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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #390 on: July 05, 2020, 06:14:11 am »
Thanks Kit.  Had a flash of inspiration while reading your reply.  FrankenCOIN could be inspired by the company Harrier demonstrator G-VTOL.  It can either be Ďrealí (G-COIN) in a company colour scheme like G-VTOL (camouflage!) or a mock up in a Ďtypicalí user scheme.  The latter with or without national markings of some sort, or maybe an HSA logo instead.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #391 on: July 06, 2020, 05:55:50 am »

Well done for sorting out your Mum's issues anyway, we all need to keep a hold on stuff like that in these times.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #392 on: July 06, 2020, 06:09:59 am »

Well done for sorting out your Mum's issues anyway, we all need to keep a hold on stuff like that in these times.  :thumbsup:

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The way my daughters thought of the late Mrs_PR19, they had two.  ;D
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #393 on: July 09, 2020, 07:33:50 am »
Still sorting out mumís living arrangements.  Basically her house is now for all intents and purposes a bungalow with a loft conversion.

Still time for kitbashing.  Today Iíve focused on a real world 1:1 scale IKEA chest of drawers.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #394 on: July 10, 2020, 05:45:21 am »

Still time for kitbashing.  Today Iíve focused on a real world 1:1 scale IKEA chest of drawers.

I hope you took the option of "includes meatballs" ?  ;)
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #395 on: July 10, 2020, 06:02:25 am »
I've only been to IKEA once - NEVER EVER AGAIN!  Ceilings too low, oneway systen following brain dead idiots who dawdle and won't get out of the way, no exits...  I'm borderline claustrophobic and honestly, I'd rather nail my feet to the floor with a Hilty gun than set foot in one of those stores again*. 


I had the same issue in Fenwicks a few weeks back and have vowed not to set foot in there again until that one way system is done away with.




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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #396 on: July 10, 2020, 06:19:16 am »
I've only been to IKEA once - NEVER EVER AGAIN!  Ceilings too low, oneway systen following brain dead idiots who dawdle and won't get out of the way, no exits...  I'm borderline claustrophobic and honestly, I'd rather nail my feet to the floor with a Hilty gun than set foot in one of those stores again*. 


I had the same issue in Fenwicks a few weeks back and have vowed not to set foot in there again until that one way system is done away with.




*Well, not unless I had a Klingon Bat'leth...

The Ikea here has short cuts designed into it to so you can bypass the dawdlers.  Or, if you have worked out what you want from their website you can walk in backwards through the checkouts to get to the warehouse area without going through the display section.  They are not happy about me doing it but I make sure I am armed with a clipboard and they haven't stopped me yet.
You have to choose your time though to avoid crowds.  The ceilings are at an adequate height.
Whenever I go I reward myself with a box of chocolate covered oat biscuits.
However, I know what you mean about the bat'leth.  I hate crowds and have often, when forced to attend busy places, wished for a sub-machine gun to clear my way.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #397 on: July 10, 2020, 06:21:39 am »

.....wished for a sub-machine gun to clear my way.


A hand grenade may be more efficient...........  ;)
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #398 on: July 10, 2020, 06:25:39 am »
I find that a battle-axe or, if I'm feeling more anti-social than usual, a halberd is a useful crowd dispersal device (an arm here, a leg there, a head over on the shelves ... :wacko:).
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #399 on: July 10, 2020, 07:50:21 am »
ĎTwas my first visit in a long while to a branch.  Remembered why I donít often go.  Wonít be back in a hurry!
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #400 on: July 10, 2020, 11:14:25 pm »
Many years ago the big brains at JCPenney decided to rearrange the store into this stupid maze that infuriated me every time I went in there. I made a heroic effort to stay out of that store ever sense. Now assuming Iím not the only person who thought this way itís not to surprising the chain is slowly going out of business. Iím sure itís not the only reason, but it didnít help matters.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #401 on: July 17, 2020, 10:29:41 am »
Having realised my 'Spitfire 25' plan was fatally flawed, a rethink was necessary.  Got a bit medieval with a scrapped Pegasus Spitfire 22 this afternoon and right now Spit 25 Plan B looks a goer.  More to follow.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #402 on: July 17, 2020, 11:36:47 am »
*Well, not unless I had a Klingon Bat'leth...

A set of Mek'leths might be a better option in confined spaces.............. :mellow:
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #403 on: July 17, 2020, 01:44:07 pm »
An Uzi might be more fun. 
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #404 on: July 17, 2020, 02:31:53 pm »
An Uzi might be more fun.
A huge range of options are possible, and many do not carry a custodial sentence.

 25 years ago, I discovered that a hungry, annoyed toddler can clear a surprisingly large area.

The elderly lady with the walking stick (94 year old mum) can also achieve remarkably good results in Gateshead IKEA.
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