




Beat me to it, Chris!!  I too reckoned it was Rad  worthy
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 15, 2014, 12:00:17 am
Absolutely.....wish I could time travel to get to all these...... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 16, 2014, 12:12:38 pm
Part II of the "Great Plastic Cull" begins soon.
The first round ,Part I, began with 300 kits.
The second round will be around 750 kits....should leave me with an ample reserve. :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 16, 2014, 12:30:27 pm
Rad,  any chance of a photo of that pile of plastic before you get rid of?  just to give an idea of what that amount of kits actually looks like :unsure:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 17, 2014, 03:13:36 am
I'll see what I can do..... ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 23, 2014, 09:14:03 am
Actually doing stuff of a modelling nature in the Radish den.
Lots to do, mind you.
At Brampton's Show on Sunday with IPMS Stafford, SIG of GOTH and BIGGLES.
I'll probably be wearing a strange head, at least for some of the time.

Need to finish a few things though. :thumbsup: :cheers: :drink: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 24, 2014, 07:21:09 am

I'll probably be wearing a strange head, at least for some of the time.


Strange ? Really strange ? Or just plain silly ?  :rolleyes: ;D Dress rehearsal for Telford I suppose
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 24, 2014, 11:22:00 am
Nah.....I know what I'm wearing at Telford, and it's far more outrageous than what Sunday will bring.

But I'll still be identifiable at Brampton as a loony....not TOO far out as Mid'll be there!!  :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2014, 07:29:18 am
 :bow: :bow: All Hail The Mid  :bow: :bow: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 28, 2014, 12:10:25 pm
Had a great day at Brampton....people walking past didn't recognize me until I removed the half-mask.
To be fair, some did though. A good day out!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2014, 06:23:41 am
Have you considered the thought that they didn't want to be seen to be recognizing you ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 08, 2014, 03:34:24 am
ROOAARRRRRR!!!!!

Sorting kits for sale...done 4 large boxes....only about 36 large boxes to go!!

Also been painting/steampunking Nerf Guns, and painting Runes/patterns on a skull. I have also acquired several other skulls.... and things.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 08, 2014, 07:04:35 am
You do realise that if the Old Bill didn't have more important things to occupy their minds they could find some of your posts intriguing to say the least  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 08, 2014, 10:24:50 am
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The Wizard's Staff will sport the decorated skull.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 08, 2014, 05:36:52 pm
Is the helmet heavily buffed?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 09, 2014, 06:25:03 am
Ah Buffy  :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 10, 2014, 05:02:36 am
My bag of snakes has arrived..... ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 10, 2014, 06:52:51 am
I suppose that's environmentally preferable to a can of worms ?  As long as it's a paper bag anyway :blink: :rolleyes:

Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 10, 2014, 12:02:32 pm
I've also found an inflatable "Cthulhu Tentacle" that's about 3 foot long ....wondering what mischief I can get up to with that!!!

Meanwhile on with the "wrecked MiG-27", the steampunked Nerf Gun, etc...

Did you know it's NATIONAL ZOMBIE DAY tomorrow on the 11th?? ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 11, 2014, 06:56:52 am
I thought Zombies would be trans-national ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 12, 2014, 02:21:34 pm
Gosh..... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: zenrat on October 12, 2014, 02:53:48 pm
I think it's international zombie day.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-11/zombie-apocalypse-arrives-in-melbourne/5806796
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 13, 2014, 02:48:42 am
Aye, yes.....Zombies are everywhere.

I'm all hot, sticky, sweaty and topless carrying and sorting loads of kits for disposal. ;D

I think I need more coffee though  :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 13, 2014, 06:57:26 am
I take it Mid's on the camomile tea ?  ;D :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 14, 2014, 02:01:57 am
Steady, steady.....

Sorting zillions of kits. How did I get so many?? And most are simply gorgeous.... :banghead: :banghead:

Hey ho.

Looking to getting back to actually finishing a bundle of stuff for SMW14 soon....not long now. Hoping for "completion" by October 29th....I'm "out" socialising after that at various events that include wildness and dressing up.

The Nerf Gun needs a bit more, and I've more of them too.
Meanwhile, I found another bag of skulls up in the loft. Jolly good  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on October 14, 2014, 12:37:39 pm

Meanwhile, I found another bag of skulls up in the loft. Jolly good 

Whose skulls, we ask with a degree of trepidation?

Former pupils of reprehensible habits......

Particularly  obnoxious JMNs......

Persons of no account who criticised your sartorial arrangements.....

Is the world ready to have this data made public?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 14, 2014, 02:55:58 pm
Some skulls still have rotting flesh on them....... :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2014, 06:58:23 am
You were watching CSI last night, weren't you ? If not catch up on it, right up your street  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 15, 2014, 10:24:56 am
Nah...the only American thing I'm watching is "The Strain" and that's got key characters played by Brits, like David Bradley.

I find American stuff just too shallow. Give me "Peaky Blinders" any day.

Sorting stuff. Need more boxes. Will get what's left from the loft tonight and sort stuff in bags (big linen bags) tomorrow.
Target is 750 kits....could well achieve that easily.

And I'll STILL never need to buy another kit.
My production has decreased dramatically over the past few years, partly through other interests.
Might be down to finishing 15-20 kits a year now....often silly stuff.....and the word "kit" is wrong really, as some are stuff that's just tweaked a bit before repainting. Like my two Medieval Batmen.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 16, 2014, 04:58:28 am
Still sorting....I need psychiatric help... :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 16, 2014, 07:06:29 am
Give me "Peaky Blinders" any day.


Agreed  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: However I must admit I tend to record it as then I can replay some of the dialogue I don't quite catch because of the Brum accents  :rolleyes:

I'd love to know where abouts in the West Midlands they had foundries with their furnaces on the high street next to the pub though ?  :blink: Even in the 1920's
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2014, 08:59:01 am
I hate the thought of thinning out the stash. Just a pain in the arse I all. I also don't like he thought o having too many kits for the time slotted on tho earth. Probably there already....but it's awfully hat to stop buying the darn things !
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 16, 2014, 09:25:38 am
Problems with the Brummy accent? You should talk to some broad speakers from The Black Country.
Mid comes from Lower Gornal; her parents from Tipton and trying to understand her dad when he spoke without moving his lips as there was always a fag in there was a trifle difficult!! Her brother's much better as is her sister. :thumbsup:

The stash as to be reduced....so much will never be made by me anyway.

But I've lots left to build:

Spitfires galore in 1/48th and 1/72nd
F4U Corsairs in the same scales plus a 1/32nd one for Biggles next year.
P-40s, MiGs of virtually every sort in scales galore, cars, tanks, P-51s, Bf-109s, Fw190s....and more F-104s than Lockheed built (I think!!)
So no worries....enough to keep me going until I'm 90+..... :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 17, 2014, 12:16:18 am
573 kits all ready for collection, boxed up and sorted. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2014, 02:36:20 am
Jeepers, that's a BIG haul for someone!  :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 17, 2014, 08:08:09 am
Couldn't all get in the van, so a return visit for the rest later!!

Got enough left to keep me insane until I'm 95. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Nick on October 17, 2014, 11:41:14 am
Who did you give or sell all those kits to? They must be loaded!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2014, 11:54:06 am
Who did you give or sell all those kits to? They must be loaded!

By now I hope it's Radish who's loaded.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 18, 2014, 05:04:46 am
I am more loaded than before.  :tank:
And apart from a reasonably priced Airfix VC-10 (or the promise of a release) or 1/144th Il-62 no purchases at all are envisaged.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 18, 2014, 10:39:28 am
I am the tulip of ROOAARRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time for a beer  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 19, 2014, 06:44:55 am
 Now I understand the second part of the post, but the first :blink: :blink: :blink: ?????
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 20, 2014, 03:24:55 am
Today I have been accepted as a new Sith Lord......

I am the Lord Darth Nork. :party: :party: :party:

Beer later  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 20, 2014, 06:10:12 am
Today I have been accepted as a new Sith Lord......

I am the Lord Darth Nork. :party: :party: :party:

There is, of course, NO answer to that!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on October 20, 2014, 06:26:31 am
Today I have been accepted as a new Sith Lord......

I am the Lord Darth Nork. :party: :party: :party:

Beer later  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

(http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii604/victoriabos/emperor-palpatine-star-wars-darkside-emperor-demotivational-poster-1234560454.jpg)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on October 20, 2014, 11:14:05 am
Today I have been accepted as a new Sith Lord......

I am the Lord Darth Nork. :party: :party: :party:

Beer later  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Congratulations..........I think......
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 21, 2014, 07:50:30 am
ROAAAARRRRR!!!!!!!

Making lists of things that need packing, boxing up, ready for SMW14; mainly stuff for the SIG of GOTH stand. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on October 21, 2014, 06:05:10 pm
Look forward to ( hopefully ) seeing some pics !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 22, 2014, 05:07:06 am
There'll be lots, no doubt.
Just got to find the camera!!

