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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #315 on: July 04, 2013, 12:58:54 pm »
Oh don't get me wrong...totally agree with you re. political appointments.

In interview once, the Chair of Govs asked me a question.
I gave an appropriate answer....the chap looked at the Head and asked, "Is that right?"

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« Reply #316 on: July 05, 2013, 12:21:58 am »
As a very wise  old head I once worked for  said "If all their brains were gunpowder, the explosion wouldn't lift their cap".

I like that  ;D Will have to store it away for future use  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #317 on: July 05, 2013, 07:41:29 am »
As a very wise  old head I once worked for  said "If all their brains were gunpowder, the explosion wouldn't lift their cap".

I like that  ;D Will have to store it away for future use  :thumbsup:

For your further delectation, his other pet phrases  included

Clinically dead from the bootlaces northwards

That child suffers from chronic inertia

and on one glorious occasion " I taught his mother and she was no better......(short pause).... HELL, I taught his grandmother and she was just the same too"


To be fair to him, he may have had these phrases at the tip of his tongue, but I've seen him spend hours showing  limitless patience with special needs groups .
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #318 on: July 05, 2013, 09:30:49 am »
The best/worst description I heard said about a teenager was:

"You boy are a waste of sperm!!" :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #319 on: July 08, 2013, 06:44:27 am »
Got a little done this morning before it got to hot.

Second coat of EDSG on the Firebrand. Dried almost before I could get it from brush to model but then didn't seem to dry completely  :blink: It was Lifecolor and I've never had this problem before so blame the weather  :banghead:

The Meteorite is armed and just needs 3 or 4 bits of paint and then she can be "topped out". On most of my models the final act is attaching the props/spinners. This is why I struggle with jets as there isn't an obvious item you can use for this final moment ???

The MPM Turbo Meteor (Meteorite) is a nice kit by the way and I like the way she's turned out.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #320 on: July 08, 2013, 07:20:59 am »
This is why I struggle with jets as there isn't an obvious item you can use for this final moment ???

I tend to install the undercarriage last on jets, but agree with you for the prop being the last item on airscrew driven aircraft.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #321 on: July 10, 2013, 06:54:57 am »
Right here's a pic of the completed Meteorite build - nice model, enjoyed building it a lot and will be getting another  :thumbsup:



here's the link to the rest of the pics

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37330.msg604536.html#new
« Last Edit: July 10, 2013, 06:58:49 am by NARSES2 »
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« Reply #322 on: July 10, 2013, 07:00:45 am »
Not a wif but my second out of the box build of the new tool Airfix Typhoon  ;D :wub:




With her bomb armed sibling

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #323 on: July 10, 2013, 08:14:52 am »
Whoa! I like the new Tiffie! I think I will have to get one of those (or maybe a couple  :wacko: )
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #324 on: July 11, 2013, 12:44:22 am »
They are lovely kits Robert. I've built lots of the Academy ones and they are nice but the Airfix one is a notch or two up.

You do need to look at the instructions as there are a couple of innovative approaches to the construction process. Goes together beautifully and the transfers take a lot of rough handling. The yellow wing leading edge stripes take a while to get on but actually work and fit  :bow: :bow: If I used "decal solvent" they would probably have worked quicker.
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« Reply #325 on: July 13, 2013, 07:25:33 am »
Right I've taken a decision which has got me back on track  :thumbsup:

For the last week or so I've been faffing around with the rigging on the Gladiator getting nowhere. Whilst not achieving this I was not getting any modelling done at all. Kept making excuses, finding other things to do  :banghead:

So I'm not going to rig the thing. Existing wires have been cut away, holes filled, repainted and progress is onward  :thumbsup: She looks fine to me without the rigging and she won't be going anywhere so it's a case of "Its my model". Nearly finished her now and yes I like her again.

As said previously I've not rigged for probably 45 years and was no good at it then so trying to do it on a 1/72 kit with 61 year old hands and eyes in a heatwave was probably daft anyway. Its meant to be enjoyable after all and I wasn't enjoying it  :banghead:

So with the Gladiator progressing the Firebrand and the 2 WWI guns are also making progress. Firebrand is ready for her markings and the guns for a quick squirt of primer.

Now is it me or this hot weather effecting super glue. My regular brand from Mr Hobbies which is normally brilliant has gone on strike on me ?

Anyway onward and upward  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #326 on: July 13, 2013, 08:12:24 am »
Good man!!!! ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #327 on: July 14, 2013, 07:27:40 am »
Got some modelling done before it got to hot - how do you people who live in REALLY hot places do it ??  :bow: -

The Firebrand got her markings. Quite quick and simple from a combination of sources, mainly Xtradecal with some serials from a Freightdog sheet, intended for an Avenger. Never ceases to amaze me how different transfers behave so differently. The Xtradecals took a while to soak off and then wouldn't move once on (well they did but took some effort), the Freightdog serials came away from the backing almost instantaneously and went into place with just enough wiggle time, the numbers which look like old Frog ???? took for ever to come away but look fine on the model.

Also did some detail painting and restuck one of the guns back on. Then it just got to hot

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #328 on: July 15, 2013, 07:33:10 am »
The Firebrand is nearly there. Had her matt varnish this morning and canopy attached lunchtime. Now I'm sure I cut the canopy out correctly (vacform, one only in kit) but it looks to low to me. Still I'll just say the squadron commander had a special one off fast back conversion done  ;D

This kit has been a trial what with having to build the folded wings option unfolded. To do them folded would involve even more work  :banghead: However I've enjoyed it and like the almost end product. I think the secret was I never let it get on top of me and just did it in dribs and drabs. It's the very old Czechmasters kit and isn't one of their best in all honesty. Unless you really want a Firebrand I'd avoid this one. Get the new tool from them instead or if you can't get the mortgage for that wait and hope someone like MPM/SH, AZ or RS bring one out

Also pulled a almost completed Airfix Me 110 out from the naughty box to finish. real world and shouldn't take long now I have a canopy mask set  ;D
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« Reply #329 on: July 16, 2013, 07:30:22 am »
Firebrand is finished  ;D Piccies in the next day or so
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