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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #720 on: August 01, 2014, 09:06:56 am »
Just don't go flying parts & assemblies off the edge! :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #721 on: August 05, 2014, 06:14:16 am »
Some progress out on the balcony...I wish someone would tell these tourists hanging around outside with their cameras a clicking to "buzz off" though  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I've added a couple of spars to the Sea Fury's wings so that I can build them in the flying position. Will still need filler but providing the join is strong enough shouldn't be a problem.

Whilst looking for something else I found an almost completed Magna Spitefull I didn't know (read forgot) I had, I've even painted it  :blink: So this may well get some Aeronvale transfers over the weekend.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #722 on: August 05, 2014, 09:03:29 am »
Some progress out on the balcony...I wish someone would tell these tourists hanging around outside with their cameras a clicking to "buzz off" though  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Tourists in CROYDON??? The place must have changed some since I left.....
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #723 on: August 06, 2014, 06:30:57 am »
Some progress out on the balcony...I wish someone would tell these tourists hanging around outside with their cameras a clicking to "buzz off" though  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Tourists in CROYDON??? The place must have changed some since I left.....

I was being (or trying to be) amusing Kit. Playing on the balcony/tourists/cameras thing ? I'll go back to the day job  ;D

However you do get a fair few tourists in Croydon and there's a surprising amount to see. When my friends were over from the US I was quite surprised what there was to see. The Old Palace School and Alms Houses for instance are both 15th Century and the Parish Church whilst 19th C (I think) stands on the site where there's been a church since the late 900's. When I was at junior school Croydon celebrated its 1,000th year since it appeared in written records. I remember because we all had to go to church.

The big hotel at the top of my road is always full of large overseas school parties and other tourists. After all the centre of London is 20 mins on a train
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #724 on: August 06, 2014, 07:41:02 am »
Ah right Chris, you had me going there for a bit. I wondered if someone had started up a series of 'See the Site of the Riots' tour buses or similar.

The first time I went back to Croydon after the 60s, which was maybe 30 years later, I thought they'd transplanted downtown Chicago! A 3 lane superhighway slap through the middle, HUGE tower blocks all over the place etc.
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« Reply #725 on: August 07, 2014, 02:52:46 am »
The first time I went back to Croydon after the 60s, which was maybe 30 years later, I thought they'd transplanted downtown Chicago! A 3 lane superhighway slap through the middle, HUGE tower blocks all over the place etc.

Yup hasn't changed much mate. Although there are plans to redevelop the Whitgift Centre/Centrale which could make for an interesting 3/4 years  :banghead:

I must admit the changes that took place whilst I was at school were amazing although at the time it just seemed natural. The confidence of youth
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« Reply #726 on: August 10, 2014, 05:40:52 am »
Some progress on the Sea Fury. She really is a curate's egg. The parts that have possibly been sampled from the SH kit are the ones with the poorest fit - don't get me wrong, if I was building the SH kit I'd be more then happy but with Trumpeter you expect more ? - some of the others have superb fit, the rest are good. Some of the detail is also a little soft in places, inside of the wheels for instance plus they do have an awful lot of mould release agent on some of them  :banghead:

Still I'll persevere and gradually get back to full modelling fitness  :rolleyes: Is there any specialist physio you can do ?  ;D

As an example of how warm it has been here. I use Getta's Lime and Chile Chutney  :wub: jars for my brush water. The pair of them completely evaporated in a week  :blink:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #727 on: August 10, 2014, 04:08:37 pm »
You made a good choice in NOT coming to the Bristol Show Chris, you'd have got DRENCHED just walking up from the bus stop to the hall!
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« Reply #728 on: August 11, 2014, 06:12:41 am »
Ah, thanks Kit. One of the things I'm supposed to do at the moment is avoid getting wet through when I can't dry myself off properly. Chest is getting better but a good soaking is to be avoided if it is to continue to do so
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« Reply #729 on: August 14, 2014, 07:36:06 am »
Sea Fury has its outer wings added and they went on a little easier then I thought they would. However that was purely down to my previously added spars, without them I have a feeling it would be messy. I've now slapped some filler on it and will sand over the weekend - probably. I'm not enjoying this kit at all but will finish it !

In the mean time I dug out another Heller Karas. This will be for the Imperial Austrian Naval AF and has therefore had the gondola removed and plated over. Plus I have added a floor into the cut out in the kits one where by the gunner gains access to said gondola. She will be a shore based torpedo bomber, said service having no carriers. Apart from the mods to the gondola she will have a tail wheel, twin rear guns and a 3 bladed prop just to make her a little bit different.



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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #730 on: August 15, 2014, 06:38:33 am »
Whilst digging out an Academy Tempest for its drop tanks - for the Sea Fury (thanks Lee) - I had an idea what to do with it. So striking whilst the iron is hot I've put it in the "to do now" pile. She is going to fit into my alternative WWII scenario out in S.E.Europe/Asia Minor and will have a Middle East scheme.

I was just trying to do one model at a time but the Sea Fury has left me so frustrated I've gone back to 3/4 at a time  :banghead:

Meanwhile in the idiot of the month competition I've decided to enter my good self. Spent 1/2 an hour trying to print something from my p.c. this afternoon with no luck. Getting very frustrated and wound up and then noticed I hadn't reconnected printer to p.c. when I changed inks !  :banghead: :banghead: Yet another sign of passing years  :blink: :rolleyes: I used to have an I.T. man called Elvis (seriously) who I could blame for such things but such is retirement  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #731 on: August 15, 2014, 08:18:40 am »
Meanwhile in the idiot of the month competition I've decided to enter my good self. Spent 1/2 an hour trying to print something from my p.c. this afternoon with no luck. Getting very frustrated and wound up and then noticed I hadn't reconnected printer to p.c. when I changed inks !  :banghead: :banghead: Yet another sign of passing years  :blink: :rolleyes: I used to have an I.T. man called Elvis (seriously) who I could blame for such things but such is retirement  ;D

Hehehe, I know the feeling!

My printer is a networked device and talks to the rest of the system via a Cat 5 cable plugged into the router so I can print stuff on it via the wifi link from my laptops. The other day while trying to figure out why it WOULDN'T print I was shouting and yelling about it and Mrs_PR19 said 'I shut the door to the Office, would that stop the signal?' I laughed like a drain and went to have a look, then found the door handle wrapped round the Cat 5 cable, which had been yanked out of the router when the door was closed!  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #732 on: August 15, 2014, 09:18:46 am »
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #733 on: August 15, 2014, 11:07:00 am »

Meanwhile in the idiot of the month competition I've decided to enter my good self. Spent 1/2 an hour trying to print something from my p.c. this afternoon with no luck. Getting very frustrated and wound up and then noticed I hadn't reconnected printer to p.c. when I changed inks !  :banghead: :banghead: Yet another sign of passing years  :blink: :rolleyes: I used to have an I.T. man called Elvis (seriously) who I could blame for such things but such is retirement  ;D


I'm wondering why you would unplug the printer to change the ink in the first place,  :blink: never needed to and never have do so.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #734 on: August 15, 2014, 02:23:28 pm »
Meanwhile in the idiot of the month competition I've decided to enter my good self. Spent 1/2 an hour trying to print something from my p.c. this afternoon with no luck. Getting very frustrated and wound up and then noticed I hadn't reconnected printer to p.c. when I changed inks !  :banghead: :banghead: Yet another sign of passing years  :blink: :rolleyes: I used to have an I.T. man called Elvis (seriously) who I could blame for such things but such is retirement  ;D

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