Bought some new skeleton "bits" today, and insects....got to have creepie crawlies. Big spiders, snakes, etc., are great on models..... :blink: :blink:

Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 23, 2014, 12:51:31 pm
Started a 1/48th Fw 190A today  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 27, 2014, 01:45:20 am
Steampunk flying saucers.....well, inevitable really. Nuclear-powered too....then you don't need the coal. Obvious really.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 27, 2014, 08:48:28 am
Obviously  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 31, 2014, 10:49:14 am
Too much partying at the moment.
Hopefully next week will be quieter?
Except Wednesday....out on Wednesday.  :banghead: :banghead: :cheers: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 02, 2014, 11:02:09 am
Gods I'm knackered...partying 3 nights on the trot...3am mornings take their toll.
But hell, it's fun.
Lots still to do.....it'll get finished, or not. Out on Wednesday night though......YEAHHHHHH  :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 03, 2014, 05:20:50 am
Had a very busy day so far spraying.....I know that sounds like a male cat peeing up the wall, but honestly, not that  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 09, 2014, 05:03:03 pm
SMW was great.
Knackered  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Weaver on November 09, 2014, 05:19:01 pm
Had a very busy day so far spraying.....I know that sounds like a male cat peeing up the wall, but honestly, not that  ;D


Good job too - gotta be careful these days:

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6Wb576SovtI/VAU-Cn6TplI/AAAAAAACasY/X-wGG-PuCuI/s900/1409167519-cb8e6f47c3c5d7ac9b5f9e51caffe4f4.jpg)

Nice to see you at SMW Terry, even if admitting it was difficult at times..... :wacko: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 13, 2014, 12:18:08 am
Thinking...planning....but today, a friend's funeral.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 17, 2014, 02:52:09 am
So then, while bits on the 1/32nd F4U-1 Corsair dry, I can start building the 3 battleships for the Airborne Aerobatic Battleship Team.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 23, 2014, 05:29:41 am
Lots to do. Sat on a chair and it collapsed.....so, of course, they all laughed!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bruised the back though, which was painful and :
a) stopped any further modelling
b) made movement difficult
c) stopped me going out on Friday and Saturday for Rock n' Roll at t'pub.  :angry: :angry: :angry:

Out tonight though  ;D ;D ;D

Bought some decals for the Corsair, and as I have ANOTHER 1/32nd Corsair, I'll put the "extra" outer wings on it....sesquiplane?  :unsure: :unsure:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 18, 2014, 12:19:51 am
Not done any modelling.....too much socialising  :banghead: :drink: :drink: :cheers: :party: :party:

Down in London on Friday night for an EPIC Fancy Dress Party  :thumbsup:
The theme is "Uniforms"...so I'm dressing as a member of the Wild Pussy Protection League.... :blink: :blink:

SUNDAY is dedicated to full recovery, wrapping presents and clearing the hobby room. :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on December 18, 2014, 06:34:05 am
Oh I feel really sorry for the Met now - if you get nicked tell them you know Hank. On second thoughts better not the lads got a reputation to keep  ;D :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on December 23, 2014, 10:41:10 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone.

And a big ROOAARRRRRR!!!!! from SIG of GOTH :party: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 29, 2015, 10:18:56 am
I am alive and barking.
Woof, woof  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Off to Southend on Sea this weekend to bite people  :o :o

Meanwhile, a 1/48th Hurricane is nearly done (Dutch colours?) and 1/72nd A-10 in slightly different USAF guise almost done too. Just need to complete the new nose and find some suitable weaponry.

The rock n roll lifestyle keeps interfering....out recently for 5 nights out of 7....should slow down around 2025.....ie almost 8.30pm ;D ;D

ROOAARRRRRR  :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on January 30, 2015, 07:25:28 am
Off to Southend on Sea this weekend to bite people  :o :o


Ah memories of the early 70's and 2 tone tonic, Ben Sherman's, braces and a small black trilby  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 30, 2015, 07:28:00 am
I am alive and barking.
Woof, woof  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

ah, good! I was wondering where you'd got to.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 04, 2015, 07:46:04 am
2 Airfix Swifts arrived......what to do??
Ideas "so far"....

RAF Desert
RAF SEAC with Blue/Blue roundels.
Rhodesia wraparound Earth/Green
RN Grey over White
SEAsia South Vietnamese
3-tone Desert Spanish....

None of these may appear... ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on February 04, 2015, 07:56:28 am
Mine will be RAF desert scheme when I get it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 05, 2015, 03:44:45 am
Or USAF, Czech, Slovakia, Polish, German...... :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 10, 2015, 01:47:27 am
Glueing and sticking...plastic, fingers, paper, worktops to paper, fingers to fingers, fingers to plastic.
It all counts.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 10, 2015, 10:34:26 am
Painted my helmet too  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 11, 2015, 03:55:02 am
My Helmet looks good.

Should finish an A-10 for tomorrow's Stafford meeting, so that'll be at Huddersfield.
It has "a few" mods  ;)

Might have another A-10 part done, hopefully primed, so I can spend a day painting  ;D

RAF P-47N just needs decals.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on February 11, 2015, 04:08:56 am
The pic you put on FB of the beautiful helmet model was well worth the visit  :thumbsup: :wub:

Looking forward to seeing the a/c as well.

Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on February 11, 2015, 06:50:22 am
Painted my helmet too  :ph34r:

I am saying nothing  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on February 11, 2015, 07:26:12 am
Painted my helmet too  :ph34r:

I am saying nothing  :rolleyes:

(http://cdn.hark.com/images/000/101/772/101772/original.jpg)
Ditto!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2015, 02:14:55 am
The A-10 with the snake head has appeared, debuting at Huddersfield.
An A-10R..."R" for Reptile.

Working on the next, a "Short Sea Snake Mk.5a" in Coastal Command colours.
Shortened u/c as it's at rest. :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2015, 04:54:04 am
lol ! 

Yes, that A-10R was a beauty !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2015, 08:51:58 am
On the other hand, I have 4 fingers and a thumb.
But....the Seasnake may well become an Armstrong-Whitworth "Adder GR.3".... :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on February 19, 2015, 12:09:12 pm
On the other hand, I have 4 fingers and a thumb.
But....the Seasnake may well become an Armstrong-Whitworth "Adder GR.3".... :drink: :drink: :drink:

Black Adder GR.3?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on February 19, 2015, 12:52:01 pm
On the other hand, I have 4 fingers and a thumb.
But....the Seasnake may well become an Armstrong-Whitworth "Adder GR.3".... :drink: :drink: :drink:

Black Adder GR.3?

Wouldn't the Black Adder be an NF.3......or is that too obvious?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 20, 2015, 01:18:43 am
Thought of it being a "Black Adder GR.3a", especially as it's designed as an all-weather/night interdictor.  :o :o :o

Let's face it, they carry out most attacks at night, so "dark" colours are appropriate...hopefully finished and on a base this week.  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on February 20, 2015, 04:17:34 am
Thought of it being a "Black Adder GR.3a", especially as it's designed as an all-weather/night interdictor.  :o :o :o

Let's face it, they carry out most attacks at night, so "dark" colours are appropriate...hopefully finished and on a base this week.  ;)

(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1003/a-cunning-plan-blackadder-demotivational-poster-1268413339.jpg)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 23, 2015, 12:52:39 pm
Think.....Bv 669 "Schwartznatter" 
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 08, 2015, 12:21:12 pm
Still not primed the A-10 thingy.
But ready now to prime the steampunked Sabre in 1/72nd.
Various additions, including a new exhaust, a supplementary rocket plus fuel tank, conformal fuel tanks, a night-sight pod, bombs and, of course, extra bits and pieces including the all important aether screw.
It'll be a Royal Air Farce FB.9(N)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 10, 2015, 07:34:43 am
Added bits to the Sabre FB.9(N) and primed it.
It'll be painted tomorrow and finished on Thursday in time for Thursday's club meeting.
 :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2015, 07:49:44 am
...and pics from said meeting ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 10, 2015, 07:53:05 am
...and pics from said meeting ?

 :thumbsup:

Believe you me there are some "meetings" Rad goes to where you really, really do not want to see the pictures  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 10, 2015, 12:35:31 pm
Meeting on Thursday, so tomorrow night and part of Thursday to do stuff. Simples.

And I can assure you, I try to make all meetings as "interesting" as possible.
Got some floozies to meet soon for coffee; lunch with delicious floozies last week....it's just one continuous slide into....erm.....fun. ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 11, 2015, 08:40:01 am
Now that's the difference between you and me Rad. You meet with Floozies, I meet with ex work colleagues. Attractive young ladies but I'd never dare call them floozies - I'd get thumped  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on March 11, 2015, 08:06:54 pm
Most men would  :banghead:

But it's also good to have fun.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 12, 2015, 11:26:41 am
Sometimes.....I am chastised... ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 13, 2015, 08:06:24 am
Sometimes.....I am chastised... ;)

Wipe that smile of your face laddie  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 14, 2015, 08:02:22 am
Been tidying and creating a path to the desk in the "Shed"....even did a small tidy on the desk ready for some painting. I have my mojo back. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 15, 2015, 08:04:48 am
I've seen "the shed"  :blink:. It must have been like when Stanley found Livingstone as you encountered the desk  ;D

Glad the mojo has returned  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 17, 2015, 03:34:04 am
Might be a little quiet in 2016....

ROCKY HORROR will be back!!!  :cheers: :drink: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 18, 2015, 05:21:23 am
Gods...RHS tickets released on Friday!! Gods this will be expensive.
Mid has also indicated she wants to see several "Priscilla-Queen of the Desert" shows too.... :drink: :party: :party:

So travelling around the country....mostly up t'north I think, with a few selected weekends "darn sarth".....

Now then, what to wear??  :unsure: :unsure:

AND I've got this idea for a rather unusual Mirage III in 1/48th.....more later when I've retrieved the box from the loft.

PLUS I've baked 2 cakes, a Chicken Casserole is in the oven, and out to discuss new tattoos this afternoon.
Feeling domesticated and I've emptied the bin and put a new bin liner.
And....WOW....you should see Miss Domesticated...or perhaps you shouldn't. ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 18, 2015, 08:10:47 am
Gods...RHS tickets released on Friday!! Gods this will be expensive.


Royal Horticultural Society ?

Went once, but it was a freebie from work. For some reason British Steel was a sponsor at the time  :blink: Actually enjoyed it, good afternoon out.

