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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2535 on: May 20, 2019, 02:31:27 am »
You'd think model contests/shows would be more about the MODELS. If they're so interested in historical accuracy, they could go judge a stack of books.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2536 on: May 20, 2019, 04:34:12 am »
That poor Landcruiser! What are you doing to it! :o :o :o (Where's the "horrified" emoji when you need it? :unsure:)

Pimping it...
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So, regarding the show it seems I didn't get the full message and the no what if's ban didn't apply to alternate paint schemes, egg planes or Wyverns with firestreaks (although I insisted it stay in Sci Fi just to make a point).  The ban applied to things like, and I quote, "sea planes with extra engines and rowing boats hanging from the wings".  That seems pretty specific.
 ;D
The aircraft class was won by a 1/32 MiG 17 which had a fantastic NMF paint job.  Every panel seemed to have been masked and painted a slightly different shade.  And I neglected to take a photo of it.
I do have some photos and will post them soon.

I glued the floats onto the Sesna (sic) today.
Cessna 172 WIP 20-05-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2537 on: May 20, 2019, 07:05:21 am »
The ban applied to things like, and I quote, "sea planes with extra engines and rowing boats hanging from the wings".  That seems pretty specific.
 ;D


I'm totally baffled now  :unsure:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2538 on: May 20, 2019, 08:38:31 am »
The ban applied to things like, and I quote, "sea planes with extra engines and rowing boats hanging from the wings".  That seems pretty specific.
 ;D


I'm totally baffled now  :unsure:

I seem to recall a certain Victorian modeller associated with a certain Nullabor pirate Captain entering a certain Kawanishi H6K5 in a particularly attractive 2-tone, sorry, 3-tone blue paint scheme which rather fit that description. ;)



Their loss! ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2539 on: May 20, 2019, 11:30:22 am »
Maybe they were so stunned and revolted they couldn't see past the Shiny! and oddball.
You must have sent them into a state where they couldn't see the work and skill involved.

Has no-one ever told them it's only a hobby - our own individual one - and we can make what we want?

Never mind, Fred - as others have said, it's their loss and we still love you...  :thumbsup:

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2540 on: May 21, 2019, 04:52:41 am »
There are actually 7 shades of blue on the upper surfaces.
Palette by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
 ;D
The Kawanishi won the aircraft class at Ballarat last year which, I think, is what caused the complaint.  I have talked it over with the powers that be and In his opinion the dinghies, the flying bridge and the Oerlikon meant that it was less of an aircraft and more of a something else.  So now I know where the line is I can push it...
 :mellow:

Meanwhile, back in the present I got an hour and a half in before work this morning and put some paint on the fiddly bits of the Royce and the Cessna.  I also put another coat of varnish on the Sea Witches plinth.
Having finished the Eagle and the Eggle the temptation is there to start something else.  However, I am resisting as I need to get the Rotodyne and the Flying Dinghy done for the Alt.Flight GB.  I also have the Cessna and Royce to complete, the Yak 23 part painted, a show rod to paint candy apple red (second attempt - I screwed it up and then ran out of paint.  Got some more Sunday), 57 Ford sedan delivery on the go and the ziking Ragnar needing the last stages of PSR and the windows polishing where I scratch them sanding.
Oh, and the Sea Witch.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2541 on: May 21, 2019, 09:30:15 am »

Meanwhile, back in the present I got an hour and a half in before work this morning and put some paint on the fiddly bits of the Royce and the Cessna.  I also put another coat of varnish on the Sea Witches plinth.
Having finished the Eagle and the Eggle the temptation is there to start something else.  However, I am resisting as I need to get the Rotodyne and the Flying Dinghy done for the Alt.Flight GB.  I also have the Cessna and Royce to complete, the Yak 23 part painted, a show rod to paint candy apple red (second attempt - I screwed it up and then ran out of paint.  Got some more Sunday), 57 Ford sedan delivery on the go and the ziking Ragnar needing the last stages of PSR and the windows polishing where I scratch them sanding.
Oh, and the Sea Witch.


And apart from that you've got nothing to do, right?  ;D ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2542 on: May 22, 2019, 01:46:39 am »
Yeah Kit.  I'm just kicking my heels waiting for the 1 week GB to start...
 ;D ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2543 on: May 22, 2019, 05:54:36 am »
Yeah Kit.  I'm just kicking my heels waiting for the 1 week GB to start...
 ;D ;)

Only a couple of weeks  ;) :angel:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2544 on: May 23, 2019, 05:14:47 am »
I've not made a decision regarding the 1 week GB.  A Finnish Hampden on skis is a possibility and i've read good reports about the old Airfix which suggest minimal PSR would be needed.
However it might be a bit on the large side.

Today I attached the last parts to the Cessna.  A lick of paint and it's finished.
I also started masking the Yak 23.  I'm doing it in NMF and have done one shade of silver.  I'm masking off the control surfaces and some panels before adding a second shade.
Fiddly bits on the Royce - guns, tools, drums and cans, headlights etc.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2545 on: May 23, 2019, 11:28:57 am »
Cool Cessna, Fred!  :thumbsup:
Been looking at those civil types a lot lately, might end buying the Minicraft 1/48 172 with spats. There are a few that normally fly over the beaches near me dragging long advertisement banners and I've always liked the look of those birds. Would be a nice change from all the military stuff.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2546 on: May 24, 2019, 02:56:01 am »
I finished the Cessna today apart from a lick of clear on the spinner.  It's really let down by the windscreen.  I polished it the best I could but it was just a horribly moulded piece of crap and as we know while you CAN polish a turd you'll never get a really good shine.  Even with Future.
Pics before the weekend is over.
The minicraft 1/48 Cessnas do tempt me to stray from the path of the one true scale (it wouldn't be the first time - there is a 1/48 Me 262 and a 1/35 Huey  to be taken into consideration).

I went and got a flu jab today.  Didn't hurt as much as injections usually do and didn't bleed at all.  Not sire what that means.  Maybe i'm undead and don't realise it?

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2547 on: May 24, 2019, 05:49:03 am »

I went and got a flu jab today.  Didn't hurt as much as injections usually do and didn't bleed at all.  Not sire what that means.  Maybe i'm undead and don't realise it?

Did you get your sweeties afterwards ?  ;)

Must admit I've never felt the flu jab when I've had it and it's very seldom bled either. I'm now wondering if you had the same strain I had last autumn or the one I'll get this autumn ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2548 on: May 25, 2019, 03:57:33 am »
I had one labelled 2019 season.  I have no idea if we are ahead or behind you or if you have your own vaccines.
I don't mind getting stuck as long as I don't have to watch.  Blood samples are the worst when they stick you and then have to attach the click on reservoir.
When I had sedation for dental surgery the anaesthetist repeatedly failed to find a vein, stabbing at my arm like as senator on the ides of March.  That was fun.  A nurse pushed him aside and did it first time.

Today I armed the Royce...
Royce WIP 25-06-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

...and unmasked the Yak 23.
Yak 23 WIP 25-05-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr




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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2549 on: May 25, 2019, 05:11:25 am »
When I had sedation for dental surgery the anaesthetist repeatedly failed to find a vein, stabbing at my arm like as senator on the ides of March.  That was fun.  A nurse pushed him aside and did it first time.

Nurses and paramedics are usually the best at sticking people.  Way back in '04, when I was going through the US Army's Combat Lifesaver Course, and they were still allowed to stick casualties, our instructor (a combat medic) was very impressed with my technique, having watched numerous civilian medic sticks in the back of a bouncing ambulance enroute to hospital
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