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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #240 on: May 22, 2013, 09:23:36 am »
3?  That all?  Try adding a zero and then doubling it.  Now that's a production rate!  It's what I managed for Telford last year...
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #241 on: May 23, 2013, 06:52:48 am »
3?  That all?  Try adding a zero and then doubling it.  Now that's a production rate!  It's what I managed for Telford last year...

Yup I know Lee. I'm always amazed you can do that  :bow: As I say 3 at a time (with a couple of hangar queens) suits me, I make progress that way.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #242 on: May 23, 2013, 06:57:42 am »
Some progress plus I had to pay the carpet monster its dues for denying it it's dinner last week  :banghead: Had to spend 15 mins fabricating a bit it eat.

The Ro is almost finished, just needs a few bits and bobs, the Ca 15 is now on its legs and has full markings. She's Mac III of 79 Sqd. She should be Mac IV as III was a Spitfire Mk VIII of that squadron, but what the heck  :rolleyes: I may add a couple of kill markings, not sure yet.

The Doflug is now all together and the PSR was far less then I anticipated given the surgery, so kudos to RS  :thumbsup: Get her primed at the weekend.
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« Last Edit: May 27, 2013, 07:36:39 am by NARSES2 »
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #244 on: May 27, 2013, 07:38:04 am »
Started painting the Doflug but she won't get much more work done on her before I go away.

Picked out the next 3 I'll be building  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #245 on: May 27, 2013, 07:54:19 am »
Looking great.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #246 on: May 27, 2013, 08:18:10 am »
Top models, Chris.  Love the CA-15 - always thought of it as a mix of MB.5 and P-51D.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #247 on: May 28, 2013, 06:57:39 am »
Looking great.
"Go away"????....Men in White Coats caught up?? ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yup the thought of you in Bromley a mere couple of miles away was the final straw  :wacko: ;D

Top models, Chris.  Love the CA-15 - always thought of it as a mix of MB.5 and P-51D.

Very much so. It would be nice to try and make one of the other planned/schemed engine variants, but I'm not messing with expensive resin to that extent
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #248 on: May 28, 2013, 12:33:13 pm »
Try and find the Eagles Talon vacform kit if you want to try re-engining the CA-15.  Or a cheap older CMR kit.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #249 on: June 03, 2013, 07:48:56 am »
Well back from Up North and a quick trip to the Northern Model Show. Just got some new brushes and some thin masking tape, very restrained but in all honesty there was not much else that I was after and I didn't have time to rummage
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #250 on: June 03, 2013, 12:51:44 pm »
Interesting.  Nothing really grabbed my interest at Hendon - spent 6 there.  Yes, that much!

Chatting with Tony eastwood of TAHS at the weekend and he said each of the shows he's been to this year have been pretty flat; people not spending much and lots more competition from the 2nd hand dealers.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #251 on: June 03, 2013, 02:22:17 pm »
Chatting with Tony eastwood of TAHS at the weekend and he said each of the shows he's been to this year have been pretty flat; people not spending much and lots more competition from the 2nd hand dealers.

Not surprising really.  Lack of cash, people losing their jobs and having to both rely on their stashes rather than buy new and release the equity tied up in said stashes.  The second hand traders are going to making more money because it's a buyers market if everyone is selling.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #252 on: June 06, 2013, 06:57:40 am »
Bit of progress since I came back. The Doflug is having it's Future coats ready for transfers and I've started painting the internals on the Firebrand. Once again a Czechmaster kit without instructions. Again it's simple enough to figure out except for what at the moment is one small round, disc like object ?

Should make more progress over the weekend
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #253 on: June 06, 2013, 02:19:14 pm »
Is that disc-like object a 1/700 flying saucer!!

Friend Ian Kerry turned up at the last Stafford meeting with 3 1/700 items:

Tamiya HMS Hood...beautifully made
A Nimrod Maritime Reconn
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« Reply #254 on: June 07, 2013, 07:09:20 am »
Is that disc-like object a 1/700 flying saucer!!


Smiles to himself and says quietly "humor the loon" - "Yes it could be a flying saucer" :rolleyes: ;D
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