Miss Domesticated or Miss Demeanour ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 18, 2015, 01:33:25 pm
I'll send you some pictures, Chris  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 19, 2015, 12:30:57 am
I'll send you some pictures, Chris  ;)

 :wacko: ;D :wacko: ;D :wacko:

I hope that chris finds them amusing terry........  :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 19, 2015, 07:53:49 am
I'll send you some pictures, Chris  ;)

 :wacko: ;D :wacko: ;D :wacko:

I hope that chris finds them amusing terry........  :tank:

It's ok I'll just hang onto the visor I've got for the partial eclipse tomorrow  ;D Doubt if we'll see it down here anyway what with the expected cloud cover
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 30, 2015, 11:17:12 am
Smashing day at Hinckley...bought little, but had a great BLT sandwich.
Lots of people to talk too....marvellous.
The suggestion was made that I  should enter myself in the competition as a 1:1 exhibit, as I was in costume.
I declined. "Enter yourself" sounded rude.  :o :o

It has also been suggested that I add to ROOAARRING....I should also HOWL, BARK and possibly HOOT.

 ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on March 30, 2015, 11:54:05 am
Mmm...BLT sounds yummy !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 30, 2015, 12:03:19 pm
Delightful, mate. Superb in fact.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 31, 2015, 12:31:57 am
It has also been suggested that I add to ROOAARRING....I should also HOWL, BARK and possibly HOOT.

 ;)

These people who made the suggestion. Were they young, enthusiastic looking and dressed in white coats ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 01, 2015, 08:56:51 am
OINK!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2015, 11:00:25 am
Busy...clearing up, sorting, thinking, madness..... :party: :party: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on April 18, 2015, 06:11:03 am
Madness ! I a friends kid was over the other day, I was showing him the planes, cars, bikes, models junk etc etc and he was climbing over piles like we were in the forest and he finally asks why we have so much 'stuff' !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 28, 2015, 10:22:52 am
Had a great time at a friend's "Goth Wedding" at the Whitby Goth Weekend.
Both the bride and groom, Karen and Norman, wore stunning dresses, and everyone was dressed accordingly.
I wore a kilt, German Greatcoat and Black Pith Helmet. Very restrained.
I did make a lot of noise at the reception though  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 29, 2015, 09:26:41 am
Making/converting various guns. :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2015, 06:56:18 am
I won't ask....the Old Bill might though  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 01, 2015, 04:51:48 am
Some will appear on the SIG of GOTH stand.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 03, 2015, 03:39:57 am
With a cunning plan, worthy of Baldric, I've persuaded my ever patient wife that the "most efficient way" of tidying my "shed"...it bears the name "The Radish Shed" on the door....is to complete "stuff". So I've been happily hiding in there, in the full knowledge that this activity has been fully sanctioned be "'er indoors."
Currently nearing completion on my "post-Apocalypse" Phantom in 1/72nd.
Decided it'll be in full Finnish markings, rebuilt from the wreck of a German one.
The Finns had 5 ex-Luftwaffe Phantoms, all rebuilt in different ways.

A 1/48th "Airship....propeller driven.....steampunked" Phantom in full USAF colours will hopefully be built to astound the USAF SIG at Telford. :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 03, 2015, 03:41:03 am
And I STILL haven't built my GWR "nutty-slack powered" Phantom either!! :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 05, 2015, 03:11:26 am
And I STILL haven't built my GWR "nutty-slack powered" Phantom either!! :-\

RAIL WARS??  LMS Vulcans (streamlined, of course)  under attack by squadrons of  Southern Railway tank engined Gnats???........or LNER  airships with high pressure steam cannons.

This could be a most entertaining diversion.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 05, 2015, 03:59:17 am
And I STILL haven't built my GWR "nutty-slack powered" Phantom either!! :-\

RAIL WARS??  LMS Vulcans (streamlined, of course)  under attack by squadrons of  Southern Railway tank engined Gnats???........or LNER  airships with high pressure steam cannons.

This could be a most entertaining diversion.

You, like me, must have been fed on a diet of O.S. Nock at an early age.  ;D

Our own 'Howard of Effingham' thinks in similar fashion and has built a number of models in different railway colour schemes.

Hm, sounds like room for a Theme Build here............  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 12, 2015, 03:04:59 am
Decals on a 1/48th P-47N....but where did I put that prop? Obviously very safely away!!  :banghead: :banghead:

Also, Decals on a post-apocalypse 1/72nd Phantom..... :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2015, 05:12:13 am
Both sound tantalizing.....can't wait !

PS-Good luck finding the prop ! Or : "chop chop, find the prop"  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 12, 2015, 05:19:22 am
Lateral thinking....found the prop!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Next up will the completion of 2 x 1/48th Hurricane Is in nationalist Chinese colours. One probably AVG markings. :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 13, 2015, 03:02:53 pm
Gods...2 models COMPLETELY finished....should finish another tomorrow, too... :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 14, 2015, 07:30:42 am
Decals on the Rotennatter, and detail painting after a mid-afternoon cake and coffee. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 15, 2015, 03:37:16 am
Astounded Stafford club last night.....took SIX models for display!!

1/48th USAAF P-47D Razorback (REAL)
1/48th RAF(SEAC) P-47N Thunderbolt III....obviously NOT real, for Biggles
1/72nd Finish Post-Apocalypse F-4 Phantom
2 x 1/72nd A-10s with Snake Heads
1/72nd Star Wars Starfighter in German Desert camouflage, on a dioama.

Not all new, but deserved a showing.

Onwards with Hurricanes now and finishing other "stuff".... :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on May 16, 2015, 12:04:17 pm
An AVG Hurricane would be nice to see !

Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 17, 2015, 06:29:19 am
Painting the AVG Hurricane, and I think...."bought a 1/72nd Tornado F3.....what can I do with it?"... :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 17, 2015, 07:40:21 am
a tuxedo,  with a spinny bow tie as a long range search radar.

and  no I dint know where that came from, it just seemed to fit  :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 17, 2015, 11:21:41 am
Sensible suggestions!!
 :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 17, 2015, 01:05:30 pm
RAF post Volgan invasion, operating from a emergency field some where in the wilds,   heavily worn, post battle emergency repairs, and a mix of eastern ,and western weapons that theve been able to capture and smuggle in.

a "tiger meet" scheme, but a clouded leopard pattern, or  bagpuss stripes,  or tiger shark markings.

anti flash white and the pale markings,  or anti flash white and more modern markings in a low contrast cream or pale grey.

get another set of wings and do a biplane, but keep them ( independently  ) sweep able

rescale as a star ship and use the intakes as launch bays ( slightly less sensible I know but...)

 
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 18, 2015, 01:03:17 am
GREAT IDEAS!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

One thought was Czech, with a multi-colour scheme like PantherG uses.
Another was Ukraine with a multi-grey, blue scheme.

Recently I've thought of a WW2 bomber command idea with ground attack missiles.

 :tank: :party: :tank: :party: :tank: :party: :tank:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on May 19, 2015, 09:54:10 am
I'd be more straight and narrow, and do it in 80 EDSG/green camo with modern missiles as well as some LGBs. Or in her own scheme with same load. I love the F.3 !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 19, 2015, 03:11:47 pm
Think it looks much better with the longer fuselage.
I'll do another with an extended nose too. :banghead: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2015, 04:18:34 am
I like both ideas, or combined. Would make sense. A long, long range interceptor !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 20, 2015, 05:20:48 am
Think Canada might get an ADV Tornado....it makes sense!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 09, 2015, 12:53:07 pm
Building a 1/72nd Tornado ADV F.7 in SEAC colours.
It's almost light relief from the other stuff.
Been busy with dwarves, having fun, another party this weekend....such is life  :party: :party: :party:

Next up to paint will be a large figure of a naked Medusa, for which I've been doing a LOT of research  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on June 09, 2015, 02:50:01 pm
Nowt wrong with having fun my friend ! Unless you get caught, that is..... :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2015, 07:27:41 am
Next up to paint will be a large figure of a naked Medusa, for which I've been doing a LOT of research  ;)

OK so flesh tones for the body but what type of snakes ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 10, 2015, 02:25:16 pm
The snakes are the problem..... :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on June 11, 2015, 03:59:13 am
The snakes are the problem..... :-\

Is this of any help?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=medusa+pictures&biw=1051&bih=501&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCAQsARqFQoTCJ68ydG9h8YCFQOHLAodojEJrg (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=medusa+pictures&biw=1051&bih=501&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCAQsARqFQoTCJ68ydG9h8YCFQOHLAodojEJrg)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 10, 2015, 07:19:47 am
I have finished, completed, displayed a model.
Not just a repaint of a sculpture or a snap-together kit.....this is a real model, modified, of course.
I have built the Airfix 1/72nd Tucano T.1 as a .....

Tucano F.7....the one with the single seat, Robinson aether screw attached to an Atkinson 1,750hp engine.
Armed with a De Lusional Lazer gun fitted beneath the fuselage.

Only another 6 Tucanos to build.
Is the Tucano in the current Airfix catalogue? :drink: :cheers: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Knightflyer on July 10, 2015, 08:58:16 am


Tucano F.7....the one with the single seat, Robinson aether screw attached to an Atkinson 1,750hp engine.
Armed with a De Lusional Lazer gun fitted beneath the fuselage.


And very good it looked as well  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Gondor on July 10, 2015, 09:03:01 am

Is the Tucano in the current Airfix catalogue? :drink: :cheers: :party: :party:


It is in the on-line catalogue (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/aircraft/1-72-scale-military-aircraft/shorts-tucano-t-1-1-72.html) and is at a dam good price too  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 12, 2015, 03:41:34 am
Started another Tucano.
An F.6, and tail dragger.
Been thinking of the helicopter version too, which was discussed last Thursday.
Lazer cannon are essential. :banghead: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 12, 2015, 09:29:14 am
Undercarriage fixed.
Thinking of various schemes.....this'll be RAF Brown/Green over Medium Sea Grey.

