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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #750 on: August 31, 2014, 07:32:20 am »
As an aside, the Kara's is one of the first models on which I've used GW "basic" colours. Now whilst covering well I've noted that when you come to cleaning the brush the pigment seems to stay on the brush for far longer then most other acrylics I've used. Indeed I've started cleaning these brushes in Polywhatever rather then normal acrylic cleaner.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #751 on: September 01, 2014, 07:11:36 am »
Well the Karas's national markings are better then I thought. Comparing to the other one they are about the same, so I'll leave them as they are.

Any modelling over the next couple of weeks will probably be in spits and spots. Combination of social life and Dr's/hospital - annual checks and the eye doc. Must start on my Telford build soon, well one of them anyway
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #752 on: September 02, 2014, 01:40:58 am »
You must...
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #753 on: September 02, 2014, 07:36:30 am »
Ta mate

Decided I'll clear my working area up (I've seen Rad's and mines pristine in comparison  ;D) as it's annoying me and that's affecting my modelling. I don't like it to tidy but it's got so messy it's distracting me.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #754 on: September 04, 2014, 03:40:42 am »
Be careful.  A tidy desk is the sign of a sick mind...
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #755 on: September 04, 2014, 03:57:10 am »
Be careful.  A tidy desk is the sign of a sick mind...


If that's true I'm so sane it's almost unbelievable.   ;D :lol:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #756 on: September 04, 2014, 06:48:07 am »
There is a possibility that my "shed" will be tidy before too long.

We will be child and dwarfless....... :party: :blink: :blink: :blink:

We did think of a "Flag Day Party" but every weekend is "booked" before Christmas with fun, frolics and noise!!
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #757 on: September 04, 2014, 12:33:06 pm »
Be careful.  A tidy desk is the sign of a sick mind...


If that's true I'm so sane it's almost unbelievable.   ;D :lol:

Einstein is alleged to have said "A tidy desk is the sign of a tiny mind".  Which probably  means that most(if not all) citizens of Whiffworld have imaginations the size of minor planets.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #758 on: September 05, 2014, 06:45:01 am »
I saw a really neat storage cabinet type thing in Clas Ohlsen yesterday. Lots of drawers of various sizes, ideal for things like, paint, stirrers, sanding sticks, cotton buds, scraps of sponge etc. All the stuff that clutters the desk. May well get one next time I'm in Croydon.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #759 on: September 05, 2014, 10:12:59 am »
Nah.....
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #760 on: September 06, 2014, 04:53:59 am »
Well some progress -

Sea Fury now just needs to be varnished and then have her transparencies fitted.

Kara's has had her transfers completed.

Tempest has had her transfers completed.

I want to get them all matted at the same time, More economic use of the spray can that way  :thumbsup:

I know what the next builds will be, but I am not sarting them until these are finished. And I intend to try and stick to that statement
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #761 on: September 07, 2014, 04:04:14 am »
...I am not starting them until these are finished. And I intend to try and stick to that statement

 ;D :thumbsup:  ;D ;)
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #762 on: September 08, 2014, 07:50:02 pm »
Looking forward to seeing that Sea Fury and Tempest !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #763 on: September 13, 2014, 06:00:21 am »
Apart from getting the kits matted and de-masked not much done this week. It's been a very social one  :cheers: :party: :cheers:

More progress this week I hope, indeed I want to finish them
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #764 on: September 16, 2014, 07:36:24 am »
Slow progress, to many other things going on.

The Sea Fury is almost there however so I'll have one last little moan about it  :banghead:

When this kit was reviewed in various places there were probably some nice comments about the finesse of the parts. What that means is that some of them are so small that it's almost impossible for ordinary modellers to handle them without getting incredibly frustrated. Some of them including a couple of the transparencies are plain daft and it's the only kit I've built where I've thrown one part without even trying to fit it...it was minuscule  :blink:

Now I know I have a dodgy eye but it's not all down to that.

I have not enjoyed this kit at all which is a shame as it's one of my favourite aircraft of all time.

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