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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #765 on: September 16, 2014, 08:08:35 am »
If you have a dodgy eye, shouldn't you wear a patch? And where's your parrot??

Which kit is it, by the way? I always stick with simple ones... ;)
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« Reply #766 on: September 17, 2014, 07:28:15 am »
If you have a dodgy eye, shouldn't you wear a patch? And where's your parrot??

Which kit is it, by the way? I always stick with simple ones... ;)

Aye, eye Capt  ;D

The one I'm moaning about is the Trumpeter 1/72 Sea Fury

Having seen you blog post I to have just finished a clear out. Probably shifted 400 or so over the last 3/4 years. Having a break now and then one final sort through and cull latter in the year. Will leave me with those I will build or would get round to building given the time. Got rid of those I would never build * and a fair few of the multiple, multiples.

* Mainly purchased in the early years of my return to modelling before my brain finally settled on what my modelling interests really were.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #767 on: September 17, 2014, 07:30:03 am »
On the build front -

All 3 current builds - Sea Fury, Tempest and Karas had their prop ceremonies today so are finished. Pictures in the next few days. Then I want to sort the modelling area out before starting on the next tranche
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« Last Edit: September 19, 2014, 07:47:43 am by NARSES2 »
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« Reply #769 on: September 21, 2014, 07:32:54 am »
Made a trip to the Farnborough model show yesterday, actually held in Frimley. Met up with Mike McEvoy and had a chat with Lance whilst adding to the stash. Nice medium size show. No wifs around that I could see but some wonderfull miniature military dioramas based on a carpet tile size piece of board. My favourites were the WWI trench raid and the German convoy in 1914. Infantry, cavalry and wagons all in what looked 15mm or OO/HO scale. Very, very well done.

Interesting journey. 2 1/2 hours there - 3 trains, 2 walks of about a mile each while the return journey took 3 hours. So 3 hours at a show and 5 1/2 traveling no wondered I was knackered last night. Can't do these long journeys and the activity in a day anymore  :banghead: Anyway the interesting part of the journey ? Whilst sitting awaiting my connection at Ash Vale (why is it your train arrives on platform 1 and the connection leaves on 2 giving you a 30min wait ? Ultimate sods law ! ) Anyway I'm sitting there reading the I and I hear gunfire ! Not just a shotgun but what sounds like LMG fire  :o No one else on the platform shows any sign of interest and I then remember Ash Vale is in the heart of the British Army's playground around Aldershot. Indeed there is a barracks just as you come into the station. During the afternoon wait I think there was mortar fire as well. Didn't realise the Army worked weekends whilst at home anymore ? Mind you could have been the Terriers ?

Interesting part of the world. The quality of the heathland for agricultural purposes ids next to useless so it's posh housing, even posher golf clubs and the Army. Interesting mix  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #770 on: September 22, 2014, 07:19:59 am »
Finished phase one of the re-modelling of the modelling area. Desk and surrounds sorted. The multi drawer cabinet thingy I got in Claus Olsen worked a treat  :thumbsup:

Phase two involves drills, rawlplugs, screws and a couple of planks so that shall be left until my Telford builds are well on the way to completion
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« Reply #771 on: September 22, 2014, 07:57:46 am »
Finished phase one of the re-modelling of the modelling area. Desk and surrounds sorted. The multi drawer cabinet thingy I got in Claus Olsen worked a treat  :thumbsup:


Sounds good. Got any photos of your handiwork?
I'm intrigued by this multi drawer cabinet thing, how big is it?

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« Reply #772 on: September 22, 2014, 08:05:43 am »
I'll take some pics next time I have some finished models or part finished to take Nick

As for the cabinet it's 500mm x 160mm x 255mm. Picture here http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Organiser-Cabinet/Pr406980000

The drawers would be ideal if a little bigger but easily hold things the size of putty tubes (the small ones) and reels of masking tape (the large ones) plus all those other odds and ends that clutter the modelling area. I've even stuck little labels on each drawer sayings what's in it  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #773 on: September 22, 2014, 08:40:41 am »
I'll take some pics next time I have some finished models or part finished to take Nick

As for the cabinet it's 500mm x 160mm x 255mm. Picture here http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Organiser-Cabinet/Pr406980000

All that for a tenner?  :o That sounds a good buy to me, but I bet my nearest Clas Ohlson is 40 miles away..... :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #774 on: September 23, 2014, 03:29:40 am »
Glad their done Chris, I've been looking forward to the Karas, nice to see it with an explosive fish.  Like the orange spinner on the Tempest, looks right in Dutch markings.  The Sea Fury makes a good addition to your '46 BPF force. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #775 on: September 23, 2014, 07:09:02 am »
I'll take some pics next time I have some finished models or part finished to take Nick

As for the cabinet it's 500mm x 160mm x 255mm. Picture here http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Organiser-Cabinet/Pr406980000

All that for a tenner?  :o That sounds a good buy to me, but I bet my nearest Clas Ohlson is 40 miles away..... :banghead:

Yup there aren't that many in the UK. They do mail order though
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« Reply #776 on: September 23, 2014, 07:23:27 am »
Right started on the new Airfix Blenheim Mk I.

Like most recent Airfix new tools she is well and interestingly engineered. The instructions start with assembling the rear of the fuselage (which is split because of the forthcoming Mk IV) and then the undercarriage bays and wings before moving onto the cockpit. Like many will, I thought ah, split fuselage ? Make two fuselage halves first then glue together, easier to sort any seams. Well I didn't because I couldn't see how to then attach the fuselage to the wings. Better modellers then me will find a way but I wasn't contemplating my navel for a couple of hours as I wanted to model  ;D (strangely think I might have an idea now and I'll look at my second kit when I get round to it). Anyway as said the kit is well engineered and indeed I think these new tool Airfix kits are designed by an engineer not a modeller. The fit so far is very good and again like most of their new tools any slight imperfection when you clean up sprue attachment points will cause problems, clean them up and it slots into place with a delightfull "click".

So I've now got the wings attached to the rear fuselage and after building the little peach of a seat I'm taking a break. The innards are very busy, with that glass nose they need to be, and I think it's a case of build whilst you are fresh. Don't attempt it if tired, mistakes/problems will occur. The seat is a case in point. It needs patience or super glue. I used super glue and it builds really well. If you are using normal cement then wait until one side frame has really dried before fitting the other one. Other wise I can see  :banghead:. As I said if you are feeling tired walk away.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #777 on: September 23, 2014, 07:55:23 am »
As I said if you are feeling tired walk away.

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« Reply #778 on: September 23, 2014, 09:11:25 am »
Sounds good.
The a host of great small scale armour and figures about,,,I love The plastic Soldier Company stuff in 1/72nd, and the Zvezda things too.  :wub:
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« Reply #779 on: September 24, 2014, 07:23:03 am »
I love The plastic Soldier Company stuff in 1/72nd,

It's very good, isn't it ?
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