Others might be....SEAC, Lithuanian, Portuguese, South Vietnamese....Red Arrows?

The Tucano is supposed to be withdrawn this year as a private company takes over RAF training.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 12, 2015, 01:16:55 pm
Others might be....SEAC, Lithuanian, Portuguese, South Vietnamese....Red Arrows?


As an off the wall suggestion, how about painted up like a toucan?....as  Guinness used as their advertising in the 1930's.

Make an interesting Irish aerobatic team............
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2015, 06:09:32 am
Others might be....SEAC, Lithuanian, Portuguese, South Vietnamese....Red Arrows?


As an off the wall suggestion, how about painted up like a toucan?....as  Guinness used as their advertising in the 1930's.

Make an interesting Irish aerobatic team............

Indeed right through the 60's. I can well remember the Guinness Clock and tree walk in Battersea Pleasure Gardens
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 19, 2015, 10:13:00 am
I'm just amazed Chris can remember the '60s..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 20, 2015, 05:56:23 am
I'm just amazed Chris can remember the '60s..... ;D ;D

Just proves how young I was, any older and I wouldn't have been able to remember them  :drink:

7 at the start of 1960 and therefore, hang on, I'll get there.......... 17 at the end of 69. Must admit I'd started "clubbing", it was know as "going down the Pally" then in 68 when I left school  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 20, 2015, 07:37:12 am
Well, I'm older than you so there.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2015, 07:54:09 am
Well, I'm older than you so there.... ;D ;D ;D

..... and I bet I'm older than either of you.  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 21, 2015, 06:03:26 am
Well, I'm older than you so there.... ;D ;D ;D

..... and I bet I'm older than either of you.  ;D


We could aggregate our ages and you'd still be older Kit  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Runs and hides  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 21, 2015, 09:56:26 am
Well, I'm older than you so there.... ;D ;D ;D

..... and I bet I'm older than either of you.  ;D


We could aggregate our ages and you'd still be older Kit  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Runs and hides  ;D

I think I'm about Chris' age, but as I've said several times before; age is irrelevant unless you are a cheese, a single malt or (according to my solicitor) a vintage port.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 21, 2015, 12:51:19 pm
Meanwhile, one of the two 1/72nd Airfix Spitfire 22s I've started this morning already has it's undercarriage fixed, and the cockpit includes an ejection seat and appropriate pilot. Sidewinder pylons, launch rails and Sidewinders tomorrow.
Modern RAF.....economy fighter with a top speed of 500mph courtesy of the new engine and aether screw. :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 21, 2015, 02:22:45 pm
Well, I'm older than you so there.... ;D ;D ;D

..... and I bet I'm older than either of you.  ;D


We could aggregate our ages and you'd still be older Kit  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Runs and hides  ;D

Quite possible, yes.  ;D

The only other candidate for such an age would the equally Venerable Mike McEvoy.  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 22, 2015, 06:36:28 am
Yup, Mike possibly lays claim to being the oldest Wiffer ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 22, 2015, 10:05:52 am
So total the ages of all 4 of us and we're approaching 500 years at least.

Meanwhile, priming the "new" Spitfire 2000 tomorrow,...should be finished in time for the Birmingham Show on Sunday. :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 08, 2015, 11:39:57 am
With my wife being in foreign climes, currently Switzerland, but having been to Northern Italy, apparently she's discovered from an impeccable source, the coach driver, that CAMPION is a common (I prefer "exclusively frequent") name in Northern Italy. Perhaps it appears as CAMPION, CAMPIONE or other derivations.
This only confirms what I already know.....I am of Imperial Roman origins.

Imperator Terrencius Radiscius Magnus will reign.

Should I start an Imperial roman forces SIG?? ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 08, 2015, 12:43:30 pm
sounds like a great idea to me Rad  :thumbsup:
we know already that you look divine in purple  ( as did all the Imperial family)

Cross the Rubicon,  Hail Ceaser, Hail.    :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 09, 2015, 06:54:56 am
I wouldn't get your hopes up Tel, after all Campion is probably derived from the Latin/French for a Bell Tower which doesn't sound to Imperial to me. Still there were a couple of Emperor's risen from the ranks in latter years  ;D

Why don't you sit behind the SIG of Goth stand at Telford in Imperial Purple ? Look quite fetching with a laurel wreath I would have thought  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 09, 2015, 08:45:53 am
At Telford I shall be resplendent in GOTH outfit, with blood. Mrs.Radish will be in attendance drinking blood.

But Imperial Roman Forces SIG sounds impressive....I've some already built even!! :party: :party: :party:

And for the SIG AGM we could have a TOGA PARTY!!!! TOGA TOGA TOGA!!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2015, 05:41:33 am
At Telford I shall be resplendent in GOTH outfit, with blood. Mrs.Radish will be in attendance drinking blood.


Yours probably if you misbehave  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on August 10, 2015, 06:35:56 am
And for the SIG AGM we could have a TOGA PARTY!!!! TOGA TOGA TOGA!!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:

Only if the SIG is on Double Secret Probation (https://youtu.be/j8cmWK1uRu4)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on August 10, 2015, 06:49:09 am
I think it means you gotta start a talkin' with more 'A's in your vocabulary.....and with more waving hand gestures. Raddichio Campy-oney ! lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 11, 2015, 02:35:07 pm
The Empress is already calling me Emperor.  ;D

I believe she wants to call me Gaius Ignatious Terrencius....or GIT for short. :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 13, 2015, 02:04:31 pm
Today I moved into The Radish Shed.
It was touch and go, but having discovered a number of Orks, Satan and Werewolves, I ignored them to continue clearing. After intermittent problems, I did a deal with Satan, only to find the exit blocked by Orks. Howling mightily, the Werewolves dealt them a gruesome series of wounds, and I escaped briefly. I later returned to continue the shed progress, and have now created a trouble free route to the desk, now centred on the window.
Organisation is taking place, and most importantly, music has been restored. Viking Death Metal echoes once more. Followed by music from the Hippie era. I'm feeling groovy.
I have completed the paintwork on the skull I began last week...just a few items to add.
I've updated the skull I made for Biggles' adversary, Eric Von Stalheim.
I've touched up the primer on a Black Unicorn, and next will be a Black Pegasus.
Satan is glowing in the corner. :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on September 14, 2015, 07:12:32 am
Now that\s a shed I gotta see ! Better come armed.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 17, 2015, 05:37:00 am
Weathering a 1/72nd Wildcat.....
Interior painting on a 1/72nd Rocky Horror Spitfire I......
Glueing a black painted Unicorn onto it's base......

And more progress later, while.......
This weekend a PARTY, including Aircav, Narses and a host of dancing girls, transvestites, beer and food. All with music too.
Peace brothers.

 :wacko: :wacko: :cheers: :cheers: :party: :party: :party: :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 17, 2015, 05:55:51 am
Beware the DUCK  :rolleyes: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kerick on September 17, 2015, 11:57:44 am
Rocky Horror Spitfire?!?!?!? This I gotta see!
We demand pics, even if it would result in a conviction.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 17, 2015, 01:02:57 pm
The RH Spitfire involves a lot of F L E S H colour and stockings.... ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Thorvic on September 17, 2015, 02:31:48 pm
The RH Spitfire involves a lot of F L E S H colour and stockings.... ;)

Never mind you what about the model ?  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kerick on September 17, 2015, 07:32:54 pm
The RH Spitfire involves a lot of F L E S H colour and stockings.... ;)

We expected that!
Is it powered by meatloaf?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on September 18, 2015, 11:12:34 am
That Spitfire sounds sexy !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 11, 2015, 01:48:39 pm
Been busy partying...... :thumbsup: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 12, 2015, 06:14:31 am
I noticed that by the way my e-mail "shuddered" when I opened it this morning
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on October 12, 2015, 11:02:51 am
I noticed that by the way my e-mail "shuddered" when I opened it this morning

Was it a request for bail money?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 13, 2015, 07:09:21 am
I think it was more "hush money"  ;D I've been to his parties  :blink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 23, 2015, 11:58:14 am
My parties are all very sedate, quiet gatherings........ ;) ;)

Trying to get a pile of stuff finished....2 weeks to go!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 20, 2016, 08:49:07 am
Welcome 2016....a bit late I know.
Been building and working through various Star Wars "Easy Build" kits....the little "tiny" ones that snap together nicely and are ripe for daftness.
PLUS....some of the larger easy-build kits, particularly the "Clone Wars" Starfighter, that's around 1/50th-ish, and is a sharp triangular shape, rear bubble canopy and around 8" long. I have "a few" all bought at half or lower prices. Two have been built so far and primed. The only mods are omitting the R2D2 unit and covering the resultant hole.
Each build will have its own scenario......the only scenario to cover them all was a future "Air Circus" using aircraft painted in retro-schemes. But that's a bit boring. So I've gone, initially, for my 2 builds:

1. Messerschmitt 863B of the Finnish Air Force, with full "retro" WW2 Finish colours and markings....and story, I need the story.... :blink:
2. North American P-197 of the USAAF 8th AF, 20th FG in full WW2 retro-scheme.

Others will be RAF, French, etc..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on February 22, 2016, 05:57:38 am
Welcome 2016....a bit late I know.

Just woken up, sobered up or realised ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: McColm on February 24, 2016, 04:42:57 am
Not really, the Chinese have just celebrated their new year.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on February 24, 2016, 05:25:14 am
Welcome 2016....a bit late I know.

