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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #645 on: May 07, 2014, 07:08:12 am »
Not modelling but appropriate for this year of all years.

I've decided to try and research my grandfather's parts in WWI. With my love of history I'm surprised I've not done this before but now's a good as time as any and better then most. I've helped a friend do research at the British Library so know how to get that organised, so not starting completely blind at least.

I'm going to start with my maternal grandfather "Grandad Stubbs". I at least know he was a pre war regular (joined up in 1912) and was in his local regiment, The Sherwood Foresters. First or second battalion I know not and if the 2nd he would have been in India at the War's beginning. As he never mentioned India I'm assuming he was in the 1st. That also goes along with him getting a Blighty and coming home quite early only to go back out in a tunnelling company when fully recovered. His mining background would have prompted that. I also know he was buried alive for 18 hours at one point (his hair went white) but that's it All of that info was from my mum as he never spoke of it, probably because I was to young at the time.

My paternal grandfather Edwards will be more difficult as all I know is that he volunteered for his local regiment The Queens East Surreys in 1914 (always referred to as The Queens). As they had some 16 Battalions that may not be much help, but we shall see.

If anyone has done similar and has some tips I'd be gratefull

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #646 on: May 07, 2014, 02:14:21 pm »
 If you click onto the Commonwealth War Graves site and enter the surname. A list of details appear. I think if I recall this site is linked to the UK Armed Forces search site for current and ex-service men/women.I hope this helps. Both are free sites, but they will charge for more info.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #647 on: May 07, 2014, 04:10:37 pm »
Good luck with that ! I hope you find some interesting stuff. My Grandmother did a bunch of research before she passed, about her Father's involvement, as well as my Grandfather's Father. She even had a photo of their regiment with each of them on the ends ( a drummer and a bugler ) Sadly, it was donated to the War museum here and probably never to be seen again.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #648 on: May 14, 2014, 07:33:48 am »
Some progress on the Super Corsair. Getting the transfers on her. Slow process as it involves a fair bit of layering.

Slow week this one, other things to do plus still knackered after Rad's bash and Hendon.

Hopefully start on some new stuff next week before going "ooop North" for some missionary work and adding a bit of class to the Northern Show  :rolleyes: I can say that because I'm half Cockney/half Geordie.......no body can understand a word I say  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #649 on: May 14, 2014, 07:42:37 am »
Hell of a bash.....wonder if I can persuade The Crypt Dweller to make the trip up.  ;)
Northern Show....possibly??
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #650 on: May 16, 2014, 05:57:54 am »
Still transferring the Super Corsair and the Spearfish is having the third coat of Sky on her undersides latter today.

Started on a real world Barracuda yesterday. Part of the plan to build a representative of all the BPF types. Got a couple more in the stash and was thinking Aeronvale ? (in my world France fights on) and possibly post war Italian instead of the Helldivers ?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #651 on: May 16, 2014, 08:35:43 am »
Which kit are you using for the Barracuda Chris?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #652 on: May 16, 2014, 01:37:51 pm »
Perhaps we should change your Avatar to :-



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« Reply #653 on: May 17, 2014, 12:38:32 am »
Which kit are you using for the Barracuda Chris?

The MPM/Special Hobby one Kit. It's ok, of their earlier Limited Tool type. Takes some work (3 pieces where 1 would be done nowadays) but not bad. Limited amount of resin but that does include separate prop blades....my ultimate favourite  :banghead: :banghead:

The bit about building all the BPF aircraft made me realise I've got quite a 1946 BPF air wing going as well. The current Spearfish, the built Firebrand and the Sea Fury on the "to be built next pile".
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« Reply #654 on: May 17, 2014, 12:39:44 am »
Perhaps we should change your Avatar to :-



Nibbler from Futurama who poops Dark Matter pellets  ;D

Must be an age thing but that has gone right over my head  :blink: :blink: :blink:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #655 on: May 17, 2014, 04:42:46 am »
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Nibbler from Futurama who poops Dark Matter pellets  ;D

Must be an age thing but that has gone right over my head  :blink: :blink: :blink:

Nah, can't be an age thing Chris because I get it.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #656 on: May 18, 2014, 07:50:42 am »
Now I know I have a slightly unjust reputation for being and exponent of chemical warfare but if that is what the cartoon is about then all I can say is that I look nothing like the small gentleman in question  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #657 on: May 18, 2014, 07:57:45 am »
Small amount of progress today. Yesterday was Cup Final today and tradition requires that me and the lads assemble in a hostelry to watch said game. None of this new fangled 5pm k.o. for us, we gather as tradition requires at 2pm  :cheers: So a little fragile today.

Anyway the Super Corsair has had the transfer's finished. The Carrier letter on the tail was a right booger. The Trumpeter transfers I'm using folded over and so did the first 2 sets of spares I tried to use from the big transfer box ! Eventually got some to work at the 4th attempt  :blink: I might get this done this week but it's unlikely given other things in the schedule.

I got the Spearfish underside finished and masked for the top colour and then noticed a rather large area of filler I'd done nothing to at the rudder/rear fuselage. How did I miss that over the last few weeks ? Anyway got it sanded and should get top colour on in the next day or two
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #658 on: May 19, 2014, 10:23:20 am »
Should have gone to Specsavers.....
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« Reply #659 on: May 20, 2014, 08:04:38 am »
Should have gone to Specsavers.....
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I go to Boots  :rolleyes:

Anyway the Spearfish has now had her topsides painted
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