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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #315 on: February 03, 2016, 01:48:57 am »
ho hum.  So tomorrow we were set to go to visit brother-in-law and family in Sweden for a few days when mother-in-law has heart attack last night and scuppers that plan.  Dash up the M40 to see her in hospital and also look after father-in-law for the next few days.

i guess a quick trip to Wednesbury IKEA will have to compensate!
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #316 on: February 03, 2016, 06:19:01 am »
Hope works out ok mate
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #317 on: February 03, 2016, 07:09:10 am »
Thanks Chris, all getting back to normal. Not a heart attack but a 'cardiac event' caused by arrhythmia. Mother in law discharged. Weak and shaken but OK. Staying to keep an eye on her and look after father in law.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #318 on: February 03, 2016, 11:32:28 am »
Hm, yes.  The medics seem to be shying away from 'heart attack' these days, Mrs_PR19's similar 'event' was classed as a 'cardiac event' too, and many months afterward they stull have no idea what caused it.

I hope your Mum-in-Law recovers as well as Mrs_PR19 has done so far.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #319 on: February 05, 2016, 03:39:43 pm »
Thanks guys.  Yes she's on the mend and it's been downgraded to a 'cardiac event'.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #320 on: March 20, 2016, 01:21:28 pm »
So not much modelling over the last few weeks but have decided to treat myself to a Revell Shackleton at some pint and not struggle with converting a long built (and damaged) FROG MR3.  That means the Aeroclub conversion kit will go in the 'for sale' box at some point soon.

Meanwhile today was my first day as a volunteer at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum (http://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/).  Quite a lot has been shifted around since November's visit (see earlier photos) and indeed the volunteer interview.  The old 'Robin Hangar' has been emptied of exhibits prior to dismantling ahead of a new hangar build.  Said exhibits are now in a temporary building (although the Horsa fuselage section is with the Mosquitos).  Only today was I struck by the rather rudimentary - almost garden shed-style - construction of the Horsa.  Brave men indeed who went to war in those.

The German-registered Dove has been sold on.  The Sea Vixen is still outside (albeit in a new position) and will be the next major restoration project once the Sea Venom is done.










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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #321 on: March 20, 2016, 01:45:10 pm »
What's this Dave? It's in two of your pics and it looks remarkably like a spare Comet fuselage, so I wondered of you've transferred your well known skill at Whiffing Airfix Comets into the full-size version.  ;)



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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #322 on: March 20, 2016, 03:42:34 pm »
It's a replica Comet, Kit, built for a film or TV series some years ago as Black Magic (G-ACSP). Currently being restored. Don't know where the wings are but the museum has them. Aould be nice to get invol ed in that build!

Have got a shoe in the door in the refurb of damaged plastic models. With the agreement of the other guys on site I'll try and slip a whif or two into the mix over the next few years. There's already a number of whifs + 'projects cancelled' courtesy of a number of models of Airspeed projects, including MR Ambassadors. THAT's where there's scope for a bit of fun, I think.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #323 on: March 20, 2016, 04:06:22 pm »
It's a replica Comet, Kit, built for a film or TV series some years ago as Black Magic (G-ACSP). Currently being restored. Don't know where the wings are but the museum has them. Aould be nice to get invol ed in that build!

Hm, I can only print decals up to A4 size, you know?  ;D
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #324 on: March 21, 2016, 07:05:53 am »
There's already a number of whifs + 'projects cancelled' courtesy of a number of models of Airspeed projects, including MR Ambassadors. THAT's where there's scope for a bit of fun, I think.

 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;D

The Mossie does look good but it appears to be a tight fit ?

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #325 on: March 21, 2016, 01:10:55 pm »
There are 3 Mossies inside, plus a Sea Venom fuselage, tail booms and wings, plus a Horsa nose section.

Snug is a good description!

Pics of the shop sometime soon.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #326 on: May 30, 2016, 12:18:26 pm »
Actually finished a build - RW Airfix Hs129 OOB with Print Scale decals as the kit had none.  Excellent decals, well printed but be warned - they are thin, stick like muck to a blanket and need the briefest of dips into water to release them.  Don't be tempted to let them soak.


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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #327 on: May 30, 2016, 01:30:20 pm »
My, what a BIG gun you have Herr Henschel!  :o
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #328 on: May 31, 2016, 03:52:21 am »
Nice work.  I glue bombed one of these as a kid.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #329 on: May 31, 2016, 05:30:11 am »
That looks scary... :thumbsup:
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