Just woken up, sobered up or realised ?  :rolleyes:

2016 obviously starts when the Mighty Radish has decreed it so. His excellency   will no doubt vouchsafe to us other important calendar dates as he sees fit.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on March 04, 2016, 04:44:31 am
Ooh...can't wait to see those Radish !

 :cheers:

And Happy New Year !

 :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Old Wombat on March 04, 2016, 04:59:59 am

1. Messerschmitt 863B of the Finnish Air Force, with full "retro" WW2 Finish colours and markings....and story, I need the story.... :blink:
2. North American P-197 of the USAAF 8th AF, 20th FG in full WW2 retro-scheme.

Others will be RAF, French, etc..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

WW2 drags on for a very long time!

or

A bunch of alien vessels unexpectedly get caught up in a dogfight over the English Channel ca. 1940, some are shot down, with examples crashing on both sides of the ditch & both sides reverse engineering the tech, except the droids.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 11, 2016, 01:51:49 am
Originally thought I'd go for Luftwaffe stuff....but then considered that everyone does German thingies, so here we go with a pile of Arkwright-Robinson "Star Darts".
All will be in Allied colours....

RAF, Rhodesian, Belgian, Czech, USAF, etc.

Might do a captured German one with yellow undersurfaces.
First public show at Hinckley, then more to appear at Cosford, etc....

 :party: :party:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 12, 2016, 02:36:39 pm
Shock horror....finished a model :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 13, 2016, 08:40:33 am
Nah, don't believe it  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 15, 2016, 12:13:28 pm
ANOTHER model finished, and on a base.
Both finished models are 1/48th Arkwright-Robinson "Star Darts"..... :drink:

Two 1/48th X-wing fighters to be primed tomorrow.
One will the USAAF, the other RAF. :drink:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 16, 2016, 10:49:32 am
Re-think on the X-Wing Fighters.
They will have a political theme so I'm not saying. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 16, 2017, 01:18:15 am
2016 wasn't the best.....lost my way...
Hardly appeared at shows, club meeting for my local branch....not much enthusiasm....
2017 is different.....already.
Doing quite well with the "FINISH ONE MODEL A WEEK THROUGH 2017 CHALLENGE."
I write "finish", because they're things I began "a while ago."
So far in 2017...4 items that appeared on the Stafford stand at Huddersfield...that's January...the C-47  Hippie "Magic Bus" required lots of butchery, sanding down, and creation of a base.
Done lots of printing and laminating for the various modelling interests of BIGGLES, GOTH and HIPPIE, etc...
The next 10 days will include completion of, 
1/72nd: Air Police Yellow Hurricane IIc, RAF Tomahawk PR.II, 2 x RAF Wildcat/Martlets, RAF Spitfire VB
1/48th: RAF Mustang PR.III, RAF Hurricane I, Irish Air Corps Bf-109G, ...
Should finish the construction of the Lindberg 1/48 Douglas X-3 Stiletto I began on Monday. It's a scaleorama project.
Lots more just to complete, not least several RAF Tucano fighters, a1/48th Camel, a Sidewinder-equipped Spitfire 22 up-engine and an Elephant with Hippie Ears.....and butterflies.
It helps now being retired as I'm often out at least 4 nights a week for a quiz and more importantly....MUSIC.
Feeling enthused.....
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 16, 2017, 01:43:52 am
Also did a 1:1 hippie Pith Helmet, totally repainted, with flowers, beads and butterflies.....

And the half sized Rabbit, resin, repainted, with flower and butterfly....

Peace brothers....
 :lol:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on February 16, 2017, 04:30:47 am
2016 wasn't the best.....lost my way...
Hardly appeared at shows, club meeting for my local branch....not much enthusiasm....
2017 is different.....already.
Feeling enthused.....

Delighted  to hear that 2017 is turning out to be good so far for you.  I look forward with bated breath (and a certain qualm of trepidation) to your regular enthusiastic (and totally unique) contributions to this space. I too have a Lindberg Stiletto to be scalorama'd......I'm fascinated to see your take on it........lacy net curtains at the windows?.......a pith helmeted skull for a pilot?........Mongoose world insignia?     And painted in Halcyon Blue and Regal Crimson with silver  lining?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on February 16, 2017, 07:35:39 am
I did like the hippy bus in particular  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 16, 2017, 08:40:12 am
Forgot to mention the 2 1/72nd Canberra PR.9s I've done....one a USAF RB-57X, the other a Hippie one....

Then, as for the X-3, I'm thinking "Stiletto" so needs to be Italian Air Force, probably low-viz grey, dirty, etc., with stores additions from an F-4 Phantom.

Oh, and as I've ordered 2 x 1/32nd Sopwith Camels, I'll be looking for a couple of appropriate (or inappropriate) missiles for the RAF-scenario in 2025. One will belong to this "Future English Armed Forces".....the other a more sensible WWI option....except it'll be a sesqueplane.

Considered starting painting another hat just, a trilby, but it'll wait...I'm wearing it tonight after all.

And when a number of women asked at Hudders why there was a flower-clutching, butterfly-strewn rabbit on the display, I answered, "Why not? Peace and Love."
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 27, 2017, 02:17:24 pm
Busy times....decluttering, music, fun, painting, glueing and sticking.

Making a new Wolf Hat tomorrow for the WGW, and I have ideas for another....a Hippie Hat.
Done/repainted/recycled the Black Goth Pith Helmet....

Painted a Hippie Elephant.

Got a couple of 1/24th Chevrolet Deluxe Coupe 1941 diecasts....one ready for re-spraying when the weather improves. Both will be US Armed Forces.
Also acquired a couple of 1/25th "Fairy Figures", 3 to a set. They even have wings...rather nice, and perhaps one could be operating a Fairey Swordfish Drone? Or is that just silly, even if flown by a squirrel??
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 27, 2017, 06:41:08 pm
Sounds good to me! All kinds of stuff going on. Does the pot smoking pachyderm have rotary wings?  :D 

Also, anything operated by a squirrel is good to go.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 05, 2017, 10:40:09 am
Added some RN SEAC theatre markings to a 1/72nd USMC FG-1D....looks nice.

Also disillusioned by the "Risk Assessment" now required for each display at SMW at Telford. More guff....looked a a 4 page "assessment" that to me at least looks inadequate. So where to from here? :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2017, 11:39:13 am
Are you serious ? Some world we've created eh ?

 :banghead:

Looking forward to seeing some of the builds.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2017, 03:56:24 pm

Also disillusioned by the "Risk Assessment" now required for each display at SMW at Telford. More guff....looked a a 4 page "assessment" that to me at least looks inadequate. So where to from here? :o


Ran into this same issue at the Leamington Model Railway Show on Saturday.

Surely the organisers are only too aware of the 'Risks' and one RA would do for ALL of the stands? Maybe different for some of the traders but all the Branch and SIG stands would be the same. Why generate un-needed work?  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: kerick on March 05, 2017, 05:45:41 pm
Everybody thinks they're a lawyer any more. :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 06, 2017, 03:38:13 am
Had loads of stuff sent me re the "Risk Assessment" re. everything from vehicles in the hall when loading/unloading, etc.. Plus everyone wearing sensible flat shoes!! What about my high heels?? Nothing about feather boas either....
Much of it is common sense, but some is just picky.
I shall soothe myself with attaching a Desert-finished Snowspeeder to a mobile launch platform...... :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2017, 06:02:33 am

Also disillusioned by the "Risk Assessment" now required for each display at SMW at Telford. More guff....looked a a 4 page "assessment" that to me at least looks inadequate. So where to from here? :o

Read about that in the latest IPMS magazine. Without going into the why's and wherefores of it all at least once completed for the National's that should be enough to cover all other shows *. At least that's what the editorial appears to say, although if I'm honest that isn't how bureaucracy tends to work in my experience  :banghead:

* The piece says' "it should be good for most other shows if you have a similar stand"
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on March 06, 2017, 09:37:22 am
Had loads of stuff sent me re the "Risk Assessment" re. everything from vehicles in the hall when loading/unloading, etc.. Plus everyone wearing sensible flat shoes!! What about my high heels?? Nothing about feather boas either....
Much of it is common sense, but some is just picky.

Majority of H&S material is an organiser covering his own posterior in case the is an incident and someone's backside needs a kick. I'd not have thought your feather boa  (or any other item of your appearance) inappropriate.......risqué   perhaps, but not risky.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 06, 2017, 02:13:32 pm
I really want to send a "risk assessment" back - comprising 128 ring bound BLANK A4 pages and then in 6 point text at the bottom of the last page "There is no risk at all from our stand"

Except I think that no one would get the joke.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 06, 2017, 02:36:54 pm
It's all very humourless...... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 07, 2017, 06:11:02 am


 I'd not have thought your feather boa  (or any other item of your appearance) inappropriate.......risqué   perhaps, but not risky.

I don't know. Said boa is long enough that it could get caught in a revolving door and even get caught in the heel of some of those shoes, thus leading to choking or tripping. Plus think of the effect it has on those who've not seen our Rad in full regalia before  :angel: ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on March 07, 2017, 07:51:40 am


 I'd not have thought your feather boa  (or any other item of your appearance) inappropriate.......risqué   perhaps, but not risky.

I don't know. Said boa is long enough that it could get caught in a revolving door and even get caught in the heel of some of those shoes, thus leading to choking or tripping. Plus think of the effect it has on those who've not seen our Rad in full regalia before  :angel: ;D

Choking or tripping?......enter the Radish Couture  Productions Quick Release Safety Boa!

