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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #300 on: June 26, 2013, 08:38:51 am »
Sorry to hear your news, Chris.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #301 on: June 26, 2013, 09:49:54 am »
Sad news, that generation is rapidly disappearing.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #302 on: June 26, 2013, 11:49:08 pm »
Thanks lads
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #303 on: June 27, 2013, 01:50:24 am »
One of my greatest joys was finding a story on the internet, about a guy who was a B-17 pilot. He flew 35 combat missions in the 8th AF, and while awaiting transport back to the US, volunteered to become a P-51D pilot for the newly-formed Scouting Force. After a swift 7 hour conversion course, he was in combat again, but was forced to bail out over Belgium (luckily in Allied hands) and broke his arm n the process. Invalided back home, he wanted to get married to his fiancée, but had to wait for a while....for his 21st birthday!!! I built his model....I still have it.....and he saw it when by luck he appeared at an 8th AF reunion at a Hanger Dance at Molesworth.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #304 on: June 27, 2013, 07:24:55 am »
Started on working on the rigging on the Gladiator. Painted the rockets and rails for the Typhoon, she's nearly there and sorted out the armament for my Meteorite.

Big news is the fancy dress outfit has arrived....just need to embellish it now  ;) ;)
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #305 on: June 27, 2013, 08:31:29 am »
Big news is the fancy dress outfit has arrived....just need to embellish it now  ;) ;)

???  Is Rad becoming contagious ??
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #306 on: June 27, 2013, 12:25:03 pm »
OH YES!!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #307 on: June 27, 2013, 12:59:57 pm »
hopefully its Radishness that's contagious,  not that Radish has become so.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #308 on: June 28, 2013, 08:11:58 am »
hopefully its Radishness that's contagious,  not that Radish has become so.  :thumbsup:
Big news is the fancy dress outfit has arrived....just need to embellish it now  ;) ;)

???  Is Rad becoming contagious ??

 :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #309 on: June 28, 2013, 09:40:51 am »
Excellent

 ;) ;) :o :party: :party:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #310 on: June 29, 2013, 07:26:19 am »
Some progress.

The Firebrand can now be painted, so that will start Monday.

The Meteorite and Typhoon have got to the stage where they need their canopies and then a couple of small finishing bits and I can call them finished, so middle of next week probably.

The Gladiator's construction is complete. Now I had a real problem with the engine/cowling/cowl ring assembly. Just couldn't get the thing to fit then discovered I had the engine upside down  :banghead: My fault should have looked at the instructions more carefully and not just assumed I knew how it fitted  :banghead: Once I corrected that it went on ok, however it will need some filler that it probably wouldn't have needed if I'd done it properly in the first place, on the join lines for 2 of the cowling parts. My playing with them has affected the fit. Might be "fun" when it comes to sanding ?

 


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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #311 on: July 02, 2013, 02:15:40 am »
Typhoon is finished and if I say so myself she looks rather nice  :wub:

Meteorite has her canopy on and frames are done so on the last leg here.

Gladiator has had the rigging started, looks like a spider has gone ape on a couple of gallons of Old Peculiar at the moment what with all the wires through the upper wing  :blink:. Slowly start threading them through their lower holes latter in the week.

Started painting the Firebrand.

The 2 WWI guns are slowly getting there, but are stodgy going
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #312 on: July 04, 2013, 07:39:35 am »
Bit of faffing around with projects but not much progress.

Been getting the next issue of the UK WIF SIG newsletter together, getting ready for the party of the Millenia on Saturday and doing an employment ref for an old work colleague. It's for a school position and they want to know everything. Most stringent ref I've ever done.

Also apparently at the first interview stage they have kids on the selection panel ?????  :blink: :blink: :banghead:

Hopefully get down to some modelling next week
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #313 on: July 04, 2013, 11:44:35 am »
Education is a mess.....

I had to go on a course of how to interview staff........only been doing it for 25 years!!

Meanwhile, Gove is a moron. Today I heard gentle infant teachers expressing a desire to punch him in the face. Surreal.

Children have been on interview panels for some years.
It's akin to lunatics running the asylum.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #314 on: July 04, 2013, 12:39:00 pm »
Education is a mess.....

Children have been on interview panels for some years.
It's akin to lunatics running the asylum.
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Even the average 9 year old is brighter than some of the councillors you get on school boards of governors!

Sorry, but I've been interviewed for some posts by political  people (all parties) whose IQ is smaller than their shoe size. As a very wise  old head I once worked for  said "If all their brains were gunpowder, the explosion wouldn't lift their cap".

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