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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #480 on: November 05, 2013, 07:00:14 am »
Got a little bit of "final" psr done on the Spitfire and the Black Hawk today and that's it prior to Telford.

Finally managed to scratch the itch that is the Blackhawks armament. I found an old Meteor belly fuel tank so that will be altered to a 4x20mm cannon pod and fitted to the Blackhawk so she can go back to plan 1 and be gloss black in Korea  :thumbsup: Probably add a couple of drop tanks as early jets were thirsty and nightfighters tend to have to hang around for trade
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« Reply #481 on: November 13, 2013, 06:29:22 am »
Well a very good albeit tiring Telford and an all together more "exciting" day when I got home.

Been having a spot of blurred vision, which is why I didn't do any photography at Telford, so had made an appointment at the opticians. Optician sends me straight to our local hospitals Eye Dept A&E (didn't even know there was one). After a fair wait and some tests turns out I have a myopic macula something or other. Treatment is a course of injections in the eye, starting tomorrow. Oh fun  :blink:

So at the moment it's 3 injections over the next 3 months and the doc reckons that should fix it. Isn't the NHS a marvellous thing ? and that's a serious comment  :thumbsup:

Hopefully when this fun and excitement has died down I will get back to the Black Hawk (I now have the markings) and my RAAF Spitfire XIV
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #482 on: November 13, 2013, 06:52:55 am »
My Mum has the same problem Chris, and I've taken her for her eye jabs half a dozen times now.

It looks APPALLING from a third party's view but she says it's fine, doesn't notice a thing apart from some black blobs in her vision for a day or two afterwards. Good to hear they have it on the run.
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« Reply #483 on: November 14, 2013, 07:25:01 am »
Right latest medical bulletin (if the royals can have one, so can I  ;D)

Slight change in treatment. Saw the Aussie specialist today (don't mention the cricket  :rolleyes:) . He doesn't think it's that serious and wants a Fluorine scan before he does anything else, so no immediate injection - there is a reason for that. So I'll be having that in a few days, and we shall go from there.

Hopefully back to modelling next week. I'm helping organise an "annual bash" (read piss-up) this weekend  :cheers: :drink:
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« Reply #484 on: November 14, 2013, 08:10:03 am »
It's always good to go to a piss-up with your vision pre-blurred ! :thumbsup: Or bad..... :blink:

Injections to the eye just sounds scary....I can feel it from here ! Hopefully it doesn't come to that. Best wishes Chris and have a great time this weekend !

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« Reply #485 on: November 15, 2013, 02:59:06 am »
Don't let it worry you too much,my friend. I've had a number of eye problems myself and to say they can do wonders is really ,in their case, an understatement.  I've only encountered two problems,myself. First after I recovered from cataract surgery I discovered I could now read the clock in the middle of the night (never done that before). I had to go to see a new doctor once for laser surgery. First thing he wanted to do before the operation was to pray for success. Would have scared the hell out of me had I not beenbput on hold when I called and got to hear the religious songs on the phone so I knew he was into such. 
     Truthfully, best of luck my friend and don't worry about it. Just follow the direction of the doctor.

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« Reply #486 on: November 15, 2013, 07:24:51 am »
Cheers gents. Everyone I know who's had eye treatment, and they've all come out of the woods in the last day or so, even my own brother !, says "it's not a problem you won't feel a thing". It's just the idea of watching a needle approach the eye that's a tad off putting  :blink:

Anyway back to the Blackhawk and it's proposed armament ? I'm going to fit her with a big belly gun pod - 4 x 20mm or maybe 2 x 20mm & 2 x 37mm ? but I was wondering whether to stick a pair of the X 4 rockets I got from Freightdog ? Could say it was a trial fit ?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #487 on: November 16, 2013, 09:47:40 am »
Good luck Chris.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #488 on: November 16, 2013, 09:55:23 am »
looking forward to see the Blackhawk once she's finished  :mellow:
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« Reply #489 on: November 18, 2013, 07:08:22 am »
I always find it difficult to model at this time of year. Maybe it's a post Telford thing, maybe it's a pre Christmas thing (80 cards to write out  :banghead:), but I've managed to get a little done.

The Black Hawk has had her gun pod built. Matchbox Meteor belly tank, holes drilled and widened with a file and then 2 cut down "Contacta" needles for the larger guns and 2 pieces of drawn sprue for the smaller. Looks ok just need to fit it now which should be ok as the Black Hawk has a very flat belly.

The Aussie Spitfire XIV has  had her undersides painted. I'm going standard RAF SEAC scheme (sans white bands) with this rather then Aussie paint as if the thing was brown/green/grey why would the Aussies re-paint her ? She may get a white tail but that's it. Anyway having been to Borneo the skies aren't blue that often. Lovely place but the rain is like an alarm clock  :mellow:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #490 on: November 22, 2013, 07:34:39 am »
Not much progress post Telford. Have a combined 40/70 b/day party tomorrow so that's Sunday gone  :wacko: Hop to get some work done next week inbetween Xmas shopping which has all been scouted out  :thumbsup:

On above scouting trip I popped in the new Modelzone in Croydon Smiths. I wasn't expecting much but it was less then that. Very sad really. About 20 Airfix kits, a dozen Revell and that was it kit wise  :blink: Some die cast, some railway stuff, some magazines and books and some tools. Only real positive was a full selection of Humbrol paints ec. I will top my Humbrol stock up whilst they have it and that looks like it. I can't see them staying open beyond Xmas unfortunately.
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« Reply #491 on: November 22, 2013, 08:57:58 am »
I guess we're in 2 seperate modelling worlds Chris...as this is the time of year when I get back at it. I can see your point tho. But over here, it's now dark and cold by 5 o'clock, so in the house we stay ! Plus there's hockey on tele....

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« Reply #492 on: November 23, 2013, 01:50:16 am »
I guess we're in 2 seperate modelling worlds Chris...as this is the time of year when I get back at it. I can see your point tho. But over here, it's now dark and cold by 5 o'clock, so in the house we stay ! Plus there's hockey on tele....

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It's not the weather as such Capt or dark nights, it's just that I tend to get a "post Telford" thing. Sometimes lasts a few days, sometimes until New Year before I start serious modelling again. Think Telford models me out ?  :blink: Strange really - other shows can inspire, Telford just wears me out - getting old I suppose  :-\

Plus this year the eye problem means I've not done to much post Telford. Got hospital again this week for a scan, but I will get some modelling done  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #493 on: November 23, 2013, 07:17:08 am »
There is always that 'let down' feeling after a big event. Be it a wedding, a hockey tournament, or a show like Telford ( if it's anything like the one Scooterman took me to, I had so much fun the hours flew by like we never even got there ). I guess it's a combination of physical and mental exhaustion.

Maybe if you build something Canadian it will get your juices flowing ?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #494 on: November 23, 2013, 09:06:28 am »
I find the exact opposite. I'm usually so hyped up after a big show I'm raring to get into the model room when I get home, thus the 4-5 builds I'm doing at the moment.  ;D

But we're all different thank goodness, it'd be VERY boring if we were all the same!  :o
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