As for the  full regalia, one sees similar out on the streets on a Saturday night...........but without our colleague's unsurpassed sartorial flair.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 07, 2017, 02:24:10 pm
I can certainly add a "sparkle" on nights at the pub :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 21, 2017, 09:35:38 am
Not done much recently, but actually got back to finishing sticking bits on the Lindberg 1/48th X-3 Stiletto.
At first I thought I'd do it as an Italian Air Force "Stiletto" in 1/72nd.
Now it's likely to be Luftwaffe, but still in 1/72nd. Hoping to have it at Cosford.

In other things, I'm planning VW Beetle Robot Walkers..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2017, 06:47:42 am

In other things, I'm planning VW Beetle Robot Walkers..... :thumbsup:

Strangely that seems quite a sensible idea....you feeling o.k. ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on March 28, 2017, 11:33:07 am
Just sprayed one Dalek in Black and another in White. Finishing them, I hope, at Cosford on Sunday. It'll give me something to do. Apart from making strange noises, that is..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on April 08, 2017, 04:44:24 pm
Quite enjoyed building the old Revell/Matchbox 1/72nd Beaufighter X. Done if in flying configuration, and it's done as an Air Police bright yellow one for Biggles.
Next up, a 1/72nd Hunter F.6....in a retro scheme, possibly desert finish, or 1940 Fighter Command colours.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 04, 2017, 04:13:57 am
Instead of the Hunter I've built a 1/72nd Italeri Kfir C.7......RAF colours, again in flight mode.
Almost finished a 1/144th B-29 that'll be RAF for Biggles.
Then it's a couple of F-4 Phantoms; one USAF with the crew suffering the effects of Agent Orange.....the airframe will look beyond its best too. The other F-4 will be a "Hippie Flower Power" one, distributing seeds, etc., and with a giant propeller....
On Sunday, I start another Very Short Sunderland......the original was broken some time ago, so I need to build a bright one for Biggles.

On another note, RAF anti-flash paint appears to be Gloss White. Why not PINK??
Pink was used for various purposes and would have looked good on the V-Bombers. :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on May 04, 2017, 04:57:12 am
Then it's a couple of F-4 Phantoms; one USAF with the crew suffering the effects of Agent Orange.....the airframe will look beyond its best too. The other F-4 will be a "Hippie Flower Power" one, distributing seeds, etc., and with a giant propeller....

So...McDonnell Douglas's variation on a Thunderstreak?  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 04, 2017, 06:18:57 am

On another note, RAF anti-flash paint appears to be Gloss White. Why not PINK??
Pink was used for various purposes and would have looked good on the V-Bombers. :o

Why not. It would have camouflaged them against the glow on the horizon as they made their escape  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 04, 2017, 12:38:44 pm
A very good point, although my PINK bomber will be a Washington B.1(Special). :thumbsup:

To go with the Very Short Sunderland, I've acquired a kit to be built as a Very Short Stirling, and I already have the kit for the Very Short Tucano.
Interesting times ahead. Should be an epic Stafford display at Coventry!!

By the way, with these Very Short aircraft.....are they flown by dwarves?? Just asking. :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 04, 2017, 12:43:43 pm
Instead of the Hunter I've built a 1/72nd Italeri Kfir C.7......RAF colours, again in flight mode. <...>

Pretty pictures, pretty please! :wub:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 05, 2017, 12:56:49 am
I'll see what I can do.....lots to photograph.

Currently bursting with ideas....I have a small Snowspeeder finished, and a small Tiger Tank finished too......the combination with a launch rack applied seems natural.  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

More RAF Kfirs on the way too. I have "a few" to build.
In my world, Krfirs are part of the Spectre family, built by Armstrong-Whitworth.

Mirage III family = Spectre Mks 1 to 12
Mirage F.1 family = Spectre Mks 13-15
Kfir family = Spectre Mks 16-20
Mirage 2000 family = Spectre Mks 21 onwards.

I have a variety of "Spectre" derivations to build in 1/72nd.
 :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on May 05, 2017, 02:24:42 am
I have a variety of "Spectre" derivations to build in 1/72nd.
 :o

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/SPECTRE_Logo.png)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 11, 2017, 05:52:22 am
I see you've formed the Hippie Plastic S.I.G. ? 50 years since the Summer of Love  :angel:

I was only 15, but no way a Hippy. Indeed being a Skin Head (Suede Head actually) before it became all political we considered them our "enemies"  ;D

Can't wait to see what you come up with at Telford  :thumbsup:

Chris
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 28, 2017, 12:41:41 pm
Lots on the "go", including a major relocation of my "shed"....that's the one called "The Radish Shed"....upstairs. It means I'll be nearer the clouds, and will broadcast loud music to the local area. Lots of Viking Death Metal, other loud stuff, and some great music from the '60s and '70s.
The "alternative RAF" progresses....
Kfir, Mirage 2000D, soon a MiG-21 and an Su-17...all in 1/72nd.
"Hippie Plastic SIG" builds too, but I've not forgotten GOTH, as the Giant Nazi robot with Dinosaurs and soldiers will indicate.
Also, look out for the "Phantom Phantom", an F-4G flown by a Ghost. In fact, there'll be a small collection of Ghost flown aircraft on the GOTH stand at Telford. They'll be recycled wrecks flown by the Dead, the Undead, and Spirits in the defence of Earth from Alien attack.
Meanwhile, what if Aliens did invade Earth, and their "Giant Mothership" turned out to be the size of a White Van, and each Alien was 3" high, with 8 legs, and was PINK.  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on May 28, 2017, 01:11:01 pm


Meanwhile, what if Aliens did invade Earth, and their "Giant Mothership" turned out to be the size of a White Van, and each Alien was 3" high, with 8 legs, and was PINK.  :banghead: :banghead:

.........and were accidentally eaten by a golden retriever, who mistook them for his lunch.  The "Giant Mothership"  was later towed away by the local constabulary and crushed, as it was not found to have a current MOT or third party insurance.............and so the alien invasion of Earth came to naught.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on May 29, 2017, 05:29:44 am
Lots on the "go", including a major relocation of my "shed"....that's the one called "The Radish Shed"....upstairs.

By shed, do you mean that "room" downstairs that is currently stuffed with your modelling stuff ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on May 29, 2017, 09:14:20 am
WAS stuffed with my modelling thingies.
Mostly moved now, upstairs, ....much stored here and there...loft, outside shed, and in bin liners for the tip.
Finished for today as my back and shoulder hurts.
Herself has arrived via BA in Stockholm....their flight was cancelled so they rebooked.....flew out earlier!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on June 12, 2017, 12:23:08 am
The relocation of "The Radish Shed"....I have an official sign, is almost complete....should be totally done by Wednesday, I hope.
In the meantime, I've FINALLY completed my two abandoned RB-57Qs.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 05, 2017, 10:53:44 am
Not done much recently.
Reading, preparing for our "Renewal of Wedding Vows", surprisingly MY idea, and just tidying things.
The trouble is, when not actually doing some plastic, I think up new ideas.....

1/24 Racing car in RAF colours, with a nice lady figure alongside. I already have the necessary parts!!
1/72 B-25 Water Bomber
Lots of different schemes on Kfirs.
RAF MiG-21, 27, 29
Giant Frog being attacked by tiny men.....this is a definite...for the GOTH display. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 06, 2017, 05:57:48 am
Not done much recently.
Reading, preparing for our "Renewal of Wedding Vows", surprisingly MY idea,

Never took you for an old romantic Tel ?  Plus surprised Mid said yes, or did she ?  :angel:

Popular at the moment. I've got two to go to latter this year. My niece is having the full white wedding bash at the origional church with her dogs as "flower girls"  :o In theory anyway  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2017, 02:35:31 am
Well ours isn't traditional, like the first "do." For that it was the full religious bit as Mid's family knew the vicar. I livened it up a bit by falling out of the pew and by getting her name wrong!!
The vicar's wife made the arrangements for the reception at the Town Hall, but was more notorious the following year for being found guilty of Threatening Behaviour when she kept contacting a former lover!! All reported next to the photo on Page 3 of the Sun. Exciting.
This will be more relaxed, in our back garden with just a small entourage, and the non-religious service taken by a friend, a former pupil. And you've seen some of my former pupils!!! All very informal, of the '70s, with beads and flowers. :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2017, 05:54:56 am
Brilliant, enjoy it mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 11, 2017, 04:15:01 am
Twas a great afternoon...sunshine, flowers and butterflies.

Now back to serious things like finishing the wounded Soviet Desert Tortoise with Turret in 1/35.
Then a host of other stuff to finish before starting something new.
I fancy a 1/72 B-25....got "a few" in stock. RAF Bomber Command Night scheme?? Biggles Special Air Police Yellow?? RAF Natural Metal Transport?? RAF PR PINK??
I'm on an "RAF BINGE" at the moment...perhaps another KFIR beckons, or another Phantom or......well....lots!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

See people at IPMS Birmingham's "Last Hurrah!!"
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 11, 2017, 08:58:21 am
Twas a great afternoon...sunshine, flowers and butterflies.



All at Chateau Rheged are delighted for the pair of  you!! Here's to the next eleventeen years or so.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 11, 2017, 01:59:14 pm
Bonzer, dude :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 12, 2017, 05:57:48 am

Now back to serious things like finishing the wounded Soviet Desert Tortoise with Turret in 1/35.


Are the RSPCA or indeed the grandchildren aware of this ?  ;) Somehow a Tortoise seems more suited to a role in the Afrika Korps ? Although maybe it does have a WWII Soviet helmet look to it  :angel:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 13, 2017, 05:54:14 am
In a desert somewhere in Asia, or possibly North Africa, fighting against Alien Invaders....

Meanwhile, having sold recently 16  large banana-boxes of unstarted items from "the stash", I'm now negotiating to sell another 200 kits from the depleting stash. I'll still have enough models to last me until the Planet loses the ability to sustain most of humanity....which according to an article I've recently read, might be sooner than we think.....100 years? 150 years?? It's the heat and starvation that'll "do" for us. ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2017, 06:02:55 am
I'll still have enough models to last me until the Planet loses the ability to sustain most of humanity....

You'll be ok then  :angel:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 15, 2017, 12:36:11 am
Absolutely.

Meanwhile...Privatised Units in the Armed Forces.
Some parts are already "outsourced"...ie privatised.
When will others be? Just wondering......
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 15, 2017, 12:49:58 am
Given your admirable propensity for involving wildlife in your work, have you yet considered the  whiffability of the tale of the elephant found swimming 10 miles off the Sri Lankan coast?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/swimming-trunk-elephant-rescued-from-ocean-10-miles-off-sri-lanka-coast (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/swimming-trunk-elephant-rescued-from-ocean-10-miles-off-sri-lanka-coast)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 15, 2017, 03:52:28 am
Certainly an idea to investigate.....Amphibious War Elephants? Elephants with Snorkels?? ...and VERY BIG FLIPPERS!!!???? :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2017, 05:23:53 am
Elephants can swim so the idea of a Carthaginian or Sassanid War Elephant being used in amphibious warfare is quite intriguing  :angel:

When I was actively wargaming I never got the hang (or the roll of the dice) when using elephants. My Sassanian ones would always end up routing back through my own infantry  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Old Wombat on July 15, 2017, 05:42:25 am
Elephants can swim so the idea of a Carthaginian or Sassanid War Elephant being used in amphibious warfare is quite intriguing  :angel:

When I was actively wargaming I never got the hang (or the roll of the dice) when using elephants. My Sassanian ones would always end up routing back through my own infantry  :banghead:

Never wargamed but from my MilHist readings it generally seems that head-on charges with elephants were only really successful for initial contact, after which any nation with decent commanders worked out how to counter them. After that they were much like ordinary cavalry, best used in flanking attacks to break up auxilliary units & archers, but much harder to stop once they got moving.


Mind you, I now have an image of waves of war elephants, with their trunks raised, rising out of the waters at Salerno or Anzio to do battle against the Romans. ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2017, 05:58:02 am

Never wargamed but from my MilHist readings it generally seems that head-on charges with elephants were only really successful for initial contact, after which any nation with decent commanders worked out how to counter them. After that they were much like ordinary cavalry, best used in flanking attacks to break up auxilliary units & archers, but much harder to stop once they got moving.



Very much so and they needed to be supported but not by your best infantry in case they panicked. There are some engagements where they were very successful but that did tend to be early on in a conflict as you say.

One thing a lot of people don't realise is that Hannibal's were quite small. He used North African Mountain Elephants from the Atlas region and they were smaller than Indian ones. If you've ever seen footage of West African Forest Elephants it's reckoned they were about the same size. So no howdah, simply a rider and perhaps a guy with a pike. Sassanids used Indian ones.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 16, 2017, 02:44:55 am
Imagine MAMMOTHS...... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 16, 2017, 02:52:25 am
Mimmoths are cutier   and can be house trained,  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: zenrat on July 16, 2017, 03:25:23 am
Elephant Seals?

Also imagining rastafarian war mammoths.

Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 16, 2017, 07:20:23 am
Elephant Seals?



I never realised how big the males were until I saw them in California. Massive  :o and looked really nasty beasts, wouldn't want to get any closer than I did.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 16, 2017, 09:37:30 am
Imagine MAMMOTHS...... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Indeed, or even MASTODONS!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 17, 2017, 01:21:52 am
See??   Great ideas.....

War Turtles might be good too.....

I shall ponder on ideas.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: zenrat on July 18, 2017, 03:02:58 am
Dugongs.

Not sure how good they would be in combat, I just like saying the word.

Dugong...  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 03, 2017, 02:12:43 pm
Finally finished my Wounded Turreted Tortoise Being Helped in 1/35th. A winter scene, as the genetically-engineered Giant Tortoise can survive below-zero temperatures.
The tortoise has been wounded as Earth Forces resist Alien Invasion.

Next up, at last, is a 1/72 F-4G Phantom, reconditioned and flown by a Ghost, the Spirit of a Native American, as the Dead are revived to help the defence of Earth against Alien Invasion. More to follow.....

Both will feature on the GOTH display at Telford in November at SMW17...... :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 23, 2017, 10:13:34 am
Been painting......
Rocky Horror Show boots....it's The Picnic this coming weekend at Oakley Court hotel, where the film was made.
Lots of food, friends.....all rather fun in 5 Star surroundings. Spiffing. ;D ;D :o :o ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Old Wombat on August 24, 2017, 01:19:23 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 24, 2017, 05:49:12 am
Enjoy yourselves Rad  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 24, 2017, 10:40:28 am
have a good weekend Rad  :thumbsup:   and don't over indulge in the bar tab competition .  :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 24, 2017, 12:41:55 pm
The thong and string vest will be packed..... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 25, 2017, 06:09:30 am
I just had a  :o :o :o :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :o :o :o moment  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on August 25, 2017, 07:57:48 am
I just had a  :o :o :o :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :o :o :o moment  ;)

I think we ALL just had one!!  The vertical hold on my imagination has just gone haywire!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: zenrat on August 26, 2017, 05:12:51 am
I was eating...
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 27, 2017, 12:29:15 am
I was eating...

With the emphasis on WAS  ;) We won't go any farther on the grounds that others might be as well  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 30, 2017, 05:04:52 am
Gosh, we had fun....... ;) ;) ;) :thumbsup:

Meanwhile, designing a concept of a 21st Century German Nazi ENT...think Lord of the Rings....the construction should be about 10" high and very strange. ;D

On more costume matters, I've just ordered a Pink Leopard Print Dog Collar, studded, with a Pink Dog Lead....also some Pink Tassels.....use your imagination!! :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 30, 2017, 05:54:07 am
Gosh, we had fun....... ;) ;) ;) :thumbsup:



Good. The photo's were fun as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 30, 2017, 07:52:10 am

On more costume matters, I've just ordered a Pink Leopard Print Dog Collar, studded, with a Pink Dog Lead....also some Pink Tassels.....use your imagination!! :wacko: :wacko:


The mind BOGGLES!  :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Old Wombat on August 30, 2017, 08:06:40 am
On more costume matters, I've just ordered a Pink Leopard Print Dog Collar, studded, with a Pink Dog Lead....also some Pink Tassels.....use your imagination!! :wacko: :wacko:

Nope, ain't goin' there! La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-l ... Bugger! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on August 30, 2017, 09:10:11 am
Gosh, we had fun....... ;) ;) ;) :thumbsup:

Meanwhile, designing a concept of a 21st Century German Nazi ENT...think Lord of the Rings....the construction should be about 10" high and very strange. ;D

On more costume matters, I've just ordered a Pink Leopard Print Dog Collar, studded, with a Pink Dog Lead....also some Pink Tassels.....use your imagination!! :wacko: :wacko:

I know that the citizens of Whiffworld have remarkable imaginations, but even they would be challenged/confused/horrified by this.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 31, 2017, 06:11:38 am

On more costume matters, I've just ordered a Pink Leopard Print Dog Collar, studded, with a Pink Dog Lead....also some Pink Tassels.....use your imagination!! :wacko: :wacko:

If you made a dog wear that lot you'd probably get reported to the R.S.P.C.A. and done for animal cruelty  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 01, 2017, 03:13:31 am
Woof, woof :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 03, 2017, 04:39:42 am
Been sorting stuff in the loft, as the electrician needs to fit new lights in the new bathroom. Found even more "stuff".... ;D
Meanwhile, all this building/reconstruction, plus a social life that means I'm out 4 or 5 times a week (excluding the regular walks at the National Memorial Arboretum as we now have an annual parking ticket) has affected the attendance at model shows and building/construction, etc.. of plastic thingies.
Got a 21st Century Ent "on the go"....think Lord of the Rings, and the mind is positively buzzing.
Got a host of stuff to finish as well.
Hoping to be at Sutton Coldfield for their show on the 10th September. I had hoped to have a stand at St.Ives again, but we're at a party where, once more, I shall look divine :o :o
I was supposed to be at Driffield today too.....but "life" intervened :o :-\ :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Old Wombat on September 03, 2017, 07:30:33 am
As the saying goes, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 13, 2017, 12:38:55 pm
Enjoyed the Sutton Coldfield Show, although I took nothing and bought nothing. Lots of chat, though, including speculation about the various Tortoise opportunities. ;) ;)
Today I finished the work on my Rocky Horror boots......spectacular!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 22, 2017, 05:27:47 am
While some may be wondering what to take to Telford, I'm more concerned about which outfit to wear and what makeup..... :banghead:

Most likely an Eco Goth theme.....
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 22, 2017, 07:00:36 am

Most likely an Eco Goth theme.....


GREEN makeup?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on November 01, 2017, 06:13:46 am
Just put the decals on a "Jet-Powered" VW Beetle.
Many cars from me this year....at least 20+..... :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 19, 2018, 09:22:15 am
The EE/BAC Lightning, Airfix 1/72 F.6, arrives soon.

It'll have a big radial engine, Doped Linen scheme, WWI roundels/markings-ish, and a rather large radial engine. Rigging will be essential to maintain the wingsweep. Other "mods" may be appropriate.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Thanks to PR19_Kit for the idea!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on January 19, 2018, 10:14:30 am
A Centaurus powered Lightning?   A flight of imagination that soars higher than most!!  I look forward to this aviform apparatus!!

Incidentally ,a   Happy, mildly liquid and styrene -filled New Year to you.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on January 19, 2018, 10:53:56 am
Many thanks.....

Should complete my 1/35 Panzer II "updated" as a turretless APC Recce vehicle, post'46, in an apocalypitic Europe after the nuclear attacks on Moscow, New York and Washington, Berlin and London.
Operated by an anarchist group. :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 20, 2018, 11:33:42 am
The EE/BAC Lightning, Airfix 1/72 F.6, arrives soon.

It'll have a big radial engine, Doped Linen scheme, WWI roundels/markings-ish, and a rather large radial engine. Rigging will be essential to maintain the wingsweep. Other "mods" may be appropriate.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Thanks to PR19_Kit for the idea!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Just a moment of typical madness on my part.  ;D

I can't wait to see it 'in the plastic' though.  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 04, 2018, 07:14:51 am
Made some progress on something today.
Blimey :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 25, 2018, 01:09:49 pm
Well, not been on for a while, but still living.
Endured "Bell's Palsy" for a few months since April, but mostly gone now. Then diagnosed with Diabetes and Prostate enquiries, but survived various examinations of a strictly physical variety, have lost weight, and am still delightfully bonkers.
Sadly the modelling has taken a back seat, but I have plans galore, and the suitably silly Lightning Project is highly likely to appear at Telford in November, if not before.

I'm currently building a Hurricane I and a Typhoon Ib, both in 1/48th, and the former just needs decals, canopy, etc.. Both are in REAL schemes and finishes for Stafford's stand at Telford.

More progress on other items too....not least a selection of items devoted to the Ace of Spades!!. Think Aircraft, Armour, etc...
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Knightflyer on July 25, 2018, 01:33:53 pm
Good to hear from you again!!!!  ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 25, 2018, 01:56:41 pm
sorry to hear that Rad, but glad to hear that things are getting better  :thumbsup:
welcome back, and keep at it.  ;D
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on July 25, 2018, 02:15:57 pm
sorry to hear that Rad, but glad to hear that things are getting better  :thumbsup:
welcome back, and keep at it.  ;D

...and the same good wishes from family Rheged.  We look on with (slightly apprehensive) anticipation awaiting your next magnum opus!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on July 30, 2018, 04:09:44 am
In the back of my mind, I'd had a B-24 Liberator "project."
It was to be a real Liberator B.VI of 100 Group, RAF....one of their special aircraft painted either in typical Bomber Command Black/Dark Earth/Dark Green.
One of my friends offered resources from ancient copies of Scale Models, scanning and sending articles. When I mentioned I was using the original Airfix 1/72 B-24J kit (I bought an old kit from KingKit, very clean mouldings too), my friend pointed out that the front turret was of the incorrect type, plus other "essential" modifications.....you can guess by this time my mind was "moving on."
So I ditched the original target for the Liberator...no longer for the Stafford club, but now for SIG of GOTH.

The Liberator B.VI will still be 100 Group, RAF.....all black, but after having flown through a mysterious cloud over Germany in early 1945, the crew became ill and made an emergency landing at Hoar Cross airfield (not far from where I live), where the crew were isolated to receive medical treatment, and the slightly damaged Liberator was the subject of many investigations, especially as a new aircraft "skin" began to cover areas of the airframe.
As "background", Hoar Cross was a small outlying airfield not far from RAF Lichfield, at Fradley. Post war, 52MU at Fradley disposed of around 500 Libertors and 900+ Typhoons!!!
Further background, my great aunt worked as a House Maid at Hoar Cross Hall, where she met her husband who was an ostler. Later, he lost his right leg at Tobruk but survived until passing away aged 92. :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on July 31, 2018, 06:08:39 am
Had to remind myself what an Ostler was  :thumbsup: My Gran's wedding certificate has her occupation down as "ladies maid"  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 01, 2018, 02:33:36 am
Had a few Ostlers in my family, including one for the Peel Family (of Sir Robert Peel fame.)

Another idea....a friend was asking about a particular "lump" on a Russian An-26...I suggested it was a boil or perhaps just an very large pimple.
Thought a "teenage" Hunter or Lightning, or Harrier, whatever, after 14 years of service might be covered with a few pimples? :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on August 01, 2018, 02:45:27 am
Another idea....a friend was asking about a particular "lump" on a Russian An-26...I suggested it was a boil or perhaps just an very large pimple.

If they pop it, they'd best have some disinfectant nearby if its that large  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 01, 2018, 06:17:24 am
An 'arrier with acne ?  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 19, 2018, 03:34:19 am
Anything happening re. "100 Years of the RAF" on the display at SMW18, Telford in November?
On the GOTH SIG stand there'll be "150 Years of the RAF" contribution.... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 19, 2018, 03:56:09 am
Anything happening re. "100 Years of the RAF" on the display at SMW18, Telford in November?
On the GOTH SIG stand there'll be "150 Years of the RAF" contribution.... :banghead:

Not on the "official stand" Tel, but I'm sure the SIG stand will have some stuff, certainly should have two of mine  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 19, 2018, 04:37:16 am
The Whiff SIG stand will have lots of the RAF 100 GB builds on it I imagine.

We really HAVE to persuade Dizzy to come over with some of his amazing stuff!
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on August 20, 2018, 01:34:46 am
Sounds good.
I'm currently building a REAL (shock horror) 1/48 Spitfire PR.VII....the armed one from a Spitfire I, in very light PINK....naturally.
Looking at doing others in the various shades of "Off White" and "Camotint Green."

Thought of other possibilities.....PR Spitfires, early ones, in foreign colours.....French, USAAF, Dutch, etc....

PLUS, other PR aircraft in RAF colours "a la Spitfire".....F-6D Mustang as a Mustang PR.IV...PINK? Hunter FR.10 in the PINK D-Day scheme? RF-4C Phantom in Camotint Green?

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on August 20, 2018, 06:22:26 am
A pink Mustang ? Swear I've seen one  :unsure: Had D Day stripes as well I think ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on September 01, 2018, 11:09:46 am
A simple idea....

Take an Xtradecal sheet in your chosen scale, one of those illustrating the aircraft of a particular unit....such as 6 Sqn RAF, and apply them to completely different aircraft.

Other companies make decal sheets for building aircraft of a particular unit, especially such well known units as 357 FG, USAAF, or the Luftwaffe's JG.51.
The same idea could apply.

Might be an idea to appeal to friends?

Meanwhile, as well as other stuff, I'm building one of the "little known" Corsair FR.IV examples in a unique scheme (of course) to take part in an LGBT modelling challenge. The result will be on the HIPPIE SIG stand at SMW18. :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on September 02, 2018, 07:27:15 am
A simple idea....

Take an Xtradecal sheet in your chosen scale, one of those illustrating the aircraft of a particular unit....such as 6 Sqn RAF, and apply them to completely different aircraft.



Could be a club build ? One sheet shared among club members ?
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 23, 2018, 07:56:43 am
Confused..... :-\ :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on October 24, 2018, 06:38:29 am
You'd better de-confuse quickly then Rad, just over 2 weeks to Telford  ;)
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 24, 2018, 06:40:06 am
A simple idea....

Take an Xtradecal sheet in your chosen scale, one of those illustrating the aircraft of a particular unit....such as 6 Sqn RAF, and apply them to completely different aircraft.



Could be a club build ? One sheet shared among club members ?

I've been doing that with 607 Sqn, although I'm only up to the early 50s with the Spiteful.  Got two on the go and still need to do two more.

I did have plans to do something similar with 6 Sqn.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on October 27, 2018, 04:31:25 am
Sounds excellent, Lee.
I'm busy building Spitfires (plus a few other thingies), but Spitfires are "key" to my plans....the "pilots" might be different though.....ghosts, squirrels, all sorts.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 11, 2019, 01:34:43 pm
Well, after Telford/SMW18.....I've not done a lot. :unsure:
Except planning....and sorting stuff....lots of that. :wacko:

While moving stuff around, I came across a smallish cardboard box with a couple of Tamiya 1/35 tanks, a trio of different 1/72nd F4U Corsairs, 2x Quick Build VW beetles....bloody hell, I thought....that's almost a year's modelling!!!

Appraisal Conclusion: MUST DO METTER. :-\ :-\
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Rheged on February 12, 2019, 02:53:06 am
A slightly belated Happy New Year! I'm relieved to find you still around the place.   I sympathise with the necessity to sort stuff, and look forward to the incredible flights of fancy resulting from your planning.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 12, 2019, 03:36:42 am
Thanks for that.

Lots of strange possibilities....
Spitfires of the My Little Pony Squadron.....
Panzer IV driven by Fairies.....
The Butterfly Winged P-47D will be sooner rather than later, in 1/48 too.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Old Wombat on February 12, 2019, 06:16:54 am
Metter? Is that New Speak for "Much Better"? :unsure:


And, "Yes! We need more Radish builds!" :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 12, 2019, 07:40:51 am
"Metter"...it's the version of "Better" as spoken by Martians who live close by. ;)

Meanwhile, whatever happened to the Curtiss P-40H, J and P??
The P-40A and P-40R were US designations for PR versions.
Interesting possibilities.... :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 17, 2019, 03:17:39 am
What about :

Zwilling Fish

Flying Fish with wings

A "Fairy Sword Fish"...fish body, legs, arms (one with a sword) and Fairy wings.... :banghead:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: scooter on February 17, 2019, 03:55:41 am
Meanwhile, whatever happened to the Curtiss P-40H, J and P??

According to my copy of Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II reprint, they, along with the I and O variants, never existed.  Or were incremental modifications that didn't make it into production.
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2019, 12:33:34 pm
X-Wing Fish.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: Radish on February 22, 2019, 02:56:46 am
Bought two fish...

One as a Hippy Fish.....
The other as a Flying Butterfly Fish...... :o
Title: Re: The Radish Blog
Post by: NARSES2 on February 22, 2019, 05:59:13 am
I bought fish today as well. Cod fillets for Saturday's lunch  ;)